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7.7.22 Tanabata

Think “now is the time” Instead of “it’s no use now” Don’t give up by thinking it’s too late. Tell yourself that there is more that can be done.

Perfect Liberty 2022.7

Thursday Doors taken by good friend Nick Vrtis who was travelling in Germany recently, Grey door is the Cathedral in St. Ola, and the brow doorway is Kirkwall. Thank you Nick…! For more doors, please visit the Thursday Doors posts on Dan’s site. No Facilities https://nofacilities.com/2022/07/07/june-leftovers/

Tanabata is based on the legendary meeting of two stars, Hikoboshi and Orihime, which are represented by Altair and Vega, respectively. After his marriage to Orihime, Hikoboshi idled away and didn’t work. An angry god split Hikoboshi and Orihime apart from the two banks of the Milky Way. However the god permitted Hikoboshi and Orihime to reunite once a year on July 7. So Tanabata is held on that day every year, and it is said to be the day lovers can reunite. (translated from Japanese to English in Japan)

The romantic in me loves that there is a day set aside for “lost love/s/ers” There is always a place in my heart for someone who has brought me pleasure, shown me kindness, taken time to get to know me, spend time with me. In today’s “throw away” society/culture, we often forget that each moment we live/experience life… that moment is etched in our “being”. To know sadness, we have had to have experienced happiness. Love is in every breath we take, it is like the air we breathe. Unseen but ever present.

Always and Forever

Happy Father’s Day

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

Put your heart into your words. Do you tend to speak in just a matter of fact tone? It is important to put your heart into your words

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And I wish you joy and happiness. But above all of this, I wish you love.

Dolly Parton ( I will always love you)
Always and forever

a holiday wish

Peace on Earth – Goodwill – Love – Silent Night.

Do things joyfully, enthusiastically engage with what is in front of you.

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Joy to the world

a wreath

You can freely express yourself within the rules. Consider rules as a canvas on which to express your speciality artistically

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2021/12/09 [True joy] You won’t be able to enjoy real joy (the joy of the soul) if you try to get pleasure by taking it easy, such as “Is there anything good? The joy of being able to solve difficulties and difficult problems, and the joy of being able to do something that pleases others, are the real joy that no one can take away. -translated in Japan .. PL lesson for the 9th.

Oyashikiri

*wreath HT

rediscover your Blues

DJ Rose Gordon Bloggs McLovely

Where – Toby’s Juke Joint Blues Clubhttp://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tobys%20Bayou/189/256/22 I caught her set Friday 1pm SL time. she was on her own, no host/hostess, it was a full house, and she kept everyone going, didn’t miss a beat. She’ll DJ again on Tuesday 10. a.m.

Toby’s is also where you will find Blue DJ Wayvz, we all remember him from his days at another Blues club here in SL. He is like a fine wine, he improves with age =^_^=.. seriously you know you will be well entertained when you attend one of his shows.

You’ll find DJ Wayvz at Toby’s Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings at 6 pm SL time.

Toby’s offers non stop Blues music from one of the oldest Blues clubs in SL. It is a great place to dance, chat and meet friends.

We have so many different venues to pick from when we want an evening out, if Blues is your genre ,then you might want to check out Toby’s.. I know many of you have been to Toby’s before, then they more or less got quiet, but the place is jumping again, management has changed, the DJ roster has some of the best Blues DJ’s in the biz. Give them a whirl.

Your taxi is above. Join in the fun.

Till soon

China

Rain on Sunday

The rain comes to wash away the dust, dirt and grime of the past weeks. We mortals that we are, also have a way of clearing away the “mental” debris we accumulate over the days and nights we cohabit on this planet. We pray! Whether prayer is silent, or voiced, we offer our thanks and express our gratitude for everything in our lives, whether they have been happy or challenging.

In PL, we offer our gratitude and prayer monthly with a ceremony at the church, however, I try to start and end each day with a prayer of gratitude, I offer my thanks for a good night of sleep and my thanks for presenting me with a brand new day. In the fall, there is a stir of excitement in the air when the weather starts to change, we visually see the beginning of a new season. Orange’s and bright yellows begin to appear with dashes of crimson here and there, till almost all the greens disappear and only the fall pallet is before us. Then we are blessed with a cornucopia of golds, burnt umber, rusts and the evergreens that remain show off the many variances of their colour range.

The foundation of our faith, PL Precept # 1 Life is art…. “as a living person, you interact with the people and things around you in order to express your feelings. Your life is shaped by the way you express yourself each and every day. Through your daily artistic expressions, you can create your one and only life.” It is easy to get so caught up in the chaotic energy of the world around us, that is why it is so important to remember to pray and give thanks each day for the blessing of life itself.

