The legend says that if any person hides under his branches, will
notice a sensation of peace. And will be capable of distinguishing the
essential thing of the incidental thing, the truth of the lie, the love
of the indifference. And if you fall asleep to this shade in the sufficient
time, you will have a dream in that you will discover which is the
authentic truth of the life and everything will make sense from this
When you see a weeping willow, try to remain a moment below and to breathe deeply.
I NEED to find a Weeping Willow to lay beneath and reap the truth of life...at least my life!
Patrick Swayze passed away peacefully today with family at his side
after facing the challenges of his illness for the last 20 months.
When he first went public with the illness, some reports gave him
only weeks to live, but his doctor said his situation was "considerably
more optimistic" than that. Swayze acknowledged that time might be
running out given the grim nature of the disease.
"I'd say five years is pretty wishful thinking," Swayze told ABC's Barbara Walters
in early 2009. "Two years seems likely if you're going to believe
statistics. I want to last until they find a cure, which means I'd
better get a fire under it."
And that's exactly what he did. In February, Swayze wrote an op-ed
piece in the Washington Post titled, "I'm Battling Cancer. How About
Some Help, Congress?" in which he urged senators and representatives to
vote for the maximum funding for the National Institutes of Health to
fight cancer as part of the economic stimulus package.
also appeared in the September 2008 live television event "Stand Up to
Cancer," where he pleaded: "I keep dreaming of a future, a future with
a long and healthy life, a life not lived in the shadow of cancer, but
in the light. ... I dream that the word `cure' will no longer be
followed by the words `is impossible.'"
This is what my Lucy died of...it just brakes my heart...and I send all of my good thoughts to his wife Lisa... I can only imagine the loss she is feeling. Like Lucy's husband Roy, when I loved Lucy so much and every day is reminded of her specialness, I hope that Roy is doing well will thriving without her. In my heart I picture both of them dancing and laughing...waiting for us to catch up.
Don't chase staying alive...LIVE YOUR LIFE... Patrick...
Seven of Pentacles Reversed
Getting mired down in the details of a projects. Feeling there is room
much to do alone, so you stop working altogether. Tired of waiting for
rewards to manifest. Working too hard without taking time out to enjoy
the benefits you are receiving. Spending too much time going over the
details and not enough time enjoying the journey.
• Change your thinking. Don't use the
words "good" or "bad" to describe food, yourself or your behavior.
These words can promote the unhealthy all-or-nothing pattern you're
trying to avoid.
• Establish a range for goals. This
allows for more flexibility. For instance, "I'll walk 30 minutes four
to six times a week" is better than planning to walk everyday.
• Schedule off days. Take
a day off from exercise each week. Use the time to focus on a nurturing
activity, such as reading or catching up with friends.
• Enlist help. Consider
meeting with a nutritionist, trainer, counselor or coach. They can help
keep you motivated and also make sure your goals are realistic.
• Cheer yourself on. Place a note in your bathroom, your car or on your calendar to remind yourself to relax.
• Be patient. Nothing causes more frustration than thinking you should be losing faster than you are. Aim to shed up to 1 percent of your body weight each week, but realize that plateaus are part of the journey.
In the days before the chemical revolution of the 20th century, our
ancestors relied on naturally occurring materials and substances to
help them with the housework. These included things like pure vegetable
soaps, grease-cutting vinegars, abrasives like calcium carbonate and
baking soda, citrus oils to remove odors and grime, and essential oils
of plants like birch and lavender to sanitize surfaces in the Home.
Not only did these homemade concoctions work well in many circumstances, but they had the additional advantages of being inexpensive
to make and completely non-toxic to use. For these reasons, many people
are happily rediscovering the art and science of do-it-yourself
cleaning products and creating much healthier homes in the process. Like Baking Soda Magic:
Polish the silver without elbow grease. Fill a
nonaluminum pan with hot water, place a small square of aluminum foil
(5 inches or so) in pan, add baking soda (1 teaspoon per quart) and
bring to a boil. Drop silver in briefly and remove with tongs. Wash
with soapy water and rinse and buff to a gloss. (Not recommended for
figured pieces: It will remove shading, so fine silver may look like
Prevent mildew in bathing suits. On a
beach outing, bring along a large zippered plastic bag containing 1/4 cup of
baking soda. Put wet suits in, then shake the bag well. The soda
absorbs moisture and sour musty odors until the suits can be rinsed or
Help with heat rash. After a lukewarm shower, use a cleaning product that doesn't contain soap (such as Dove). Towel dry and put a paste of
baking soda on any rashy area. Leave it there as long as practical.
Keep your dishwasher smelling good when you're away. Sprinkle some baking soda inside the dishwasher and leave the door open just a bit. It won't smell musty when you return.
Substitute for other toiletries on a camping trip. You can use it as toothpaste, as deodorant and as a balm for bug bites.
Get rid of a musty scent. If the clothes aren't completely dry when the dryer shuts off and smell musty, sprinkle baking soda on them, then put them back in and turn the dryer back on.
Clean crayon off a chalkboard. Just use baking soda on a damp rag to remove the wax and make the board clean for chalking again.
Make a quick substitute for spackle.To fill in a small hole, mix a bit of baking soda and a bit of white glue until you have a paste, then use your fingers to ply the paste to fill in the hole.