You are refreshing and vital as the air, graceful and tender as sparkling water, lustrous and consuming as flames of fire, generous and enveloping as space and stable and deep as the earth.. you elemental woman are perfect beauty itself. *Ancient essay on the five elemental women of Indian mythology*


Monday, September 19, 2011

How are you the change*

I love the saying " Be the change you want to see in the world" ~Ghandi~  I've been thinking how am I making the world better? I sign petitions and I give to charity, but on a more basic level I make sure that I am respectful and honest...I do random acts of kindness and I take the time to listen to people. Listening seems to have become a lost art form....but I wonder if these things make a difference? When people are kind and polite to me it brightens my day and I want to share that with the people around me....but do others feel the same way?
So I have been are you the change everyday?



  1. I do! Of course, you know that. Keep at it. Sometimes it feels futile, but it at least you've done something rather than sitting around complaining.

  2. I know you do! That's cuz ur Awesome! ;)

  3. I am with you on this. I know in my head that the work I do makes a difference, but sometimes it is hard to feel it. I am an advocate for abused women and children, and activist in my community for helping kids realize their potential, I do what I can with my shop to help people and donate to a great cause. Yet it's hard to not feel like its not working when there is still so much negativity going on. We are making a difference. We are being the change. Even if we haven't solved the entire problem just yet!

    I am a new follower and looking forward to reading your blog!

  4. Welcome Sandi! Thank u for ur comment ^_^

  5. I thought I should share some wisdom from my husband. This morning I am really bothered by the Troy Davis case- so much so that it woke me up at 3 am- my husband told me that I have a good heart and that it does make a difference because I am teaching our children about compassion and justice, so they can teach theirs. He really believes that it changes things in a tangible way.

  6. I agree with him...thank you for sharing that wisdom with me. We need more people in the world like you and your husband. Thank you*