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Merry Christmas – 2019

The whole world is a series of miracles, but we’re so used to them we call them ordinary things.

– Hans Christian Andersen

This is a Chihuly glass work. It was hanging from the ceiling, but because it looked so like a tree, I turned it upside down.

Wednesday of Hope . . . . 9

Hope is not a feeling of certainty that everything ends well. Hope is just a feeling that life and work have a meaning.

― Václav Havel

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Recipe for a Happy New Year

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Take twelve whole months.
Clean them thoroughly of all bitterness,
hate, and jealousy.
Make them just as fresh and clean as possible.

Now cut each month into twenty-eight, thirty, or
thirty-one different parts,
but don’t make up the whole batch at once.

Prepare it one day at a time out of these ingredients.

Mix well into each day one part of faith,
one part of patience, one part of courage,
and one part of work.
Add to each day one part of hope,
faithfulness, generosity, and kindness.
Blend with one part prayer, one part meditation,
and one good deed.
Season the whole with a dash of good spirits,
a sprinkle of fun, a pinch of play,
and a cupful of good humor.

Pour all of this into a vessel of love.
Cook thoroughly over radiant joy,
garnish wit a smile,
serve with quietness, unselfishness,
and cheerfulness.
You’re bound to have a happy new year.

– Author Unknown

Develop the Capacity to Appreciate

Some people have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy.

– Abraham H. Maslow

Grocery shopping with fresh eyes

Grocery shopping with fresh eyes – a fun thing to do at Pike’s Market in Seattle

Art Makes Life Bearable

Art makes life bearable. It isn’t a luxury. Like our capacity for understanding, and our experience of love, it is a vitally important part of life.

– Gillian Pederson Krag

Let's be sure that there is beauty and fun in our lives!

Let’s be sure that there is beauty and fun in our lives!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture

A cultural hub in Seattle, the Pike Place Market

A cultural hub in Seattle, the Pike Place Market

In thinking of culture, it is difficult to not think of food and how it brings us together.

Food is our common ground, a universal experience.

– James Beard

Astonishingly Beautiful

To  be astonished is one of the surest ways of not growing old too quickly.

-Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, Quoted in Age Doesn’t Matter Unless You’re Cheese, by Kathryn and Ross Petras

Sometimes the world is astonishingly beautiful!!

Sometimes the world is astonishingly beautiful!!