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What It's Like to Live Now, with Gratitude

Happy 2014 Allrecipeeps!! 
Dec. 31, 2013 2:40 pm 
Updated: Jan. 3, 2014 9:03 am

I apologize for not keeping in touch better/more often.
I find blogging here difficult.
It never seems to work the same way twice. . .(either that or I don't work the same way twice. Which is entirely possible.)


I've been making crochet and learning. 

That's what I call "watching documentarys". 


I thought I'd share three of them with you.



This 2012 documentary was made by the Pachamama Alliance, part of whose mission is to bring forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just human presence on this planet. A mission I resonate with. This forum where I watched is world wide. There are some "prickly" types who respond/review. Of those who have reviewed this, it still has a 8.78 rating. I appreciate especially the upbeat and positive message at the end that ensures every ONE can make a difference.  


I found this documentary extremely troubling. Frightened as much by the time that has elapsed since it won so many awards in 2010, as by the information it included. Again, made by ONE, for the most part and his quest to understand. It's hard to remember the ocean when you live in the MidWest. Perhaps it's as hard to remember it's so very vital functions, even if you live beside it.


This documentary was made in 2007. It almost seems, cosmically speaking, that once this information became "known", or said out loud (AbraCaDaBra. . . I speak what I create), we were delivered a striking economic blow. Perhaps a moment to re-evaluate what is important?

Tomorrow is 2014. Seven years since the story of stuff. How much more "stuff" have we consumed?

If you have food in your refrigerator (let alone a refrigerator), clothes in your closet, a bed to sleep in and a roof over your head, you have MORE than 83 percent of the other humans on this planet. This feels wrong to me. Every mothers child of us deserves shelter and a bowl of soup and a soft place to sleep with a warm blanket and a full belly. It only takes ONE of us to reach out to ONE of us.

I'm encouraged by those ONES who are joining to make these things possible.
And to those ONES who are learning and speaking what they learn/know.
And to those very bright ONES, seeking  working solutions for the problems we face.

How WILL we replace our dependance on fossil fuel?
WILL we take care of the LIFE of this planet?

Shine bright.

I believe.

Dec. 31, 2013 2:44 pm
Delete the first 6 characters in the address of the first doc to access it.
Jan. 1, 2014 6:38 am
A great way to be able to help other people is go down to your nearest Salvation Army or some other Women's Shelter in your area. They always need food, clothing, and household items. They also always need volunteers. You could do it as often as you would like and would fulfill your quest to help the needy.
Jan. 1, 2014 7:07 am
Happy New Year :)
Jan. 1, 2014 7:15 am
Jan. 1, 2014 10:22 am
Well said.
Jan. 1, 2014 10:38 am
Happy New Year!! I'm passing this information along because some folks don't KNOW. Just because you don't know, doesn't mean it's not happening. Maybe it will reach enough ears to make a difference. We are experiencing a mass extinction. Right now. Today. http://www.mysterium.com/extinction.html
Jan. 1, 2014 11:40 am
Happy New Year! It really is easy for everyone to make a difference, just by being mindful of our actions. Combine errands and make one trip in the car. Drop off some pasta and a jar of sauce to the food bank. Before throwing something away consider if it can be repurposed.
Jan. 1, 2014 3:20 pm
Hello, dear Sister, and may your New Year bring much joy to you! I absolutely ditto your blog's voice! Yesterday, I popped into our little town's one grocery stor and as it is in small towns, I ran into one of my previous students with her mother. She squealed, "Miss Cathy!!!" and ran for a great big smooch and hug. We talked and laughed for a few minutes and then made our goodbyes. As I continued my shopping, a woman, whom I did not know, whispered to me, "You are very important in the child's life". I thanked her and told her of my great love of all children. She again said quietly, "You are a great lady and have made a difference in this world". I thanked her and wished her a joyeous new year. She muttered, "I hopes it's better than this year......". I can only hope that the joy she saw between this little girl and myself may have given her a little joy. I love you, dear friend!
Jan. 2, 2014 8:13 am
Lady Sparkle. Sometimes we forget when we are living in our own world. There are so many things to be thankful for. Thanks for the great blog.
Jan. 2, 2014 1:03 pm
BSM... I envision a day when "car sharing" is the norm. Re purposing becomes a way of life. CathyMeyers, you shine on Sweet Sister. Love you so much!! Lela, I agree! We are at a point where we can't afford to forget. Or our grandchildren will only have stories about some of the wild life living in our world.
Jan. 3, 2014 9:03 am
LS - you are SO right! And 83% of people in the world are doing without? But we have to start "at home". I'm against giving to overseas causes when we have starving young & old people here. When our own poor are taken care of, we should start helping the rest. Until then, I encourage everyONE to donate to their local charities and try using less of disposable products, canned goods & artificial ingredients. ONE can make a difference, even if ONE is not in a spotlight. If we all did our part being "green" and taking care of our own families, we could cut down on harming the earth & on the need for homeless shelters. I hope we all come to our senses soon, or the children being born now will have a very bleak existence. (sorry for the long blurb!) Thanks for trying to get the "word" out! You are obviously "part of the solution", and I'm trying to follow in your footsteps!
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