October Gave a Party + If We are Lost We Are Lost Together + Something Interesting
And a Beautiful Good Morning from Warren Grove, Prince Edward Island to YOU.
First things first, kettle on? Is a cuppa ready? Thank you for inviting me to your time and space today.
I will cue the background music before we get going.
How about a little “Peaceful Piano” to start the day. Take a sample listen here.
Laurence Ipsum’s, Silence Will Fall reminds of leaves falling and the beauty of nature this time of year. This composer from Berlin, Germany through his music evokes a mixture of relaxing and tranquil atmospheres.
I love the fall. ‘Tis my season.
Poet George Cooper says it well...
Sitting on one of the yellow benches in The Gardens of Hope is a great spot for reflection. Many come to do so.
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. - Thorton Wilder
If you would like to take a stroll through our gardens, Katherine captured some gorgeous photos yesterday afternoon.
Take a peek at our Gardens of Hope Blog.
"Research has shown that reflection boosts productivity. Yet few leaders make time for it. Why? For one, they often don’t know where to start. You can become more reflective by practicing a few simple steps. Start by identifying a few important questions. Some possibilities: What are you avoiding? How are you helping your colleagues achieve their goals? How are you not helping or even hindering their progress? Then select a reflection process that works for you. You can sit, walk, bike, or stand, alone or with a partner, writing, talking, or thinking. And then schedule time on your calendar to do it. Start small. If an hour of reflection seems like too much, try 10 minutes. Be still. Think. Consider multiple perspectives. Look at the opposite of what you initially believe. You don’t have to like or agree with all of your thoughts — just think and to examine your thinking."
Why You Should Make Time for Self-Reflection (Even If You Hate Doing It) by Jennifer Porter
Ok, reflection time is over for now. It is time to sing together.
Blue Rodeo is a Canadian country rock band formed in 1984 in Toronto, Ontario. Along with the CBC they have put this video sing-along-together. Thank you for sending this John S.
Regardless of whether you are Canadian or not, the lyrics speak to all of us.
While on the subject of Canada, a friend sent me this video earlier this week and it cracked me up.
Have a wonderful weekend where you find yourself finding yourself. Cuz up here…WE DANCE.
Take care and have a wonder-full weekend.
With love from Prince Edward Island.
Bruce & Millie
I was playing chess with my friend and he said, “Let’s make this interesting!”
So we stopped playing chess.