Where does the time go? It feels like I have just turned my head
and now it is so close to winter. Thanksgiving is next week which
always brings to mind what I am grateful for.

One of the things is my kayak and my ability to launch it whenever
I wish. I do go by how windy it is and how rough is the water but
it changes hourly and sometimes in a minute, so I am grateful for
the times that I can wait it out. I went out last Monday on Veterans’
Day and when I started out it was calm but halfway around the lake,
the wind picked up and soon I was being rocked by the waves. Of
course it makes it much more difficult to row and it took me much
longer to get back to my beach but I looked at it as the lake was
giving me one more time to feel like I was being rocked in a cradle.

My son Steve came over yesterday to help me do the last minute
preparations for winter that I can’t do myself and we put my
kayak to rest for the winter. This is a bittersweet time for me
as I much prefer the warmer and snowless seasons.

Well, this morning as I looked out at the lake as I do every morning
when I raise my blinds, the water was like glass. Of course, it
was 31 degrees and the water is calmer at the colder temperatures.
I so appreciate the mirror effect when I can see all the mountains,
trees and houses reflected in the water. It gives me such an expanded
view and reminds me that we are all mirrors for each other. So if
I see someone doing something I don’t like, I am reminded that the
perceived flaw is in me also because I wouldn’t notice anything if
I had no opinions about it. Life is funny that way. When you have
no buttons to be pushed, life is peaceful and serene because you are

I joked with the lake that it was just teasing me because it knew
that I couldn’t go out in it. As I looked out later I saw strips of
water that were rippling. Not over the whole lake so the strips
were stopping the reflections in parts. What a funny feeling to
see the wind playing with the water in spots so that most of the lake
was still and yet the strips made the reflection so different from
the “real thing”. This scenario made me realize just how much the
wind can alter our opinions of what we are seeing.

Life is like that. The “Winds of Change” alter our perspectives
of what is occurring in our lives and what seems “real” and isn’t.
Pay attention to how the “winds’ are blowing. Is it “real” or is it
just an altered reflection of what is real? With some parts of the
truth missing, just what perspective are you seeing? Know that all
of life changes in every moment depending on whom you are with or
what “truth” or “reality” you are observing.

Happy Thanksgiving. I have so much to be grateful for and the very
fact that I am alive and kicking is #1. I am grateful for you for
without you, I would have no reason to write a newsletter and put
to paper my thoughts or feel that perhaps I am spreading good cheer
and hopefully inspiration. We do need each other and awareness of
this blessing jumps out at me every time I eat. How many people
contributed to my food from its inception(seed), to the planting,
to the reaping, to the packaging, to the transportation, to the store
who stores it for me to buy, to the people in the store that are there
to serve me. I cannot do it alone!

This link shows what we can do together even when we are not aware
that we are not alone.

Love and Light,

Mary Grace

PO Box 403
Wales, MA 01081, USA


I have not written about the lake much, I have been
so enjoying the warm water to bathe in. Usually I can
stay only 15 minutes before my body starts shivering
but the heat wave warmed up the water very well. A
month is usually all I get for staying in the water and
playing and last night the temperature went down to
50 degrees, which means the water will be cooler from
now on. It takes a long time to warm up but it cools
down much faster. I have even been “playing” with
various ear plugs so I can swim more vigorously.

The Canadian geese have not been as bad this
summer but they surprised me two days in a row
this past week. I looked out one morning and
there were 10 geese enjoying my grass for
breakfast. Of course, what goes in must come
out so they had made a mess of my lawn. Have
you ever tried to pick up geese poop off grass? Not
easy, I must say. I use a dustpan so I can press down
a wide path and then use a piece of wood to get it
into the dustpan.

I reacted like a wild woman. I ran out onto the deck
retrieving the white bucket I use to throw water at
them screaming all the while. You would think they
were humans I was talking to. ” Get out of here, who
do you think you are, you are not wanted, GO GO
GO (words I use when I chase them off the beach).

One goose went through the gate onto the beach but
the other nine headed up the driveway toward the road.
Suddenly my neighbor Bob across the street came out
to see the commotion. He asked what was wrong and
I said these geese were pooping all over my lawn.

Bob started to chase the geese from the street so they
turned and aimed for me. They started to fly but
still were aimed at me, I ducked and they went over
my head. They left a trail of goose poop all over the
driveway in their haste to retreat. What a mess.

After I calmed down, I started to laugh. Cartoons
are made of what just had occurred. Here was
this old woman in her housecoat with hair streaming
in the wind chasing and hollering at geese as they
tried to elude the flying white bucket with no water
that she was swinging at them. They thought a
crazy person was after them and they were right.
I was crazy with their audacity to come in my
yard when there was a fence to protect my lawn.

That laughter eased the laborious task of cleaning
my lawn so I would not inadvertently step in it as I
walked barefoot. It is something I so enjoy and there
also is only a short span of time to enjoy. It took three
separate times of walking methodically up and down
the lawn about 3 feet apart each time to finally get
it all cleared.

The next day they were back but had only begun to
come on my lawn so it was an easier time. I had been
hoping not to use the whirly wind things this year but
after two attempts, I did not wait for a third. I took
out the whirlys and placed the smaller ones under my
fence and three much larger ones in the gate opening
to come in so they would be deterred. I need to pick
them up so the lawn men can do their job and then
put them back in again. They also have a poor memory,
they did not remember the crazy old lady or perhaps,
like children, they were just hoping to get away with it.

The Orioles are gone but the Hummingbirds are still
here and gearing up for their long migration flight.
They are feeding well and dive bombing each other
to strengthen up their wings for the long flight. The
Golden Finch have had their young, they are the only
bird that feeds their babies seed so the niger seed does
not last long. There is a lot of activity around the feeders
and I so enjoy their songs. It is so light and heart lifting .

This weekend there is a great opportunity not too far
from you. It is called the Psychic and Beyond Expo
which I will be speaking at and also doing readings
as well as selling my books and CD’s. There are
some incredible presenters that I am sure you
would enjoy. You get to pick and choose which
one and there is no entry fee. Go to :
http// for a complete
list and schedule. I will include some info below.

Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th ~ PSYCHIC & BEYOND EXPO!

11:00am-6:30pm both days~ Manchester, CT

~FREE ENTRY~ Featuring 4 FULL Event Rooms! Room 1 TOP PSYCHIC MEDIUMS & INTUITIVES Featuring 10 of the BEST intuitives available for mini-private readings for you ALL DAY LONG! Room 2 PRESENTATIONS Enlightening seminars of all kinds for your enjoyment running hourly each day. Rooms 3 & 4 VENDORS & BUSINESSES Over 40 booths. New Age Items you love to shop for, incense, oils, jewelry, crystals & artwork. New Age, Holistic, Healing & Spiritual Services, Centers and Organizations. Available for you to gather information ask questions and learn more about what wonderful opportunities are out there for you.

Expo Followed by…SATURDAY NIGHT Gallery Readings 7:00-9:00pm Tic. $20.00 with Rebecca Anne LoCicero SUNDAY NIGHT Premier Debut~a sample of “Comedy From Beyond” with Janine Baryza-Ly & Rebecca Anne LoCicero BONUS: All present get 1 free ticket to future show Tickets $30.00 Pre purchase tickets during the Expo Shows from 7:00-9:00pm (Limit to 50 attendees)

Expo & Gallery Events held at Baymont Inn and Suites, 20 Taylor Street Manchester, CT 06042 Consider booking a room and visit the Expo all Both Days
Love and Light

Mary Grace

PO Box 403
Wales, MA 01081, USA