the fresh perspective…

THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND.

I don’t remember the last time I had the best time on a Friday night. My pal Liz and I finally got together after a long hiatus and the evening got me thinking…  What, for real, is the definition of a friend.
sushi at the shop

sushi at the shop

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the fresh perspective…

How much is too much?

How do you know when you have let yourself be overcome with ‘stuff’?  During this season of giving and getting, it’s a wonder we have space in our lives for the things we will be getting…

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….how do you tell the time on this?…

We go from shop, to boutique, to mall, looking for that perfect something to give the ones we hold the nearest and most dear to us.  We anticipate seeing their faces light up when they open their gift.  Something about that, I guess, is why we give.  But why must we give things?  Why do we fail to see that the gift of time-spent is something much more valuable?

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Giving time instead of material things seems easy but let me tell you, it’s harder than you think.  Even now as you read this, your mind has already traveled to all the places you need to be by the day’s end.   All the things you need to accomplish before you sleep, gently nudge you through your day.  So to think that you would need to spend little or no money, but time, might be challenging.  Let’s face it, it’s easier to buy someone a gift than to give them four uninterrupted hours of your evening.

just chillin' with the homies...

just chillin’ with the homies…

I’d like to challenge everyone this year to maybe give time as a gift.  This holiday, begin with one or two people.  Start small because your time is valuable as well and if your family or group of close friends are many, all your time will be gone.  That’s the fresh perspective…

Thanking You!

Every year at Thanksgiving we all take the time to appreciate each other.  Even though not all of our readers are Canadian, I’m still saying thanks to you all.  Thanks to my great staff at the shop, thanks to my family, thanks to my friends…

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Now that the season is changing all I can think of is the impending cold.  The thing about the cold is that it makes you want to be close.  The cold makes us want to cuddle and stay warm.  The cold makes us want to eat heavy foods that stick to our insides and heat us from within.  The cold reminds us of those moments  and time spent together, inside.

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Thanksgiving is the beginning of a new and wonderful season and I am forever thankful that I have people in my life to spend this chilly time with.  I am also thankful that I did not lose anyone this year.   To all of you who have lost a loved one or family member, Thanksgiving is an amazing time to honor them and remember them by giving thanks for the life you currently have.

Thanking you all!

Peace