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Ten Rules for Being Human


Ten Rules for Being Human

by Cherie Carter-Scott

1.  You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it’s yours to keep for the entire period.

2.  You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called, “life.”

3.  There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial, error, and experimentation. The “failed” experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately “work.”

4.  Lessons are repeated until they are learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can go on to the next lesson.

5.  Learning lessons does not end. There’s no part of life that doesn’t contain its lessons. If you’re alive, that means there are still lessons to be learned.

6.  “There” is no better a place than “here.” When your “there” has become a “here”, you will simply obtain another “there” that will again look better than “here.”

7.  Other people are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.

8.  What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.

9.  Your answers lie within you. The answers to life’s questions lie within you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.

10. You will forget all this.

Ten Rules for Being Human – zindelo’s posterous


4 months already

My where has the time gone, seems like only yesterday I was sitting with you, watching you sleep and holding your hand. When I close my eyes I can still smell the hyacinths in the room, your soft hands, worn with age, telling a story. I find myself wanting to call you, when I am stumped in the kitchen or with the garden, but sadly I can not. I can’t bring myself to make roast beef, for the smell of a roast beef cooking makes me cry. A few weeks ago I thought I saw you, as impossible as that is, even if you were still here with us, why would you be in the Safeway?!

Tomorrow marks the day you left, and in honor of you I will spend the day in the garden, pulling weeds and grass out of the lumps mouth, more than out of the veggie patch. Life seems empty with you gone, you touched many in your time.

In a way I know you are watching over us, when I catch a whiff of your perfume, or a butterfly floats past, and with every hummingbird that visits.  I am thankful for that, and the time we did have xxoo

Its here…its here!!!!!

My new kitchen aid mixer arrived today!!! The tangerine orange 5 qt mixer with a stainless steel bowl, to replace my old one that sadly has gone over to mixer heaven (it was 25 years old after all). It was like Christmas around here today, my books finally came from amazon, the groceries were delivered and then surprise the mixer arrived!!!!! This weekend is going to be spent trying out my new cookbooks with my new favorite appliance!!!

Have a great weekend everyone!!

Feeling Blue

Sooke 2, originally uploaded by goat_girl_photos.

Its been a long week, spent the past few days editing, uploading and updated my very neglected Flickr account. There are a lot of old gems, some that I almost forgot about. There are also a few embarrassing ones that maybe its time to get rid of, but at the same it would almost be like erasing history!
This photo is special to me, it was taken at my aunt and uncles in Sooke, on a very special weekend. I love this photo so much it is framed on hanging on one of my best friends wall. I have a great respect for the arbutus tree, the tenacity of the tree, and its ability to cling on and grow soaring above rocky cliffs.

I can not stop listening too…

Sam Cooke has been a favorite of mine for sometime now, but this album deepens my love and appreciation for him to great lengths. This album is terrific, and I highly recommend that you race out and add this to your collection!!! Mr. Cooke’s  smooth soulful voice fills my house, and inspires me to get back in the kitchen and finish baking all the cheesecake tarts I must have ready by the morning. The doors and windows are open, breeze floating through the house, the kids are having a picnic in the backyard; life is good 🙂


1 hour left till I have to be at the hospital 😛 My stomach is jumping every which way, doesn’t help that you are not allowed to eat before you go 😦 I know I will be fine, I will be in and out in 2 hours and back home where I can watch all the episodes of deadwood that I slept through the first time; but the thought of being in the hospital creeps me out.

 On a happier note, I have everything I need for the marathon weekend of baking I have to do….2 dozen cupcakes, 2 dozen pumpkin whoopee pies, 5 dozen cheesecake tarts and 5 dozen gingersnap cookies!!! Friday is the spring fair at the beans school and they are baking for Haiti, and sunday is the tea my aunt is hosting for Burma!!!

How blessed art thou