Daily Archives: January 23, 2012

Chinese New Year and a planter bowl of red impatiens

It is Chinese New Year today according to my calendar and red is a colour strongly associated with this event.

Red was also one of the theme colours in our recent family wedding and a colour I love and wear a lot of.

So here is a planter bowl of red impatiens that sits near my sunny doorway and cheers me on each day.

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Monday quote by Robert Fulghum

A fellow blogger reminded me recently of the writing and wisdom of Robert Fulghum. I particularly like this quote taken from his work “All I ever really needed to know I learned in kindergarten”. I was really pleased to learn that he has written several books and I plan to track them down at my local public library.

Robert says: “Think of what a better world it would be if we all – the whole world – had cookies and milk about 3 o’clock every afternoon and then lay down with our blankets for a nap. Or if we had a basic policy in our nations to always put things back where we found them and cleaned up our own messes. And it is still true, no matter how old you are, when you go out into the world, it is better to hold hands and stick together.”