I received this in my emails a few weeks ago from a friend. I thought it was SO COOL that I would pass it along for others to see. Make sure and watch til the very end. That’s when the neatest thing happens with one of the ocean predators. As I watched this, I was AMAZED and realized that even though we live in a society where we think we know SO MUCH scientifically, we still have NOTHING on animal life. Imagine if we could do what these sea creatures can do.

To go along with the video, I thought I would post this quote I recieved from the gratefulness website. I thought it applied well to the video above. This is a quote that you can just sit back and ponder and meditate it. Of course, I believe it to be absolutely true. Just think about the video and aside from that how many other wonders in the world their are. I have tried this for several days and it really puts you in a place of AWE and GRATITUDE. Try it!! You’ll see.

“The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.”
~Rachel Carson

Here’s another thought provoking quote that applies to everything else I have shared here. I LOVE sharing these with you guys. I hope they help others as much as they help me.

“The world is holy. We are holy. All life is holy. Daily prayers are delivered on the lips of breaking waves, the whisperings of grasses, the shimmering of leaves.”
~Terry Tempest Williamsfrom

Talking to God: Portrait of a World at Prayer (anthology) 


The last one for today. This is something I am trying to do. Like I stated in my last post, I am still striving to find that place of peace and serenity when in the middle of chaos because that truly is the world we live in. I think I am doing a bit better. Sometimes it feels really hard because there is this side of me that likes the excess drama, even though I hate to admit it. I am learning there can be absolutely NO DRAMA in life. That I can take it each moment at a time and be prayerful and ok in each moment.

Chris and I were talking yesterday about our fears. I think for most men a fear of failure is quite common. Anyway, we had an interesting conversation about how “failure” is a false idea or lie, if you will, that we tell ourselves in keep ourselves in a place of worthlessness. You can NEVER really fail. Life is learning, growth, progression, connection and understanding. When we realize that part of it, we then recongize that we can’t fail. We can only take our choices and experiences and learn from them using our God as a higher source for future questions and answers. I think this quote exemplifies this idea.

Anywho, here is the quote FINALLY!!

“When it seems humanly impossible to do more in a difficult situation, surrender yourself to the inner silence and thereafter wait for a sign of obvious guidance or for a renewal of inner strength.”
~Paul BruntonMeditations for People in Crisis 


Something I wanted to share. Another video a friend sent me through email. This woman’s experience as a brain researchers discovering that her own brain was malfunctioning. This is SO INTRIQUING, and so RIGHT ON!! I LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT!! I know it’s 18 minutes long but I hope you will all watch the whole thing because it only gets better and better! Grab some tissues especially if you are pregnant! I produced some good tears by the end! I hope you do too!

Isn’t that GREAT? Oh my goodness! She speaks of one of my core beliefs and in such a BEAUTIFUL, INSPIRING way. Thank you Lorna for sending this! I am going to watch it again and again to remember who I really am.

Pregnancy is still so good! Last night my dear, sweet hubby took me up to Omar’s Living Cuisine for dinner. Again, it was SO DELICIOUS! This last week has been REALLY good! I have felt good and had a decent amount of energy. I was just so busy with other things that I was only able to exercise one day this week. I can’t believe it! I have exercised everyday (except during too sick days of pregnancy) for the last 3 years. Even if it is just walking on my treadmill for a 1/2 an hour, I usually did something. The only other down fall is that my exercise has already slowed a bit because of the strain I can feel from the hernia. It doesn’t hurt, just VERY uncomfortable by the end of the exercise. I am ok with slowing down. Somedays it NICE!!

My diet is becoming lighter as the weather gets warmer. I am finding I want more juices and smoothies than heavier foods. Plus, with the growth of my belly and the squishing of my stomach, I have found I eat more small meals and less food than I have! I can usually “put it down” which means eat quite a bit of food in one sitting. Wait until I am breastfeeding. WHOA! I am hungry all the time then. I couldn’t even finish my whole salad at Omar’s yesterday. That is NOT normal for me. But I am enjoying eating this way.

I am so grateful for the SUN and warm weather coming. Walking outside is so WONDERFUL!

That is all for today. I hope everyone had a HAPPY, EASY week and the next week brings the same. Let’s all LOVE LIFE and find JOY & FUN & LIGHTNESS & EASE in every moment. Summer is coming. Spending time in the grass and tress and SUN. Thanking God for Mother Earth! How AWESOME is that!

Abundant peace to all,
Rachel