Wednesday, January 26, 2011


As per this blog post I recently read I was reminded to think of things I'm thankful for.  Alrighty then.  I think it can all be encompassed into one overall thing I'm thankful for - my ability to create.  If I weren't in the position in life that I'm in, I wouldn't create what I do, and how I do.  If I weren't with my husband, I wouldn't be able to pursue creativity as a career.  If I didn't have my family & friends as support, I wouldn't trust that I could create as a career.  And if I didn't have my little dog, my heartbeat at my feet, I wouldn't be in the mood to create anything uplifting.  So that's what I'm thankful for.  oh, and Thanks for asking!

so, this begs the question... what are you thankful for?

Monday, January 10, 2011

Deepest Fear

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.

~Marianne Williamson

(posted with the understanding that the word 'God' to me doesn't mean the same as what the word 'God' may mean to other people.  Feel free to take it to stand for Good Orderly Direction, as I do.)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

14 going on 65

Mum at 14
 The characters of the story - Mum, Andrea (my sister), and me. Aren't we a stylin' bunch?
Andrea at 14
me at 14

 Here's Mum & me in California this past summer.
me & Mum, last summer

And here's Andrea & Mum at Pigeon Lake in 2009.
Mum & Andrea, summer 2009

I'm not sure what fun antics we're going to get up to, but Mum has requested we all be in Montreal for her 65th birthday this June.  There will be dining, and shopping, and eating, and sightseeing, and dining again (I think you may see a trend here).  I'm certain we'll hit a couple art galleries, and hopefully a garden or two.  Because I'll have my handy camera with me and will take a zillion photos!  Maybe one or two of them will be nice enough to show everyone.  :)

Can't wait for June!