Energy springs from your smile. A smile makes you and others cheerful and energetic.
Perfect Liberty 2021.4
These two horses are out every morning when I go into the woodland. Most days they are side by side, certainly not far from each other. This was the first time I’ve seen them actually grooming each other. I had to pull over, put on the 4 way flashers and get out … They were showing such affection I wanted to capture the moment. It was a beautiful moment. Again a first for me. I have never been around horses much, I only got to see them from a distance. This past year, I would see these horses every day.. in the fall I’d roll my window down and call out hello. That they were part of my everyday, means they are no longer strangers. Seeing such gentleness from these big animals made my heart sing. It is such moments that I call out in happiness… Life is Good.
Smiles, share a kindness, enjoy the beauty in this wonderful world we live in. Too much these days is focused on negativity. Change the direction of your thoughts when you feel them wandering into the shadows. because, I repeat LIFE IS GOOD!
PL Precept #11 Always be with God. Confie todo a Dios Faca tudo confiando em Deus
You can get all dressed up, do your hair, pretend its going to be a glamour day, but no matter how you cut the cake, if there is work to be done, or matters to be attended to that aren’t fun… You have to set your mind to the task and get it done.
Usually there is always a lot of hard work and effort that goes into putting/pulling something off in a seamless fashion, or presenting a “brilliant” feature documentary. For a brief time we can look very professional and maintain a certain air of efficiency and know how. BUT, we all need down time, and we all, each and everyone of us, needs time to regroup, to be still, to reconnect with our inner Selves.
The teachings of PL, the 21 Precepts and 21 Principles, are what help us navigate through the world we live in today… Stay in touch with what grounds you… what keeps you mentally and physically alert and positive. Life is too important to squander.
PL Precept # 15 All is a mirror Todo es espejo
PL Precept #11 Always be with God. Confie todo a Dios.
Obrigado PL por me ensinar amar assim Por ver Deus dentro de mim e em qulquer lugar
Thank you PL for teaching me to love, to see God within me, and everywhere around.
With one thought, “the world” will change. Changing your way of thinking will make a difference on how you perceive the world.
Thought that since my world these past days has been wild, windy and very snow covered, i would share with you what is happening across the oceans in southern Japan. Different climate, weather, and habitation.
These moments caught in time where Anastasia was enjoying her explorations, were likely happening at the same time I was taking careful steps across an icy parking lot to feed the birds…
There is beauty all around us, we simply have to open our “eyes” to our surroundings. Be aware that while this is visual, the differences are also very present in our day to day attitudes, thoughts, and perceptions.
Let’s set higher goals and work to improve ourselves.
Let’s work towards our goals while keeping a clear vision of what we hope to achieve. your strong conviction and Makoto (sincere effort) will help drive you toward accomplishing what you set out to do.
I am so thrilled. Tickled pink if you will. Look everyone, Kevin took a picture of a crow for me.. we can actually see the details of his face and his lovely ebony feathers. Could the day get any better… Thanks YOU Kevin.
Perceiving equals doing. Each time you notice something, it is a gift from God. Don’t miss this opportunity to act.
Perfect Liberty 2021.15
I hope you all have had a wonderful week-end. If you are in Canada, specifically in the Province of Ontario, it is a long week-end, tomorrow is a holiday. We had lovely weather, albeit it snowed… it was sunny and milder.. great weather for the outdoor enthusiasts. However no matter the weather, it is important to get out and get fresh air. The weather forecasters have been saying that we (in this neck of the world) COULD have unseasonably milder weather for end of February and into March. I’m considering bringing out a deck chair so that I can sit and just enjoy the weather. Even if it snows.. why not? Unless it turns bitterly cold again.. I think this is going to be a serious consideration. What do you say? Join me?
Sometimes when one is going back through one’s inventory, one discovers memories of “another time” I admit that when I came across these pictures. I lingered. Gone are the days when we were were able to delight over the many dishes being offered. Pick what tickled our fancy, go back for seconds… now it all seems so distant. We were spoiled. It seems like another lifetime.
Because it was available, I sought out places that would offer me a selection of choices that would not only appeal to me, but would satisfy my desire for some “pampering”. these past months this has all been taken away … we not only do not have access to Buffets, we have limited access to restaurants, cafes, lounges, any place actually where we can be with, or around other people while we dine.
In most cultures, sitting around a table with family and or friends was an “occasion”… How often did you take someone out for their birthday, anniversary, new job, promotion, whatever, we dined, we shared a meal, we toasted, we celebrated even mourned, but together, and almost always with food.
Now many of us, eat alone, sit alone, and basically live our lives in a state of solitude. Our churches are not available to us, younger people are away from places of learning, teachers, social gatherings where they can expand their knowledge and social skills. Makes for an interesting situation, yes?
It is interesting because its 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.
