Monday, September 26, 2011

Entry #26: A Backyard Angels' Chant, The Rain Barrel's Save and Are You Proud Of Your Thoughts Today?

Dear All:
September's shining ways have said goodbye and we seem to hold our breath while inching our way to October's golden ruby rainbow. The leaves are letting go gracefully and continue with Autumn's pixie dance to delight us all. Accompanying this dance is an angels' chant of birds singing that takes my breath away! This magic happens to be birds in migration that have perched themselves in our backyard. As the golden, curly leaves twist and leap to their respective rhythms, the birds whistle, cry and chirp to their hearts content! I shall never get over the beauty of this heavenly song and the way it makes me feel.  

  1. The backyard birds are chanting like angels in September's very bright stillness.
  2. I'm going to get my happy on today!
As the whistles and chirps amuse me, there is no feeling I can describe like that of the big, blue and powerful blue jay. Do you know how we associate music/songs or sounds with memories? The strong cries of the blue jay remind me of my grandparents house in Babylon, NY's Argyle Park (which is so dear) and other memories are of camping deep in Northern California's, Point Reyes. Blue jays are typically aggressive towards other birds, but I just love them (I guess I always have empathy for the bad asses) and their songs give me a great feeling of living and being outdoors. 

With all of the excitement going on, I have to continually look at ways that I can help others, find ways in which I can learn about saving our dear Earth's resources and finally, to grasp the power of my thoughts and nourish them on a daily basis.

With the deluge of rain this summer (which made for this season's perfect bloom), I've thought, what would it be like if we capture nature's water in rain barrels? What is the process? The Natural Step Monona posts, "Rain barrels hold water that has been collected from roofs. This is water that normally runs down the downspout and into the storm sewer. By saving it in rain barrels, the water can be used in place of treated tap water (reverse osmosis filter anyone?). Since residential irrigation accounts for approximately 40% of domestic water consumption, you can see how stored rain water can ease the need for water demand, our groundwater is conserved and the useful life of our wells is prolonged. Electricity costs and pollution associated with pumping water from the aquifer (the aquifer is a wet underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock or unconsolidated materials (gravel/sand) from which ground water can be usefully extracted using a water well) is reduced." Everyone stop laughing, we've heard it all if I am talking about aquifers! Stop it!

With birds chanting in the backyard and hope for more rain, who would think that our thoughts are physical? Who could ever imagine (thank you Ms. Oprah Winfrey for introducing The Secret to our mainstream selves) that inner thoughts could be creating the life we are leading? This idea on "thoughts" keeps coming up from Deepak Chopra to James Allen to Eckart Tolle. If thoughts are tangible, does it mean that 1) good thoughts cannot produce bad results  2) loving thoughts of others can bring good kharma  3) bad thoughts cannot produce good results 4) loving thoughts of ourselves can create a happy life (no matter what) 5) kind and wishful thoughts of those that have hurt us can produce a positive reality 6) our thoughts are manifesting what is currently going on in our lives good/bad 7) clear thoughts of a dream can become real (even in the chaos) 8) understand that unkind thoughts of others can be hurting ourselves 9) our thoughts of others mean that they are thinking of us too 10) kind thoughts toward humanity can give us hope?

  1. Are you proud of your thoughts today?
  2. "Good thoughts cannot produce bad results, bad thoughts cannot produce good thoughts."--James Allen
  3. Is your karma sending you a message? 
  4. I Get Over Myself when I pray each day for kind and loving thoughts (no matter what)!
Thank you all for reading in the very busy days. Let's consider (for a moment) the benefits of the rain barrels and think kind thoughts of ourselves and humanity and see what it brings, I'm just saying....

Lastly, let's pray for the women, children & animals who need our determined and fierce protection at all times.

With Love & Sincerely,

P.S. Happy Birthday to Laurie Saccacio who is one of the best friends anyone could ever have.

P.S.S. I am currently working on getting a "legitimate" address for soldiers' boxes from Joe McCormick, neighbor and "Wounded Warrior Project" bicyclist. Keep calling me on this!


