Loved this journal ~ loved her drawings.

Especially loved Penelope’s “Doodles of Gratitudes” blog!


Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.

~ Joseph Wood Krutch

When we learn to give thanks, we are learning to concentrate

not on the bad things, but on the good things in our lives

~ Amy Vanderbilt

I am so very excited about this weekend – I am doing a labyrinth workshop with the women’s group,

And I’ve just started reading up on it, researching labyrinths.

“Your life is a sacred journey. And it is about change, growth, discovery, movement, transformation, continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, stretching your soul, learning to see clearly and deeply, listening to your intuition, taking courageous challenges at every step along the way. You are on the path… exactly where you are meant to be right now… And from here, you can only go forward, shaping your life story into a magnificent tale of triumph, of healing of courage, of beauty, of wisdom, of power, of dignity, and of love.”

~ Caroline Adams

What else have I learned of late?

Oh yes. I had an interesting talk with bus friend Paris yesterday.

He talked of a 20 year school reunion, and how it was melancholic to think that in another 20 years, he would be attending a funeral of one of his school buddies.

It made me think though.

We all put certain estimates on our own life.

We all think we have time to spare to do this, and that,

But that time is not assured.

We may not live until we are old.

My little sister is 17 and just graduated from school.

One of her friends was killed in a car accident last week.

My own brother passed away when he was 25 years old.

The point of this, however, is not to be depressing.

It is to be joyful.

We have such precious little time on this earth,

And yet we postpone joy, we postpone living our dreams

Until everything is “just perfect”

Can I tell you something?

It’s perfect now. Just as it is.

I’m not kidding. Look outside the closest window:

It’s heaven out there.

Look in the mirror or a clear puddle, see inside:

You’re a divine being in there.

This morning as I got out of the shower,

Stared in the mirror,

I heard a voice say to me:

Today’s the day. Live how you want to live.

Be who you want to be, right now.

So I danced butt naked down the hallway,

And me and the dog did a happy jig together

Crazy dancing and crazy giggling

Running circles around the room

Stretching like a ballerina

Just because I could and because I wanted to be that way.