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Friday, January 23, 2015


'When all else fails to astound you, find your beauty indoors." ~ Bilowz Associates Inc.
There’s a repurpose for everything, including yesterday’s image posted on Twitter and our Facebook page. Speaking of finding a new purpose for all things, our compost bins are at a 'winter overload'. A January thaw may be wishful thinking (only a week + and counting until Groundhog Day) so here’s hoping coffee grinds, peels and egg shells can squeak in to what little space is left for a few more winter weeks. One upside has been no paths to shovel to get to the bins. The weekend weather forecast tells me – beware – that’s soon to change.

And if you aren’t paying attention to what trended most on Twitter Thursday, FYI – the seesaw of opinions, newsfeed and string of insults were off the dial about the air in footballs used during the AFC championship game rather than what’s taking place in our own landscape. So it seems a perfect segue to #repurpose what was written earlier in the week. Only two so they shouldn’t take you too much time to read.

Is Bark Overrated?
Ham Up Your Garden Come Spring

And since this whole thing literally 'blew up' for the New England Patriots on Monday morning, with Tom Brady this is where I totally agree. “No one’s dying.” We, and that includes me, a fanatical New England Patriots fan since I was a kid should be more concerned about Asian Longhorned Beetle, a bigger threat to our forests and our trees. Remember our trees and forests are living but a deflated football? We should be moving onto bigger things.

As Peter S. Beagle points out, “Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed.”So for all that look at NFL players as great heroes, remember this quote.

But for my two-cents about the important game - the game of life, anyone can be deemed a hero. So do something good for someone else, anyone (a stranger, a friend, a co-worker) who might need a kind word, a mentor, a bouquet of flowers or just a hug. #Repurpose a negative into a positive and be your own hero rather than live in the footsteps of someone else. Half the greatness may go unnoticed but heck, you’re making a positive difference. That's all that counts.

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