New Beginnings

So much is said about a new year … out with the old; in with the new; resolutions (that hardly anyone keeps, including me); new thinking; new solutions; new questions, etc.  That’s all good because it gives people hope to start anew.

My hope is that we ask more questions, that we cultivate new friendships while renewing our current ones, that we become more sincere, kinder, more compassionate, more connected with each other.

My hope is that we finally “get it” that we are all one, part of a larger picture than what we see on our electronic devices.  It concerns me that people spend so much time in front of a television set or YouTube watching reality shows that really have nothing to do with reality.  Are we that unhappy with our own lives that we have to pin ourselves to others’ crazy crap?

We are the creators of our own lives and that I know for sure.  There is absolutely no doubt in my mind whatsoever that our thoughts lead to feelings … so please choose the good ones.  Good feelings naturally attract more good stuff in our lives.  It’s as simple as having a negative thought and replacing it with a question “What if everything worked out for the highest good?”  Try that one on for size!  It works for me and it can work for all of us.

As for 2014, I plan to cultivate some new friendships.  Just something I want to do.

And speaking of that, this photo is of my Funky Monkey (the pink one) and Socks (my friend Bonnie’s monkey).  Socks came to visit us with Bonnie and her hubby, who had been on a two-month road trip across the U.S.  Socks had his photo taken in some amazing places, including the Alamo.  What fun he had!  I heard that he even tasted some gumbo while in New Orleans 🙂

Be well, my friends.  Make it an amazing 2014.  You deserve it.  Namaste’

New friends

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School of Kindness

Every person in the world has a heart.
Every heart has a place within
that wants only to love and be loved.

Let us connect with that
place of love in our own heart
and in the hearts of all around us.

Let us take a moment now
to open to the heart connection
we share with all people through love. 

From moment of love.

Today’s photo is of the wind chimes I have in my back yard that I placed in honor of my brother.  I miss him every day and today, as I met with my “gang of six” I realized that the above poem applies to all human beings.  We all miss our loved ones that passed on because of the love we shared with them and the connection we had.  It’s not gone; it can never be gone. 

One other thing … I found this blog that has some very cool information about a school of kindness in Puget Sound, Washington.  I can only say that I wish all schools were like this.  What a different world it would be.  Keep up the good work, guys!!!!!!  Namaste’