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Sep. 22nd, 2012

"Buddha was well known for his ability to respond to evil with good. There was a man who knew about his reputation and he traveled miles and miles and miles to test Buddha. When he arrived and stood before Buddha, he verbally abused him constantly; he insulted him; he challenged him; he did everything he could to offend Buddha.

Buddha was unmoved, he simply turned to the man and said, “May I ask you a question?”

The man responded with, “Well, what?”

Buddha said, “If someone offers you a gift and you decline to accept it, to whom then does it belong?”

The man said, “Then it belongs to the person who offered it.”

Buddha smiled, “That is correct. So if I decline to accept your abuse, does it not then still belong to you?”

The man was speechless and walked away."

Six for Saturday


Missed Five for Friday, so I figured this is just as good right?

 

1. Great week at work
2. Everyone just being so kind to me this week
3. Impromptu girl life lessons meeting in the self-help section at chapters
4. Beautiful things can come from the saddest situations
5. Seeing some of the figurative "seeds" you've planted start to grow
6. Great conversationalists

five for friday

-Lovely hangout with Melissa and Jen last night
-Groceries (nut butter!)
-Celebrating Anne's life
-Time with my family
-Fishway work
"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there." -Rumi
Not gonna lie, I've been loving "The Princess and the Frog" lately! Especially these two songs!

http://youtu.be/g0DjYb-QWPE

and

http://youtu.be/lvbYMFo1HHo

:)
"Brian Wilson"

Drove downtown in the rain nine-thirty on a Tuesday night,
just to check out the late-night record shop.
Call it impulsive, call it compulsive, call it insane;
but when I'm surrounded I just can't stop.

It's a matter of instinct, it's a matter of conditioning,
It's a matter of fact.
You can call me Pavlov's dog
Ring a bell and I'll salivate- how'd you like that?
Dr. Landy tell me you're not just a pedagogue,
cause right now I'm

[Chorus]
Lying in bed just like Brian Wilson did
Well I'm lying in bed just like Brian Wilson did.

So I'm lying here, just staring at the ceiling tiles.
and I'm thinking about what to think about.
Just listening and relistening to Smiley Smile,
and I'm wondering if this is some kind of creative drought
because I am

[Chorus]

And if you want to find me I'll be out in the sandbox,
wondering where the hell all the love has gone.
Playing my guitar and building castles in the sun,
and singing "Fun, Fun, Fun."

[Chorus]

I had a dream that I was three hundred pounds
and though I was very heavy,
I floated 'til I couldn't see the ground
I floated 'til I couldn't see the ground
Somebody help me, I couldn't see the ground
Somebody help me, I couldn't see the ground
Somebody help me because I'm

[Chorus]

Drove downtown in the rain nine-thirty on a Tuesday night.
Just to check out the late-night record shop.
Call it impulsive, call it compulsive, call it insane;
but when I'm surrounded I just can't stop
I checked out this website after seeing it on smart pretty and awkward, I love the concept.

http://emotionalbagcheck.com/

Aug. 20th, 2011

Learning to play the piano is something I've always wanted to do... these are a few songs I'd love to learn, the piano in them always gives me goosebumps

Overcome - Live
This Year's love - David Gray
I and Love and You - The Avett Brothers

I know there's one more on my list but I can't think of it right now...

What are your favourite songs featuring piano?

Jul. 31st, 2011

I can't get enough of this song lately

I arrived at school before 9am.
Baby steps...