Celebrating our love for the world

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Something I am grateful for is…………

It’s a good way to start.  Something I am grateful for is….

The oneness in our family.  May all be so blessed.

How Charles sings off key.  May everyone know his gentle heart.

The warmth in our home and the abundance on our table.  May all be so blessed.

Shanti’s insights about people, life, souls, the universe, and Korean dramas.

The feeling of connection to all things.


The fireplace in our living room.  The hot tub on our porch.  Mountains.  Pinecones.   The fragrance of the desert.  Tangerines.   Amethyst geodes.  Inspirations in the shower.  Finding my balance when I wobble.  The moments when we sense heaven on Earth.  The moments when I disappear when I’m listening to someone.  The intimacy that happens when you ask and someone tells what their life is really like right now for them, when they say how they really feel, and you understand – just because you haven’t judged them, just because you are there in that moment, accepting, respecting, honoring, appreciating.

Things that comfort me…Charles’ voice.  Latex pillows. The kindness of friends.  Paid vacation.  The music of Nell.  The generosity of NemoThe Gentle Barn.  My reliable heart.  Hot cacao with agave. Puppies. Tina’s laugh.  Marty’s love cartoons.  Transformation.  The smell of baked apples with cinnamon.  Electric blankets.  Messages from the Divine, especially when they arrive on billboards and bumper stickers.  You, who lift us up with love.

May it be a year of abundant Blessings for you.

We appreciate you.


Blessings are written in the stars

“I love you.
I love me.
I love us and them together.”
— Rob Brezsny, lyrics “World Kiss”


Okay. I confess:  I love Rob Brezsny’s Free Will Horoscopes.  I don’t believe in astrology – in fact, I don’t believe in any philosophy that says I’m determined by an outside force – but I just like this guy’s perspective.  And his writing tickles me.  He calls himself a “televisionary.”  Cute, huh?

Here’s part of his weekly message for Scorpios (my sign):

“If you hope to seize even one of the multiple opportunities that are swirling in your vicinity, you will need both supreme focus and a  loosey-goosey willingness to respond to novelty. So don’t tense up and blank out and try to wrestle the mysterious flows into submission. Use your sixth sense to find the groove, and relax into it.”

Right on, Rob!  Combine focus and loosey-goosey relaxation.  Got it!

For more of Rob’s unique point of view, check out his book, Pronoia is the Antidote to Paranoia: How the Whole World is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings. He’s been revising and updating the original version, adding even more uplifting, and often surprising, facts about our human experience.

ps – Rob’s horoscope for Aries this week (Charles’ sign) suggested Aries should quit binge drinking and “try to find a more constructive approach to liberation.”  That cracks me up!!  (If you are a new reader and don’t know Charles, I can only explain the hilarity by saying – the last time Charles did any binge drinking was when he was six years old and broke into the crock of homemade eggnog his grandmother had buried in the snow.)

What’s your sign?

Photo by Delphine Devos, Flickr Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0