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…of peace & prosperity…

International Day of Peace or World Peace Day, today is!

What might you do to ‘keep the peace‘ or in a more macro sense, promote peace in your neighbourhood, country & beyond?!

Creator, bid war’s trumpet cease, fold the whole world in peace.Oliver Wendell Holmes

Peace hath higher tests of humankind than battle ever knew.adapt. John Greenleaf Whittier

Cheers to a serene & tranquil kinda Friday & weekend that sings—prosperity!



The good life!


…of good morning…

Will you have a sunny side up kinda morning?

Guten morgen!

Bon jour!

Ohayo gozai masu!

Buenos d├Čas!

There’s something about eggs that seems to make them a universal comfort food and often for breakfast!

Do you indulge in them often?…

Whatever’s being ‘hatched‘ for your thrilling thriving Thursday

However collegial & cooperative & supportive you need to be—

Cheers to she’s/he’s a good egg!

…of splendour & song…

Autumn splendour on the Sea to Sky.

Canada Place, Vancouver, shipless (in the moment) cruiseship dock.

We are just days away from Saturday’s first day of autumn/fall!

Autumn splendour indeed!

I see…the turning of a leaf, dancing in the morning sun, and brilliant shades of crimson, glowing when a day is done!Hazelmarie Elliot

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.Albert Camus

Cheers to a super September Wednesday that SINGS!!!

…of hang in & YES…

Do you ever have days where everything seems to be ‘going against the grain’ in all you’re trying to do & you feel you’ve got to just hang in with it all?…

Persistence is so often be the key!

Any worthwhile endeavour is more often than not, not going to be without stumbling blocks or without times of expecting the unexpected!

Whatever it is that’s taking your week from a marvellous Monday to a terrific Tuesday & onto a wonderful Wednesday, be positive & persistent in it & may YES be your song!

…of water & contradictions…

Extreme weather seems to permeate our globe.

The rains have arrived to BC’s Lower Mainland, but nothing quite like the winds & torrents of destruction in the Philippines, Taiwan, Japan & along the shores of the Carolinas in the USA.

Stay safe folks!

Such a contradiction how water can be so important for our sustenance & yet its power in nature can be so overwhelming & destructive

Cheers to a marvellous Monday!

Stay dry!

May your afternoon refreshment of choice sing—H2O!!!

In the meantime:

…of raindrops & favourites…

The Sound of Music song resounds “Raindrops on roses & whiskers on kittens…”

The rains of late make for some pretty ‘moisturized’ images in Vancouver’s beloved Stanley Park, beyond the roses.


It seems we live in a world of social media likes & favourites.

Mum always said don’t play favourites—do unto others etc. etc.

Wonder what she would think of all things social media?….all things 2018, for that matter…

A changing/changed world indeed.

Much that is good, but some that can cause consternation.

As a fine Friday springboards us into a third September weekend already, may your song quip/sing—I simply remember my favourite things & then I don’t feel so bad!

Glad Friday, Saturday, Sunday to ya!

…of programmers & programs…

It’s the 256th day of the year which means it’s International Programmers Day!

Apparently, 256 is a number of significance to programmers & is also the highest power of 2 that is less than 365, which is the number of days in the year.

One could quip—do you follow? Does that compute?

We’ve come a long way in computer technology since those punch cards some of us used in Computer Science in university days!

Say what?….say some, no doubt.

And to think I’ve already been told my Samsung 7 smartphone is a dinosaur!

Be it programmes or apps, we certainly are dependent on IT professionals these days, in just about every aspect of daily life!

Do you have a favourite app or programme?…

I know if I were to ask Grandmum (RIP), she would have said “The Lawrence Welk Show!”

As the sun rises on Thursday, cheers to a kinda concurring, on-top-of- things, thriving Thursday that resounds—get with the program!

…of mindfulness & synapsing…

International Mindfulness Day!

-“a day to raise awarness to the general public about the profound value and benefit of mindfulness.

Now that seems like a wise cause to say a wee something about, if you don’t mind.

How often do we go into auto-pilot in our busyness & routines & turn a blind eye to some of the big picture or even some of the small details right under our nose?…

Oblivious?…not necessarily so, but in the moment, perhaps one could quip all the synapses of conscientiousness just aren’t synapsing!

Someone once said “don’t miss the donut by looking through the hole.”

When you get there, there isn’t any there there.Zen Proverb

Cheers to a cautious, careful, attentive kinda day, aware of your surroundings, alert to dotting the i’s & crossing the t’s & attentive to the broad view that sings–overall!

Wednesday wonderful!

…of 9/11 & 911…

September 11th…a dark day etched in our memory for many of us.

As time marches on, a generation of now teens, know only something about it second hand, in stories told & history read and watched and seen.

In all that will be said once again today & replayed in the media, I will leave it to thanks be for 911 dispatchers & emergency services & first responders who put their lives on the line every day for the safety & security in our one another.

Do you have a java or tea start to your day?…

Are there daily routines that you consider essential?…

Why is it?….

…that an unwatched pot boils immediately?

….that we can remember the most trivial of things & relay to others in detail but never remember how many times we’ve told it to the same person?

…that when the plane you are on is late, the plane you want to connect/transfer to, is on time?

….that the easiest way to find something missing around the home is to buy its replacement?

…& lastly & aghastly, why is it that all too often no one is listening until you fart?

Cheers to a thoughtful & thankful Tuesday terrific that SINGS!!!

…of rain & squirrelly…

Well, it’s like someone flipped a switch on September & the next thing you know BC’s Lower Mainland is inundated with rain & walking some of Vancouver’s treelined streets, the sidewalks are already ‘aclutter’ with fallen leaves!

After a long stretch of the dog days of summer with sun & warmth, it’s a jolt that’s enough to make anyone go abit ‘squirrelly’!

Cheers to a fine week ahead that sings--morning coffee, afternoon tea, eveninghappy hour: POUR ON!