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Circle of Life ~ Be a connoisseur of life’s great moments

We all know that “life is short” especially after you have reached “crone’s” age. At age  four, one year is 25% of your life. A  long time. At sixty it is 1.66%. A very short time. It certainly behooves all of us to be grateful for each moment and savour each day.

Went to the Adams River Salmon Run yesterday. The largest return of salmon to their spawning grounds in over 100 years. The  circle of life and the struggle was evident with every step along the path. The long journey from ocean, up the rivers to the spawning  streams only to die ~ giving new life. I was humbled to have witnessed it. The sadness in their death gave me a renewed appreciation for my life and a vow to make every moment count. Like a fine aged wine, I  will savour  every sip and be a connoisseur of my own existence and continue to create a vision.

In the words of Melody  Beattie

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

Circle of Life Picture Credit:

Artist Frank Howell from  First People is a child friendly site about Native Americans and members of the First Nations. 1400+ legends, 400+ agreements and treaties, 10,000+ pictures, free clip art, Pueblo pottery, American Indian jewelry, Native American Flutes and more.


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I am a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend and crone who has learned not to whine. I am dedicated to learning and expanding with the universe. I am a follower of St. Francis, Buddha, Gaia and native spirituality. I want to leave this part of the journey with a small environmental footprint and an ever-expanding and colourful aura. There have been many lessons along the way. I am here to learn and share. If I can be  light on the path, especially for my grandchildren I will be very happy to move on the journey.

I try every day to create beauty around me and to share the beauty I see around me. I am dedicated to encouraging gratitude and forgiveness in all things.  I dedicate this blog to my grand children especially Gigi, in hope that my life will encourage her to be all that she knows she can be.

I am an artist who needs to show the beauty of all creation through painting, music and photography.

My thoughts occur randomly and that’s how I will write.  I do know that sense will be made of them.