Sunday, December 30, 2007

New Year's Resolutions?

I say ... P-SHAW!! P-TOOEY!

If you couldn't or didn't resolve enough to make changes to your life at any particular point in 2007, what makes you think that just because we hit the first day of the first month of a new year of a man-made time-keeper called the calendar that you will be more committed to a resolution?

It's like being nice and contacting someone only when it's a birthday or holiday, like Christmas ... then ignoring this person the other 364 days of the year. What's the point? There ain't nuthin' wrong with all those other days.

You can't have time back, ever! Not that moment nor this moment ... tomorrow never comes, yesterday becomes memories, our perceptions tainted by our own interpretations of events, thoughts and feelings.

NOW is all we know and have. So use it wisely, my friends ...

This having been said and clarified ...

I wish you all a beautiful and joy-filled in-the-moment 2008!!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Interesting Observation: the Shopping Cart

Why do we have to pay a 25 cent deposit to use a shopping cart in Toronto? I've never seen this in Montreal. You'd think that if someone really wanted to steal a shopping cart, he wouldn't care about not getting that quarter back. It'd be a pretty cheap shopping cart, if you ask me ...

Funnily though, in Montreal, at a supermarket close by my house that my kids and I go to only occasionally, we noticed a new sign that indicated that one could not take the shopping cart outside the parking lot perimeter. Of course, this was a clear invitation, but try as we might, it was true! Some mysterious force kept us from pushing that cart "across that line". Gave us a good hearty laugh!

Back to retrieving that quarter ... I suppose it could provide incentive though for some to place the cart back in its proper spot. Quarter or no quarter, I think it's important to be respectful and I'll always put it back, no matter how lazy I feel ...

"If you lose your way, I will help you find it."