Daily Motivator for Oct. 29th – Your great potential

Your great potential

To build something beautiful and wonderful takes time and effort. Make good  use of every moment you have.

You can go a long, long way. To do so, you must be going on that way every  chance you get.

What you can accomplish is truly amazing. So work on it with persistence and  commitment, and bring all that great value to life.

The minutes and hours of this day will quickly pass no matter what you do  with them. Choose to do the highest and best with each of them, and to fulfill  your great potential.

Rather than dwelling on the excuses, focus intently on the possibilities.  Find great joy in the fact that you can make a difference, and make that  difference again and again.

You can do great things. Feel that potential, then get busy and fulfill it.

— Ralph Marston

The Daily Motivator

Calendar of the Moon

23 Luis/Gamelion

Day of Boannan

Color: White
Element: Water
Altar: On a white cloth set a blue bowl filled with water and small boat.
Offerings: Small  set afloat on a river.
Daily Meal: River fish.

Invocation to Boannan

Lady of the River
Wash us clean in your rippling waves.
Lady of the Onward Flow
Carry us into our future
And safely home to our lives.
Lady of the Fishes
Nourish and provide for us.
Lady who lay with the Oak Tree
And bore him the newborn Sun,
River mother, mountain mother,
Lady of clear springs and cold  water
Wherein lies sacred talking fishes,
Lady whose cool hands stroke us
And whose blood flows cold
Out to the unforgiving sea,
With each sip of water we take
We will remember your name.

River go on, river go on forever
River run through my heart

(Let one who has been chosen to do the work of the ritual bring the bowl of water to each person in turn, and let them drink from it, and then pour the rest out as a libation to Boannan.)


The Pagan Book of Hours


Sweet, Adorable Kitty of the Day for Sept. 20th

Zephyrus, the Cat of the Day
Name: Zephyrus
Age: Five years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Cat
Home: Waynesville, North Carolina, USA
Zephyrus lives at his very own bed and breakfast inn in the mountains of North Carolina, Iris Meadows Bed and Breakfast in Waynesville, which he adopted four and a half years ago. He is in charge of the gardens, mostly, where he plays and dozes and poses for guest photos. He often romps with his sister dog in the meadows. He spends his relaxing moments in the private innkeepers’ quarters as he is not allowed in guest areas because guests may have allergies or prefer not to have pets. That is also where he sleeps. Zephyrus was a very thin and hungry cat when he arrived. We first saw him nibbling on the leftover muffins and waffles that we toss into a far meadow for the birds. Gradually, he decided to stay.He also answers to “Zephy” and to “Mr. Z.” Yes, he has become quite a fixture here. He is very friendly with everyone now and playfully entertains everyone with his antics. He and our dog are great friends. He loves to ride so we advise guests to check for him in their car before departing. He keeps me company when I work in the gardens… he acts as if it is his job to scare off all the spiders and crawly critters for me. There is a particular guest he really likes, and he once brought her a live mouse… he kept placing his paw on its tail and releasing it in front of her so she would notice her “gift.”

This picture of him “Watching for Butterflies” won first place in our local animal rescue organization’s annual photo contest several years ago. His heart shaped tag reads “I have humans at the Inn at Iris Meadows”