Anything is Possible!

With Hope, Faith, and Perseverance


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We Live on a Planet of Abundance

It’s time to think outside the old box, time to work with this precious planet that is our home. If we, as a species,  change the way we think and adopt more sustainable new systems, we will not just survive, we will thrive.  The ideas presented in this short but powerful video could save us. I hope you’ll consider sharing it.

We can all do something.

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

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Got good news?

Please share!


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It Aint Over Yet. I still have my Eco shirt.

Ecology symbol

Did you ever have a piece of clothing that means the world to you? Something from long ago that says who you are? Something you love so much you want to be buried in it?

I’m not a materialistic person, but I love this material. I got this shirt in the seventies, when the ecology movement started. I was green before green was cool. In my senior year, everything I wore was green. I was gonna save the world, I was. I was gonna save the whales.

ecology flag shirt

Over the years, I think I’ve done my share. Nothing dramatic, but then, you never know what I might do as an old lady in sneakers and an ecology T shirt. It aint over til it’s over.

I’m still a compulsive recycler. I still eat low on the food chain. I still buy most of my clothes and furniture second-hand. I still have an urban forest in my back yard. But there’s still something more I might do. Not sure what it is. But I’m hoping I can wear this T shirt when I do it.

ecology-t-shirt.jpg

But this issue is much bigger than a T shirt. Our planet earth is a gift. And as much as I love Star Trek, we might not get another planet. Even if we do get another planet, Earth is our mother, a treasure.  Her ecosystem was designed perfectly and has everything we need.

Spock One Liner on Ecosystem

I know I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again. I’ll say it till the cows come home and sing because we are not eating them anymore. We must protect the Earth in all her blue and greenery if we are to live a life worth living.

So if you see an old lady on TV wearing an old raggedy ecology flag T shirt doing something crazy to save the planet. It might just be Joanna of the Forest.

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Thanks, Linda Hill, for today’s Stream of Consciousness/Jusjojan prompt:
“Eco”

For more information on #SoCS and Just Jot it January, visit Linda at:

https://lindaghill.com/2018/01/05/the-friday-reminder-for-socs-jusjojan-daily-prompt-jan-6th-2018/

SOC winner 2017

Here are the SOCS rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The’,” or simply a single word to get your started.

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours. Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top. NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host, such as Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read everyone’s! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later, or go to the previous week, by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find right below the “Like” button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. As a suggestion, tag your post “SoCS” and/or “#SoCS” for more exposure and more views.

8. Have fun!

 


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Rain Dance

 

Petrichor: the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil.

That smell I love so much,

When the rain first kisses the earth,

is more than a chemical reaction.

It’s the smell of the earth’s love for rain,

Strongest in the heat of summer

When the earth yearns for relief.

When the rain first kisses the earth

She giggles, then sighs,

and calls to me:

Come! Dance in the rain.

 

“I relaxed inside, nursing my baby girl and listening to the big kids sing silly songs in the rain. It was like a slice of heaven on earth.”

  (From Chapter 9 of Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again)

 

rain with girl

Photo from Pixabay

 

 

 


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Cicada Serenade in Moonlight

Blue moon scape (2)

The symphony of cicadas, crickets, and frogs rose and reminded me I was not alone. The clouds parted, and the moon illuminated the grass where I stood and bathed my whole body. I moved so that my face was shadowed, so I could see the moon without being blinded, and breathed deeply of the warm night air. Then, stepping back into the light, I closed my eyes, arms lifted out beside me, palms open.

“God, help me trust you.”

It’s going to be okay, is what I heard.

Journal entry: 8/25/07

The moon tells me not to worry.

Her light reflects the love of God.

She knows I am a child of God,

And a child of the Earth

I am richly blessed.

 

(The above is an excerpt from Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again.)

 


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A Gift

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Have you ever fallen under nature’s spell

walking in the cathedral forest

with sunbeams streaming down from heaven?

It is a gift from the Creator

Maker of heaven and earth

Creator of the universe and willow bark

crystals and all that we need

for healing and nourishment.

When we fall under the spell of nature,

we honor the Creator, God, The Great Spirit, Yahweh, Allah, Goddess –

Creator of Gaia, her trees, flowers, rivers, oceans

and all kinds of beings that fly and crawl and swim and walk.

We were made to love this gift of love,

to protect and cherish the wonders of the earth.

Mother Earth is a living organism

Blessings to you on this Earth Day.

SOCS

Today’s Stream of Consciousness prompt was the word, “spell,” brought to us by Linda at:

https://lindaghill.com/2017/04/21/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-apr-2217/

Here are the rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The’,” or simply a single word to get your started.

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours.  Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top. NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host, such as Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read everyone’s! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later, or go to the previous week, by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find right below the “Like” button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. As a suggestion, tag your post “SoCS” and/or “#SoCS” for more exposure and more views.

8. Have fun!


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Warning

slimy-water

I’m not big on warnings

Especially in the morning

So I don’t watch the news

Don’t wanna blow a fuse.

But we really need to listen.

We need to pay attention

To what the earth is sayin’

Or we might not be stayin’

Within her grace forever

In this place of gift and treasure

Where our job is to protect her,

Love her, and respect her.

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“Warning” was today’s prompt thanks to Dan Antion at https://nofacilities.com/

Just Jot it January is hosted by Linda Hill at:

https://lindaghill.com/2017/01/03/jusjojan-daily-prompt-jan-3rd17/


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We Are More Alike Than Different

“The earth is what we all have in common.”   Wendell Berry

Earth, The Blue Marble

We all live on the same planet.

We all need the same mix of air.

Designed to eat from Earth’s garden

And drink from bodies of water

Abundant in all of our bodies,

We all floated in our mother’s wombs

We all cry the same salty tears.

We are more alike than different.

You would think

we could all get along

If not for ourselves, then

For the sake of all children

of the great Mother Earth.

And we can.

This is my offering for #PoetsForPeace which can be found here:

https://forgottenmeadows.wordpress.com/2016/07/16/calling-all-poetscreative-minds-to-a-grand-collaboration-poets-for-peace/