I set off on one of my autumn dreams
Under sunlight’s pale golden beams
Meandering tawny meadows
Looking for gilded harvest rainbows
I muse into gurgling brooks, streams
Trees prepare to bare their soul
Cascading russet, copper leaves fold
To lay down a carpet of gold
Nip in the air warmness stole
Braes hibernate as I stroll
I breathe a palette of earthy hues
Air crackles in the ruddiness that brews.
Happiness reigns supreme
In the footfalls of my chartreuse dream.
If you don’t appreciate what you have, you become ungrateful.
Ungratefulness leaves you unhappy because you make plans based on what you don’t have, you develop an unhealthy entitlement attitude, you become greedy, you set out to get everything at all costs, even to the detriment of others, Greed makes you see only “I”, the bad ego.
Remember all that you have was given; you need money for almost everything, do you produce money?. “But I create value”, are you the only one creating that value, why should people patronize you?. “But I have talent” are you the only one with that talent, why should people follow you?. “But I’ve skills, I’ve certificates …..” really?
Life’s all about receiving and giving, you receive, you keep some and give some back, if you don’t feel you have enough, you won’t be able to give, you won’t even appreciate those that gave…
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A treasure trove of biological hot spots sheltering ancient rockfish, delicate corals, and sponges hidden inside the inlets of British Columbia’s isolated central coast merit protection, a new study indicates.
A number of sites of exceptional biodiversity—well-known to the region’s First Nations but previously undocumented by science—have been identified with joint research between the Central Coast Indigenous Resource Alliance (CCIRA) and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), said one of the study’s lead authors, Alejandro Frid.
The hot spots studied fall within the territories of the Kitasoo/Xai’xais, Wuikinuxv, Nuxalk and Heiltsuk Nations, which are also involved in the CCIRA, Frid said.
“None of (the hot spots) was a surprise to the First Nations,” Frid said, adding a number of sites identified through traditional knowledge need more exploration. “But from a formal scientific standpoint, there were no surveys of what was there in terms of rockfishes, corals and sponges.”
H is for Healing
“As soon as healing takes place, go out and heal somebody else” -Maya Angelou-
Is love the stepping stone to healing? Or, is healing is the stepping stone to love?
When we love, we begin to heal and when we heal we can begin to love, ourselves, and others more fully.
Imagine you were in the depths of despair and you had a chance to speak with God. What would you say?
Despair and depression are the best friends of pain and for those who suffer chronically life can seem to be hopeless at times.
Every day waking up knowing exactly how the day will unfold before it even started.
Knowing that all day will be a struggle. A struggle that no one can understand and because of that, the person in pain isolates themselves from the world. Not because they don’t want to be around…
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Trees in tropical forests grow less in warmer years, according to a new study published in the journal Journal of Geophysical Research. This suggests that, with the temperature rise caused by climate change, these. forests they can absorb less carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Deborah and David Clark – a couple of researchers from the University of Missouri-St Louis in the United States – spent decades at La Selva Biological Station, a place in northeastern Costa Rica where scientists from around the world are dedicated to investigating the rainforest.
From 1997 to 2018, they made detailed measurements of the forest, evaluating the wood production of the trees, their growth and the accumulation of leaves, branches and other organic materials in the soil.
Black Oak Road approaches Connecticut Hill from the north. At this point a long view to west opens up that include Cayuta Lake and the distant highlands of Seneca Lake.
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By Tô Thuỳ Yên, translation by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm
You ran away from your past
Erasing all evidence of yourself
Worried the old promise might pursue you perhaps?
What if one day by accident
We meet again
The heart shall sidestep, freeze
The door deadlocked
Me forgetting the security code
But you won’t have to worry
Forget about the storm surrounding the fire
How wonderful is it to watch heaven soothe the earth
A period when, I had time to dream
Not a hint of it and all rocks have shattered in my head
How long with the flame grapple with the wind
Rather sad. But rather brave
Glancing over the poem, (em)did you know
The source of my suffering is that fire?
Missing death the way I miss my parent’s house
Wishing I never met you if I were to begin again
Rest in peace, to…
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