There’s a saying that’s been going around for quite a long while. it has been credited to the Buddha, Socrates, and even Thumper from the Disney movie Bambi had version of it - If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.
It’s been around a long time, because it’s one of those sayings that stands the test of time. And, it’s one of those sayings that is a lot easier said than done.
Recently I was discussing my recent hair cut with a co-worker and the various reactions to it (my parents definitively think my hair has seen better days.) I was telling her that at a recent gathering a woman asked me if my husband “just died” when he saw my hair. She then went on to inform me that men love long hair. (Breaking news.) My co-worker told me about the experiences she has had with people remarking on her weight - one example was when she was in line at Starbucks ordering a small (that’s tall in Starbucks speak) frappuccino. Right behind her a father told his child that they didn’t or...
Labour day weekend marks the official end of summer for me. In Edmonton, it starts to feel
like fall is in the air some time after the middle of August. This year it seemed like Fall came
earlier than ever.
I heard somewhere recently that it’s a good idea to buy school supplies at the end of summer, even when school is a distant memory - I mean, wasn’t that the best part of starting a new school year? That, and the new clothes. September is in my top 3 favourite months, along with May and December. Something about the quality of the light, and the air. And, hopefully, some last, beautiful, warm days that start out cold and end cold, But that middle part - glorious! Fall is new beginnings, pumpkin spice everything, soup, apples, comfort food, walks in the ravine to see what the beavers are up to, getting organized for the more productive time until next summer comes again, with it’s Festivals and party like nature.