Saturday, July 31, 2010
I hope you enjoy this!! It made me smile!!! I found it posted on Positively Positive's fan page on facebook.
A Positively Positive elderly couple walked into the lobby of the Mayo
Clinic for a checkup and spotted a piano. They've been married 62 years and
he recently turned 90. Check out this impromptu performance (only about 1
minute). We are only as old as we feel, it's all attitude. Enjoy! They
Friday, July 23, 2010
We spent a week in Atlantic City last week for a national dance competition that Mira and Macy participated in with their dance team.
I noticed a lot of homeless people and disabled people on the boardwalk.
Macy and I talked to a few......one man had no legs and the other lady had one leg but only the use of one arm. We bought them cold drinks and talked to each of them for awhile. Macy noticed how happy they seemed. She thought they should be depressed given their place in life.
I noticed they were at such a slow pace and enjoying the day.......sometimes I don't enjoy my day when I hustle and bustle about.
I hope you enjoy the article below....it is a note to myself: "relax the frontal lobe."
How to Slow Down
1. Drink a cup of tea, put your feet up and stare idly out of the window. Warning: Do not attempt this while driving.
2. Do one thing at a time. Remember multitasking is a moral weakness (except for women who have superior brain function.)
3. Do not be pushed into answering questions. A response is not the same as an answer. Ponder, take your time.
4. Learn our Slow Manifesto.
5. Yawn often. Medical studies have shown lots of things, and possibly that yawning may be good for you.
6. Spend more time in bed. You have a better chance of cultivating your dreams (not your aspirations.)
7. Read the slow stories.
8. Spend more time in the bathtub. (See letter from Major Smythe-Blunder.)
9. Practice doing nothing. (Yes this is the difficult one.)
10. Avoid too much seriousness. Laugh, because you're only alive on planet earth for a limited time.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
I just found out that my friend Leslie adopted her new kitty around the same time we adopted our new kitty. Both were strays and I am thinking that they are related......what do you think????
Coincidences are spiritual puns. - G. K. Chesterton
Marko's team won the 9-10 little league championship and Mark got to coach them. what a game......it came down to the last inning....2 strikes with 2 outs!!!! hope you enjoy the pictures and the quote!!!!
I don’t love baseball. I don’t love most of today’s players.
I don’t love the owners.
I do love, however, the baseball that is in the heads of baseball fans.
I love the dreams of glory of 10-year-olds, the reminiscences of 70-year-olds. The greatest baseball arena is in our heads,
what we bring to the games, to the telecasts, to reading newspaper reports.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
“The average child laughs around 400 times per day, while the average adult laughs only
15 times per day. Rediscover those other 385 laughs.”
“When you buy an ice cream cone for the kid who just dropped his chocolate scoop, you
buy more than ice cream. If you are in a long line of cars and you let someone turn in from a side
street, you momentarily turn the asphalt jungle into a safe haven. Letting the stranger behind you
go first in the grocery line means there are fewer strangers in the world at that moment. When you
take some carnations to the elderly widow at the end of the block, you treat yourself to wisdom
beyond your years. And if you take the time to leave a message on an answering machine to cheer
up a depressed person, you put a human face on the technology that surrounds (and sometimes
threatens) us. In the process of acting compassionately, you give yourself the power to experience
a cleansing moment of unselfishness.”
~ Martin Kimeldorf
July 2, 2010
Set 1: After Midnight>
Monday, July 5, 2010
This is a picture of our new friend, John Kadlecik!!!!!!
What a great show John!!! Thank you for taking us Further, John!!!
I hope you enjoy the words below!!!
"You start out as a single cell derived from the coupling of a sperm and egg; this divides in two, then four, then eight, and so on. At a certain stage there emerges a single cell that has as all its progeny of the human brain. The mere existence of such a cell should be one of the world's great astonishments. People ought to be walking around all day, calling to each other in endless wonderment, talking of that cell."
-Lewis Thomas, *The Lives of a Cell*
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Love Is The New Religion
On the surface of the world right now there is war and violence and things
But calmly and quietly, at the same time, something else is happening
An inner revolution is taking place and certain individuals are being called
to a higher light
It is a silent revolution
From the inside out
From the ground up
It is time for me to reveal myself
I am an embedded agent of an secret, undercover
A spiritual conspiracy
We have sleeper cells in every nation on the planet
You won’t see us on the T.V.
You won’t read about us in the newspaper
You won’t hear about us on the radio
Most of us work anonymously
We are quietly working behind the scenes in every country and culture of
Cities big and small, mountains and valleys, in farms and villages, tribes
and remote islands
You could pass by one of us on the street and not even notice
We go undercover
We remain behind the scenes
It is of no concern to us who takes the final credit
But simply that the work gets done
Occasionally we spot each other in the street
We give a quiet nod and continue on our way so no one will notice
During the day many of us pretend we have normal jobs
But behind the false storefront at night is where the real work takes place
Some call us the “Conscious Army”
We are slowly creating a new world with the power of our minds and hearts
We follow, with passion and joy
Our orders from the Central Command
The Spiritual Intelligence Agency
We are dropping soft, secret love bombs when no ones is looking
Meditation and prayer
Random acts of kindness
We each express ourselves in our own unique ways with our own unique
gifts and talents
“Be the change you want to see in the world”
That is the motto that fills our hearts
We know it is the only way real transformation takes place
We know that quietly and humbly we have the power of all the oceans
Our work is slow and meticulous
Like the formation of mountains
It is not even visible at first glance
And yet with it entire tectonic plates shall be moved in the centuries to
Love is the new religion of the 21st century
You don’t have to be a highly educated person
Or have any exceptional knowledge to understand it
It comes from the intelligence of the heart
Embedded in the timeless evolutionary pulse of all human beings
Be the change you want to see in the world
Nobody else can do it for you
We are now recruiting
Perhaps you will join us
Or already have….
All are welcome…
The door is open