Thursday, December 25, 2008

How Did We Get Here?

Do you wonder, "How did I get here" and "Where am I going?" Depending on your religion of choice we are celebrating a number of incredible miracles.

For Jews it's the lighting of 8 candles for a miracle. For Kwanzaa celebrators ( a holiday created in America for African-Americans)  it's the lighting of candles over seven days to signify the miracle of a different struggle. For Christians it's a single star of Bethlehem. Other religions and sects celebrate a variety of miracles at different times of the year.

So, the big miracle is 'how did I get here?" and I'm not talking about your physical birth but instead the reason for your existence and "Where am I going?" is the question of continuation. For some, they claim they got here on a starship. For others, they are leaving on a starship. Then of course there are those who believe there is nothing but the NOW.

I happen to know the answer to both these questions...

But, I would love to know YOUR philosophical, spiritual and/or any other answers your mind has entertained on this mystery besides just an answer GOD.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

2009 - Where Now!

We are all coming into a year with lots of baggage from last year. Please leave your bags at the door when it opens at 12:01am (wherever you are).

Things to leave behind
1. romance gone bad (hehe this can make good potting soil)
2. worthless investments (you will have an opportunity to fail again)
3. negativity (you'll get a new supply in the new year)
4. Guys: those old torn up underwear Dolls: the outfit you know sucks
5. false beliefs in politicans
6. chipped nails
7. ugly photos you haven't burned yet.
8. the oldest item in your refrigerator.
9. expenses that do not bring joy (crappy mags etc)

A great idea for New Year's matter where you are....get a helium balloon for each person with you this night. Two blank pieces of paper per person. A pen. A fireplace or a pot (outside). Matches.

Around 11pm have everyone write down what they wish to leave behind, crumple paper and burn them all together. The past goes up in Smoke. Then at 11:30 have everyone write down what they wish 2009.

 Before midnight fold paper and tie (oh yes string sorry) to string to midnight...let them go...up into the sky carrying your dreams and then you will turn them at year end to memories.

If this seems a little "Martha Stewart"  I remind you, I am much prettier.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Did You Know 2.0

Well...Did they Know I was coming?

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Time of The Year!

In one way or another, nearly everyone of us will be caught up in the holidays ahead. But, this is a year where there will be many of us stretched to our financial and emotional limits as well.

The kids come home and your house is in an uproar. The kids don't come home and your house feels empty. There are no kids to come home...not sure how to feel about this.

Shopping. I seem to look at the magazines and see all the things I would love to have but can't afford. Or the things I would buy and can afford but I think the price is too much (make that fun food items. Like a salami gentil from Fra Maji or the Chocolate Creams.

The Christmas tree au natural. I gave this up after the divorce because it's easier to get a plastic one to stand upright. Also, I like plastic, it adds that American Christmas touch. Christmas cards have become electronic and don't really fit on the mantel I don't have.

So, you probably think, "Yikes, Lauren sounds pretty scroogy." But that's not true at all. I want to share the joy of my Christmas ahead. 

My two 'child-adults' will probably come over on Christmas Day. (Well I'm sure my daughter but my son probably won't.) Whatever happens I will miss Christmas morning but I will still have a lovely time with them. Perhaps Christmas lunch.

Christmas music will play through my home (think O Holy Night). My plastic tree will shimmer bright with an angel on top and at some time during the day I'll

Come into SecondLife and find everything but the smell of pine, cinnamon and fire wood burning. However, the greatest joy of all will be those of you I see on Christmas Day and those of you and my firstlife friends I'll think about.

So, I know there are others of you with even a more difficult Christmas Day in come join me during the day at Lula's "WinterWonderLand" . All Day....skating is are the skates.