humans behaving beautifully, kindness, Walking

More Little Free Libraries

Came across another Little Free Library yesterday. The trunk beneath opens up to reveal a treasure trove of children's books! I love this so much. I can only imagine the joy of children passing by, lifting that lid and finding all those books inside just for them. What a genius design. Our snow is pretty… Continue reading More Little Free Libraries

humans behaving beautifully, kindness, Walking

Little Free Libraries

Nothing sends me scurrying across the street faster than spotting A Little Free Library. I'm like a squirrel on steroids chasing down a nut. We had a couple in my old town which I frequented often - both to make deposits and withdrawals - but living in a such a big city means I am… Continue reading Little Free Libraries

humans behaving beautifully, kindness, Mental Health, Walking

Peace Rocks

We were walking through an adjacent neighbourhood yesterday when we came across some Peace Rocks in support of Ukraine sprinkled here and there over a few city blocks. This one was tucked against a tree. The one below was cleverly inserted in a hole in the sidewalk. Something about this choice of placement spoke of… Continue reading Peace Rocks

humans behaving beautifully, kindness, Mental Health

Turning the Tables for Peace

I've been thinking about Peace Tables. While some are so neck deep in hatred and biases it is going to take awhile to get them out, most of us are just splashing about up to our knees. Most of us are tired of all the anger and name calling. Most of us just want to… Continue reading Turning the Tables for Peace

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Good Neighbours

It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.Benjamin Disraeli I came across the above quote and it resonated. Curious, I researched the author and almost discarded it upon discovering that Disraeli was a controversial conservative. This is the way of things today. We are so quick to judge and even quicker to… Continue reading Good Neighbours

kindness, Mental Health, Spirituality

Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet

I'm about halfway through listening to the audiobook of "Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet" based on the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh. The words are like a lifeline tossed to a broken world. For anyone who is feeling half insane with grief, despair and helplessness over the war, covid and climate change,… Continue reading Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet

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Growing Kindness (and tomatoes!) in Community

Sometimes just the right quote, story, poem or anecdote comes along that perfectly speaks to your season of life. I recently stumbled across a poem by Sam Walter Foss titled The House by the Side of the Road that spoke to mine.  The House by the Side of the Road THERE are hermit souls that live withdrawn in the… Continue reading Growing Kindness (and tomatoes!) in Community