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Breathing-Fragile-Life caregiving Joan Winifred


Cuppa tea, cuppa tea, cuppa tea
for me
cuppa tea, cuppa tea, cuppa tea
for me
cuppa tea, cuppa tea, cuppa tea
for me
BE GIVING…my ‘cup’ of tea

(my sleepy-morning rhyme..(this)..morning mantra singing to myself; is it better than talking to myself?!;))

Use to make up little jingles, teaching songs/poems for my little babies, toddlers, kids…to encourage, console, and get them/teach them to do good things…morning songs, bedtime songs, brush your teeth, pick up your toys, get along, etc…we had so many of these…some spur-of-the moment and others daily repeats…at the time, a parent thinks: i’ll never forget these or the cute spontaneous kids sayings…some songs/teaching rhymes: think wrote down somewhere;  others long forgotten by me. (Hopefully to be recalled by my kids IF they ever get married and choose to have kids. We also have taught them since babyhood and beyond morality life lessons…i.e. no sex before/outside marriage.)

Effective teaching tools for kids…and adults?! i gravitate toward music as a heart (emotional) teaching/learning tool; guess, obvious by my music selections in posts.

For me/from my POV, Bible education is primary/essential education.

I started writing the above this morning then spent most of the day with my 80 year old Anty (Yep, no “u”..anyway, i don’t know IF it’s a New England/Massachusetts thing to call her ant and not aunt?)…taking her to chiropractor, (she’s been in a lot of pain), and then we had a nice afternoon and tea/coffee time with my parents and older relatives. I love story time/talk time over tea.

It’s a privilege to learn and associate with Older-MORE-Experienced in Life Ones. I only have 1 Ant. So, any time with her is precious!:)

Now that i’m 50…70-80 doesn’t seem so ancient anymore!;)

Topic of giving…we all, young and older, have individual gifts to share. What is the greatest giving one can do?!

Give our time, energy, resources, a helping hand, word of encouragement/consolation, etc. love, …entire LIFE?!

Watched this vid last night.

Interesting Question: “Did It Really Happen?

 “Listen, Obey and Be Blessed!”

Happy Friday & Week-end!:)

3/29/19 @ 9:43 p.m

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garbage dump

Today is Thursday. (You’re a Regular Reader🙂, eh?;))

Any “regular reader” realizes…reasons for this topic: garbage dump. In my neighborhood…it’s trash day.

I try my best to recycle/reuse…which can be time consuming when organizing/cleaning. It’s not some mindless, arbitrary, random act for me. I carefully/thoughtfully…consider/examine an item/whatever…it’s usage potential and expiration date/options…aka can this item be of use to someone else?, etc., can this thing be retooled?…and/or place it in the appropriate hand or bin after use.

My preference is to recycle v. throw…give v. keep…(share/care) when reasonable. Consume with conscience. I trash pick too…;) meaning i examine my family’s trash to be sure no recyclable is being thrown out by mistake or on lazy-purpose!

If i discover a recycable in the trash, i take it out and put it in the appropriate bin.

(my bin is over-flowing and just got in from out front and the wind toppled the bin over and stuff spilled out…turned out to be a useful occurrence because it forced me to re-stuff and find something to keep the bin better closed…and i happened upon another piece of plastic to go. (Happened twice–windy.))

i am such a weirdo!!…it makes me feel good/happy…to reuse and recycle and not over-consume and destroy. I get a giddy-grin when i hear the trash truck driving down my street and stopping at my house! -lol🙂

I LOVE ORGANIZATION…and garbage/recycle day is part of my process. And I am my Mother’s daughter in this area of life. She was the plant lady, kitty-cat lady, avid-reader, avid-recycler, constantly cleaning, etc. (Much more domestically skilled than me…)

Recycling obsession?…legitimate concern…sorta drives my family…(Hubby) frustration!…i check the trash, usually, somewhat sneakily–lol–when no one is looking…(she’s a trash spy, ha, ha, he, he–no mission “difficult” for me!:) joking.) so as not to offend family members who feel it’s sorta a waste of time/energy…because they think the trash collectors dump everything in the same spot regardless…and don’t sort stuff appropriately…so, why bother.

Everything ends up the same place? (not my mentality)

NOPE! …every road does not end at the dump…or does it??

world-wide-(web)…dump?…internet? digital dump?…it seems a lot of unsightly stuff ends up on-line, huh?!

All types of junk? ideas, etc. : healthy, unhealthy, sick…stinky trash, refuse, offal awful…garbage dumped on-line…(and off)

that’s why sorting and being selective i find useful and important.

3/28/19 @ 2:28 p.m.

it’s a personal decision..what we determine to be trash or not. What to take out and what to keep.  (I respect Others’ have choices.)  And trash management/appropriate disposal is a choice more or less important to some of us humans.

I encourage moderation, care giving, generosity, recycling and not trashing the Earth (or people).

Care-giving and taking-care of Earth & Each Other as Fellow-Breathing-Life is not “mission impossible!” 🙂


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Ceramic Cup

Spill any tea?

Broke my favorite mug today by accident.  I was meditatively distracted…put on coffee table and a pile of randomly/disorderly placed books toppled and crash…ceramic cup fell on hard tile.


Good thing finished my tea first!;) some syrupy-sugar residue.

Another good thing–only a broken cup, eh?

That’s partly why “try” not to get overly attached to “any” temporary material possessions. It was a gift and sentimentally attached to Giver. 🙂

No, didn’t super glue, tossed in recycling bin.

Am missing my perfect-size-mug, at the moment, cause am thirsty for some Green tea now. Yeah, I like a cup at night while working/reading/thinking/writing.

Studying keeps me UP late; not Green tea.

Which, of course, reminds me, Bible-book-worm, of scripture:

19 Stop storing up for yourselves treasures on the earth,+ where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal. 20 Rather, store up for yourselves treasures in heaven,+ where neither moth nor rust consumes,+ and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Matthew 6:19-21)


3/26/19 @ 9:23 p.m.

p.s. of course, this fluff post is about more than a broken ceramic cup…symbolically–it’s about accepting somethings/people in this life are broken..and puny-human hands cannot fix Everything/Everyone exactly!…even with the best of skills and intentions..refocusing on the what can feasibly be done to help Others (and not being wrongly attached/misdirected/futile efforts) …bringing peace to the pieces of fragmented problems…i love this Divine promise:

 So my word that goes out of my mouth will be.*vIt will not return to me without results,wBut it will certainly accomplish whatever is my delight,*xAnd it will have sure success in what I send it to do. (Isaiah 55:11)


due to imperfections, limitations, no-follow-through, unforeseen events, illnesses, etc., etc., we, Humans, don’t always have “sure success”…we try, we die…but God/Divine Mind/Creator/Yahweh/Jehovah/King of Eternity with no beginning and no end…”will certainly accomplish what is His delight.”

what is my delight?



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