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Wednesday, November 06, 2002


I like to share positive things - events, quotes, and even businesses with positive practices. One of those is Femail Creations - a mail order catalog with unusual and inspiring and fun items for women and the people they love.

If you sign up for their e-newsletter, you'll receive uplifting messages from their founder - a woman who believes that envisioning what you wish to achieve is the key to reaching your aspirations. I couldn't agree more!

I forgot to tell you - remember that hat that dear Valentine wore for you a few weeks ago? Well, I took it to the "welcome home" party for my sister this past weekend. When I brought it out, everyone in the room lit up, smiled, and had to try the funky thing on. Just goes to show you that the more funny-looking a hat is, the more people it'll appeal to!

From the middle-aged, swing-dancing couple... to the six-foot-plus African-American former basketball star (who is bald and really liked the soft warmth!)... to my artsy sister the Californian digital animator... to my northwoods, He-Man hunter husband... everyone tried on the hat and showed it off with a big grin. We all were in stitches! (I'm sure the wine helped...)

It finally came to rest on an elderly Italian immigrant - a woman who is my "soul mother" and whom I love dearly... and it fit as if it were made for her! Everyone instantly approved, and it was obvious that hat had come into being for none other than Ada. When we all said she must keep it, she graciously accepted, a pleased and satisfied smile upon her face.

I don't know what inspired me to make that hat, or to bring it with me that evening, but Something knew that it was the right hat for Ada, and I felt great about being able to give it to her... and about it bringing smiles to so many people. I think it will continue to make people smile, with it's little top-knot/stem, as she wears it to church each week!

Moral of the story: knit as many silly hats as possible and take them everywhere, and a recipient will eventually appear!

I am grateful that I went to vote yesterday - all alone, a major feat for me. There were only four people there and I was in and out in less than five minutes - another thing to be grateful for, as I wouldn't have been able to stand in line for a long period of time. Even the weather cooperated - thought it was raining gently, it was not cold.

I'm not particularly confident in any of the candidates here... but I voted simply because I can and there are so many in the world who don't have the opportunity. I didn't want to waste the chance, and I'm glad I did it. We are so lucky to live in a country where we are not forced to vote, too - as they are in Brazil.

I am grateful for our freedom, and the freedom not to exercise our freedoms, too. This country has a lot of problems, but I wouldn't want to live anyplace else. (Well, except maybe London again, but that's just Dickensian sentimentality!)

Cranberry Cable Sox continue apace... photo soon. I am really liking this Patons Kroy yarn. My Wildfoot yarn arrived from The Knitting Knook and it is gorgeous! It feels more like cotton than wool, and it says it is "permanently mothproofed." Wonder how they did that? Great color choices, Linda!

I'm grateful for the positive, encouraging feeling I receive when a new issue of "Bicycling" magazine, or our natural food co-op newsletter, appears in the mailbox.

Being as far removed from folks, socially and physically, as I am, it is hard to get a dose of inspiration on a daily basis. Although I'm not always able to eat right or exercise, I find that reading about these things gives me the motivation to at least keep them in mind and take little steps in the right direction.

Even though I'm not as able as most folks, getting an issue of "Outside" magazine makes me want to go out and walk in the woods (if not actually attempt to climb to the top of Everest!)

If you're stuck in a rut when it comes to your health, pick up a couple of healthy-living magazines the next time you're at the supermarket, and send in the subscription cards. They're not expensive, and the extra "boost" they'll give you each month will go a long way towards encouraging you in healthy pursuits. It's too easy to forget to take care of yourself if there's no one to remind you. This is a simple way of reminding yourself that you matter!

And they're a lot healthier for your body image than reading fashion magazines.

Today: a doctor appointment, perhaps a tiny bit of Christmas shopping as long as I'm out, bills, and litterboxes.

I'm then hoping to have some tea and knit. Perhaps tonight I will get Jeff to accompany me on cello if I practice recorder - I'd like to work on some carols and get into a holiday mood.

Or maybe we will just play a game of checkers or Harry Potter Uno... Jeff's been so busy with travel and referee-ing and work lately that we haven't been able to sit down together for two minutes at a time. I find that playing board games together is a good way to encourage conversation, rather than sitting together in front of the TV, silent.

I hope you will have a positive day!

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