yellow diantus, originally uploaded by pilgrimgirl.

A quotation shared by Maddie:

"We have bigger houses but smaller families,
more conveniences, but less time.
We have more degrees, but less sense
more knowledge, but less judgment
more experts, but more problems
more medicines, but less healthiness.
We've been all the way to the moon and back
but have trouble crossing the street to meet the neighbor.
We built more computers to hold more information
to produce more copies than ever...
but have less communication.
We have become long on quantity but short on quality.
These are fast times of fast foods but slow digestion.
Tall man but short character.
Steep profits but shallow relationships.
It is a time where there is much in the window
but nothing in the room."
~the Dalai Lama

Our family is thoroughly enjoying our new neighborhood with friendly new neighbors who are totally willing to 'cross the street' (or rather cross the grassy path) to meet us and share their homemade goodies. Lucky us and such a refreshing change from our former neighborhood! In addition, I recently made friends with a woman who opened her gorgeous beachhouse to me twice this week for time to rejuvenate, receive a massage, and enjoy crafting scrumptious dark chocolate (if you stop by I will share one of my rich truffle creations with you!). Then tonite, we made some new friends and reconnected with some old ones.

All joy. I am feeling so very blessed.

Eating well, living slow, receiving abundance. :)


SoCalSingleMama said...

I love the water droplets - very cool looking! :-)

I got your message and I'd be very interested in having a masseuse this Friday. Can you send me the contact info for the one you had last weekend?

Anonymous said...

This is all very exciting. Good for you!

Now does this mean you will be "forced" to start a new garden, or does the garden exist somewhere other than your former domicile?

jana said...

Our garden plot is in a community garden that is EVEN CLOSER to our new home! We can actually see the very tippity corner of our garden from one of our bedroom windows! Joy!! :)

My porch plants are in horrible shock right now, though. They were moved to a sunny location (they are all shade plants) during termite tenting, then we went on vacation (though they were watered in our absence, it was still hard on them) and then we moved to a place with bright morning sun on the porch. They are just reeling. I am trying to protect them from too much damage but I think it will just take time before they look pretty and blossom again....