Friday, February 29, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Looking around, nothing is familiar,
A face, a feeling...
All brand new.
It's lonely, scary, and sometimes sad.
Quietness surrounds me
You can hear people coming and going
Footsteps, the sound of footsteps
every now and again.
No one to joke with
No one to laugh with
No one who knows you
A foreign language being spoken all around you
Endcaps, sidecaps, and other things you can't even
begin to remember.
But all of this is good
It is very good
Meeting new people
Learning new things
Everything is new
A new chance
A fresh start
And who knows what the future will hold, but
for now it is in my favor
A new beginning.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
The Hope Revolution has officially begun. I first heard of love notes to a city from Jen Lemen. However the originator is the wonderful Krystyn.
Spreading hope in unexpected places is simply a wonderful idea. I hope you are inspired to join the revolution.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
I made these little love notes to leave around my town. I carry them with me, and hope that where I place them they will inspire someone or make someone's day.
I left my first note last night. I placed it on the windshield of my friends car. I think I was more nervous about leaving it with someone I know then just leaving it in a random place. "what if she found it creepy? what if it freaked her out?" Those and many other questions were zooming through my head. But none the less I left it there. I hope it made her smile.
Friday, February 15, 2008
Green trees, beautiful oceans, falling snow, penguins, polar bears, plant life. Everything in this world is connected by our amazing ecosystem. Working side by side, working together, working to keep this planet functioning in an amazing way. Yet here we are working against this system, making it work harder, and destroying it. We need to change. We need to realize the truth of what is happening, and we need to take the steps to stop going against but working with.
It is really scary to look at the facts and to see what could potentially happen. But we must face this truth. We must stop destroying our beautiful planet. A planet that has offered us so much. We must respect it, work with it, and correct our wrongs.
Today I was at the grocery store trying to decide which laundry detergent to buy. One brand was on sale **buy one get one free** Trying to save money I picked it up and was about to buy it when out of the corner of my eye I spotted this Seventh Generation detergent. On the back of the bottle is says "In our ever deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations." And even though it was more expensive I put down my money saver detergent and decided to buy the planet saver. I think saving the planet is a lot more important than a few bucks I would waste somewhere else.
So today I am taking the pledge to continue to make a difference.
I am going to continue to:
**turn off my lights
**use reusablegrocery bags
** not take a bag when I don't need it
**buy products that are good for the environment
**keep appliances unplugged unless I am using them
**walk instead of drive and carpool when I can
**and try to keep others informed.
Are you willing to take the pledge? What other things can we continue to do to save something that is so precious to all of us?
I have never been one to celebrate Valentines Day, to me it is a "Hallmark" holiday. And although I do love cards, I feel they are more special when they come as a surprise and not when one feel's like they must give one. Surprises are a lot more fun! (Although people rarely try to surprise me.)
Today I thought about all the people who I love and who love me. I thought about the amazing connections I have made over the years and how certain situations have brought these people too me. I thought about how sad my life would be if I never met these people, and how simply amazing it is that I did. Life is funny like that... connecting you to people.
The one person I am so glad I connected with is Christian......
Happy Valentines Day mi vida. May we smile forever like we are smiling today!
Saturday, February 09, 2008
Diets. There are a bunch of them out there. They make many claims. Saying you will have a better life if you are thinner. Making you feel uncomfortable with the way you look now, and question what you should look like. Why are we so consumed with dieting, and forcing our bodies to compete with unrealistic images that we see on television or in advertising?
The one thing I love most about this wonderful medium...blogging...is that we are not competing with those unrealistic expectations of body image. Instead we dig deep into our hearts to uncover what is truly there. Creating, writing, photographing...all of these things are building our spiritual center and healing our hearts.
No one here is concerned with how much you weigh, what you look like, if you have the latest fashion trends or hot new car. Rather, we are concerned with what your heart is saying. We are concerned with connecting with other people whose hearts are singing the same tune and being understanding, listening, and supporting those who are struggling with a matter of the heart. We are not here to judge. We are here for support. we are here to help one another, guide one another, and make each other not feel so alone in a world that is so large and intimidating at times.
This is a sacred community of the heart.
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Christian and I have been together for a little over three years, or so we think. Neither of us really know for sure. However one thing we know for sure is that we both love each other dearly. Come on how could you not love someone who goes on adventures with you and has such wonderful eyes and beautiful face.
Te amo. Deseo pasar mi vida contigo.
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Winter days were bringing me down and dragging me through the mud. Depression was setting in, tears were flowing, and my body simply ached.
However a simple two hour car ride changed all of that for me.It brought me a little warmth, some time swimming and splashing in the pool, and reconnecting with "mi vida." It was just what I needed to cure the winter blues.
Christian and I took an overnight trip to Philadelphia. We went to the Car Show, swam in what ended up being our own private pool, and enjoyed our wonderful view of the river from our enormous windows. We also went to Adventure Aquarium which was beautiful.
This simple overnight tripped made me fall more in love with Christian and learn more about him in my little made up questions game. It was really a wonderful experience. I feel so relaxed, happy, and peaceful.
Friday, February 01, 2008
I always wanted to buy a stranger lunch. Yet I never really knew how to go about doing it. Today I was standing on line to get my lunch at the mall after a search for a black polo shirt for work, which I was unsuccesful in finding. A young gentleman, about 17 was standing there waiting for awhile because he was paying with his credit card, but the line was down. So instead of having him wait any longer I paid for his lunch.
So simple, I know. But it felt so good to let him know that there is still kindness in the world. Hopefully that small act of kindness flows over.