Plant Therapy

Abele Green is my 15 year old Easter Lilly that needs a haircut.

She gets equal work for equal pay.

I have the responsibility to water, weed and repot her.

She keeps me honest and freshens up my place.

A reminder of my friendship with my mother, I try to treat her with TLC…

Earth Day April 22, 2018

The slogan this year is to consume less and pledge more…

There is too many plastics being consumed and I pledge to cook more food and buy less plastic.

I will ‘put my money where my mouth is’ and pledge more cash and resources into getting kids more playing time outside.

Climate Change is a good cause to help in the year to come, going to earth day is a proper way to change myself.

I need to read and write and therefore research this day today!

https://www.vox.com/2018/4/21/17247994/earth-day-2018-plastic-climate-change

Yes, I Am Willing To Forgive And Forget

Truth, no one has ever gotten to know me as good as I know myself…

Except for the loving and caring understanding of my friends and family.

The past is full of connections that bridge my present, future and the future beyond my life.

I am willing and able to forgive and forget because of my strong tie to family and friends. They are my rock to all that may be.

I still vaguely feel fears that wisp up from time to time, but my love and connection with others bring more joy to life and the life of others.

I sincerely let go of the past mistakes and embrace the ‘joy still felt’ with people who share a great narrative from our history and shared life experiences in all we say and do.

I love our epic stories!

Reading The Writing On The Wall

It says there is a limit to people, places and things.

This is important when trying to assess the use or how to treat oneself or others.

The proper use of impressions is like having a moral compass with problems we are faced with in our day to day lives.

Sometimes it is best to follow the rules or tried and true methods worked out by previous generations.

The past has paid dearly for all the answers, wealth and experience past down from our people, countries and more…

Presently, we are learning much and receiving much that is roughly described as good bad and ugly.

And the future holds more of the same.

Yet, moral discernment is a complex ability.

We need to use it in all manner of ways.

Today I fail.

Again, and again, and then, perhaps I will learn to set myself right.

In this same sense, some of us live and learn to some degree…

What we write on this wall is a true measure of our moral responsibilities.

I like to read and believe ever word on this wall of ours.

May we all contribute many more paragraphs….

Routine As A Base

Each day has one for each of us.
Mine is what I make of it:
Breakfast, prepare for the day, washroom break, brisk walk to work, workday, supper, read and write, chores, prepare for bed, a good night's sleep. Maybe play my guitar, go for a walk, perhaps a half dozen more things. Meditation, exercise, healthy lifestyle consisting of daily good habits.

Each week has one set for each of us.
Mine is made up of work, sleep, exercise, good meals, family and friends, a routine filled with all the above.

Each month has one set for me.
Pay my monthly bills because I am fortunate enough to work and earn a monthly sum that meets my needs and then some.
I wake up each morning with my routine, each day and evening too, each week and month and year.

It is like an active meditation. It helps to practice and I receive good outcomes: peace of mind, good focus, a healthy lifestyle.

A routine is not enough to live a healthy life, but it is something to be grateful for when one is blessed with family, friends, and health. Lastly, a rather thorny omission or core to living is having a belief system. I describe mine as good enough for me, but not recommended for others. I say I am mostly philosophical by nature and believe in respecting other people's belief system to the best of my ability. Mine you would find through getting to know me like I would by getting to know you.

Let It Be (The Riddle Of Life)

Meaning has a past, present and future.

Happiness is only found in the present.

Being happy seems to be more the profitable of the two.

Yet, meaning allows one to be.

If, I could take all the riches in the world, I would give them away to pursue a life of meaning and receive my riches in that way.

Yet again, a balance will bring true well-being.  To be willing and able, to give and take in good measure, surely this is a fable worth the telling?

He took his nourishment by giving everything he was able.  He gave his time, energy, knowledge, love and pursuit to those he met and to what was there.

He may not have been happy all the time, but he did not take life or loose his own.

Some say, he had an immortal soul:  be free, be full of life, and be ready to ‘seize the day’.