Suzie had a post the other day wish I had some words of wisdom.. that I commented on - words for her.... the post got me thinking and after a few emails between us, I realized that I am very good at giving 'advice' to others that alot of the time would help me as well, if only I would listen to my own words.....which to Suzie were "you know, sometimes I think we can focus too much on being spiritually enlightening and forget the real stuff (like salads) in our lives... the real stuff can be spiritual too, I think" and then in an email: "while creating that salad, you were in the image of the Goddess.... we are here, right now for whatever reason and I am beginning to believe that we must be 'here' in the moment... I strive hard to be spiritually enlightened by meditating etc.. but all the while, I am not in the moment doing whatever it is I am supposed to be doing. oh and while I am doing 'chores' or cooking or gardening, I feel at peace, so it must be right."....
Yesterday I spent about 5 hours in my garden, I ignored the housework and I put my boots on and got to work... I weeded, planted, raked leaves, turned compost and thoroughly enjoyed every minute, just like I am supposed to... enjoy every moment of my life.. and as I was gardening these words came to my mind:
"I love to watch the miracle of blossoms, bud & grow... I am nearer to God's heart in my garden, than any where else I know..."
each Wednesday I have been taking part in ABC Wednesday, the baby of MrsNesbitt.... I find it difficult to follow the rules so I have opted out, I guess it is probably not fair on those people who do follow the rules if I just do my own thing... .... I think ABC Wednesday is a wonderful concept though !!!!.. I have fun walking around my garden each week, looking for bits for the letter of that week.. it gives me something to do on Wednesdays! So I am going to continue along the same lines.... my little take..... continuing on through the alphabet..we have K.....
first we have KOALA - this little one is mine... my dad bought it for me when I was about 8 or so... I remember him giving it to me and there was a big red bow around the neck... these were very popular in the 1960's and are now collectors items... it is made from kangaroo fur.. these days, they are made from synthetics and are made in China... and of course we should all be boycotting anything made in that country!! We all need to do as much as we can to let them know that the world will not put up with their inhumane treatment of the Tibetan people.
then we have KOOKABURRA... this one was my dads. It is a rattle and made from celluloid and I am guessing around 70 years old.. it is quite brittle and doesn't make a noise now but very precious to me....KOOKABURRA is an Australian kingfisher renowned for its harsh voice and call resembling human laughter.... then we have KWAN YIN..
a statue that Joe gave me for our anniversary last year... she sits in my bathroom on my altar...
next we have Harry Kewell.. who doesn't live in my home and I have never met him... but I think he is quite a 'dish'... he is an Australian soccer player who plays for the English Premier League and his surname starts with K..
but I think my own little Harry is even cuter.... and oneday, he may grow up to be a famous soccer player... when his dad was a teenager, he went to England to play for Middlesborough and could have become famous except he missed Australia.. so he came home.... my little Harry has his first soccer ball already, even if it is a soft one!
here he is at 10 days old... look at his dimples!!