Showing posts with label Mission for the Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mission for the Day. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Rainbow Blessings

This Blessing Rainbow has momentarily stopped to rest in the fountain mists of the Conservancy Italian Garden. Notice the collection of Innocent  Bystanders-- or bysitters, if you will --totally unaware of their blessings!  They are being showered with rainbow spirit-blessings that will  travel with them forever, as they make their way along their worldly paths.

Mystical Blessing Rainbow Watching Over Resting Cyclist

Blessing Rainbow Creating Happiness in Fountain Sitters

Mission for the Day

(note: this mission may take a little longer than a day, since sometimes it's not that easy to find the proper spot where a Blessing Rainbow is staying)

  1. Go outside when the sun is up and shining.

  2. Locate a source of running or spraying water. You may locate sprinklers, fountains, (include drinking fountains), droplets on the edge of a leaf....

  3. Position yourself between the water and the sun. You may have to move near, back up, go slightly left or right.

  4. When you catch sight of a Blessing Rainbow, bask in the joy of discovery

  5. Walk on, knowing that you are traveling in an unseen cloud of Rainbow Blessings.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Immutable Fall

It's an overcast day, damp with fall, colored with possibilities!

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Mission for the day:
a. Locate one Fall Leaf.
b. Find a Person.
c Give Person this incredible thing.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Turn Back the Clock, a poem by Linda Jo Calloway, read by Jane Cecil

Turn Back the Clock, by Linda Jo Calloway
Reading by Jane Cecil
(click  the left arrow on the bar & wait a few moments)

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Today's optional mini-mission: pause, listen, notice what you can hear in a few moments...

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Human Race Tree Experiment

What I love about trees is that we all have one or two particular ones that belong to us. Yet this information often lies hidden near the soul.

Our mission today is to find the nearest Likely Human Candidate.  Approach your Candidate with a pencil and a clipboard, although a notebook will do.  Holding the pencil at the ready, inquire:

"Excuse me, I was wondering.  What was your favorite tree growing up?"

(Now we need to wait for an answer.  This is the hard part, but do not skimp.)
One- one thousand, Two- one thousand 

Carefully scribble down the answer, and thank your Likely Candidate.   You might need to offer a word of encouragement.

Be prepared to improvise, since your Candidate may wish to carry on.

Congratulations,  we have just shared a precious splash of childhood.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Welcome to the Fourth Grade! (Speaking of Fish)

Hello Boys and Girls,

Today we are going to be creating fish. We have been studying the various requirements for a successful fish, and your job this recess is to Create One Fish.


1. You may create anything you like that still qualifies as a fish rather than a non-fish.
2. It must not eat everything in sight, or there won’t be enough other fish to go around.
3. Similarly, it must not be easily preyed upon and eaten.
4. You may use any fins, strings, colors, appendages, densities, self lighting systems, lacey pieces, gils, courting rituals, scales, behavior systems or anatomical proportions so long as you create a reasonably happy fish.

Now go out and play.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Leaf Chasing

There is nothing in this world more exhilarating. It looks easy, say they! It looks dull! It will be boring, and there will be no PBS special! Oh, but these sooth-sayers haven’t tried it lately.

Your mission for today: To chase a leaf.

1. Locate a place of falling leaves, preferably with an occasional breeze.

2. Begin the chase.

Your goal is to chase, not to catch! Those dainty leaves are wiley.
Magnificent leaves and bows

Monday, October 26, 2009

The medicine of fall

A fall day  is simpy conspiratorial. 

The leaves and twigs, the  late squirrels and stiff blue sky are throwing  beauty  at us again.   Did you see those red filligried leaves with whispy points? And the striped ones and those tie-dyed ones?  How can they do it? And the fallen leaves, some dry by now. 

Ok.  Do this for me:  Grab a handful of the dry and noisy leaves. Crumple them into your hands and inhale the medicine of fall. 


Thursday, September 17, 2009

The biggest tree in the park!

It's time to go searching once again.  It is fall, and trees need careful observation, lest they pass to winter without proper appreciation. 

The biggest tree in my park is an old London Plane. It’s twice the size it was when I first saw it years ago. Branches and roots that have even moved the path a few inches. Dappled! Arching! Sizzling with that clear energy light, magnificent.

Your mission (no suprise) is to find a very wonderful tree, observe carefully, and send a shower of blessings over the branches.