I went to the bookstore again today.

Came home with three books.

My purpose there was not just to purchase books.

I also went to have a coffee today.

Drank a lovely little cup of coffee.

My purpose there was not just to drink coffee.

I went and did a bunch of things today.

Accomplished several tasks and errands.

But my purpose was not to complete tasks and run errands.


I failed…

I failed to see your pain.
I was too busy with my own.

I failed to feel your struggle.
I was too busy with my own.

I failed to see things through your eyes.
I was too busy with my own.

I failed to understand you.
I was too busy trying to understand myself.

Harvest Moon

My love.

I’d like to add one thing to our list.

Let’s slow dance to this Neil Young song.
“Harvest Moon”

Come a little bit closer

Hear what I have to say

Just like children sleeping

We could dream this night away

But there’s a full moon rising

Let’s go dancing in the light

We know where the music’s playing

Let’s go out and feel the night 

Because I’m still in love with you

On this harvest moon

When we were strangers

I watched you from afar

When we were lovers

I loved you with all my heart

But now it’s getting late

And the moon is climbing high

I want to celebrate

See it shining in your eye

Because I’m still in love with you

On this harvest moon

I sleep sweeter

It’s not important whether I understand or not.
What’s important is that you told me.

My world is lovelier with you in it.
I sleep sweeter knowing you are in my world.

Good night my sweet.


Day 177 – November 28, 2012

1. I am thankful that I did not have to walk all the way to work this morning with my heavy bag.

2. I am thankful for all the lovely compliments I received today because of my white and pearl themed outfit!

3. I am grateful that I finished my planning on schedule.

4. I am grateful for getting a much needed fright so I would end an unhealthy addiction of Hong Kong style milk tea.

5. I am grateful that I have been getting all these signs from all around for a decision that I want to make.

6. I am thankful that my daughter has such a lovely boyfriend – thoughtful, considerate and very polite.

7. I am thankful that every day is a new day and filled with promises and possibilities.

8. I am grateful for the one on one time tonight – to talk about my future and my aspirations.

9. I am grateful that I receive appreciation and care at work – from the entire team.

10. I am thankful that I am a woman – a daughter, mother, sister, friend, partner, colleague, mentor, coach, trainer, teacher, writer, doodler, artist, tanguera, milonguera, lover and soul mate.

Day 163 – November 10, 2012

1. I am grateful for a slow and lazy start to the weekend.

2. I am thankful that I have a chance to relax and cook at home at last.

3. I am grateful for some client sponsored shopping!

4. I am thankful for the lovely brief chat with a good friend today – always brightens up my day.

5. I am thankful for the very enjoyable afternoon tea time with another very good friend – she recharges my soul battery.

6. I am grateful for the help that we have from the team of APA students who work with us on the Hong Kong TangFest.

7. I am thankful for the smooth process of getting all the TangoFest passes made.

8. I am thankful that I am involved in this wonderful event third year in a row.

9. I am grateful that I have much to offer the world and the people around me.

10. I am thankful that it brings me such happiness to be able to that.

Day 139 – October 17, 2012

1. I am thankful for the incredible smooth start to my day – greeted by positively lovely smiles and people, a nice quiet breakfast and pleasant weather.

2. I am thankful that everything was right where I needed them, from taxis to helpful people to someone ready to listen to my stories.

3. I am thankful that today’s workshop went so well – I went in with my heart more than my head and it was the right thing to do.

4. I am grateful for the storm cloud that rolled in calmly in full view and then rolled away after cleaning the city with a brief shower.

5. I am grateful for passionate coffee lovers who share their favourite coffee spots.

6. Thank you for listening to me – and being totally cool with my extra sensory experiences!

7. I am grateful for Theory of Knowledge – a class I took over 20 years ago but only just realized what an impact it has had on me.

8. I am thankful for synchronicity – thank you for bringing the right people to me when I needed them the most.

9. I am grateful for all the lows, the blues, the challenges and the damages – like you said, it’s shaped me but not defined me.

10. I am grateful that sometimes I can choose to walk away, that I can choose not to do anything.