Just a hodge podge of topics to jabber on today:
· The weather is changing at last here in Washington State and our days are now turning cooler fast. Today we woke up to the ferry horn blasting which always tells me thick fog has come in to lay over the bay and our area even before looking out the window – which I love – and our temps peaked at 59 degrees. Brrrrrrr, much cooler! And rain is at last, again in our forecast.
It’s not really a popular opinion around here necessarily, but I like rain. Not for days and days on end, and not so much in the summer, but I like the variety it can bring to our weather in contrast to places where it’s just nice day in and day out. Plus we get the bonus of beautiful green scenery, abundant water sources and a real true appreciation for a nice, sunny day!
· Glen today had a twisted “funny” when we were watching the morning news. He noted that Sandusky had “moved from Penn State to the State Penn.” Good one Glen! (bad, but good )
· I am big on this article of late for any of you interested in near death experiences and the beauty of the hereafter. http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/10/07/proof-of-heaven-a-doctor-s-experience-with-the-afterlife.html The book comes out later this month and is on my definite purchase list. I’m always interested in information around this topic but when someone like a journalist or a doctor speaks on it I particularly pay attention. I know for them to share their experience, and now belief, it comes at a great professional cost with their peers and others. This article again speaks of the clear emphasis on love being what matters — really the only thing that matters. This type of report helps keep me grounded, reminds me that few things are as important as I may choose to make them, and assures me of the wonderful time the ones that have left first are having. Party time!
· Perhaps the article was one of the “gifts” that I’ve recently received. I choose to think so. I was lucky enough to stumble on the blog www.thereceivingproject.com by Jo Anna Rothman – a blogger who clearly has a kind and generous center. When you sign up for her free receiving project she sends you a prompt every day for a month to remember to be expecting, welcoming and watching for the gifts that come into your life every day. My kind of blog! I didn’t always open each one on the day it arrived but I did make sure to catch up and I appreciated each e-mail. Check out Jo Anna’s blog yourself when you get a chance and enjoy her free gift.
· Speaking of blogs, I have been meaning to share one of my favorite quotes from the Blogher conference this summer. It didn’t come from any of the main speakers instead it came from a session speaker – Alexandra Rosas with a blog called www.gooddayregularpeople.com (don’t you just love how clever that blog name is?) Alexandra quipped in her session about blogging, “If I were a doctor every prescription would read ‘start a blog’!” I loved that. I feel exactly the same way.
Find joy everyone! Be kind! Receive the gifts that come to you on this beautiful day.