“Bearing witness to gratitude out loud magnifies it.”
Thank you Creek!
A delicious deepening happens when I SING along with Sara Thomsen’s Rhapsody of Rest.
Keep on the path of purchasing which supports local, sustainable and ethical rather than corporate and ethically questionable (even if it seems to costs more) . A good recent decision was to join a community supported fishery. Another was purchasing sustainable denim jeans made in Canada, another was purchasing a painting by a local artist.
A meaning-making, playful journey of humble tasks and sometimes aspirational missions.
Three creative, vibrant women teachers inspire, enhance, and guide my life these days—Rug hooker Deanne Fitzpatrick, Essentrics founder Miranda Esmonde White, and Iyengar yoga teacher Luci Y. Am so grateful for their knowledge and generosity.
I’m making stuff – creating beauty everyday by hooking simple rugs, creating random earth altars here and there. Identifying myself as a “maker” is a thrilling growing place.
Rehashing of grievances even if justified. The running commentary in my mind takes up space that is better applied to blessing, to creative thinking, to positive imagining.
My friend R, who’s been with me through every season for over five decades. Grateful am I.
Bless the largeness in yourself (Sue Monk Kidd, The Book of Longings)
Can’t overthink this. Smiles and laughs are spontaneous, contagious – and caught organically. You can count on it!
By accident/miracle of birth I was born healthy and middle class in safe, sensible and splendorous postwar Canada.
Surprised by joy meeting my husband and marrying (for the first time!) in my mid-sixties. Together our lives are richer and juicier.
Wanting to be right
gets in the way
of my truest and best self,
from being in balance and
shift that —
As it happens, my husband and I are meeting today on zoom with our recently elected MLA (member of Legislative Assembly) for the first time. We will be advocating for greatly enhanced protection of our old growth forests.
Thinking about the “crack in everything” (See my response to Ed’s post below) – non-acceptance of imperfections in myself and others impedes the light from getting through! As my friend BM says Pobody’s nerfect 🙂
I choose life-givers as I can and keep life-sappers to a minimum.
Magnifies it. Thank you Creek!
Thanks for the enticing invitation to inspiration Howie. I look forward to discovering your inspirers!
Thanks Linda, just had our 6th anniversary:)
Hi Ed, Yes KD’s rendition of Leonard’s Hallelujah at the 2010 Olympics (here in Vancouver) was a major musical moment —breathtaking!
Ed, you are likely are referring to Leonard Cohen’s iconic song “Anthem” which preaches the acceptance of imperfection. It came out in 1992 on the album “The Future”.
Ring the bells which still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.
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