Thursday, June 24, 2010

Something to think about....

What Will Matter
By Michael Josephson

Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end.
There will be no more sunrises, no days, no hours, or minutes.
All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten will pass on to someone else.
Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevant.
It will not matter what you owned or what you were owed.
Your grudges, resentments, frustrations, and jealousies will finally disappear.
So, too, your hopes, ambitions, plans, and to-do lists will all expire.
The wins and losses that once seemed so important will fade away.
It won’t matter where you come from, or on what side of the tracks you lived.
It won’t matter whether you are beautiful or brilliant.
Your gender, skin color, ethnicity will be irrelevant.
So, what will matter?
How will the value of your days be measured?
What will matter is not what you bought, but what you built. Not what you got, but what you gave.
What will matter is not your success, but your significance.
What will matter is not what you learned, but what you taught.
What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage and sacrifice that enriched, empowered or encouraged others to emulate your example.
What will matter is not your competence, but your character.
What will matter is not how many people knew you, but how many will feel a lasting loss when you’re gone.
What will matter is not your memories, but the memories of those who loved you.
What will matter is how long you will be remembered, by whom and for what.
Living a life that matters doesn’t happen by accident. It’s not a matter of circumstance but of choice.

Choose to live a life that matters.

Monday, June 21, 2010


We had this guy wander in to the back yard a couple weeks ago... just came out of the woods.

Pretty menacing at first -

Then he just had a nice sit down and scratched his belly! So cool to see one up close.

He wandered around for about an hour and then crossed the road and we haven't seen him since!

Fine with me. Once is good.

Friday, June 18, 2010

I have been a fan for a long time of Alisons at Brocante home. I love seeing all her trials and fun with her son and all of her thoughts from England. Puttery treats, the pinboard feature is joy I love all the vintage pics.

The one thing that is difficult is trying to make a comment. I can't do it on safari or firefox and the comment service she uses seems to be not working and confusing. This might be why comments seem low!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

30 of 30

Clear GUT feelings that spare us emotions and save us time.

All Done!! woohoo.

I have a couple pages left in the book to do since it was over 30 pages and I want to do a final page for the last one - but this is it for the challenge.

It's pretty cool and I think I would like to make some more books with different papers and covers - possibilities are endless. I want to look through all my vintage paper and ephemera and make up some books.

That's all for now!

29 of 30

To laughing so hard you cry.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

28 of 30

The wildness of Creativity and the wisdom of Intuition.

27 of 30

Having your curiosity satisfied.

Friday, June 11, 2010

26 of 30

People that expand our space.

25 of 30

A group of people gathered around a summer nights bonfire.

24 of 30

Fresh Baked Bread right from the oven.

23 of 30

Never forgetting to be playful - It's a fringe benefit of being alive.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

22 of 30

Having a special spot to call your own.

21 of 30

The comfort of your best-loved blanket.

20 of 30

Growing wings on the way down.

19 of 30

Losing all sense of TIME because you are absorbed in something that interests you.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

18 of 30

Standing at the edge of the sea feeling the knowledge of the earth eternal.

17 of 30


The sensational experience of being alive.

16 of 30

Our capacity to feel delight and awe about our beautiful little planet.

15 of 30

Viewing artwork that speaks to your soul and transports you.

Monday, June 7, 2010

14 of 30

Your favourite, worn pair of jeans.

13 of 30

The occasional bliss of doing nothing and not feeling guilty about it.

12 of 30

Delight in holding a child's hand.

11 of 30

Fresh picked fruit.

10 of 30

The season of being barefoot approaching.

9 of 30

Music that makes us move our body.

8 of 30

The imagination of others when it inspires our own.

7 of 30

A life that is ignited, burning and fueled with CREATIVE PASSION.

6 of 30

Escaping into a good book.

5 of 30

The Joy Dancing can bring.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

4 of 30

The breath you take when you get a good idea...

3 of 30

Feeling Free and never taking it for granted.

Day 2

This is Day 2 of 30/30 project... I made the book in the previous post and I am making it a book of toasts. Things I want to make a toast too and remember....

Here's too...