Time keeps on ticking….
Where’d the summer go, and why are there so many leaves on the ground?
It’s kinda like that Tim Horton’s commercial where the girl is walking along and suddenly screams as she spots a leaf falling to the ground.
But I digress… So for any of you that have been following this blog since its inception.. I am still keeping track of the meaning of life contest. Neither of the two entries I submitted have yet to be selected and there are only two more selections/months left. In other words, I’m not holding my breath.
I have been quite disappointed by the entries that have been showcased as of late (aside from the fact that they weren’t mine) but these two more recent ones I thought I would share.
“The Meaning of Life is…to discover your gifts and give them away.” ~Erik Carlson, Rocklin, CA
“The Meaning of Life is…knowing the meaning of life and not having to
write it to other losers on a stupid website.” ~Lucas Bitter, Rochester, MN
So really.. is this guys’ last name Bitter? If so, that’s awesome! He has obviously found his gift and giving it away!
A lot of things have been in the works these past two months some of the highlights being:
My yoga teacher training is coming along fabulously, every day I learn more and realize that I have not even scraped the tip of the iceberg. My body is changing rapidly and I continue to recognize more and more habitual tendancies held in my body and mind.
I have booked my trip to PANAMA!! Two glorious weeks of fun, sun, beach, surf, tropical rainforests, volcanoes and countless adventures to share with the lovely lady :)
I am also hoping to add some new goodies to my triplegem line of meditation and yoga products www.triplegem.ca I already have a few 100% Hemp Yoga straps available, with some other fantastic eco friendly goods in the works… stay tuned.
So speaking of yours truly and triplegem.. I am very fortunate to appear yet again in the latest edition of Envison Magazine. Check it out!
The Envision Magazine October 2006 Table of Contents:
We are pleased this month to include the following articles:
what can anger do for me? - Joanne O’Brien
embrace myspace - Jason Etheridge
the world by bike - Robert T. Norton
crystal being, human soul - Kristie Mullens & Rachel Scoltock
divine discontent - Jan Janzen
honor role - Vaughn Loeffler
the four pillars of quantum inspiration - Stuart Long
living reiki: be honest - James Wells
dna activation, healing & enlightenment - Sol Luckman
the spirit of halloween - Erin (Imagine)
connects: artist x
breath and journal entries for smarty pants - Sebastian Kowalik pg 41
snafu - Mario Nuñez
tarotscopes: the outlook for october - James Wells
journeys of light: creating sacred spaces in our lives - Carter Hammett
the recovery - Michelle D. Cruz-Rosado
artist feature: Mark Hobson
cambodian landmine relief fund - Paul Jewitt
You can download it from here…
I also want to mention a great cause and wonderful contribution that the founders/editors of Envision are making out in their current home of Belize. They have been gathering donations and school supplies for a recently opened school that is providing an education to children from disadvantaged homes.
If you have any supplies or donations to offer please see the note written by Laurie below..they will wind up directly into the hands of the children :)
On September 4, 2006 Holy Cross School opened here on Ambergris Caye, Belize.
With help, they (Francis and Vernon) managed to get 3 buildings up on reclaimed swamp land and enroll 100 kids who may have otherwise not been geting any education. These kids are from disadvantaged homes are now able to get the education they deserve.
The School has a breakfast and lunch program running, as it is well known that poor diet can affect learning ability. The kids are are getting a healthy breakfast, a fruit snack mid-morning and a balanced lunch, free of charge.
Since Paul and I have become involved to help out with the school, so many wonderful people have stepped up to help us by making donations, sending school supplies, cheques and prayers.
The help these kids need is ongoing and we appreciate everyone who is able to help make a difference in any way. (you can see pictures of the school and the kids in my photos section http://envisionmagazine.zaadz.com/photos )
A few ideas for people that want to help….
Chalk, color pencils, crayons, markers, pens, regular pencils and erasers, rulers, stickers, pencil sharpeners, anything for arts and crafts, glue sticks, kids scissors rubber stamps/ink pads, paper, notebooks, paper, elastics, any library books ages 5 - 12 or so.
Beyond just school supplies to things like: Fist aid kits, band-Aids, topical ointments, children’s vitamins (much needed), tooth paste, tooth brushes, drinking cups, as all that stuff is much cheaper stateside.
Anything that school kids and teachers would need back home they can use here. Francis said the difference is here getting note books for school coming from a poor family, could mean the price of dinner.
Cheques are welcome too.
Checks can be made payable to: Holy Cross Anglican School and sent to:
Mrs. Francis Wilson
Anglican Diocese of Belize
PO Box 535
Belize City, Belize
Please contact me for mailing address and any other information you might need.