Merry Christmas and Happy 2022

A great big thank you to all our followers. We wish you a very Merry Christmas, from our house to yours.

Its been a crazy couple of years, and we hope going into 2022, that the madness will end and that the words, Freedom, The Right to Choose, and Human Rights will once again mean what they used to prior to C19.

Coronavirus = Panic: Climate Crisis = ??

SGC Admin:

We understand that the Coronavirus is a serious threat to our health, and we send out healing energy to all affected and hope that the situation does not last as long as is being aniticipated.

We also hope that lessons can be learnt from this global situation, which may be applied to the climate change crisis…

One of the many concerns about creating a cleaner environment, is our reduction on our relience of fossil fuels…

  • How do we do that?
  • We can’t just stop using oil?
  • How will we heat our home?
  • How will we transport our goods and foods?

The list of concerns is a long one, because we use oil in just about everything we use on a daily basis, not just in our modes of transportation. The concerns are real and they are legitimate…Β 

Changes in our lifestyle, changes in how and what we buy, changes in the “throw-away” mentality, is a start towards adjustment,Β  Β ..Β 

As we watch the rules and regulations being put into place in a relatively short space of time in an effort to protect the global populations from the Coronavirus… It shows us, that, YES we can make changes and implement regulations to help clean up our world… Once such changes are put in place, and (this is the important part) followed by everyone πŸ™‚ other changes will follow…

Of course this isn’t the first time a population has had to “buckle down” and adapt to change for the benefit of the whole…. Have a look at how London (UK), France and the Channel Islands had to change everything they knew in order to survive… πŸ™‚

We are an adaptable species, we have come a long way, and while we are concerned, over the Coronavirus some to “panic mode”, .. Perhaps, we can look at this “pandemic” and understand how our lives all over the globe are connected, and how easily it is to upset “the balance”… but most of all, to understand that we are fragile beings, and we need to respect that…

And just as the Corona Virus is spreading like the fires in Australia this past season… we need to “spread” respect for mother nature, to wake up to the fact that we are NOT the most important beings on this planet… and that our actions, whether they be spreading a virus because of the way we process food, or spreading destruction because greed & ego tell us it’s the only way to the “top” have a disasterous affect on the whole planet… A planet, that is equipped with everything we need to survive in comfort and in good health…

Can we do that, respect the fragility of our human form and respect mother nature…???

Maybe, but if that is going to happen, we have to think outside of the “box” we have to share more, be kinder, have faith that we will have what we need, when we need it… It’s important now, more then ever, that world leaders present workable, serious and practical solutions to replace our relience on fossel fuels, to change the materials used for packaging to ones that will bio-degrade, for the humane process of animals for meat production, to stop the destruction of our rain forests, to clean up and stop the pollution of our oceans and lakes… etc… etc… etc…

Change is within us.. πŸ™‚Β 

Some Practical Tips to stay safe during the Corona Virus Situation:

  • Wash Hands a lot throughout the day, when you come in from the grocery store or any other errand: May need to moisturize, pick one that is unscented.
  • Wipe down, door knobs, light switches, counter tops, t.v. remotes, several times a day.
  • Change tea towels and hand towels ever few days
  • Change bed linens and any furniture coverings regularly
  • Wash animal blankets regularly
  • Take care of yourself, eat lots of veggies, drink lots of water… Stews, soups and spaghetti dishes are all good choices… Try to limit sugar intake. Get your sleep, and get some exercise in… laugh a lot … πŸ™‚
  • If you are under isolation, ask a friend or a relative to pick up the bits and pieces that you need and leave them on the door step… πŸ™‚

Good luck to everyone one who is currently under isolation… catch up on you reading and creative projects if you are feeling well enough…

Send us your tips and stories πŸ™‚

Some Tips on helping our environment:

  • Think about what you need and why you need it, before going shopping.
  • Think about what products are made of, where they are made and what will happen to them when they are put in the garbage.
  • Avoid impluse buying.
  • Reuse what you can, recycle what you can and donate what you can
  • Be creative πŸ™‚
  • Walk more, Drive less
  • Eat less red meat
  • Try to reduce single use plastic use.. bring your own grocery bags to the store when you shop
  • Try to limit your air travel and cruise travel…
  • Try to limit your car travel, if you are visiting folks on the other side of the city or further, make a day of it or a weekend and do some other stuff while you are there..

There are lots of ways we can make small changes in our lives, and if we all do little things, they will make a difference πŸ™‚

We welcome your tips and ideas on how to help our world to be happy again.

Happy New Year…. Let us Welcome the new decade 2020 and take stock of our behaviour on our planet… :)

Thank you so much for following us in 2019 and for all the years, we truly appreciate it and it gives us that little push to keep on going… πŸ˜‰

As we look towards a new year and a new decade, it’s a good time to ask ourselves, are we helping our planet or harming it… ? Our lives, are a mixture of nature, people, material and sometimes spiritual… What we do each day while living our lives, affects the “whole”….

2019 saw a huge movement towards awareness, the awareness that our human “needs” has created a planetary crisis. For some, this was not new news, we have been aware for over 30 years of the damage our human exsistance was doing to our world. And now the crisis has come to a head…

We thank all those who fight this fight, for those who stand up and speak out, even while they are verbally abused and bullied… We thank all those who try their best to reduce their “footprint”, it isn’t easy, it’s time consuming, it’s thinking before acting, it’s giving up material things, it’s walking more and driving less… most of all, it’s frustrating and upsetting to look around and feel as though no-one really cares, and there aren’t enough of us to make the difference that is needed to stop the destruction…

It is even more important now that we do not give up, “never give up, never surrender” πŸ™‚ Folks are getting “it”, they are open to making changes, governments (well some of them anyway) are understanding the crisis, they are declaring it REAL…. because they cannot declare it anything else… Hang in there ladies and gentlemen, keep doing what you can, listen and learn as you go, and when you get those days, where you want to give up and say to heck with it all… keep in mind that we aren’t fighing for those who can speak up for themselves, for are “fighting” for those who cannot… wildlife, birds, bees, fish, oceans, trees and plants…. πŸ™‚

Have a super fabulous New Years

Greta McKenzie, SGC Admin and the SGC Team

SGC Admin… Hello and thank you … :)

Hi Everyone… πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ˜Ž

We have been on our annual winter get away since the end of January and will be heading back home the beginning of March… Hubby likes to go south at this time of the year for a few reasons… He absolutely hates the winter, not so much because of the snow, cold and blowing wind, but also because of the salt that covers our roads, which then gets on our cars, ruins our sidewalks and roadways and of course our environment and water ways… 😦

He also likes to “drag” me away to celebrate a couple of anniversaries for us… We met in the month of February (38 years ago now) and we got married in January 5 years later… we didn’t have a traditional wedding, we “eloped” so to speak, so I never had the frills that go along with a wedding, (no dress, no flowers etc)… we couldn’t afford it and for years after wards I regretted it so much… not any more (I have got over it) πŸ™‚ but Hubby still feels bad and so likes to add that into the reasons why we need to be somewhere warm and sunny… hahaha… (men, the boy in them never leaves… ) πŸ˜‰ …

However, while we are away, working on SGC is a bit more challenging, and so I take this opportunity to apologize for my late postings… 😦 I also would like to say a big THANK YOU to you all for your continued support in following us and a warm welcome to all of you who are our new followers… We appreciate you all and hope you will continue along with our journey… Don’t forget to contact us with your questions and comments… πŸ™‚ we love to hear from you … and if time permits check out our other site, (you can find the link on SGC to the right of the page) where you can find items to purchase… πŸ™‚

Thanks again everyone… and we wish you all a truly fabulous day… πŸ™‚

Greta McKenzie

Florida Feb 2011

SGC Admin: Happy Mothers Day… May 2018

SGC Admin: It’s that time of year again folks… when we show our mom’s just how much they mean to us… Sadly the SGC crew no longer have a mom to celebrate with … but we do get to celebrate as mom’s πŸ™‚Β 

So take time out to phone, email, text or see Mom…. take her out to dinner, or make dinner for her… go shopping, get a pedicure,Β go to the movies… do some gardening…what ever it is that makes your Mom smile… πŸ™‚Β 

Have a wonderfulΒ