Saturday, November 8, 2008

My Senses Put In Order

I go to nature to be soothed and healed
and have my senses put in order.

John Burroughs

>Of Note: If life seems overwhelming at times, nature has a way of reducing anxiety and can be better than a pill. It seems that a calming energy is emitted outdoors and is ours for the taking. And what's more, it's free. This quote was taken from the Rainforest Section of where you can donate daily with one click. Check it out.

>Today's Weather Report: It is snowing hard, big flakes. These were only supposed to be snowshowers, but this has a look of something entirely different. One forgets from season to season what to expect exactly--but the routine returns quickly after a storm or two. This summer I organized the snow shovels so all six are in one place. Last winter we could find none of them when needed. There is nothing like the frustration of buying yet one more snow shovel when you know five more lurk somewhere.

>Watch For Change Snippit: I'm not the only one tired of buying unnecessary items. With the economic downturn, luxury items are not the hot ticket they used to be. Wall Street Journal quotes a lady as saying, "It's definitely all of a sudden very cool to be cheap." This newspaper has an article almost daily about this changing psychology and says that people aren't shopping anymore to feel better. Rather, folks are actually NOT shopping to feel better. Another newspaper went even further by suggesting the slowdown can be good for us. Kind of like the realizations that occur after waking from a binge.

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