Tuesday, February 19, 2008

What's In A Word?

Barrack Obama and Hillary Clinton are at it again disputing Obama's right to use the same words as MA Governor Deval Patrick's quotes from one of his speaches. Gov. Patrick was interviewed and told Sen. Obama he didn't mind if he used the same words.

Words, in and of themselves, are not necessarily important - it is the meaning behind the words, and the truth held in the words that matters most, don't you think?

This is something that has been on my mind recently, even before this political tie-in. I'm hoping to occassionally post something about a word and what it means to me individually, globally, etc. I've got some research to do before I begin, but know that any word I choose to dwell upon is going to be one that I find spiritually or emotionally uplifting, have a general positive connotation (to me at least), and will hopefully leave you feeling better that when you started to read the blog.

Wish me luck as I venture forth into the world of words.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Random Things

An inspirational quote: “Nothing is easier than being busy, and nothing more difficult than being effective.”
-- Alec MacKenzie, time-management expert

2/2, now known as Groundhog Day, is actually the midpoint of the winter quarter of the year. The pagens call this day Imbolc. The day was/is used to forecast the following six weeks, just as Puxatawny Phil is used now - by the weather backwards. A clear day would indicate 6 more weeks of winter weather - like Phil seeing his shadow. The best part of this is no matter the weather, we are more than halfway to spring - yippee!

2/7 is Chinese New Year this year. We are about to enter the year of the rat. The date is determined by the second new moon following winter solstice - again, close to halfway through winter.

If you missed making resolutions or just haven't kept the ones you made at the Gregorian new year - why not make them now; anytime is a good time to decide to make your life better.

Peace, Judi

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