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Hope

Today I Love The Anticipation Of Breakfast

Ice grinding the shore's gears ...

Today I love the anticipation of breakfast, especially the anticipation I'm hearing about from someone else while I cook breakfast. I love that, apparently, it was smelling pretty damned delicious as it was cooking. I love that all the prep was done and all I had to do was cook and serve. I love breakfast at the cottage with the...
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Hope

Today I Love Good Fortune

Breakfast love

Today I love good fortune. I love that I got to portray the Money God or the God Of Good Fortune, the Cai Shen yesterday for the Chinese New Year's celebrations. I love that, since celebrations are ongoing I will get to do that again in a couple of weeks at the end of the celebrations here in our town. I love that it snowed yesterday and last night, but it...
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Creative Thinking

Connecting to Our Senses

When we connect to our senses, we become alive. We become mesmerized, and everything else melts away. We become immersed and absorbed. It's as though we travel inside whatever we're paying attention to: We travel inside a bowl of made-from-scratch spaghetti, swimming in the fresh garlicky sauce. We travel inside the stars we're staring at. We travel inside the flower we're smelling, inside sweet jasmine or intoxicating gardenia.

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Hope

Today I Love Chinese New Year

Gung Hay Fat Choy

Today I love Chinese new year and all the celebration that goes along with it. I love that I got to participate in the community celebrations at the museum, the library, and the art gallery. I love that I was given the opportunity to wear a costume and be the Cai Shen (God of Good Fortune) and hand out many red envelopes and have many people get their photo...
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Hope

Today I Love Dry Driveways

There's a brilliant sky up there ...

Today I love dry driveways and the fact that I was able to walk out to the car to load it up ... IN MY SLIPPERS!!! Ha. I love how the world changes every day, sometimes so subtly that you have to be a really diligent detective to see the differences, and sometimes so grandly that you have to be a really diligent detective...
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Today I Love Listening To The World

Must have been good stuff ;)

Today I love listening to the world, the soft babbling of dripping water from roof and tree and fence and bush, the shushing of cars as they squish by me on the road as I walk in the lovely melting morning. I love feeling the breeze that seems so mild and pleasant but would have been so cold to experience in Spain last week. I...
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Hope

Today I Love A Different Start

A sunny, bright, warm, winter day

Today I love a different start to a normally busy day. I love that this is Valentine's Day. I love that our morning was a little lazy because of a unique situation at somebody's office so we got to watch most of the Canadian Men's second game of Olympic curling on the couch with breakfast. I love that that is a good enough Valentine's day...
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Hope

Today I Love Mixed Doubles Curling

Coffee and Olympic TV, that's how we roll

Today I love Mixed Doubles Curling and, SPOILER ALERT, the fact that Canada won gold at the Olympics for this event making them the world leader with more Olympic gold medals in Mixed Doubles Curling than any other country in the world with a total of one of them. Yay Canada. I love that I think that is funny. I also love that someone...
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Hope

Today I Love Being Back To Work

The driveway's out there somewhere ... I ain't looking.

Today I love being back to work full time on all the different jobs I do, none of which are actually full time. I love how so many of my different jobs seem to interact with each other just outside of my sphere of control, isn't that interesting? I love how that makes people think I'm in deeper than I am...
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Today I Love Lazy Olympic Mornings

No self control ... I'm okay with that.

Today I love lazy Olympic mornings when I roll out of bed and watch extreme sporting events on television with a big bowl of hot coffee in my hands. I love that my Canadian Women's hockey team won their first game and that they never stopped playing hard through the whole thing. I love that the Russian team they played against never...
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Today I Love The Slow Quiet Calm

Coffee on ice ...

Today I love the slow quiet calm of the snow covered world in which I live. I love that, now that the driveway is cleared, the cottage is very peaceful. I love the call of winter birds from tree to tree as they find their way to and from food and keep tabs on the predators that are lurking and looking for lunch here in the...
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Hope

Today I Love This Olympic World



Today I love this Olympic world and what we can do if we all work together. I love that the differences between people are never as great as they are made out to be, that the biggest weapon is always the drama with which those differences are stated and that if we could learn to see past that drama, all the other weapons in the world...
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Hope

Today I Love Being Stoked

Loaf of love

Today I love being stoked about a new day in my same old life that I've been away from for a while. I love that my same old life was great when I left for holidays and it's great now that I'm back. I love that, though there are things I don't enjoy doing in it, I get to do them and make those things done, and that's the...
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Today I Love This Home Adventure

Home brew ... at home.

Today I love this home adventure, starting back into old routines that seem almost like distant memories, finding my way through things as foreign today as the country I've been in for the last two weeks. I love how sweet the air at Montreal airport tasted to me on our layover there. Oh Canada, I love you so. I love that I had to clear...
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Hope

Today I Love Spain

Fuengirola from the pier

Today I love Spain and all the sights I've seen, though admittedly I haven't seen as much as there is to see, but I've seen enough to see in two weeks and maybe, if I'm very good and very lucky I will get to come back here someday and see more. I love that this is my last full day here in...
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