Monday, February 26, 2007

The Miracles Around us ...

The tulips in my yard are making their grand entrance into spring. Every year at this time, I find myself in awe as I see them peeking up through the ground. Honestly, I forget that they are down there just waiting for their chance again to add 'magic' to the Earth. It's wonderful!

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
- Albert Einstein

Today, stop and appreciate the miracles that decorate your life ...

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Turn it up and keep on driving …

Have you ever been on your way home and a song is on the radio and you just had to finish listening to it before you park in the drive and go inside? Every now and again I have those moments. I’ll be on my street just about to pull in and a really great song will start and I just keep on driving! Below are a few songs that cause me to turn it up and keep on driving – (I could create a CD with all these hits on it but there’s something absolutely magical to me about randomly hearing songs played on the air) …

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Mr. Bojangles
Rolling Stones – Paint it Black
John Melloncamp – Cherry Bomb
The Cars – Drive
Journey – Open Arms
Paul McCartney – Silly Love Songs
Steve Miller – Abracadabra
Berlin – Take my Breath Away
Bon Jovi – It’s My Life

Cheers to the magical sound/power of music …
Feel free to do a 'drive by' with the songs that make your heart hummmmmmmm :)

Monday, February 19, 2007

Happy President's Day
"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."
Abraham Lincoln--From the November 19, 1863 Gettysburg Address

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Monday, February 12, 2007

A Rose is a Rose.
(And love is ... love)

OK I used to work at a little rose shop ... and a while back, they called me to see if I could come in and help with the Valentine's Day season. How could I turn that offer down? Roses, people, chocolate.... (All the things I love - in one place!)

Have you ever worked in a floral shop during Valentine's Day? If not, I recommend you try it (just once). It will change your whole perspective on the power of flowers ...Talk about fun! There is something absolutely wonderful about roses/flowers and the people who buy them. I smiled all day and talked to a great deal of men wanting to give their sweetheart the perfect arrangement, bouquet wrap or single.

Below is a sample conversation - (repeated several times throughout the day) ...

"Should I buy the long stemmed red ones?"

"Choose the ones that will make her happy ... red, pink, white (a mixture is nice) ... and make sure you write her a love note!!! (WARNING: That's just as important as the roses).

"What should I say on the card?"

"That's all up to you!"

Cheers to Valentine's Day, chocolates, roses and the 'wonder of love'....
PS - don't forget to write the love note ...!

Good night,
Wendy - A rose specialist :)

Monday, February 05, 2007

Show and Tell –

My daughter attends preschool and every Monday morning, its girl’s show and tell. Do you remember show and tell days? It was always so exciting to have a time and a place
to share the ‘stuff’ that mattered!

She was extra excited about it today and when it was time to leave – she came out holding four items to share. I told her she needed to narrow it down to just one. This process took a little time as all of them were equally important.
What did she finally choose – the big purple horse (with lots of purple synthetic hair)

If you had a time and place to show and tell – what would you share?

PS – Today I would have hauled my kitchen oven into school and showed everyone how clean it was. “Come on … look inside” it’s a hands-on tour! (Wow – it feels good to have that done). Time permitting, I would have brought photos of the Columbia River and told them about the beautiful paths along it – for walking.

Hey … If you have a moment create some time to ‘show and tell’ something you love with someone special today! Sometimes we need to slow down for things like that.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

There is more hunger for love and appreciation
in this world than for bread
~ Mother Teresa

Happy February... Let's all slow down to love and appreciate a little more! :)