08 September, 2006

Sept. 8, 2006

Happy Birthday Virgin Mary.
Happy birthday to my Wasband, David.

Today, was a reminder of the little things that can make a difference in how things are felt and experienced. It doesn't always take fanfare and fireworks.

This week was a tough one emotionally. This morning, no exception.

Then . . . . there was a phone call from a dear friend.
...Cleaning & scrubbing the bathroom.
..Getting mail to MR. Rev. Duchess Dale
...Going to the grocery store and I was walking to the checkout line, a whole new checkout opened and I was there first!
...Finding a shady parking space.
...Stopping by the church AFTER the drama across the street at Union Tribune building. ( I liked this symbolically in that I didn't need and averted unexpected drama).
...A great one-on-one at Apple computer to learn new features and tricks.
..Coming home to the new September issue of the Adams Avenue Herald and seeing my column in print and liking what I wrote.

05 September, 2006

PEACE...not pieces

That's the plan.

And it feels like I can move in that direction now. (Despite some others' inclinations...)
Onward, eh?

I like TK's quote this week:

"True nobility isn't about being
better than anyone else, it is
about being better than you
used to be." Wayne Dyer

Let's see...
I am reading a fabulous novel, " The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold. It is a dark and difficult piece but so well written. I haven't bought a pocket sized paperback in years. I did it for old times' sake. Because I usually only buy hardbound or at least, the oversize paperbacks.

Go Padres.
and please send prayers to the Griffey family for healing and wholeness. (thanks)

Goodnight and God Bless.

03 September, 2006

Labor of Love

"Our Deepest Fear"

by Marianne Williamson from A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

In peace.

City Slackers

No, I did not misspell the title of this post. Yes, I was playing off of the comedy film title, "City Slickers" about a bunch of...