Thursday, December 31, 2009

To the soul, there is hardly anything
more healing than friendship.

--Thomas Moore

I agree . . .

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Got Carried Away . . .

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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

- - Margaret Mead

Friday, December 25, 2009

Little Bush in the New Snow

It's a beautiful day.
I wanted to post a picture of all the birds enjoying their feast
but, that's a problem because, if i go out, they need to fly to safety. The little bush stands bravely right where its planted, so . . you get this vision of
little bush in the new snow.

Last night was really special.
If you ever have a chance to attend anything "Tia Adkins"
don't pass it up - because she is the future
She gave a crowd of people a living experience last night they will remember a very long time.

To everyone
I wish you

love & love,

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


I'm having a silly day, i guess . . well, what else is new, hm?
I COULD have taken photos of my adventures - had trusty camera in my pocket all the way -
I meant to show you Broadway Bean and my wonderful friends there . . .
but, NO! I goof off being myself -
and don't think of taking pictures until i return home - and find birds waiting . . .
First, I have to tell you this day is filled with Light - and plenty of Miracles . . .
even if i didn't stop the flow to take a picture . .
well, of course, you can't expect Spirit to stop and pose . .right???
SO - the first shot
(meant to be the final - but I loaded in backwards. . . oh, giggle,
now you know I'm happy . . but not perfect . . right?)
So, back to the little tree.
I call her "Crabby Appleton."
I sing to her in a REALLY LOUD VOICE -
which, I'm sure the holy neighbors appreciate . . .
at least, if they can hear my voice, they know where I am, right?
So, in the summer, on a day that was bright and brutal in the sun, little Crabby Appleton was sitting in a tin planter - with a sale sticker on her - in the middle of a fenced off portion of one of my favorite hardware stores.
It wasn't looking so good for her - the heat and lack of water was beginning to show.
So, she came to live in this yard.
Golly she's pretty.
This is her first winter here . . .
I'll keep singing - at least once a day - so she knows I'm cheering for her . . . AND - I have several bird feeders up - so she has constant activity around . . I hope it helps her do whatever baby tress need to do in winter.

Oh yeah, I couldn't decide which quote i most wanted to share - so . . here's the first one:

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much.
-- Bessie A. Stanley

I didn't take a picture of every feeder . . . just this one, which I decided to call
"feeder number one"
but that name is just for today -
I never really named it . . just wanted to give it an official title for today.
It sits right outside of the "prayer porch" which is screened in.
It's cold here today,
I'm spoiled, so, "official prayer" is taking place INSIDE until further notice . .
except, I pray "unofficially" all the time - and that happens just about everywhere i go . .
but, you knew that.

Next Quote to Share:

The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out. Every mind is a building filled with archaic furniture. Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.
-- Dee Hock

Isn't THAT the truth?
So, I'm working on a couple of things
One is a class for next year
And it's based on this kind of thinking

Even if you can't come learn with me
(although you are certainly invited)
You COULD decide to try out
the idea of clearing out old ideas
In order to Live a Personal Best Life . . .

Just a Thought

There they are!
Bird-feeding Feet
Aren't I silly?

Maybe you don't remember
because it WAS a long time ago now
BUT - these feet were told they'd be in a wheelchair
Well, no - I was told to expect my life to be shortened dramatically
and that the remaining time on earth would be in a wheelchair -
that would include these Bird-feeding Feet.

Well, the wheelchair just didn't look cute enough
besides . . . we are supposed to have beautiful feet delivering Light
(always a "georgy interpretation")

Unless there was a Basket,
Colorful Ribbons in the Spokes,
and Super Spiffy Bell
I wasn't getting in the chair.
(color that a BIG PERIOD.)

Well, whatever - enough about your maggid.

I always love hearing from you.

Whatever you are Celebrating
(because I'm sure you are celebrating)

Be Filled With Light

love & love,

Sunday, December 20, 2009

kitchen feet

New Batteries - the camera is really happy.

If indeed you must be candid, be candid beautifully.
-- Kahlil Gibran

Peace is when time doesn't matter as it passes by.
-- Maria Schell

Happy Happy to You!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

"Faith is taking the first step

even when you don't see the staircase."

Martin Luther King Jr.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson thought it up to write it down -
And, When I woke up this morning
I learned we (Ralph & I)
were in agreement.

Love & Love,

Monday, December 14, 2009

From "Real Simple" magazine . . .

"The art is not in making money, but in keeping it."

