Archive for the ‘Thoughts’ Category

Give Your Gift!

Posted: May 10, 2016 in quote, quotes by women, Thoughts

The meaning of life is to find your gift, the purpose of life is to give it away.

Joy J. Golliver

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Prayer

Posted: April 9, 2016 in quote, quotes by women, Thoughts

I draw prayer round me like a dark protective wall, withdraw inside it as one might into a convent cell and then step outside again, calmer and stronger and more collected again.

Etty Hillesum

The Power We Have

Posted: March 9, 2016 in Blog article, Thoughts

Sometimes I feel helpless to the powers that be. I do realize however that we the people as consumers DO have some power.

Jeniffer Louden tweeted this timely article entitled; How shoppers can help prevent Bangladesh-type disasters

For instance, the tragic Bangladesh garment factory fire that killed many workers, mostly women earning very little money. Much of what was found in the burnt remains of the building were tattered garments meant for Walmart, Disney and other big clothing corporations.

We have the power say no to these corporations. We do not have to accept corporate reality. We can say we don’t want poor women treated unfairly. We have the opportunity to make the world a better place and bring it up a level.

I have been buying my clothing from secondhand stores for as long as I can remember, it”s become an art form for me. I do still buy new underwear but most other garments are used. I’ve stopped using shampoo and conditioner on my hair opting for Baking Powder to wash with and Vinegar for a rinse, baking powder for brushing my teeth and I don’t wear make-up except for once in a great while. While I feel comfortable with this I am not asking any of you to do any of this. I would like you to read the linked article and see what options are available for you.

Courage

Posted: March 2, 2016 in quote, quotes by women, Thoughts

Courage doesn’t always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day, saying,
“I will try again tomorrow.”
– Mary Anne Radmacher

Change

Posted: February 26, 2016 in quote, quotes by women, Thoughts
   “The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.”

― Oprah Winfrey

Wisdom

Posted: February 21, 2016 in quote, Thoughts

We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us!

Marcel Proust

Deceived! Fair Trade!

Posted: April 25, 2013 in definitions, Thoughts, warning

Here is an article from Organic Consumers Association. They point out one of the many ways that the powers that be are out right lying and conniving us. Labeling products is the word of the manufacturer. It is suppose to be the truth. But it seems that money is more important than truth. So now it’s possible when you read a Fair Trade label you are only getting hype. It’s a marketing ploy with not a hint of honesty. We can not trust the companies who put profit first. We need to say NO! Here’s how, Fair World Project.