“Superstition is the poetry of life” Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, The Maxims and Reflections of Goethe
“The only real valuable thing is intuition” Albert Einstein
Ok. I admit it. I wish on stars, cross my fingers and try very hard not to step on cracks. And, yes, I always make a wish when I blow out my birthday candles and kiss the clock at 11:11 or any other time that suits my fancy! I believe in intuition, women’s or otherwise and I will go out of my way so that nothing will ever come between me and the people I care about when we are walking together.I also have little games I like to play that in my mind will predict an outcome for me. For instance: If I get 3 green lights in a row, then I won’t have to do something I’ve dreaded. Or: If Pandora plays a certain song when I am thinking about someone or something, the words of the song will define the situation. What can I say? I’m a little strange but when it comes between choosing to be like this or being more logical, I choose magical because….as the Black Eyed Peas so aptly put it “I’ve got a Feeling”
“Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy: the mad daughter of a wise mother”
“I feel there are two people inside me- me and my intuition. If I go against her, she’ll screw me every time, but if I follow her, we get along quite nicely” Kim Basinger
- The emotions or conduct of friends; the state of being friends.
- A relationship between friends.
My friends are my estate.
Hold a true friend with both your hands.
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
I have been on a quest to make friends- real, lasting friends. After many years of moving around the world, being married and growing kids, I am craving the steadiness and comfort of a good, solid friendship. You would think that would be pretty easy but I have actually found it fairly difficult. Don’t get me wrong, I have met so many different people, I could write a book! These women (and occasionally, men) have had a variety of personalities, ranging from goofy and fun-loving to down right intense! I have even met additional women through them and for the most part, it has been an awesome experience. I have been blessed by meeting and being accepted by some truly amazing and gracious ladies and am honoured to call them friend but….I still crave “my person” I want to be like Meredith and Christina in “Grey’s Anatomy“. I need my person.
It is the friends that you can call at 4 a.m. that matter.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
* Ralph Waldo Emerson
A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.
This evening I attended my first meet up for PIF People. What is PIF? Pay it forward! This group was started by a friend of mine 2 years ago and has been in the making since. The main premise is that it’s members will be watching for ways to perform random acts of kindness as well as ways to pay it forward. This evening we received our PIF cards and we will be tracking all the cards to see where they end up and how many times each one is “forwarded”
“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
I remember my very first example of PIF, before it had a name. Before kids in school were given the assignment to perform random acts of kindness, before there was a movie. My father had done something for me. I don’t remember what it was. I don’t remember if I was already a parent or still a kid. I just remember that I was so grateful and I knew it would be hard to repay him. He told me that the only repayment he expected was for me to do the same for my children. My first lesson in paying it forward. One I’ve never forgotten.
Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him. ~Albert Schweitzer
Last week, a man approached me and offered to wash my desperately dirty car for $10. My inclination was to say no. I felt a little bit intruded upon. He said ok how about $5? I was meeting friends and already a little late. Again, I shook my head no (a little less emphatically this time) He said to me “Please, lady, whatever you want to give me. I have no gas to get home.” He washed my car. It was cleaner than it had been in weeks. I gave him $10. He had enough money to go home. I went to meet my friends, a little late and a little lighter in my pocket but a whole lot lighter in my heart.
To learn more about our PIF People click HERE
For a touching example of PIF, please watch this….