a poem about equality

I’m reading a book called Women’s Glib: A Collection of Women’s Humor. It’s full of comics, poems, short stories, and other storytelling adventures. It’s not a recent publication, but it’s still enjoyable. This short poem, in particular, gave me a chuckle.

Change in the Weather by Mary Hazzard

 

Good news from the meteorological front!

Now half our storms will be manly and blunt,

Objective, broad shouldered, and legally free

From female caprices and hyperbole.

 

Amelia and Bess must yield some of their hail

And their showers and tempests and squalls to the male.

Carlotta and Rosa will find that a breeze

Can whisper Vicente as well as Louise.

 

Who wouldn’t feel snug in the eye of a storm

Called Daniel or Sergio or Hector or Norm?

And, surely we’ll all sleep more easily nights

Since weather, at least, has achieved equal rights. 

a little love

A woman set up a website and Facebook page to try to get Jon Bon Jovi to attend her Las Vegas wedding (since he’d be in town that day, anyway) and this is what happened.

This story is soooo ::squee!:: I just LOVE it!

Here’s to hoping your day is just as awesome!

the results

So, I did my 30 Day Love Challenge and toward the middle, I struggled for a day or two. Not sure why, probably just my humanity, but I was in a foul mood for a bit and I felt consumed by the desire to pick at the frailties of my fellow human beings.

You know how that is, right?

But, I was reminded of Love (funny how Life does that) and put my Gloomy Boots away and started walking the right path, again. And, here we are!

I actually do feel more loving, in general, for the past couple of weeks. I feel like my prayers to open my heart and my mind have been answered (and continue to be answered), leaving me with more compassion, acceptance, and kindness to share.

If you participated in this Challenge, too, I hope your results have been similar. And, regardless of where we are in this journey called Life, I wish us all the best.

xoxoxoxox

a mental fast

This 3-minute video offers a powerful idea: stop injecting your mind with disempowering information.

How would your life change if you stopped watching the news for 30 days? (Because life change begins with thought change.)