Releasing 2010

I’m not sure where I found these questions. but I know it was in an online newspaper some time this morning. As I always use the last day of the year to clean up, clean out and finish as much as possible, I thought this was a neat project to work on to complete my year. That way I can release to receive, empty to fill.

  • What were my biggest lessons in 2010?

That it can all change in an instant ….

  • What am I most proud of from this past year?

My son and how he has progressed in his learning …

  • What were my biggest disappointments in 2010?

Losing work …

  • What am I ready to let go of from this past year?

Holding onto the past …

  • What else do I need to do or say to be totally complete with 2010?

I am done …

What about you? Do you have a ritual or a tradition that helps you to evaluate, to intend, to release?

Wishing you all a new year filled with Peace and Love, Bliss and Joy!!! ~Maria

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~ make a wish ~Image by AlicePopkorn via Flickr
What do you wish for the New Year?

I wish for love ...
I wish for growth ...
I wish to find my place ...
I wish for healthy movement ...

I wish to easily support my needs
by creating my life as a work of art!
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The work of self ...

00157_p_9ae9wn95k0158Image by Gurumustuk Singh via FlickrNow here is a thought to ponder ...

"If you are willing to look at another person’s behavior toward you as a reflection of the state of their relationship with themselves rather than a statement about your value as a person, then you will, over a period of time cease to react at all." --Yogi Bhajan

... and isn't that what is needed. We can live feeling judged or we can just observe the judgement. I'll choose to observe.


Jamie prompts ... "What is your winter wish?"

... and I wonder, is this something I can do or have I forgotten how to wish
can I find a way
where shall I start

I'm wishing for a journey
into myself,
with duster and broom,
to sweep out the web
that has clouded my world.
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His work is never done !!!!!

The work of Ronald Searle

The Sin of Omission by Margaret E. Sangster

margaretImage by anniebee via Flickr

It isn't the thing you do, dear,

Its the thing you leave undone

That gives you a bit of a heartache

At setting of the sun.

The tender work forgotten,

The letter you did not write,

The flowers you did not send, dear,

Are your haunting ghosts at night.

The stone you might have lifted

Out of a brother's way;

The bit of heartsome counsel

You were hurried too much to say;

The loving touch of the hand, dear,

The gentle, winning tone

Which you had no time nor thought for

With troubles enough of your own.

Thoes little acts of kindness

So easily out of mind,

Thoes chances to be angels

Which we poor mortals find~

They come in night and silence,

Each sad, reproachful wraith,

When hope is faint and flagging,

And a chill has fallen on faith.

For life is all too short, dear,

And sorrow is all to great,

To suffer our slow compassion

That tarries until too late:

And it isn't the thing you do, dear,

It's the thing you leave undone

Which gives you a bit of heartache

At the setting of the sun.

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Christmas Day Breakfast

I'll be hosting Christmas Day Breakfast for the family this year and this is what I will be serving with fresh coffee from Baby's in Breaux Bridge, LA that I received as a birthday present from a dear friend.


  • 1 pkg. Jimmy Dean® Italian Flavor Pork Sausage Roll
  • 8 eggs
  • 3 cups milk
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 8 cups French bread cubes (3/4-inch pieces)
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Italian cheese blend, divided
  • 1 cup fresh sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tomato, seeded, chopped
  • ½ cup chopped green bell pepper


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook sausage in large skillet over medium-high heat 8-10 minutes or until thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently; drain.
2. Beat eggs, milk and black pepper in large bowl with wire whisk until well blended. Add bread cubes; stir gently until evenly coated. Stir in sausage, 1½ cups cheese, mushrooms, tomato and green pepper.
3. Pour into lightly greased 13x9-inch baking dish; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
4. Bake 45-50 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting into 12 squares to serve.
Cook’s Tips: Make-Ahead Egg Casserole: Assemble casserole as directed; cover. Refrigerate overnight. When ready to serve, uncover and bake 55 minutes to 1 hour or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
Sage or Spicy Egg Casserole: Prepare using 1 pkg. Jimmy Dean® Sage Flavor, Regular Flavor or Hot Pork Sausage Roll.


Makes: 12 servings (1 square each)
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