They say that how you introduce the new year sets the tone for your whole year. I do not know if I agree 100% with that, because it is one day out of the remaining 364. We are suppose to live in the now, be present in the moment, in the day, not two days or two weeks down the road. If you keep your mind clear and your heart open, your days, weeks, months and years will be full of incredible bliss.
I look forward to a whole new adventure for 2010!!! As I reflect back on 2009, for any of the days that were obstacles personally or throughout the globe, I challenge myself and everyone else, where ever you are on the map, to minimize the limits we put on ourselves and the world. To step out of our “auto pilot” ways, and try thinking and doing innovative things, in this journey of life. No matter what our circumstances may be. I share space with every living creature on this planet, you are all my brothers and my sisters from another mother! I wish you all love, health, and prosperity in this year, and every year that follows!
The Bee Movie, an important message of our times, since the population of bees has declined, pollination, is a non negotiable process, it is one of our main sources for food in the world. So children, the next time a bee is buzzing around you, do not swat at it or try to kill it. Bees have a much bigger task at hand by pollinating plants, and making nectar for honey. 1/3 of our world food source, and honey come from these working bees. Do not fear Bees, they are like other insects that provide an important purpose on our planet.
Bee Movie, 2007
1998 movie, Holy Man with Eddie Murphy, just clever illustrating the idea of pursuing truth, the real things in life, rather then accumulating a lot of nothingness.
Holy Man, 1998
I have yet to see the original but the remake of The Women, in 2008, is my go to movie. It is a reminder of how we lose all the way around, when we put ourselves last. I speak for myself as a Woman, a Daughter, a Sister, an Aunt and a Girlfriend, If you are okay, everything around you will be okay! This means saying no, setting boundaries, doing things that inspire you and that keep you alive in the journey of life, what ever role or title you take on.
The Women, 2008
She is a Husky, German Shepard mix. My fury friend is right at 100 pounds. Sandy has been in my life for 6 years so far, since she was a little pup. She is the second dog I have owned in my life. When I was growing up, we never had animals. She has been a blessing in my life! She challenges me to be better. She swims, she goes camping, she has traveled cross-country through out the US, she is a trooper. She is always by my side and loves me no matter what! Animals are special and unconditional that way, humans unfortunately put limits on how they receive you and the love they give you.
My friend sent it to me a couple of years ago.
Back in 2006/2007 I was in Trader Joe’s in Oceanside, CA. I had just finished shopping and I was waiting outside for my friends, when walking past me is Super Nanny, Jo Frost ! I never approached her because I didn’t want to come off intrusive, but I wish I would have told her that I believe in her work and the incredible message she is sending to parents. Well, I’m saying it now!, you rock Super nanny!!
I have always had a soft spot for children. I think growing up, my house could have been a little less rigid. Children need balance with love, discipline, mental and physical stimulation, and fun! Children need to be all they can be, not what a parent wants them to be. Everyone needs to find their own individualism.
I hope everyone celebrated this day, their best way possible!! We all have different views, beliefs, and traditions for Christmas. For those of us that got lavished with gifts, or not, I say break away from your tradition! Last night I learned from my Sister In-Law, that for the past eight years, she and my brother belong to an organized group of friends, that every Christmas buy gifts for children who are less fortunate, mainly in foster care. We should always be trying to improve the environment and humanity around us.