There’s a little too much crazy goin’ on in the world right now isn’t there? Every time we turn around, there’s a new political scandal, a new story about how someone we revered or respected has had his/her true nature revealed, some country has been bombed or some entity is trying to harm another. All the while, our planet is in dire straights.
With all this crazy, how are we supposed to take time to reflect upon what’s important? How do we “stop and smell the roses?” Truth is, we must. We simply must. If we do not, there won’t be roses left to smell. Take care of your health- without this, none of the rest of anything matters. Take care of the people you love. Without them, your health may decline.
There’s so much crazy goin’ on right now, that if we don’t stop and take an inventory of what really matters, things are just going to get weirder and weirder and more nonsensical. Yes, our planet needs our help, so let’s help; let’s all plant more trees. Let’s every one of us (all of you who read this) just plant two little trees and grow them with love and patience and watch what happens. Let’s all help someone who needs it. Get to know someone whose views differ with yours. I’m quite positive that in the course of discourse, you’ll find we are all human after all. Differences be damned.
Let’s all find a way to be kinder to ourselves and those in our immediate environments. Then let’s be kinder to our environment as well. Let’s even try to save an animal or two on the endangered species list- before they end up legends in fairy tales. We are all guardians of this beautiful planet- not its owners. “Nature always repairs her ravages,” said George Eliot. Let’s not give her any more reasons…
Yes, there is so much going on. How do you stop the chaos? You can’t.
But you can take a deep, yoga cleansing breath (or three) and become witness. Then, you can remedy.
Have a wonderful week!
My thoughts and prayers are with you all in the wake of this senseless attack.
Stay strong beautiful Kenya!
According to Diana Beresford-Kroeger, Author of “The Global Forest,” and other books and documentaries,
“If every person on the planet planted one tree every year, (a native species tree, in its native environment) for six years, we could reverse climate change.”
Something to think about….
I am so inspired by youth all across America and elsewhere who are showing world leaders what real change and real action look like!
Thank you for your courage, your heart, your energy!
Thank you for being a remarkable and shining light in this a vast and beautiful universe!
“Here’s to strong Women: May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.”
Happy Women’s Day!
This past year has seen some incredible developments …
We’ve seen the absolute devastation of certain countries and certain peoples around the world. We’ve seen western media prejudice its audience with their incorrect ‘viewpoints’ about Muslims and Islam. We’ve seen an insane tyrant in the White House grow even more inane and juvenile with each passing day.
We’ve also seen the “comeuppance” of many an individual who thought it was alright to stand in the way of, and abuse, many a person. We’ve seen the phenomenal growth of the #Metoo and #TimesUp movements. We’ve seen Black Lives Matter grow and grow and grow. We’ve seen interfaith conversations and multi-faith gatherings bring peace to a divided world. We’ve seen women (Finally) standing behind other women, having their backs, saying “I hear you,” and “I’ll fight for you,” and most importantly, “I believe you.”
We’ve seen what happens when women with common purpose and very powerful determination come together. This is what changing the world looks like. That it had to come about as a response to horrendous abuses of power and privilege is unfortunate. That it’s here now is necessary. It’s universe-shifting; it’s the answer to the prayer of every woman who has found herself in the situation of “who will believe you?”
To every man and woman out there who participates in misogyny, I say to you: Times Up.
To every man and woman who support, stand by, love, and believe, I salute you. I honour you. I embrace you. I thank you.
To all the people who make me stronger, better, more – to say thank you is a monumental shortfall. I shall say it anyway: Asante Sana! Thank you. Merci Beaucoup. God Bless.
Happy International Women’s Day to all the phenomenal women of our little blue planet!
Tessa Virtue, front, and Scott Moir perform their free dance during the senior ice dance competition at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday January 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
and congratulations to all Canadian Olympic Athletes!