Tuesday, July 6, 2010


I cannot believe how fast the months are going by; it's crazy.

It is crazy hot here in Ohio & has been for the last 4 days; extreme 90 degree heat. it completely wears me out & makes me feel 'funny.' The Son & I walked this trail Sat. morning @ 9:00 a.m. & it was brutal. I thought that early in the morning would be okay, but apparently I was wrong. I'm trying to get myself to where I feel normal - drinking plenty of water. Yesterday, I did nothing more sit in the rocking chair in the A/C, catch up on magazines & watch "The Closer" episodes that I had taped earlier, while my heart constantly beat wildly! Everything was an effort. This feeling, of course, kicked off my anxiety. Sheesh. I tried to get myself under control by spending quiet time, but I couldn't focus.

Today's the Dalai Lama's birthday. I woudn't have known that if it hadn't been for one of my fave bloggers, 'SeLah' from "The Necessary Room" suggesting that we all build a bridge of love to honor Mr. Lama's continuous giving of peace & love. I think it's a beautiful idea. My contribution will be to send off 3 note cards to my "jewels" from SeLah's past project before I leave the office. They will go to Virignia, Texas and Arizona. It takes such a small effort to lift someone's spirits. Do something kind today for/to someone in honor of Mr. Lama's days.

This is a good quote from the Dalai in keeping with the 'bridge building': “Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.” Dalai Lama

Speaking of SeLah, she has offered to do a guest post here when she gets the time. YIKES and SCREAM! I am excited, but at the same time, I'm feeling apprehensive & nervous. She's going to mention me on her blog, which will in turn lead folks here... which is good, but... scary-good (LOL!) I suddenly wanna feel all upbeat & positive & inspiring, which is so not what I'm feeling right this moment. But no one wants to read the rants of a sour-puss! Maybe after I get my body back on track, I won't feel this weird dispair-type feeling.

Did you know that having a real, true, down to earth, honest, friend is beneficial to your health? It's true & it makes perfect sense:


Notice, it also states that if it's a good friendship that you enjoy - not one that drains you or is envious, jealous or competitive with you. And remember, like I told my mother last week - to make a friend, you have to reach out & be a friend.... My problem is that i'm such a loner, I think nothing of being alone, until I realize I'm starved for friendship. We all need it.


  1. You are soooo funny. Just so you know, I woodburned your blog address in the wood I laid down on the bridge of love. ha ha.

    Can't wait to come by and shake things up a bit around here. I promise to clean up before I leave. ;) one love.

  2. You, too, are soooo funny!!! I greatly anticipate your shaking this up around here! Don't worry about cleaning up - I'll handle it :-)

  3. Hej Tracy, thanks for participating in the celebration of the birthday of the Dalai Lama. Loved reading your post and you are right, everybody can use a friend even a loner.

  4. thanks, Elizabeth of coming by!!! I love all things reaching out & RAK (random acts of kindness.) The contact of a good friendship is a feeling like none other :-)

  5. Hey Tracey, sometimes being a 'loner' is a good way to feel all independent and build one's self confidence. And sometimes good friends (like, um, Se'Lah) help you build faster :)



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