Thursday, November 25, 2010

Quests, & Dragons & Unicorns!

If you have been reading Ginger's Journey for very know I love the idea of a journey and can tie it into almost also know that each year I pick a word to live...I have been pondering the word for 2011. In the past I have used simplify, action, believe, name a few. For 2011 I have settled on the word Quest.

Why quest you may ask....isn't it like a journey? Why YES it is...don't you just love that? But it is more than an ordinary journey.....A quest is the act or an instance of seeking or pursuing something; a search, An expedition undertaken in medieval romance by a knight in order to perform a prescribed task. You have to just LOVE how it falls into place with my little saying about heroes taking journeys...I mean a knight is a hero!  And isn't the journey that we all travel through life really a quest...a quest searching for self, understanding, a higher power, etc.

I am seeing 2011 as a quest....or maybe more accurately a series of quests where I ponder things of meaning to me..both big and small....where I live my life as a I travel through the year...searching for many of yet I can not put all of those into words....the year will unfold as it does and I will the year goes will be a natural. I found the following quotation which is in line with my thinking.

"Heroes know that things must happen when it is time for them to happen. A quest may not simply be abandoned; unicorns may go unrescued for a long time, but not forever; a happy ending cannot come in the middle of the story.” Peter Beagle, The Last Unicorn

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving all you Ginger's Journey readers. As we are moving into the "most wondeful time of the year" I am reminded that it is NOT what's on our Christmas list that makes us happy but what's in our hearts! Take a minute to reflect on all of the things you appreciate....the love of family and friends, the support of co-workers, home, food, health, adventures (big & small), a good book, a hot cup of chocolate, sleeping in, and pies baking....whatever it is that makes you smile...BE THANKFUL that you have it in your life!

The thing I am the most thankful for in my life ....people....I am so thankful for both internet and "real life" friends....they enrich this journey through life in so many ways. I love the insight they give me into life, love, family etc. As a collector of stories, I am so honored when someone shares their "story" with me.


Friday, November 19, 2010

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Everywhere I go......oh for the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

The Christmas season "officially" starts next week AFTER Thanksgiving. I'm still shopping but plan to be DONE by December 10th. I don't mind the shopping but the hustle and bustle of the holiday season just isn't what it's made out to be.

This weekend I think I will put the Mexico Tree up...yes yes I know...Thanksgiving! But this year my sister in law is hosting the dinner which gives me a bit more leeway on ealry decorating. It's a three foot tree and will be on top of the it will be easy to put it together and then pop it up there! I have to play around a bit with the ornaments etc but I think it will be cute!

I also have an aluminum tree (sort of retro) that is going in the kitchen too....I think I have a tree addiction! But over all I plan on putting out fewer display items this year...SIMPLIFY! Remember how I harp on that word...well I am trying to live it for Christmas 2010.

I hope to be back later in the weekend with a few tree pictures....see ya then!

Featured Post

Thursday March 12th was our first full day in Shanghai and it was a whirlwind of activity. We headed to Starbucks first for a taste of home ...