Life Experiences, Postive mindset

Monday Morning Musing #36 – Silence in an Augustinian Monastery

  The first thing I notice is the Hudson's Bay blanket. They are iconically Canadian and part of our country's history. But there it is, on my bed... in a Monastery in old Quebec City. The four muted, primary stripes of the blanket are the only colours in the room. A vision of white; austere… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #36 – Silence in an Augustinian Monastery

Happiness

Monday Morning Musing #34 – In the capital where it’s icy cold, winter wondrous and gallery perfect

  When planning this trip to Ottawa, I vowed that I would lace up the skates and glide regally (or not) down our capital’s frozen byways. But today, I just couldn’t pluck up the courage. I’m not proud of the reason – with the wind-chill factor plunging the temperature to almost minus 20C, it's darn… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #34 – In the capital where it’s icy cold, winter wondrous and gallery perfect

Happiness, Writing

Monday Morning Musing #32 – Happiness is like a butterfly…

I couldn't help getting a little teary this week when I read his message. It was from Bruce, and he thought this quote from Thoreau might resonate. “Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you. But if you turn your attention to other things, it will come… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #32 – Happiness is like a butterfly…

Books and Reading

Monday Morning Musing #30 – What’s in your tsundoku?

  Might you have a tsundoku? Yes, if you are one who stacks books, piled high and earmarked for reading, you have a tsundoku. Charmingly, the Japanese combined elements of ‘piling things up ready for later’ and ‘reading books’ to create this colloquialism... it perfectly describes the squirrel-like habits of many who treasure books and endeavour to read… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #30 – What’s in your tsundoku?

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Monday Morning Musing #28 – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Perhaps it was apt that the sun was hiding behind foggy clouds, a rarity in our small mountain city. As one of the sunniest places in Canada, the sun is an almost constant friend. But that afternoon as I strolled the pedestrian-friendly downtown of Kimberley, the monochrome hues enticed me to notice other details. At… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #28 – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…