It’s January which means resolution time.
And of course, my exercise program is firmly in place, set to begin tomorrow, or the next day or the next. You know how it is when the winter sets in and the tea, cozy chair and stack of books are in desperate need of our immediate attention.
But I was inspired by the “All Aboard” crowd at Granville Island. Now this would be an amazing exercise program.
All Aboard, Mini-Ramp Pilot Project, Granville Island
I was even more impressed by the “All Aboard” pilot project that “demonstrates the need for a publicly accessible, dry, well lit, safe and fun skateboard facility in Vancouver during the winter months.
Happy exercising! (And reading, too!)
All Aboard from Rebecca Budd aka Clanmother on Vimeo.
The week between December 25 and New Year’s Eve is a time of respite. After the excitement generated by the joyful lead-up to Christmas, December 26 signals a time to take a breath, and welcome the coming winter months that entice us with a stack of books and copious amounts of tea.
The streets and stores have quieted, waiting for New Year’s festivities to begin. Even Granville Island has taken on a charming calmness.
Granville Island in December
A colourful day-planner is close at hand, open to January 2019, with Karen Lamb’s call to action, “A year from now you may wish you had started today” on the first page. Usually, I use my on-line calendar to keep track of my important events and engagements, but this year I decided that the act of writing would add to “living the moments.” Especially now, that 2019 is the last year of a remarkable decade, to be replaced by 2020.
Granville Island in December
As we await the coming of 2019, may we enjoy these in-between days. There will be time for busyness. But for this special time, I am resting up for the adventures and conversations that await us in a New Year.
Happy New Year!
Granville Island – Christmas from Rebecca Budd aka Clanmother on Vimeo.
53 Seconds of Meditation.
Meditation has been defined as engaging in mental exercise, breathing deeply and repeatably so as to reach a special and elevated understanding of our place in the fast-paced, mercurial world that surrounds us.
Reflections, pondering or whatever you believe meditation to be – definitions are easier than the practical application. Simply because of our time-constraints and responsibilities. Our minds are active throughout the day, and according to brain research, achieve heightened activity in sleep.
Today, this is my way of slowing down! Happy meditating.
I headed out to Granville Island early this morning to meet a friend for coffee. I chose the pathway that would lead me to the Totem Pole that stands amongst the trees, tall enough to watch over the entire Island. It is a good start to the morning…
Totem Pole – Granville Island. Vancouver, B.C.
“If you talk to the animals they will talk with you
and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them
you will not know them, and what you do not know
you will fear. What one fears one destroys.”
Chief Dan George, Chief of the Salish Band in Burrard Inlet, B.C.