Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens, Kahlil Gibran
“A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, in other wisdom that he is wiser today, than he was yesterday”. Alexander Pope
This picture was taken on a day trip exploring the back roads in the Gatineau Hills, We never know what we will find when we turn a corner, or turn left instead of right.
Yesterday I was driving along with clear blue skies when I came to a red light. Instead of going left I went right and drove right into dark gray clouds, driving winds, and hail. In an instant the world went from, what a beautiful day, to Whoa!!! hello adventure. Such is life. For 15, 20 minutes or so, we drove in a gray snow blind. Barely able to see the road ahead. Then as quickly as it came, the storm left us.
Life is full of surprises, and how we accept and deal with them, is our choice. Have a great day everyone. Visit Norm’s blog for a link to more doors. Norm 2.0
Day 16 of the PL calendar for 2019
Even thought you may have put your best effort into doing something, you still may have made some mistakes. That is why it is important to always work with a prayerful mind.
Be happy, live to spread happiness and joy wherever you go – people will think you mad, but oh how divine it is to share a smile with another being. A dog wags his tail enthusiastically when you say hello, the cat, rushes to snuggle and purr in your arms. ah there is an unspoken bliss when we are harmonizing. Try it. You may like it.
PL Principle 21 will live in true harmony with the world around me.
The Cheshire Cat -visibleimage.co.uk (clear photopolymer stamp) Scrapbook Centrale, Montreal, Quebec. Card stock, Tim Holtz Glimmer – Hero Arts, sparkle BoBunny Scrapbook En Masse, Alfred, Ontario
The last few days, maybe even weeks, I have found myself thinking of a different time and what was. How a young garden, took shape, and grew till it no longer resembled what was.
Life mirrors nature, the link between the two has been established since way before I was born. I am only now pulling the fragments of the past into what I have been living and what is to come. I can feel the stirring of new beginnings, I know that I am already well into discovery mode.
Today, day 15 of the PL Calendar – Live with firm determination, thinking that “this will turn out for the best”
Everything in this world progresses an develops. Always be positive, knowing that everything will turn out for the best.
Yesterday I drove to Montreal, the day was bright, balmy and welcoming. Each mile was a new beginning. Even though I have travelled this route many times, it was like a first visit. The landscape along the way, simply would not be still. The shades of late autumn strutted their charms against the blankets of pristine snow. I felt their happy waves, and delighted in the variety of picture postcards they flashed my eager eyes as I drove by. Mother Nature, stayed with me all the way, the best tour guide ever.
Life is a blessing, I am filled with appreciation and gratitude. Thank you all for sharing my world, Life is love, and love is YOU and the world we are in.
pictures, personal files
Kejimkujik National Park, Nova Scotia, a very large and lovely area, with many hiking trails, rivers and falls. Included are areas sacred to the indigenous MiKmaw people of Nova Scotia. (photo M. Lewis)
I saw the picture on social media, and was totally blown away, especially after I found the face that was looking out from behind the trees. I just loved the picture… so was taking a closer look, and et voila, beautiful isn’t it. The photographer, often has breath-taking photos… this one, begged a second look. I am so thankful, that my request to use the picture was greeted with an affirmative answer. Another reason for considering visiting Nova Scotia again. It has been too long since my last visit.
PL Calendar, day 12 Be cheerful and Carefree
Without putting on airs or trying to be someone you aren’t just be yourself. This will give people a good impression of you and things will move forward in the right direction.
This world is filled with wonders still to be discovered. Let’s go forward into 2019, with peace in our hearts, and the desire to be in, and share more of the natural wonders in this great land of ours.
A black void. As an artist, I had a moment the other day, where I wanted to express that very moment, not think about anything but saying, Blah. Snap, and so what. Followed by many exclamation marks.
My eyes searched my workroom… till they fell on a big bottle of black glue. Ah Ha! I took an old canvas and began to just vent with the glue on the canvas. It was black and shiny that I dug out a bottle of cut glass pieces I had for dear knows what reason… and some gold cording. Then gave way to.. come what may.
Voila… t’is a black void. my sometime co-pilot, when she saw it, said it looked like “inside a sparkling cave filled with shiny somethings. enchanting” =^_^= I have been blessed with wonderful kind friends.
In the sunlight or under a light, it is true it has bling. Bling that winks and shines in a very cheerful way. This is an example of, starting out with a blank – need to just vent/express…. letting go, and then seeing the results.
PL Calendar day 9 (2019) It’s interesting because it’s different
Even if someone totally disagrees with you or does things differently, you may learn something from them. Avoid getting trapped in the mindset, “This is the way it has to be” and free your mind to consider other possibilities.
Delicious .. so tasty looking,
so succulent… the greens and beans so crisp.
PL calendar day 8 (2019)
First, Accept Everything
Life is filled with moments, sometimes happy and at times inconvenient. It is important to first accept every situation as it occurs and try to accept and understand it for what it is.