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Stuff

It seems every woman’s magazine out this month thinks that March is de-cluttering month. Just like January used be the month of “white sales”. Remember that?  It was when linens were on sale; in the day’s gone by they came in one colour white! No one would have considered a pink blender.

201403-omag-cover-130x163It’s a problem if we dedicate a whole month in the  media  to it; a cycle of suffering. We are just so conditioned to purchasing our happiness in a physical form. Does it make us happy or just create attachment?

My mother in law is suffering greatly. At 88 she had a heart attack and now needs extended care. The thing she misses the most is her stuff. At the end of her life her greatest sadness is that all “her stuff” is gone. No one wanted  her beautiful “stuff”.

Lesson learned. I too have been guilty of collecting. Now I only want to collect experiences. Beautiful ones with my loved ones.

Freshet and Flieder

waterfall-pinantanSome people are celebrating the beginning of summer, others the full “berry” moon, many are suffering the devastation of floods and fires.

I am happy just to have a full on spring. We had one hot week in May and I spent the whole week planting, mowing and enjoying my garden. It has rained almost every day since then and the weather has been cool. The grasslands are still green and lush. Spring run off is still flowing and the rivers are high. Freshet is beautiful this year. Ten years ago we were not so lucky. The hills burned in August with a devastating fire,  that the wind kept moving. Evacuation due to natural disaster  is a face to face with attachment and letting go.

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Today I am just grateful to have flowers in bloom to pick and bring into the house.

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Compassion for those not able to be in their home right now.

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