I can't decide what I think or feel about this thought . . . hmmmm

Sunday, December 13, 2009

If a problem has no solution, it may not be a problem, but a fact - not to be solved, but to be coped with over time.
-- Shimon Peres

Ah! What a brilliant quote. It reminds me of the wise lady who told me this truth, in her own words several years ago. I'd had a health challenge that changed many things for me . . and, i wasn't "moving forward" - meaning, i was waiting for some magic to turn things right back to the way it had been.

That never happened. This lady gently pointed out i may need to watch for the "next thing" in my life. It took a lot for me to understand this simple truth and the "next thing" turned out to be brilliant - better than i could have imagined.

Now, all i have to say is - I agree with Shimon Peres in this quote - and, I can honestly share with you - no matter how it might seem or look - if someone is in that season of unexpected change - it will turn out "a-okay" - if you let it . . there will be a delightful "next thing" to make you happy once again . . and, probably the "next thing" will bless everyone involved in the story.

Love and Light to You!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

In love, one and one are one.
-- Jean-Paul Sartre

Thursday, December 10, 2009

"Traveling" - with author A. Zerah*

because my heart has been made happy again -

"Those who follow this path, resolving deep within themselves to seek Me alone, attain singleness of purpose. For those who lack resolution, the decisions of life are many-branched and endless."


d. previn wrote a song that sang: "you are not alone - da-da-da-da-da- you are not alone."

*meaning - I have some of his work in my pack - on my desk -
waiting for the words to come alive in a new way -
here, in the Midwest - and anywhere else it's welcome . . .

Rabbi Goodman - the Secret of Hanukkah

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Bollywood Movies . . .

I really enjoy Bollywood movies. Well, okay - not ALL Bollywood movies, I prefer ones with a strong spiritual undercurrent and plenty of dancing. I like to jump up and pretend I'm dancing along with them. You know me, i dance along to muzak in supermarkets. Life seems plenty joyful to me. Anyway, yesterday i watched a movie (they are translated so i can understand what the actors are talking about) - and, in the process of meeting his true love, a gentleman (who was once a thug) learned about Gandhi. The character learned so much that Gandhi-ji appeared to him and helped him transform his life, bringing marvelous changes to the people in the story . . it was grand!!! So, I was not at all surprised when my cyber-friend (meaning I only know her through her internet offerings, but i love her just the same) Karen Chase posted this quote at the bottom of all her story-gifts:

"If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children."

Mahatma Gandhi

You might want to visit her:

Love & Love,

Friday, December 04, 2009

Inside the Camp

It's said Gandhi referred to the "lower caste" as "Children of God" -

Our friend, Rabbi Goodman insists that either
1) We are all outsiders -
2)There are no outsiders

As a child I was often told I was unwanted -
which is great because I know how people feel -
I agree -
there are no outsiders -
(No one outside "the camp" - and we are all Children of the Divine)

I'm not yet tired of singing "Child Of God" -
so, if I see you this evening - maybe we can sing it together . . ????
If I don't see you sometime soon -
you can count on the fact I'm still loving you exactly the same . . .
(AND - I'm probably talking good about you behind your back.)

Love & Love,

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Red Light - Green Light

Do you know that song? "Red light, Green light - round the town - found a penny on the ground - met a friend I never know'd - walking down old rocky road . . . . "

I am the happiest lady ever . . .
"met a friend I never know'd" -
and that's always a good thing.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Such A Beautiful Day!

Okay, we might be busy, but isn't this a beautiful day?
Here in our bi-state area we have warm air and bright sunshine.
We've been promised our first real dose of winter tomorrow. Maybe even our first few flakes of snow. Today, however, seems like a special gift. I traveled into Maplewood to send something at the Post Office and - even though there was a line when I arrived, by the time I'd filled out the information on the envelope and filled it with good things, the line was gone and I got a beautiful smile from the postal clerk. I stopped at Foundation Grounds (don't you love how they pour lattes with art floating on top - and goodness inside?) it was probably the only lull of total Peace they'll have all day. I got a pumpkin muffin and latte and went outside to wait for the bus home - it was just too pretty to sit inside.

We may have rehearsal this evening, there may be several things to be edited and memorized in the next couple of days - but, today, this moment, seems like a total gift to me. I'm going out to make sure all the bird feeders are full . . look around to see if, by any chance there's still a flower in bloom - I'm going to say THANK YOU - for this perfect day -

love & love,