Our lives are our very own unique work of art. If you cut corners or miss important details, you will not be able to live up to your fullest potential. PL Precept #2 To live is to express One’s Self!!

I am most grateful to each and everyone of YOU, for being part of this community of “friends” who share and enjoy this world with me. I truly feel blessed and appreciate your visits and the sharing of your thoughts, stories and pictures that I get to enjoy and read… Oyashikiri…

Till soon -love always!

day after

hello! HELLO! pinches self.. yup.. still here… Not what I expected, I got to have wonderful long uninterrupted conversation with my sister-in-law who lives away, and a friend who has been playing telephone tag with me for months. It was great!

Yesterday in my travels as you already know I ventured down an unknown path, tried some video software .. it was a day of exploring.. Today, well… being retired… guess I’ll get out to check the feeders and replace one that needs repair. Are you taking advantage of this wonderful late summer, early fall weather. The picture above is an area I will often photograph depending on the sun/shadows.. I like the possibilities, and I always wonder.. what stories this location could tell.

This location I visited yesterday is one where it is not a big area compared to others nearby, but it has a certain feel, it holds enchantment, and places that I can easily envision little wee ones “holding community”… I keep telling myself, to bring a notebook, and flesh out a storyline… but I don’t do it.. Guess the idea is still forming.. or… I want to keep it a secret. =^_^=

Do everything willingly and joyfully. Your upbeat attitude will make things more cheerful and enjoyable.

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Thank you to my very talented friends who left me fun greetings on my cell. I won’t name you, but the singing was something else!!!! I loved it! we’re all nuts, but two of you are “cracked”..

Have a great day everyone!

Oyashikiri

THANK YOU flowers arrived (from down under)… beautiful!

Celebrate the day and the new year

Today is a special time for those who are celebrating the start of a new year. We have so much to be thankful for .. it is time to give thanks to our ancestors and to our parents, all the special people in our lives who make our personal lives complete.

We exist today thanks to our ancestors and parents. Express appreciation by devoting yourself for the sake of others and society.

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Applaud the Makoto of others. when you encounter good faith or kindness in others, make sure that you acknowledge it fully. This will make both you and them happy. (Makoto: One’s utmost sincerity)

Perfect Liberty 2016.23

No one can take away the joy you get from putting your whole heart into something. The joy you feel when you’ve put your all into something is yours and yours alone. Nobody can take that away from you.

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till soon

Aug.20.21

where am I, who am I, what am I doing here ?

Ever find yourself wondering … why you are walking down a certain street, at a certain time? Looking into a storefront window, find yourself contemplating what it all means?

So many stories can be woven when we stop to really look at where we are, and what we are seeing, The following is something I’ve copied for you, it was translated from Japanese, so please take that into consideration when you are reading it.. (the translator speaks little English)

[Lack of expression] If you don’t express what you notice and leave it as it is, you will end up becoming a person who doesn’t notice. “Things that bother you a little, things that you wonder about, things that you wonder about” are expressed simply as you notice when you notice them.

I will think on this quote today, yesterday I had plenty of time to notice things as la belle Bon and I explored the little waterfront town we had driven to .. there was a lot that interested me, many places sent my imagination into over drive. It is a tourist area, there is a lot to take in and see. The last year and a half has been difficult on the shop owners, slowly with the lifting of restrictions, there is a hum happening, I hope that we have one of our wonderful Ontario falls, so that more people will visit.

my view from the table where we lunched.

Today’s quote from the PL calendar.

Change your mind, thinking “it will be alright”. Do the best you can without being overly attached.

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Till soon

The Cove Restaurant and Inn, Westport, Ontario. Canada

different scenery

a Trans Alpine Trip by train from Christchurch NZ to Greymouth. – Photos Shirley Keen

Everything here is soooo green, lush and over grown, when I saw Shirley’s photos from her trip she was just on, I asked to share a few with you. Isn’t the world a wonderful place, the geography is so different .. depending on where you are on the “globe”

Life is what we make it.

Don’t think overly about people. Instead of being excessively concerned about others, focus on what you should do.

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I had wonderful “ladies day” outing, we had lunch at a cafe/restaurant on the canal, ate out by the water. I didn’t intend for it to happen but I have a golden glow that wasn’t there earlier. The sun was out, there was a breeze, company was exceptional, food was good.. hey.. Life is Good!

Oyashikiri

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