I can’t help enjoying a quiet spring day. Just listening to the birds, watching them hop around at the bird feeder. It’s peaceful days like this that a help remind me to just be

In a few months we will be moving and the crazyness of it all is beginning to weigh on me. On one hand I am looking forward to it, I’m hoping to move somewhere for good, where I can garden and look forward to it the following year without wondering if I will be around to enjoy it.

At the same time the temporary upheaval is something I can do without. I’m used to moving, but I am so tired of it. I hate the stress it causes and all the goodbyes.

But today I can just look out the window at the sunshine and listen to the birds singing and leave all of the stress for another day. Today is a day to enjoy.

Of course I could just be procrastinating.


The Starfish Story

One of the most well known stories about making a difference that is frequently passed around the web goes something like this …
The Starfish Story

A young man looked up and replied “Throwing starfish back into the ocean.”

The man looked around him at the hundreds of starfish on the beach and thought that this was quite a futile thing to do, there was no way the man could throw all of the starfish back into the water.  He stayed for a few minutes and watched this young man picking up the starfish one by one and throwing them into the water.  Surely he must be mad, so he asked “Why are you throwing them into the water?”

The young man responded “The tide is out, and they will all die.”

“You can’t possibly throw all of them back into the ocean” the older man replied “There are hundreds and hundreds along the beach, it wont make any difference if you throw a few back.”

At this the younger man picked up another starfish, threw it into the water and said “Made a difference to that one.”


I have always enjoyed this story.  It is very true that small acts can truly make a difference.