I feel rich when…

  • There are lots of subway tokens in my wallet
  • & homemade soup in the freezer
  • I’ve cleaned up my kitchen/apartment
  • Have baked something!!
  • Have been to the farmers’ market & bought lots of good, organic, locally-grown produce
  • Have a friendly exchange with someone while out & about – at a coffee shop, in a store, on the streetcar, at the streetcar stop (happens mighty often too! :) )
  • Have writing time
  • Walking time
  • I'm out on a canoe trip
  • Have achieved a worthwhile task that involved a decent bit of work, time & effort
  • Have lots of good books on my nightstand
  • See, talk to, hear from my kids
  • Find a bunch of good books at the library
  • Notice all the wonderful mature trees in my neighbourhood
  • Walk by the lake (only minutes from where I live; lucky, lucky me :) :) )
  • Reflect on my many friendships
  • Reflect that my work is respected & valued


You can see now why I consider myself a wealthy woman!!

& how it has diddly diddly diddly diddly, absolutely diddly-squat

to do with money.



Jim Carrey on Rich & Famous

Some great quotes for today:

“Think big thoughts, but relish small pleasures.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

“Wealth is something you acquire so you can share it, not keep it.”~ LaDonna Harris

“It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, but it is not possible to find it elsewhere.” ~ Agnes Repplier

“To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury; and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable; and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasion, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony.” – William Henry Channing

“A clear conscience is more valuable than wealth.” – Filipino proverb

“Your wealth is where your friends are.” – Plato

“Life engenders life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.” ~ Sarah Bernhardt, actress (1844-1923)

“It isn’t the big pleasures that count the most, it’s making a big deal out of the little ones.” – Jean Webster

“It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” – Charles H. Spurgeon, English cleric (1834 – 1892)


p.s. not gonna lie to you. Spirits are a bit low. The stuff I am hearing about climate change/climate chaos is sobering-sobering-sobering. EVERYthing seems to be sobering-sobering-sobering. I was so glad that when I went looking for something to post, I found this cheerful item sitting there, drafted but not yet posted. It's cheering me up. I needed that! :)