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Archives for January, 2017

Hope

Today I Love Time Spent Well

No snow falling ... yet

Today I love time well spent on things that are important. I love when something finished gives me a feeling of satisfaction, or the sense that I made a difference. I love feeling like more than just my life has improved when I accomplish something good. I love being involved in things that may or may not seem all that important to many others, but are important to...
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Hope

Today I Love The Snow Globe I Live In

Snow globe

Today I love the snow globe I live in and the cheery look of it outside the window. I love that it is snowing right now, though the sun is shining too. How does it do that? I love when I'm cleaning off the car and by the time I get to the front of the car the back is already covered in snow again. I love that I have serious...
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Today I Love The Road

The remains of a great meal ...

Today I love the road and the sights of open fields of snow, stands of evergreens, and bushlots filled with the leafless limbs of hardwood trees waving and threatening to throw the tufts of snow they're holding at us as we zoom past. I love the grey sky and the easy light that makes way for the brilliant sun with random cracks of blue...
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Today I Love New Year’s Day

Gong hei fat choi

Today I love New Year's day. Gong hei fat choi. I love the celebrations, though I would dearly love to to experience them in a place where Chinese New Year is a really big deal. I love cultural celebrations that people are willing to share with their community and as celebrations go, Chinese New Year is pretty huge. I love all the bright colors, the shiny decorations, the different...
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Today I Love Walking

The new brute ...

Today I love walking and I love that I am seven kilometers farther down the road than I was yesterday at this time. I love that I still walk at the same pace I did when I was walking everyday. I love that I can walk the indoor track at the rec centre and that I can choose to walk or swim when I go there now. I...
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Today I Love The Snow Painted Fence

Paint by snow

Today I love the snow painted fence out back of the house, the rabbit's hiding spot among the reeds that form a hut roofed with snow.  I love the dark green of the cedar's branches layered with heavy sweeping strokes of snow, the spattered panels of exposed fence, the bare tree branches loaded with white that leaves them dark and scowling in relief. I love the beauty of the work...
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Today I Love That Adventures Continue

Interesting music happens in cafés

Today I love that adventures continue. I love that adventures are a way of looking at life. I love that I see adventure in everything I do, I just look at each thing as an adventure because you never know when grabbing a coffee on the way from A to B is going to end up with you meeting someone you know, or meeting someone you should know,...
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Today I Love The Power Of Love

Coffee and a walk ...

Today I love the power of love and the things that it can accomplish when it is unleashed. I love that not the least of those things is the quiet comfort of a good and adventurous life. I love that life is a journey and love is as good a map as any and better than most. I love that love fuels so many good projects...
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Today I Love The Ghostly Fog

Distant silver fog

Today I love the ghostly fog painting the edges of my neighbourhood with silver walls of hazy mystery. I love how those walls make my world smaller, how they reduce what I have to deal with to just my immediate vicinity. I love walking in the fog, wondering if the world I know is still there beyond that veil, or if, as I walk, things will change and become unfamiliar,...
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