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Day Two Hundred Eighteen, August 28, 2011

The direction of change

It has become forcefully clear that change is upon us. Hurricanes, volcanos, floods, global warming, waves of animal extinction, earthquakes, tsunami, revolutions, uprisings, new and strange weather trends and even down to people becoming unsettled and unable to cope emotionally with the fast onset of change.

But we live on a planet of duality and positive changes are certain to accompany the negative an the threatening. But as all things fine, a human development change will be more difficult to detect, to know where it is coming from, to tune into, to be with and to grow and evolve with.

Day Eighty Four, April 16, 2011

little helper

Today we spent most of the day baking cookies for tomorrow’s fundraiser organized by the Japanese community in Shanghai to benefit the victims of the recent earthquake and Tsunami. Lea was such a great helper throughout, packing the cookies and preparing them in little bags and baskets. In her words, she must sleep very early tonight because tomorrow is a big day and she will be standing up selling cookies for hours ~we will see 🙂

Good night from Shanghai everyone!

cookie basket!

Day Fifty Three, March 16, 2011

ripples...when will another stone be dropped?

It has been very challenging the last few days, weeks, and months to relegate the continuing escalation of world events happening around us. All is on the increase: wars, revolutions, floods, earthquakes and all kinds of natural disasters. I feel as though I am living in a future I envisioned but hoped would never arrive.

And yet, as we live on this planet of duality, for everything there are two sides. Something marvelous must be happening to cause these ripples. As sad and as tragic as world events have been, something in me firmly believes that the world must be heading to a better place if we let it.

Day Fifty One, March 14, 2011

A private conversation...I love the innocence of little children!

Since the tragic earthquake happened in Japan a few days ago, I did my best to keep the details from Lea. The reason is that she tends to worry so much about things, I feared opening up the subject with her would lead to some sleepless nights and a whole amount of of worry much too heavy for a six year old. This happened to us the last time she learned about fires and volcanos at school and until now we have to discuss her concerns about these issues almost daily.

Today, she heard details about the earthquake in school so naturally she came home and requested that she be informed about all the details. After a long process she decided to light a candle and  dedicate a prayer (more of a private conversation between her and God really) for the people who lost their lives and got hurt, and she prayed that this does not happen again.

She also prayed as she does every night wishing for a little sister 🙂

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