I LOVE this affirmation. I believe its veracity, and I say it (with conviction) often:
– From Louise Hay and HayHouse
I have simply been Working up a Storm on this beautiful Friday, so haven’t had time to do the Happy Bringers.
(Okay, in the name of Blog Honesty, I admit that I have simply been a bohemian slackard all day long.)
But a having-fun slackard.
It all got started when I went down to nearby River Street (here in Savannah) for beignets at Huey’s. But on the way I saw this …
… so of course had to stop a while.
Then after the beignets …
… I discovered this funky little store on MLK with a huge dinosaur in the front window. I walked through.
What JOY to be so busy and productive!
Here’s what else I’m joyful about this day:
1. Even lifeless being beautiful.
2. Son-in-law Orte being named the Best Pain Management Physician in Savannah.
3. Visiting the Carter Presidential Museum and Library earlier this week.
Deciding to give an impromptu lecture about democracy:
(Would someone please nominate me for the Nobel Peace Prize?)
Did you know President Carter won a Grammy?
FYI. I’m thinking about running for President.
4. On the same day, visiting the Georgia State Capitol.
I decided to have a little talk with the governor.
“But ma’am, how busy could he be? Don’t other people really do all the work? Like with Obama and the Kardashians? I’ll just wait.”
“I KNOW you’re in there!”
5. Air to breath.
May this weekend bring you a moment of joyful surprise! Breathe deeply.
Today, August 28, marks the 51st anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.'”
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
“What if we … look for the light … and amplify it?”
– Pancho Ramos Stierle of Casa de Paz (House of Peace)
I ran across this challenging and inspiring quote upon looking through yesterday’s posting from the DailyGood.org website ( a wonderful positive alternative news site, btw. Sign up for their daily emails!). The video below tells the story behind the quote:
A film by Michelle Moore.
Video from KarmaTube
Oh my goodness, what a better world we would have if we all adopted their five guiding principles:
The bottom line is that if we Lean Into the following truth, its power reveals itself to us:
(Well, maybe not the “Bob’s your uncle” part.)
But Life IS Grand, and here are Five Friday Reasons why I’m hooting.
1. The grandtwins’ new little beds. (I helped put them together; therefore, prayer is requested.)
Themes: Cars for Matthew, Frozen for Madison.
One problem: Matthew likes Frozen better.
2. More Twins News: First Day of the New School Year at daycare.
Go Georgia Southern Eagles!
3. Fresh corn and limas.
Along with sautéed green beans (garlic, onions, rosemary).
4. Going last night to the Billie on Barnard concert, featuring Jane Ogle and the Southern Holiday Jazz Band, at beautiful and historic Trinity United Methodist Church here in Savannah.
The event “celebrated the fighting spirit and incredible music of Billie Holiday. This tribute concert is the latest installment in the Thursday Night at the Opry Music Series, a diverse music series hosted by Trinity.” (From their Facebook page)
(Pics from the Southern Holiday webpage)
Listen to the real Billie singing Summertime:
5. A beautiful early morning walk along River Street (a couple of blocks from my apartment).
A few of the sights along the way:
And Weekend Joy to Us All!