2017 Gold and Silver

Happy New Year!

Well here I am, I made it!

On FaceBook I read the following quote as a part of someone’s New Year’s Day post, and it seemed to me that this was a very fitting way to recognize our loved ones, whom we cannot communicate with, on occasions of special significance to us.

“To all of those waiting for us RIP”

Who knows what the next year will bring into my life. What I hope for all is that we rise to our challenges, whatever they may be, with grace and love and determination, and that we grasp all that is good around us, let it nurture us, add to it, and pass it on.

15781711 1331116453575665 5282781353986723905 n We don’t have money to give away, donate, but we have a lot of good will, loyalty to good people, and a committment to living with integrity. This may be of little use to those trying to “change” the power structures of the world, in the current ways of “fighting” injustice, but that is a weakness of the target and the techniques used to “fight”, not in what we have to offer.
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The sunrise was beautiful this morning, golden. Within hours the clouds had gathered to grey the sky and paint the landscape with silver light. Gold and silver.

Worldly Distractions

Weather

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Date: 10:00 AM EST Sunday 1 January 2017
Condition: Mostly Cloudy
Pressure: 102.1 kPa
Tendency: Rising
Temperature: -0.6°C
Dew point: -6.4°C
Humidity: 65%
Wind: W 9 km/h
Wind Chill: -4
Visibility: 24 km

Quote

“You cannot live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.”
John Wooden

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7 Responses to 2017 Gold and Silver

  1. TopsyTurvy (Teri) says:

    While we may do only small things to change The Powers That Be, I guess I see us as fortunate that TPTB also are not focused enough on the individual that they find it worthwhile to interfere much in our lives, either. So, in that we’re lucky, that we can structure portions of our lives as we wish (within our means) and create a bubble of life for ourselves where we can create or find happiness.

    Today dawned bright and sunny, here. It’s the first blue sky day that we’ve had in weeks!

  2. Teri, let us hope that little people do not come between the TPTB and what they want. I think TPTB might be related to the Evil Eye mythology. We are lucky here in North America that we are still able to create our bubbles of life.

    We are just now seeing some blue patches, very welcome!

  3. So wise and reflective, Maggie! We got through 2016, and we’ll get through 2017…I’m convinced! I like your spirit!

  4. Thank you Diane! I enjoyed your video, so nice to see you “in real life”! Wishing you health and happiness in the coming year!

  5. TopsyTurvy (Teri) says:

    Maggie, did you know entrance to all the Canadian national parks is free this year?

    http://www.commandesparcs-parksorders.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/en/parksb2c

  6. Someone on Facebook shared the link quite a while ago, otherwise I would have missed it! Did you manage to get pass while they were giving them away?

  7. TopsyTurvy (Teri) says:

    The server was shut down from too much traffic when I tried last week, but they’re supposed to be available all year long.

    Just got mine ordered now. 🙂