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Saturday, December 6, 2014

The trees have it right this time of year.

They let the old dead leaves fall to the ground where they are buried in snow and turned into fertile soil for spring.

Let’s take a pulpy page from that book. Drop what no longer has life for you. It’s okay to let go and get in the buff. Those old experiences, expectations, dreams, memories and lessons will be great fertilizer for whatever you want to create in the spring.

Use this time to let your old dead leaves fall off, get naked, and get under the deep blankets of winter to reflect, replenish and rejuvenation.

Winter historically and naturally, is a time for long nights of rest, reflection and little pops of sparkling light returning to inspire the future.

Drop into the season, and let life & light unfold at it’s own pace.

~excerpted, adapted, Natatlie Griffin via Elephant Journal "Have Yourself a Naughty Little Christmas"

Twelve Items or Less Anecdote

Yesterday afternoon at Market Basket, in the twelve items or less line, holding 4 boxes of tissues, the elderly gentleman behind me said, "I'll give you ten cents to let me cut in front of you." That was the first of a litany of jokes to follow. He asked if someone had a really bad cold (4 boxes of tissues). "What do you call someone who does not have a body, just a nose?" "What?" "Nobody knows."

I never remember jokes, and every stupid joke he told I wished I could remember to tell Mia, and I kept saying, "I wish I could remember these jokes for my niece." He said, "You'll remember them." I said, "No, I really won't. I never do."

Guess what? I remembered them :) Enjoy! (or not - haha)

"Do you know who Tigger is?" "Yes." "Why was Tigger looking in the toilet?" "I don't know." "He was looking for Pooh."

"Why did the turtle want to cross the highway?" "Why?" "To get to the Shell station."

"Do you eat fish?" "No, nothing with a face." "Do you know what a lobster is?" "Yes." "Do you know what a crab is?" "Yes." "Do you know why lobsters and crabs don't share food?" "No." "They're shell fish."

"My dog is good at math. I asked him, what is six minus six? He said nothing." 

I checked out and said, "Enjoy your evening." He said "I get along much better with kids than women." "Always leave them laughing." ~ Milton Berle

I hope you had a little chuckle!

On the heels of the Winter Solstice

This is a time of year when there is not as much external light, we are moving through the darkness, having to face our fears. We can either run from them or make peace with them. They are merely sign posts along our journey.

Our fears can expand us, when we remember they have no power over us. The space between our thoughts is our power, let's choose to listen.

We need to feed what is exciting right now and follow our hearts. This is a time for us to be playful and have fun! Start dreaming, and dream big!

~excerpted, adapted, Lynn at Lotus Tarot

Friday, December 5, 2014

We have a Full Moon in Gemini on Saturday, December 6, 2014 ~ Holly Gill

It's time for change, and seeing things from a new perspective! The Full Moon on Saturday is in air sign Gemini. Gemini is ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication and thoughts.

This Full Moon focuses on our thoughts and ways of thinking. Is it time to see things differently? A new outlook perhaps? Gemini is all about change and flexibility.

This weekend is a good time to communicate clearly, express yourself, see things in a new light and laugh more! Like every Full Moon, emotions tend to become more intense during this time, so we may need to watch what we say...before we say it!

Quotes of the day... 12/5/14

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. 
Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
It's a way of looking at life 
through the wrong end of a telescope. 
Which is what I do, and that enables you 
to laugh at life's “realities”.
     ~ Dr. Seuss

When I examine myself and my methods of thought, 
I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy 
has meant more to me than any talent 
for abstract, positive thinking.
     ~  Albert Einstein

If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy 
can totally transform a million realities.
     ~ Maya Angelou

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Quotes of the day... 12/4/14

If you fill your mind with fear, doubt, 
and unbelief in your ability to connect with, 
and use the forces of Infinite Intelligence, 
the law of auto-suggestion will take 
this spirit of unbelief and use it as a pattern 
by which your subconscious mind 
will translate it into its physical equivalent.
     ~ Napoleon Hill 

There is not one big cosmic meaning for all
there is only the meaning we each give to our life. 
     ~ Anais Nin 

Cookie cutters are meant for cookies, not life. 
     ~ Thai Nguyen

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Quotes of the day... 12/3/14

Pausing allows you to take a beat -
to take a breath in your life.
As everybody else is rushing around
like a lunatic out there, I dare you
to do the opposite.
     ~ Maria Shriver

We are most often predicting our next move
instead of enjoying what we are doing.
This eliminates the potential of the open field.
     ~inspired, Maria Shriver

Some people are dealing with a more
challenging brain than others. Let's keep
reminding each other of the power of the pause.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Quotes of the day... 12/2/14

Above all else, never think you're not good enough.
     ~ Anthony Trollope

Just be yourself. There is no one better.
     ~ Taylor Swift

The world is not ready for some people
when they show up, but that shouldn't stop anyone.
     ~ Ashly Lorenzana 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Quotes of the day... 12/1/14

If you're distracted by the weight 
of what's undone, set a kitchen timer
and, like a monk in a monastery, 
devote yourself wholeheartedly to
the task at hand until the bell rings.
     ~ Waylon Lewis

Short attempts lead to effortless motivation.
Taking the smallest step shortens the 
distance between you and your desires
exponentially. 

Be bold and mighty forces 
will come to your aid.
     ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe