Monday, January 26, 2009

Informational Meeting for Queer Spirit Trip to PERU

Are you interested or curious about the 14 day trip to Peru?

Can I afford it?

What will we do?

Why this trip?

All great questions. FEBRUARY 8, 2009 (Sunday) at 6:00 p.m. we will discuss the trip and what you might expect by participating in this journey.

Location: 2084 East 6425 South Holladay UT

E mail RSVP to

For those outside of Salt Lake City and interested in details please feel free to e mail and we will have a private discussion regarding the details/


Sunday, January 18, 2009

Are you there? Who are you?

Those of us connected to Queer Spirit are curious.... who are the readers of this blog? This website? Who is part of the movement of Queer Spirit? Of Queer Enlightenment? Tell us a bit about yourself.

Let us know what your looking for? What information could we post that would be helpful? Insightful? What brings you here? We would like to know what your thinking and how this website can best serve you.

We host monthly circles, quarterly retreats and camp outs, trips to Peru..... what are you looking for? We have envisioned that Queer Spirit is a community effort and so we seek your ideas and inputs. Thanks.

Simply reply in the comment section to this post and we will check frequently for your feedback.

Thursday, January 1, 2009


You know how you get those e mails with nice little thoughts? I got this a few days back and felt it was a powerful message for all of us. A great thought for the NEW YEAR! Let refine and define the essence of who we are with the power of our mind!



A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud man, who is
fully dressed each morning by eight o'clock, with his hair
fashionably coifed and shaved perfectly, even though he
is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today. His wife of
70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary.

After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the
nursing home, he smiled sweetly when told his room was ready.
As he maneuvered his walker to the elevator, I
provided a visual description of his tiny room, including
the eyelet sheets that had been hung on his window.

I love it," he stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old
having just been presented with a new puppy.
Mr. Jones, you haven't seen the room; just wait."
"That doesn't have anything to do with it," he replied.
Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time.
Whether I like my room or not doesn't depend on how
the furniture is arranged ... it's how I arrange my mind.
I already decided to love it.

"It's a decision I make every morning when I wake up.
I have a choice; I can spend the day in bed
recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that
no longer work, or get out of bed and be thankful for
the ones that do. Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes
open, I'll focus on the new day and all the happy memories
I've stored away. Just for this time in my life.

Old age is like a bank account. You withdraw from
what you've put in. So, my advice to you would be to
deposit a lot of happiness in the bank account of memories!
Thank you for your part in filling my Memory bank. "I am
still depositing."

Remember the five simple rules to be happy:

1. Free your heart from hatred.
2. Free your mind from worries.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less.