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Genetic Compassion

It is lack of love for ourselves that inhibits our compassion toward others. If we make friends with ourselves, then there is no obstacle to opening our hearts and minds to others.

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Uh huh, Goddamn right it’s a beautiful day

Driving down the road, windows open and wind in my hair. God how lovely that is. I see that other people are smiling, adorning sunglasses, and their windows  are open as well. How smashing it is to see smiles on their face, and all of this is brought on my the sun shining high in our Washington State Sky.

Spring is TOTALLY around the corner.

I enjoyed riding along the city in my little blue hatchback. My hair is pulled back into two braids, fresh lip gloss on and I find myself smiling at everyone. I took the pugs for a little walk, even they seem to have a bit more skip to their step. There are teenagers walking up and down are street caring skateboards, ipods and laughing with their friends.

I sat out on the front porch while the dogs ran havoc in the front year. I noticed little sprouts of flowers and plants coming up in our flower beds. I contemplated what I wanted to plant this year. All of this was conceived out of the sun shining high in the sky.

Who knew that the sun could promote such well being. I swear, the whole state of Washington is under the heaviness of seasonal affective disorder. We’re all so bitchy and mean towards one another in the fall to winter. I wish it could be a perfect 60 degrees, slight clouds in the sunshiny sky, with a mild breeze every day.
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This is the song that never ends…

Without music life would be a mistake.  ~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Music, oh how I love it. No matter what mood I am in, I can always find some song, some genre, some beautiful melody married to words that strike deep within the heart. I love music. I wish I was encouraged more during childhood to pursue my violin even further. I have always been drawn to instruments and poems. There is something magical about the two entwined together.

I always think about the soundtrack to my life. What song is appropriate for which scenario. I am at a loss trying to figure out these quizzes; there are so many great songs out there. If you catch me at any given moment, I will be humming a song to myself, singing, dancing, etc. We are really a blessed culture to be privy to music.

What song is running through your head?

For me, Maybe by Ingrid Michaelson.

Today, I am thankful for music, artists who create the sounds that fill my day,
and the feelings it fills me with.

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This little light of mine….
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“And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” ~ Marianne Williamson

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine;

Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!
~written by unknown (gospel song)

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Short thanks, but gratitude none the less

It’s again late, and  can hear the house settling around the family sleeping; pulling me into a haze of slumber. Tonight is going to be a quick thought of gratitude, I promise more tomorrow.

Today, I am thankful for single dose instant coffees. I have broken the “no caffeine” rule, but drastically dropped down from a triple/quad shot creme’ de menthe mocha, tall, every morning to a single cup of joe’. I am grateful for the ability to ween down, cut back and stick to these changes.