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snow Friday

IMG_5965There is one thing to say about snow that I really enjoy.  As soon as I wake, I can hear the difference,  The world (on the street around me) is quiet.

The leaves, and colour that remained on the ground is now.  A blanket of white.

 

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Bom dia a todos.Utilize all of your potential!

Utilize todo seu potencial.  Don’t hold anything back, Give today and every day your all.

PL calendar day 16… Always approach things with full enthusiasm and energy.  Then things will develop in a new direction.

“The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship”  Francis Bacon 1561-1626

Oyshikiri

 

photos  hT9

 

Thursday Doors

 

This delightful learning tool was in a thrift shop.  Each door has a different key, keys are included.  The child learns to find the key and open the door it belongs to. Or goes to the door to be opened, then finds the key to open it.. then lock it.  If only I had picked it up when I saw it.  I had never seen one before.

next… a window view of the alps below.

Enjoy your travels today.  Walk through a few doors.  Create your own adventure.

PL Precept #18    Each moment is a turning point.

PL Precept #17  Grasp what is most essential

Oyashikiri

 

top pictures, Q

bottom pictures,  hT9

the art of nothing

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While waiting for the paint to dry, I decided to take a picture, of my nothing page.  I do a lot of nothing, that is what speaks to me the most.

I will do a whole book of pages, when the mood strikes, of “nothing” art.  When I am done, I will have my very own book of “Nothing” for the month of December 2018  I ask you, What will you do for yourself, to remind you of this coming month of December.

Our thought for today (PL calendar, day 11) was to be thankful for who we are…

Tomorrow, PL Day Calendar day 12 –  Carry out what you believe in

Once you have prepared everything to the best of your ability, seize any opportunity that comes your way and take action without hesitation.  Express yourself to the fullest.


I learned a long time ago, that “nothing”was not always easy to express.  I used to call it abstract art, or expressions.  To call it art, to some was stretching it.  You dear friends, who have been on this journey with me, know that this is not the first time, you hear me speak of “nothing”   If you recall I  took pictures one summer of nothing.

All this to say, if it feels right, and it is to be your very own, create your memory your way. A picture, a doodle, story, whatever method choose to for your expression, if done with Makoto (sincerity of intention) it will be great.  There are no failures, only experiences.

Oyashikiri

 

Falling out of bed

IMG_9123Good morning, bom dia a todos

Does anyone know where that expression comes from? Nope not me, it is just the phrase came to me, and won’t go away. I certainly didn’t fall out of bed this morning, but instead of my usual, I think today I may be more like garlic.

Maybe it will be a salad kind of day?

PL calendar day 10

Everyone has their own unique personality —-  Each one of us possesses unique qualities.  Let’s accept and respect one another.

PL Precept #17  Grasp what is most essential

PL Precept #11  Always be with God

Oyashikiri

 

photo hT9

 

sometimes

IMG_6641Sometimes, we just sit around,

we don’t make a sound

except perhaps a burp now and then

really the day stretches on

we don’t know where the time has gone

It takes years of trial and error to develop this useful skill.  We live in a world of go, go, go.

IMG_9110Sitting with only the gentle stirrings of the world around you.

Can be a difficult task indeed.

Try bundling up and doing it in the dead of winter.

It is an amazing release of unwanted “baggage”.

Sometimes, the road that beckons isn’t the road you are on.

IMG_7574You will find that stepping into a different space, will also bring you to another place and maybe even time.

Live each moment with the interest you give a new book that has caught your fancy, where each page is riveting and you drink in each word, fingers poised to turn the page.

Our lives are just as interesting, when we sit in the silence of the moment, The reality of BEING is rejuvenating.

Sometimes, it simply is… no more..no less…

Bom dia everyone, have a good day dear friends.. I carry you in my heart always..

PL Precept #1  Life is Art

Oyashikiri

 

photos  hT9

 

 

Thursday doors

Bom Dia, Good morning to everyone!

PL Calendar day 8    Whatever you use, it will always come back to you, so use it well.

When you use money and things to their fullest potential, you will always be blessed with more materials for your self-expression.

Oyashikiri

photos hT9

1 of 2 =1

 

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Good morning, bom dia, at the start of another beautiful day. 8 in my world is considered a lucky number.  I just happened to have my camera ready when Nick had his back turned.  Nick is one of a pair.  Mel his beautiful and talented wife was, we soon discovered, watching us from other part of the museum where she was stuck behind a short wall.  It was my good fortune that the two decided to take a day trip up to visit. Heck they only live some 11, 12 hours away.  Let me tell you they are very special.

I got to see a lot of interesting exhibits as we wandered the museum, but the greatest gift for me was to share time with friends that I have grown to love.  They bring such caring and open sharing when they are visiting.  Every visit is like a homecoming.  The laughter is genuine, such friendships are treasured.

IMG_1515Possessions can be acquired,  They can be enjoyed and cared for, but having good friends, and time spent in warm, comforting camaraderie.  That is a blessing.  It was a wonderful visit, I thank them both.

PL calendar day 7    Don’t strain, don’t rush, and don’t be greedy

When you are doing something, you may rush things to get good results quickly.  Instead, relax and enjoy he process.

I can only imagine how as the friendship grows, we will appreciate even more our differences, and our sameness.

One of life’s lessons, to be practiced and lived  – appreciate differences, everyone is unique, share with an open heart.

Oyashikiri

 

science and technology, Ottawa, On. Canada

 

 

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