Perfect Liberty 2019.9
Avoid having too many “likes or “dislikes”. Whether it is food, people or anything else in life, be careful not to overly like or dislike something. Things tend to get complicated when you allow yourself to be overly one-sided.
Bare with me while I recount to you another adventure with the delightful, brats of the woodlands the colourful Blue Jays. I was late getting to Dewberry Trail this morning, it was quiet and most of the feeders had been emptied. I got out to refill them, and saw a family patiently waiting for birds to appear. The Mother was telling the children, they should walk further along, perhaps they would see birds if they continued. As I neared with my container of black sunflower seeds and was taking off the lid, there was a sudden appearance all around of the little birds.
No sooner had the feeders been filled with round one, of the offerings, there came the distant calls now so familiar to me..of the Blue Jay. When the peanuts were dispersed, they were dive bombing, bold as brass, no waiting their turn. Today there was no shy, coy behaviour, it was a no holds barred attack on the seeds and nuts. Again I counted 5 of them, they were not being nice to their fellow jays either, going as far as cutting off their buddy if he was closest to the seed/nuts.
Their behaviour was ignored by the other birds, who simply moved away to other feeders, the woodpeckers were non pulsed, they silently went off to a tree with tasty bark and began tap tap tapping there.
Leaving this trail, I drove over to Mer Blu (less than two miles) to check what was happening there.. to my surprise as I was distributing the seeds and nuts there, I heard the now familiar cawing almost over my head. The little beggars were all lined up in the higher branches waiting for their chance to swoop down on the buffet that was being set out.. am I so predictable? I found it cold today, so I didn’t linger, tomorrow it is supposed to be sunny, I might attempt to use my camera. Meanwhile I’m so grateful to Kevin for allowing me access to his photos.
While perusing his Instagram account this morning (, which if you are on Instagram, might want to look him up..) I found this adorable face..
Begin each day with a renewed sense of appreciation. Always remember that you are here today thanks to God, and thanks to the many people around you. Let’s make each day meaningful by starting out with a feeling of gratitude.
Perfect Liberty 2014.6
Being with the birds and the woodland creatures always gives me a sense of “renewal” There is something very special watching them go about their daily routines. How they adjust when a bolder and more aggressive bird comes into the feeding area. There is room for everyone, no need to be first in line… their acceptance of a stranger in their midst is humbling.. Since I have been making these trips and spending time .. reconnecting to /with “nature” .. I myself feel life to be less chaotic … I marvel at the patience of the photographers who come early to stand and wait. To the other visitors who bring seeds and share with the birds. I am impressed with the number of young parents I have met who are starting their children at a very early age, to appreciate the woodlands. Life is good.
The simplicity of sharing the land/space with others in a positive way is healing.. it balances the world of the internet/ technology where often the focus is on negative, aggression, and competitive behaviour.
Always live “for the sake of others and society”. Be thankful to society for all that you have, and make a firm decision to be a person who can contribute to people and society. This state of mind will provide you with endless enthusiasm.
Time transports us – the shutter clicks, and captures “FOREVER” moments. The sights and sounds of 2020 will always be special. We learned, we experienced, laughed and cried. Like the incoming tide, it will wash over us, and then drift slowly back out never to return exactly as it was… Starting soon will be a brand new year, with all the joys and opportunities that will come in with the new day, new dawn.
Whatever the Universe brings to our doorstep, we will deal with it. We’ve grown stronger, we’ve survived the challenges of the past year. Best of all, we will do it together.
PL Precept #14 World Peace is everything.
Ring out the old, bring in the new… In all certainty, it will expand our horizons, for we come a long way, we have learned, that together, we can change the world.
PL Precept #10 Love yourself and others.
PL Precept #15 All is a mirror.
PL Precept #11 Always be with God.
Now is always the start of something new. Leave the past in the past. What is important is “what you are doing to do now.” Using the present as a starting point, move foreword on a path towards improvement and progress,
I’m finding great comfort in spending time with the birds. I’ve even got my trunk set up like a cafeteria, every-thing ready for me to access when I get to the feeding areas. Some days it is just too cold to be fiddling with seed bags that are still factory sealed, Or get to the suet blocks that are still in their retail packaging.
I have been eyeing some of the cameras and the special lens attachments that the serious cameramen are toting. So far I’ve only gotten to the stage where I am making enquiries .. and talking to them about their equipment. The reality at the moment is that by the time I get to the feeders, asses what needs to be replaced, fill and relocate feeder trays etc. I’m usually dealing with frozen fingers.
Live radiantly as the sun. Striveto always be bright and cheerful so you can enliven those around you.
TAOIST Life is Art (Perfect Liberty precept #1)
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The only constant in life is change. I am grounded in the reality of Living.
This is true, in all worlds. RL or virtual. I am me and only me.