Friday, April 30, 2010

A Trio of Thai-Style Curries

Yellow Curry with Potatoes, Green Peas and Seitan
Green Curry with Snow Peas, Green Peas, Red Bell Pepper, Yam and Mock Chicken

Red Curry with Thai Eggplant, Yam and Fried Gluten

He who distinguishes the true savor of his food can never be a glutton; he who does not cannot be otherwise. ~Henry David Thoreau

Friday, April 16, 2010

Heart and Intuition

“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
-Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios

I have been thinking about this quote a lot lately. I sometimes wonder if I am really living my life or am I living someone else’s life? I still don’t know what I want to do when I grow up. I fear this is because I don’t know how to listen to my heart and intuition. Even worse, I sometimes wonder if it is because I choose not to listen to my heart and intuition.

I have a great job and I get to help animals on a daily basis. I work with a lot of amazing people, who, for the most part, really care about what they are doing and give 100% day in and day out, no matter what. I am lucky to have found such a place, but is this what I am supposed to be doing or is there more out there for me? Have I found my muse and not realized it or is my muse still frantically searching for me? I need to quietly listen to my heart and intuition in hopes they will weigh in on the matter.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Random Shots From Wayside Waifs Adopt-a-thon

Most of these aren't great, but I wanted to share them anyway. During the April 2010 Adopt-a-thon, Wayside Waifs helped find 217 animals new homes...

"Animals are such agreeable friends-they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms."
-George Eliot

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Self Portrait and Success

Success: To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded!
---Ralph Waldo Emerson