"Story Lady"

Friday, May 31, 2013

Things often seem more daunting and difficult in our minds
 than they actually are. 



There is only one important point you must keep in your mind and let it be your guide.
 No matter what people call you, you are just who you are. 
Keep to this truth. 
You must ask yourself how is it you want to live your life.
 We live and we die, this is the truth that we can only face alone. 
No one can help us. 
So consider carefully, what prevents you from living the way you want to live your life?


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
--Steve Martin 


sleep well,
-g-


From Nachshon Art:



Monday, May 27, 2013

The last time i needed a breakthrough . . .

I made pages to encourage mySelf
Eventually something inside me felt
safe
and encouraged
and amazing things happened all around

I found this page when i was looking for a folder. 
I'd forgotten all about the last time I needed a "breakthrough."

I'm at "That Point' again
Although my projects look very different this time
I'm certain 
Great Things
are about to occur.

What Are You Doing?
love & love,
-g-



Saturday, May 25, 2013

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Winston Churchill and the Cheerfulnesses

It's challenging to get a picture of them because 
their colors are so light.

I always get a grin because the names of the bulbs
really were
Winston Churchill
and
Cheerfulness

See???
The names alone make me happy.

-g-

Sunday, May 19, 2013

This is my friend, Rabbi James Stone Goodman

There is a link to his blog on the side of this page
(some of his work can be found on the pages of this blog)
He is simply the coolest




Friday, May 17, 2013

I'm often surprised humankind hasn't figured this out
Maybe we have forgotten Farming Principles, hm?

Let my thoughts be filled with Light
And my Words with Life

-g-

From the Story People


Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Do you know this song???

Take me for a ride in your car, car
Take me for a ride in your car, car
Take me for a ride, 
Take me for a ride
Take me for a ride in your car, car 

Monday, May 13, 2013

I haven't looked at the world population chart in a l-o-n-g time - AND - It's hard to capture the number - because it grows so fast - 

There is an estimated 7,116,386,200 people here, spinning around today at 1:45 PM Central Standard Time.

Wow!  What a family reunion that would be,
hm?



Wisdom from Yehuda:


In time of conflict or judgment, 
it’s important to remember that we all have way more in common than we have differences. 

Everyone hurts. 

Everyone wants love. 

Everyone has good days and bad. 

99.9% of our DNA is the same.
 Let’s not let a little 0.01% get in the way of having tolerance and respect for each other.


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Baby Tree

This is a baby weeping red bud tree in the back corner of my yard.
It's been there two years
The gentleman who sold it to me was concerned it might not live
Color me excited.  This is the fist bit of blossoming I've seen
and indicator it's going to be "A-Okay."

Me, too
I think I'm going to be "A-Okay."
I get to teach in the morning
and
in the evening I get to attend a really exciting class
(at least it's exciting to me . . )
I'm wondering if i can slide a yoga class in to my weekly schedule.
hmmm

What Are YOU up to?
Are you blossoming
and feeling it's gonna be
"A-Okay?"

love & love,
-g-

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Rabbi Zalman & The Dali Lama

I'm told this is almost 20 years ago
Aren't They Brilliant?


Friday, May 10, 2013

This is Kirby

he lives in a shelter in rural Missouri
he is hanging from one corner of the top of his enclosure
Maybe 40 feet up
Singing

he's a happy fellow

love & love,
-g-

Thursday, May 09, 2013

God promised Abram
His Family would outnumber the stars



Tuesday, May 07, 2013


"What if our religion was each other
If our practice was our life
If prayer, our words
What if the temple was the Earth
If forests were our church
If holy water--the rivers, lakes, and ocean
What if meditation was our relationships
If the teacher was life
If wisdom was self-knowledge
If love was the center of our being."

--Ganga White





“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, 
but most of them pick themselves 
up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.” 
-- Winston Churchill

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Friday, May 03, 2013

Got supplies out
getting excited about playin' with the colors

love & love,
-g-

From Manford Carter:

Listen: this world is the lunatic's sphere,Don't always agree it's real,
Even with my feet upon it
And the postman knowing my doorMy address is somewhere else.

~ Hafiz, The Gift ~

Wednesday, May 01, 2013


Happy May!!!


This School Term is almost over

I always get a little . . shaky, i guess is a good word,
when the school term is ending.
I KNOW it's a Great time for the students
and many of them get to go interesting places.
They will return all new
they will share their adventures with me
I will see the wonder of their growth
physical, mental, emotional
(dare i claim Spiritual???  
Oh yes, with many of these young people, 
Spiritual Maturity Shows)

I tremble inside wondering 
"what next?"
I already have a contract for next term
I'm signed up for a really cool class
we met for the first time last night and I'm looking forward to learning more

The Holy One has given me a "summer job"
Does it matter that, in "real world" thinking
it doesn't make much sense?
NOPE
It's healing for me
Joyful for others

Okay, thank you for stopping by to chat with me
I feel strengthened, the "shaky" bit has subsided.
So,
Dear Life,  bring it on!  This will be a trans-formative summer.

love & love,
-g-