Saturday, November 28, 2015

Those moon effects are still around: Beaver Moon, Frosty Moon, Mourning Moon

Oh boy,
it's the smallest FULL MOON of the year,
it's Beaver Moon, also known as
Mourning Moon
have you been feeling it?
Let's not be fooled by the small part; after all a Full Moon is a FULL MOON
and we all know that things change with the swelling of tides, emotions, and with the magic of fullness!
This was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. Another interpretation suggests that the name Full Beaver Moon comes from the fact that the beavers are now actively preparing for winter. It is sometimes also referred to as the Frosty Moon, maybe as it shines on the glistening, the sparkling over rivers, waters and fields as our temps go lower and lower in now what we call the winters of our season!
It's known as Beaver Moon; so as those Beavers run for their lives to protect their furs from the ones that hunt to get their winter coats, and also prepare themselves for the frost of Frosty Moon it is wise that we prepare to see all sorts of happenings today and through the week as a result of the little moon!
Depending on where you live and where you stay up late, you may just get a glimpse of  a subtle penumbra eclipse, during which the moon passes through the light penumbral shadow surrounding the umbra. The umbra is the darkest shadow of the moon cast by the Earth. It just depends on where you are, if you will have the joys of seeing this!
Guess it is safe to say, the joy of the day and this Full Moon, 
be glad you are not a beaver is my thoughts!
Just as the bushy tails, they are busy, very busy and yet now must watch out in those swamps for trappers and traps!
Here the squirrels are busy and I could swear they sit in that old Oak tree that puts out more acorns than Carters' Little liver pills on a given day into my yard and driveway just waiting for me.
It is then that I am certain they take aim, and fire those acorns with precision of our Armed Forces and are able to hit me square on the head and shoulders each and every time I walk out the door!
Yet they are gathering, but I cannot imagine where they could put them all, they now waddle when they attempt to walk.
It is the gathering season friends, 
so gather your resources wisely,
you are your most precious gift to you and to others, so take best care!
If you live near a swamp, walk gently,
if you live near an Oak tree, you might want to consider a hard hat,
and if you live ...
live beautifully with each breath of wonder and awe
as we are in the little FULLNESS OF THE MOON!
Get your attitude of gratitude and have the best day ever!
Walk in Beauty
just Howl cos' you can!

Friday, November 27, 2015

The Holidays are officially here!

Just amazing isn't it? Still a Black Friday where people line up, stay up all night in pursuit of finding whatever it is today that they could of had last week at probably a better price... Today they will grab, get all the stuff they thing they must have, when yesterday they said they had enough and were grateful for what they had. Oh well, some things are just beyond my understanding.
If you are out and about with the crowds of "Black Friday", you are out and about with the crowds of "Black Friday". I sure hope you find all that you are looking for among the crowds while holding on to that feeling of great gratitude and thankfulness that filled the air yesterday! Just maybe you or someone you know were hitting the streets and the bargains held in many of the stores yesterday after a sumptuous meal as the doors were unlocked to those "amazing bargains", folks standing at the ready to run from aisle to aisle with happy faces and intent feet flying.  Wonder how many faces are showing those smiles out there today with happy feet? 

Oh Thanksgiving... such a day to see the posts on Facebook for the thousands of people talking of such warmth, such joy, such remarkable photographs of family, food, as they expressed such lovely sentiments of "thankfulness".  Of course those were scattered with the same political posts and opinions of others while mixed with the daily hatred/judgment of others. Let us not leave out the comical ones of adding prozac to the the Turkey so that everyone in the family could just get along and be good to each other for the day of thanks! Yep,  it does a heart, soul and spirit good to read of the thoughts of so many in unison as they give thanks on a day where so many are on the roads, sharing meals, sharing precious moments or pics of the same united traditional meals on different plates!

My question becomes this: IF that can be done once a year on a Thursday in November, why oh why can't it catch on for every day of the year? OK, maybe not turkey with all the trimmings... but the attitude of gratitude should, could and is attainable.

We don't need the "Black Friday" as the follow-up to clean dishes and over filled bellies, the Adrenalin surge as we try to find a parking place, then running like our lives depend on it into the stores with wild eyes to find the "next best thing" on sale as the motivator to keep going. Do we?

What is it that they are wanting so badly anyway? Is it the thrill, the excitement, the t-shirt that says, "I survived Walmart/Mall Black Friday?"

As I sit in the quiet, having coffee, wondering what in the world this world has come to... I am still filled with remarkable gratitude, I am so thankful for each and every person who has walked in and through my life. Some for a reason, many for a lesson... I am still full from that turkey of yesterday, still tickled by the 4 leggeds who stood in turn for their turkey bites and those tongues of theirs savoring each little bite.

Oh how grateful my heart is, how thankful I am for each moment of this precious life.

Wishing you a tongue licking weekend... Hope you have leftovers for that fantastic turkey sandwich later today... nothing like it.

Black Friday... Super Saturday... and of course after a long and wonderful weekend, folks can sit back and click on buttons for the famous
"cyber monday" for even a better deal. There's no crowds to fight, no running from store to store, no Adrenalin surges nor parking places to maneuver...  As Olivia would say, "Whatever floats your goat"!

Get your gratitude on and just go with it! It's official now... I myself saw Santa cruise past Macy's in the parade! Everyone can blast the Christmas music, pull out the tinsel, start those decorations and get those happy Elfs out on the shelves. Yes Yes, oh yes, You can say Merry Christmas and and be just as merry as gay as ya want to be!  Just be KIND.... and don't believe everything you read.

Walk in beauty,

author of:
Down The Hallway
Healing Heartaches
Chronic Pain with John Argent

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Day of Thanks

Wishing everyone a blessed and joyous Thanksgiving! May the blessings surround you, the feelings of gratitude begin your holiday season while carrying you into the new year.

May you feel the attitude of gratitude with each step you take!

It's the day of thanks. May your "thanks" be plentiful and your giving be continual.

On to the Parade... I hope you are smelling great smells as you settle in for a day of joy.

 My heart if filled with great gratitude... for all who gather.


Walk in beauty