How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life you will have been of these.
~ George Washington Carver
There are no failures – just experiences and your reactions to them.
~ Tom Krause
What do you do? I mean for work. Is it easy to explain? Or can you really only give lip service to a surface-level description of it? It seems that is entirely understandable. When we are hired for work, we accept two jobs: the one we applied for and a hidden one!
People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within.
~ Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.
~ Oprah Winfrey
While in Japan, we went to Kyoto and visited a bamboo grove at Arashiyama. It was quite lovely walking through the grove and looking up at the tall bamboo trunks that seemed to go for ever. It was peaceful and soothing but little did I appreciate the extent of the health benefits it offered.
As autumn comes to a close, we move to the next episode in our flexible, snow seeking life-style. With only days to go until winter is upon us, there is no snow yet. The lingering golden hues of autumn and the icy bite of the wind hint at the changes to come as we settle into our Australian winter home.
Changes and resettling
Moving from Japan back to Melbourne, and then on to Hotham to a new job brings long lists of thing to do, buy and pack. Reorganising our lives in this way is more familiar but there are still a few things to fine-tune before we settle into a new routine.
There are sometimes hiccups in the transition and this has affected my blog posts this week. I will return to my routine next week, with posts already in the pipeline.
Enjoy your last days of autumn or spring (depending on where you are in the world), and embrace the changes the new season brings. Have a great weekend!
The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.
~ Carl Jung