Say thank you to someone today

I just read a Facebook post about a War Veteran who received an envelope on his car with a thank you letter in it for helping create the America and freedom that we enjoy today with a twenty dollar bill in it to buy him a meal in thanks.

It is so Beautiful when we are appreciative of one another, what we do, who we are and especially that we say something to each eachother and do something for one another to say thank you and by the way that includes our animals.

Our animals are always telling us how much they love us and we need to do the same for them, for our loved ones and those around us. You can make someone’s day by saying something nice. Leo tells me how much he loves me every time he walks up to me and looks at me. Remember animals speak to us through their thoughts and feelings, we can speak back in words. And we can take example from them and treat our humans with that kind of Love.

Love and Light

Christine and The Animals

Spring is Coming – Blow Out The Old And Bring In The New

‘What Can I Do For You’ by Christine Kowal

Acrylic and mixed media on Stonehenge paper, 9″ x 12″

As I prepare to get started on my journey with Marie Forleo -BSchool on Monday, I am cleaning house. The dogs and cats have been moving about the house making sure they are not where I am cleaning. Cleaning is a good way to blow out the old and bring in the new, but it can get a little messy and noisy in the process.

This lovely goose is our neighbour. The geese have been up very early these mornings talking as soon as they see us. Leo and I like to sneak out sometimes early in the morning so he can do his business, but we don’t take our normal route these days, because we don’t want the geese to wake everybody up. I asked them why so noisy, and their reply was that the weather is confusing them.  They’re getting ready for the spring, me to. The geese are our good friends.

Love and Light

Christine and The Animals


Part 3 ~ The Spider Overcoming fear of The Spider

Part 3 Kincardine

Here we are in Kincardine, my first shower in our new home. I turn the water on, get it to the right temperature and their dangling in the corner is a spider and he is headed down. I look at him and say, “what are you doing? I’ve got the hot water on you have to climb up, not down your going to die.” He completely ignores me. I’m thinking to myself is he a baby doesn’t he know about water, so I say to him again, “what are you doing?” louder than before.


I see his line quiver and he turns and says completely shocked “Are you talking to me?” And I say, “who the heck else am I talking to, there is only you and me in here and your dangling down into a hot shower and you are about to die.” I heard his thought, “that can’t be true, one of the humans talking to me” and he continued down his line.


I was totally shocked a spider that didn’t talk back to me, we could understand each other but he thought he was hallucinating because he’d never spoken to a human before, or rather a human had never spoken to him before, I think.


The next morning I found him down in the bathtub as I got my hot shower going I scooped him up with a paper towel and put him out of the tub. He continued to totally ignore me.


We are living pretty far away from the GTA or any major city, farther away than I’ve ever lived from a big city. It is different up here, the animals are different, they have their own time and agenda and they are respected for who they are.


I have found that when I talk to them they don’t respond at first, I know they can hear and understand me but it’s a bit like I have to prove myself first. And if they like me then they will acknowledge me and or talk back.


We are getting to understand each other better, but I will say the spiders here aren’t used to talking to humans or being talked to by humans. I rarely see them, they really do stay out of my way these days and when I do see one he or she completely ignores me and rushes off in the other direction. I know they can hear me. At the moment, they’d just rather do there own thing and let me do mine. How odd.


All Our Love

Christine and The Animals