Archive for March 20th, 2020

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3.20.20 … “Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

“Solvitur Ambulando” – It is solved by walking, 2020 Lenten Labyrinth Walks (23/40), 2020 Lenten Lists, Sardis Baptist Church-Charlotte NC:

Even yesterday, I never thought that I would be restricted from taking my walks where I can easily self distance. I heard that a “shelter in place” order may be issued for North Carolina today. So this may be my last real 2020 Lenten Labyrinth Walk. Luckily, I have plenty of research materials. But what does an extended shelter in place order mean?

My walk will be quick, but pleasant. It was 4 PM, warm and sunny, 84°…

The birds were chirping. I used know quite a few of the birds by their calls; my grandmother taught me several, including the bob white and the Whippoorwill (ok, those are easy) Today, I can’t recognize and name any. But I hear at least four different bird calls. And the daffodils and Lenten ones still entertain.

Afterwards, I made a grocery run. And there was still no toilet paper at the Harris Teeter. There has not been any for a week. It’s good I always buy it in bulk.

The essential item that I was looking for was Diet Dr Pepper. And they were out. I have Fresca and a Diet Coke product that is extra cherry flavored… I will survive.

I have several friends who are healthcare professionals, and what they are experiencing and sharing is scary. But I like the thought that maybe on the other end of this, we will begin to have a more compassionate world.

And this thought of a more compassionate world seqways into a limited discussion this morning at my Red Boot Way meeting. It was a Zoom meeting, our first in 5 years.

And we discussed “Step Ten: When I practice these steps on a regular basis I gain and experience compassion for myself and others. I am compassionate.” And a couple of thoughts came out: this pandemic is a practice run on globally working together, on “playing well” together, and the Mr. Rodgers quote to look for the helpers in times of crisis.

2020 Lenten Lists: Bird Sounds of North Carolina

* Swans and Geese

* Ducks

* Wading Birds

* Hawks and Vultures

* Falcons

* Cranes and Rails

* Upland Game Birds

* Owls

* Kingfisher, Woodpeckers

* Tyrant Flycatchers

* Shrikes and Vireos

* Jays and Crows

* Larks and Swallows

* Chickadees and Nuthatches

* Wrens, Kinglets and Gnatcatchers

* Thrushes and others

* Mimids, Starlings and Mynas

* Pipits, Waxwings, Silky Flycatchers and Longspurs

* Warblers

* True Tanagers

* Tanagers, Cardinals and Buntings

* Emberizine Sparrows and allies

* Icterids

* Finches and Old World Sparrows

Source: Bird Sounds of North Carolina – Wild Places, Wild Birds,

http://twotalonsup.com/aboutttu/north-carolina-bird-sounds/

Love you guys…

3.20.20

A few quotes:

“Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.”

― Thich Nhat Hanh

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”

― Paulo Coelho




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