  1. Krissy,

    thanks for grounding me today. I forgot to offer my gratitudes this morning. Ahh and it's such a gorgeous warm September day. The sun is still warming us here in Vt.

    I forgot to wish you a Happy Birthday!!! Hope you had a beautiful celebration.

    I did offer my gratitude today that we live in a country that values freedom. Even if I complain about the powers at be. I want to stop taking so many things for granted. Like our beautiful healthy colorful organic veggies at this time of year!

    Enjoy the day.

    Love and Peace,


  2. Miss Joanne adds further:

    Love the rain barrels, but unless there is a cover for it, have to worry about the "skeeters". September is prime West Nile Virus Season.!!!!

    "....Climb down my rain barrel, climb down my cellar door, and we'll be jolly friends forever more" old song (children's?)

  3. Hi Joanne:
    Oh dearie you wrote the book on understanding the world from a selfless perspective while keeping the earth's beauty in mind. You have taught me many things in my life.
    Thank you for idea of the rain barrels cause I would never think of it. Do you and John have that in Vermont?
    Keep the positive energy coming.
    PS You are awesome!

  4. James Fierro of Recipco e writes in:

    too good....
    Keep going girl.. you are going to be a huge success.


  5. Hi James:
    Love you til the cows come home and thank you for making a huge impact
    on helping our sweet and dear earth that gives us so much every day.


  6. The awesome, dear and talented Jenny Ford writes in:

    ten, I'm just sayin'...what a way you have with your words and thoughts...keep it comin'
    love and kisses jenny and eamonn

  7. Hi Jenny and Eamonn,

    Thank you for your kind words and all of the fun!
    See you very soon, yahoo!


  8. Dear Kristen, you are a brainiac (talking about aquifers) and a poet (waxing about the blue jays singing) and a soul sister (speaking and writing from your truest, deepest self). You're a blessing on the planet. I'm just saying... Ha! And you always make me laugh.
    Love you, girl

    Happy belated birthday to Lau!

  9. Hi Susan:
    Why don't you live right down the street from me?

    Oh how I would love to talk to you about animals and nature and our truths. Your smile lights up the universe and I sure do miss your humble awesome self.

    Love you til the cows come home ...I'm just sayin.


  10. Incorrect quote from Joanne Campisi from KK

    It was dear sister Abby Kane who wrote

    ove the rain barrels, but unless there is a cover for it, have to worry about the "skeeters". September is prime West Nile Virus Season.!!!!

    "....Climb down my rain barrel, climb down my cellar door, and we'll be jolly friends forever more" old song (children's?)

    Thank you dear Lamb Abby for sharing your thoughts!

  11. Dear Kristen,
    Love reading about Mother Nature's bounty in your backyard and obviously in your heart! I am so honored to call you my friend. I love you, Cindy.

  12. Dear Cindy Lamb:
    Oh dearie thank you for your kind and loving thoughts.

    You have taught me so much about giving your heart and soul to this amazing world. Thank you so much!

    Love you til the cows come home.


  13. Kristen dear,
    We live right next door to a Bird Sanctuary and you can't get any more serene than that. I keep my own bird feeders hanging on our deck and thank Mother Nature every day for the creatures and abounding beauty that surrounds us here in Tiburon. And we certainly have enough rain up here to fill a lot of barrels as well! Maybe I gotta get me some....I'm just sayin'. Keep on listening to the birds and dreaming of barrels of rain! It's lovely!

  14. Hi Liz:
    Oh dear girl here you are from magical Tiburon. What street do you live on - everything that is relative to the upscale Mexican restaurant Guamas right?

    Thank you for taking the time to observe your birds and begin thinking of the rain barrels!

    Keep the positive energy coming (I'm just sayin...) and hope you had a great birthday. What special meal do you have/make?

    Love you til the cows come home.


  15. K - I didn't cook for my birthday - actually we went to Guaymas for lunch on my birthday! It was yummy - I wrote about it in my last blog posting..delicious food and lovely ambiance. We are so lucky to be near all these fabulous places.

  16. PS We live on Greenwood Cove Drive......right down the street from Blackie's Pasture and a hop skip and a jump from Mill Valley village.