Earlier this week I began making a list of tasks I generally do every day, every week, every month, and seasonally. I started this list because I have felt disorganized and forgetful lately (likely a result of having too many little details to keep track of).
I surprised myself by adding "give something away" to my list of weekly tasks. I just jotted it down without even realizing I was writing it. But, I love the idea. I could give away something I have made, or simply something that I don't need any longer, but is still in good shape and might be useful to someone else.
Yesterday I gave my friend L a little package as we stood in the schoolyard waiting to pick up our children. She is a beekeeper, and as a card I cut out the page with the illustration of a honey bee from a tattered copy of the "Golden Book of Insects." You can see Mr. Albus Dumbledore checking out my wrapping skills in the middle photo.
Mother Nature gave me a gift this morning - a beautiful sunrise. It is bitterly cold here this morning, making the colors of the sunrise seem all the more crisp and brilliant. This is the view looking out my front window.
With gentleness overcome anger.
With generosity overcome meanness.
With truth overcome deceit.
- The Buddha
I thought this was a good quote, as it is Human Rights Day today.