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There Is No Planet B June 11, 2021

Posted by nrhatch in Home & Garden, Nature, Sustainable Living.
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The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is asking for public comments by June 14 to help draft rules requiring consistent climate disclosures by all publicly traded companies.   

This rule is crucial to ensuring that all investors, communities, and consumers have the information they need to determine if these companies are reporting out accurately on their climate impacts, risks, and steps for addressing their impacts.

Tell SEC: Yes to robust rules on corporate climate disclosures

Enough consumers are now voting with their wallets that manufacturers are starting to make “green” claims for their products, networks are airing “green” shows, and movie producers are bragging when they make a film with a zero carbon footprint.

It’s a start.

Perhaps people will finally find it chic to “go green.”

After all, “What good is a house, if you haven’t got a decent planet to put it on?” ~  Henry David Thoreau

Ghosts June 10, 2021

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Life Balance, Mindfulness, People.
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A casual acquaintance tried to interject herself into my life by telling me what to do.  When I tried to explain why I wasn’t going to follow her unsolicited (and unappreciated) advice, she continued to push the point.  I tried again to explain why her advice would not be heeded.  Nope.  She wasn’t having it.  

She told me I was being “hard headed.”

I suggested that we turn the topic to something else.  Nope.  She continued to push her agenda on me.  Why? I don’t know, but I suspect she thought that being pushy would somehow benefit her down the road.

If so, her plan backfired because I am no longer responding to her phone calls or her e-mails.

I am ghosting her!

Aah . . . that’s better!

Focus On Now May 23, 2021

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Life Balance, Mindfulness, Poetry.
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Spirituality is a process to enjoy . . . not a goal to achieve

Just be present, awake and aware

Focus on NOW as Ego falls away

Revealing your true self

Aah . . . that’s better!

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Yay For Today! May 21, 2021

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Humor, Life Balance, Mindfulness.
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Own your power.  Do your thing.

Today is a Fresh Start.

Aah . . . that’s better!

“A good traveler has no set plans and is not intent on arriving.” ~ Lao Tzu

Oops! May 19, 2021

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Humor, Life Balance, Mindfulness.
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Mistakes do not define you.

Falling down is an accident.  Staying down is a choice.

Forget the mistakes.  Remember the lessons.

Better an “oops” than a “what if?”

Aah . . . that’s better!

Experience A Little Deja Vu May 17, 2021

Posted by nrhatch in Home & Garden, Humor, Nature, Travel & Leisure.
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Now that things are opening up after 14 months of masks and social distancing due to CoVid, experience a little “deja vu” by doing something again . . . for the first time.

Ride a bike, take a wagon ride, go roller skating, climb a tower, build a treehouse, spy on birds, stroll the water’s edge, plant a garden, wander the woods, pack a picnic, go horseback riding, step back in time at a local historic site, or, if you’re feeling brave, enjoy a canopy sail through the tree tops via parachute or parasail.

The sky’s the limit!

No man steps into the same river twice ~ for it is not the same river and he is not the same man. ~ Heraclitus

The Ghosts of Yesterday May 7, 2021

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Mindfulness, People, Poetry.
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Sometimes we want to go “back in time”

We yearn for days of yore

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It can be challenging to embrace “here” and “now”

When ghosts from the past beckon

With childhood scents and sounds

I NEED A TIME MACHINE!

Alas!

The book of life doesn’t include a Rewind button

Or a Fast Forward

We live it or we miss it.

Go on ~> Turn the Page.

Aah . . . that’s better!

Related:  Haiku – Stranger

What An Endorsement! May 1, 2021

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Joke.
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A man died and at his funeral the priest asked if anyone would share some words about the deceased. Nobody came forward.

Moments went by and still nobody came forward.

Finally someone came up and said, “His brother was worse.”

Aah . . . what an endorsement!

Like A Mandala April 27, 2021

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Life Balance, Mindfulness.
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Like a Mandala

We must let go of the past

As it emerges

How caught up are you in your story? How much time do you spend defending your reputation with others? Are you ready to let it all go?

Come into the present and Just Be. Notice the underlying feeling of pleasure that saturates the palette of your mind.

It has nothing to do with your story. It is unaffected by your reputation.

It doesn’t come from somewhere and it can’t go anywhere. It exists outside time and space.

It is always there and will never leave you. It is eternal.

When you let go of all thoughts and mindfully observe . . . you’ll catch a glimpse of this very subtle sensation of joy.

Aah . . . that’s bliss!

Create A Little Magic April 23, 2021

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Humor, Life Balance, Magick & Mystery.
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Dream.

Believe

Do.

Repeat.

Create a little magic every day.