I choose to believe that every good vibe and action I put out is making a contribution.
Planet earth our island home requires my conscious awareness and activism to help to preserve it.
Canadian democracy is sacred to me and requires my engagement as a citizen to preserve it.
Gratefulness has the magical effect of disempowering resentment. Healing and happiness follow.
My suitcase packed for travel to Hawaii today,
Art on my walls
Radio transmitting our public broadcaster which links, educates, informs, entertains.
Continue learning how lopsided the telling of Canadian history has been as told only through the lens of the colonizers. Righting it is to re-learn the history through the Indigenous lens. Today’s and every day’s practice.
Witnessing the unstoppable, insistent regeneration after the devastation of a forest fire.
Morning tea carefully brewed and lovingly brought to me in bed by my beloved, morning reflective time, exercise focus, errand walkabouts in the neighbourhood, afternoon tea, preparing our wholesome meals etc. I cherish the holy ordinary more and more.
Exactly the question I’m living with this season! The two major activities to which I was dedicated are changing or ending. It is an open moment. This good question invites me to wait, to listen and act with intention.
The advent of texting, curiously enough, reduces the distance between myself and others every single day. Texting about matters both trivial and significant erases the separation between myself and close friends and family. Via text I spontaneously contact seldom seen distant friends more readily and the distance between us instantly disappears.
Thank you Kristi. This is an inspiring cracking open of the word “legacy”. Lots to unpack as I embrace my emerging elder self. I look forward to your forthcoming book.
Your beautifully written wisdom piece brings me home, sets me to ground, waters my soul, reconciles my divisions, resets my sails. Thank you Kristi.
The sweet poignancy of feeding your dying father is almost unbearable to read. I feel deep sadness that I could not be in such a receptive moment with my own mom and dad. There it is.
By paying closer attention to the glories of the everyday, the normal ordinary stuff of daily life. My teacher is the wonderful Maira Kalman.
Simply being interested in other people.
Such a worthy project! I am inspired by your courage Dusty Su. Blessings.
Happy birthday Carol. Your mention of which birthday reminds me to honour my own good age of 71. I will be pondering your conflation of incarnation with vulnerability as I lean into my seventies. Thank you for contributing.
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