Tuesday, September 28, 2010
"What is life?
It is the flash of a firefly in the night.
It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.
It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset."
-Crowfoot, Blackfoot Warrior + Orator
Two Wolves - A Cherokee Parable
An old Cherokee chief was teaching his grandson about life...
"A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy.
"It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.
"One is evil - he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, self-doubt, and ego.
"The other is good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.
"This same fight is going on inside you - and inside every other person, too."
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather,
"Which wolf will win?"
The old chief simply replied,
"The one you feed."
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
friend/frɛnd/ Show Spelled[frend]
- The tendency to desire what is best for the other
- Sympathy and empathy
- Honesty, perhaps in situations where it may be difficult for others to speak the truth, especially in terms of pointing out the perceived faults of one's counterpart
- Mutual understanding and compassion
- Trust in one another (able express feelings - including of the other's actions - without the fear of being judged); able to go to each other for emotional support
- Positive reciprocity - a relationship is based on equal give and take between the two parties.
You are never too old to make new friends! I felt like a kid on the beach, meeting my new friends in the sand...hanging out, having some laughs, and then lining up another play date! Ha. I went to Strathmere to hang out with my family and get in a surf. The waves were big and beautiful and NO ONE WAS OUT. Of course, the waves were breaking all of the way out on the sandbar, which is half way to freaking China! Walking down the beach was a woman in a wetsuit, so I said
"Hey - are you paddling out? Where you going to go?"
She said, "I don't know! I'm new to this beach."
So I said "Well, let's paddle out together."
She said, "Okay. My name's Muna."
I said, "Great! My name's Cailin."
And just like that, a friendship was born! Muna is somewhat of a beginner, so I kept an eye on her just to make sure that she was okay. Her friends, also concerned, were standing alongside the beach keeping a close eye on her as well. She caught 2 waves and then headed in. When I got out of the water the group of gals hollered me over in their direction. We started chatting and I posted up for a while. Turns out one of the group, Nikki, dates Basil - who is Greg Becks cousin. How about THAT for a small world? Anyways, we had a great time - exchanged contact information, and my next trip to Philly I plan to hang out with my new friends.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Which warms the blood within our veins;
That nectar is itself divine.
The man who drinks not, yet attains
By godly grace to human rank
Would be an angel if he drank.
French drinking song
"...No-one Else Has Complained"
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
*** You can't change the wind,
but you can redirect your sails.....
So here's to redirecting the sails. Thanks Chris for sharing the wisdom. namaste.
Monday, September 13, 2010
The Dead Dog.
- strong affections
- physical courage
- artistic creativity
- appreciation of the relationships between colour
- spontaneity and joy
- quickness of intellect
- ambivalence, and instability
- lack of moral courage
Friday, September 10, 2010
Mom got the smoked salmon appetizer, which is huge!! She gets this everytime she comes, and I will agree...it's amazing. Egg, capers, red onion, a huge piece of smoked salmon, delightfully thin and satisfying crackers and a spicy mayonnaise. MMMMM.