A Hierarchy of Giving

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There is so much need and there are so many opportunities to be of service to others.

The world is a better place when people look out for each other.

We can give our time, our talents, our money.

The eight levels of giving, described below, present an interesting perspective on giving.   Continue reading “A Hierarchy of Giving”

Great Coffee Great People

As sure as the day breaks in Portland, you will find me sipping a cup of hot coffee.

On warm days, I sit on the patio with Ginny, my Goldendoodle, who wonders when we are going for her morning walk.

In the winter, we sit by the fire listening to soft music.  If it is raining, Ginny is much less interested in going for a walk.  She is a fair-weather girl!

Rose City Coffee

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Coffee from Rose City Coffee, Portland, Oregon. Photo Lori Greer

In my cup you will find Rose City Coffee.          Rose City Coffee

The people are lovely,  The coffee is great.  I take it on trips.  I give it as gifts.

The owner, Christie, has created warm welcoming spaces at both of her locations in southeast Portland.

Rose City, I love you too!  Lori

 

Gratitude

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Today is my granddaughter’s second birthday.

Today is special because it is her birthday.

Today is very special because her mother is alive to celebrate with her Continue reading “Gratitude”

Meditation by the stream…

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~Stream in Whister, BC. Photo Lori Greer in Portland

The first of my personal commitments is to work to increase human happiness by encouraging the cultivation of human values and a sense of concern for others’ well being.  These are key factors whether one is a religious person  or not.  Dalai Lama

I find peace and resolve thinking about this statement while enjoying the beauty and sound of my favorite stream in Whistler, BC, Canada.

 

 

 

Helping myself and others…

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I am trying to do at least one good deed per day.

No, I am not working toward a Girl Scout badge.

It’s just that in my world and in the world at large, I find that giving and helping others satisfies my soul.

It satisfies my soul while grounding me during the emotional upheaval of my young daugher-in-law’s cancer struggle.  Stage 4.

I believe that I am making a difference.  Continue reading “Helping myself and others…”

Unexpected Figures

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~Photo Lori Greer Portland, Oregon USA~

Out for a walk this morning, my heart is heavy.

My daughter-in-law starts two weeks of brain radiation today.  Continue reading “Unexpected Figures”

A Simple Work Ethic

 

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I find that if I can do just these two things, I normally will have a productive, satisfying day. Continue reading “A Simple Work Ethic”

Carpe Diem

Happiness.

Not in another place but this place.

Not for another hour but this hour.

~Walt Whitman, American Poet, 1819-1892 Continue reading “Carpe Diem”

The Road to Sheridan: Love Leads Us

A call to action in Oregon.

My friends and I and many others will be on the road to Sheridan tomorrow morning.   Continue reading “The Road to Sheridan: Love Leads Us”

Still waiting…

Many of you know that our lives are in limbo waiting for a new treatment plan for my daughter-in-law. Continue reading “Still waiting…”