Monday, 31 August 2009

Glad

Glad that I live am I;
that the sky is blue;
glad for the country lanes,
and the fall of dew.
– Lizette W. Reese

Friday, 28 August 2009

Eyes

If you have one eye on yesterday,
and one eye on tomorrow,
you’re going to be cockeyed today.
– Unknown

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Alone

If people don’t ask for help,
leave them alone.
– Ernesto Sirolli

Monday, 24 August 2009

Play

You can discover more about a person
in an hour of play
than in a year of discussion.
– Plato

Friday, 21 August 2009

August 21, 2009 Chautauqua


From the Editor's Computer

What would make you willing to do _(fill in the blank)_ for the rest of your life?”
That question is the main question in the book The Monk and the Riddle by Randy Komisar.

The question is not asking what you actually will do for the rest of your life, rather it asks what excites you so much, and has so much meaning for you, that you would be willing to do that for the rest of your life if you could?

Another way to look at the question is to ask yourself if you are doing what you want to be doing for the rest of your life if you found out that your life was going to end unexpectedly in 24 hours? If you’re not, why not?

Those are good questions to ask yourself before you start a new job, task, or take on a new committee position. If you are unable to change the job you are in, or resign from a committee, what do you need to change to make that job or position something that you would be willing to be involved in for the rest of your life?

If it doesn’t have significant meaning, or really excite you, why is it part of your life?

Beth


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Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Misfortune

Accept misfortune as a blessing.
Do not wish for perfect health
or a life without problems.
What would you talk about?
- David Bader

Monday, 17 August 2009

Goodbye

To depart is to arrive.
To leave is to stay.
To say goodbye
is to begin a lengthy conversation
at the front door.
– David Bader

Friday, 14 August 2009

Attitude

There are three essentials
for enjoying life to the fullest:
attitude, attitude, attitude.
– Ernie Zelinski

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Better

Things will get better –
despite our efforts to improve them.
– Will Rogers

Monday, 10 August 2009

Friday, 7 August 2009

August 7, 2009 Chautauqua


From the Editor's Computer

This spring and summer I started eating healthier food. I’m not buying anything new, rather I’m taking advantage of nature’s bounty within our yard.

Some of the “new” foods that I’ve added to my diet include:
· baby dandelion greens and blossoms
· clover leaves
· lilac blossoms
· caragana blossoms (they are so sweet I think they are the candy of flowers!)
· violas and pansies
· portulaca
· rose petals

The more intense the colour, the more flavour, and more nutrients. The variety of flavours make each bite a mini adventure. Each night the salad is slightly different depending on what is most plentiful. As well, the greens and flowers are very filling and satisfying.

There are lots of healthy greens and flowers that we could be eating that are readily available. (*Note: Don’t eat any plant that has been treated with chemicals).

Beth

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Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Slack

Cut yourself a little slack in your day.
Every so often stare into space
without a clear purpose.
– Ernie Zelinski

Monday, 3 August 2009

Day's work

A day’s work is a day’s work,
neither more nor less,
and the man who does it
needs a day’s sustenance,
a night’s repose and due leisure,
whether he be painter or ploughman.
– George Bernard Shaw