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Cultivando alegria no curso de inglês.  (English follows)

No dia 05 de julho, finalizei o meu curso de inglês conforme condição da faculdade para iniciar meu curso em setembro (mais detalhes, ler vivência “Minha Jornada no Canadá”). Foram 9 semanas, estudando das 9hs às 16:30 diariamente (exceto fins de semana) o que me deixava bem ocupado.

No início, eu acreditava que seria fácil, pois as pessoas consideravam meu nível de inglês muito bom. No entanto, acabei melhorando muito meu inglês. Percebi que cometia muitos erros e, consequentemente, me esforcei para aprender ao máximo. Durante o curso, fui recebendo prece de Oyashikiri sempre que possível.

Houve momentos que senti pressão e tive algumas preocupações (por exemplo, busca por apartamento para alugar), e isto começou a afetar meu desempenho uma vez que estava mais preocupado com resultado do que aprender. Em resumo, eu estava perdendo a alegria de realizar o curso de inglês. Como peelista, eu notei que era o momento certo para buscar os ensinamentos da PL e praticar o que aprendi ao longo dos anos: ter gratidão pela oportunidade e orar para cultivar entusiasmo e criatividade.

Com essa prática, tudo mudou e passei a realmente sentir alegria no curso, até mesmo meus colegas da turma tinha prazer de estudar comigo. Sem dúvidas, foi uma experiência gratificante, pois pude conhecer pessoas de diferentes países e fazer grandes amigos.

No último dia do curso, estes novos amigos demonstraram muito carinho que até fiquei sem palavras. Ficamos muito próximos por compartilharmos os mesmos desafios e mesmos objetivos, e assim um apoiava o outro.

Eu realmente agradeço à Deus e ao Oshieoyá-Sama. Os ensinamentos da PL são um tesouro que faz total diferença na vida de uma pessoa, como esta vivência.

Agradeço a todos pelo tempo e atenção em ler esta vivência. Que Deus abençoes a todos com alegria e paz.

Bringing joy to everyday classes.

On July 5th, I finished my English course as a condition to start the Algonquin College (please, more details about it, see the previous testimony “My journey to Canada”). I had studied for 9 weeks from 9 am to 4:30 pm every day (except for weekends) and that kept me very busy.

In the beginning, I thought I would handle it easily, once people considered my level of English as very good. Actually, it turned out that I have gotten lots of improvement. I realized that I still had many mistakes and, as a result, I did my best to study and learn as much as I could. During the course, I had been receiving Oyashikiri prayer whenever was possible.

There were times that I felt pressure and some concerns appeared (e.g looking for a place to rent), and that began to affect negatively on my performance since I was worried about only the results instead of the learning process. In summary, I was losing the joy and excitement to go to school. As a PL member, I noticed that it was the right moment put in prqactice PL teachings that I’ve learned over the years: everyday express appreciation for the opportunity and pray to bring joy and be creative.

Doing that was a game-changer because I really enjoyed my time at the language school and even my classmates were so pleased to have me there. Definitely, it was a great experience because I have met many people from other countries and I have made valuable friends.

On my graduation day, these new friends showed so much care for me that I became speechless. In the end, we have created a bond between us because some of them shared the same challenges and the same goals as mine, so we could support each other and we can now help each other.

I do have appreciation for God and Oshieoya Sama. The PL teachings are a treasure that can make a huge difference in one’s life like the testimony above.

Thank you for taking this moment to read this. May God bless us all with joy and peace.


Thank you for sharing Yoshi, (Yoshizumi Terada) have a good day everyone… Enjoy a great start to a brand new week!

Oyashikiri

a wave to you =^_^=

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no tropical blues,

just simple flowing waves,

happily rolling in to cool

on a hot humid day

when no one wants to come out to play

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it is just one of those days =^_^=

PL calendar day 21 –      Let’s be thankful for everything we have rght now

Now is an accuulation of every moment leading up to it and everything that continues to progress and develop to become NOW.  Be thankful for everything.

Oyashikiri

 

 

the living is easy

Good afternoon everyone…

Bright and early I too myself off to the cemetery to cut back the evergreens that I planted there some 30 years ago.  I had intended to take a before picture, but by the time I arrived at the cemetery the heat of the day was already beginning to show itself.  Shy flower that I am… I went over, pulled the weeds, and gathered up the dead leaves for the mulch bag with a determined dedication of purpose.

How is your day so far?  The hot weather is to continue on here for the rest of the week.  Good time to stay indoors and work on projects in my studio.

I have had many ideas these past weeks, but not had the chance to get started.  Today is the day.

How to live an Artistic life...

The PL Principles(21)are the practical guidelines for our daily lives.  As PL members they assist us in practicing the PL Precepts (21)  The 21 Principles are specific guidelines on how to live the PL Way (an artistic life) and teach us how to reach a positive state of mind, so that we can express ourselves more harmoniously and joyfully

Principle #14  I will not have a mind to be lazy.  I will not have complaints while working, nor be overly concerned and complain about others.

Reminder, Ancestors day, July 11th.   service will be at 10 a.m.

Oyashikiri

 

working and living

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Working and living =^_^=   go together – living in the NOW means you are interacting and being present all day, whether it is work or play, you are involved.  by putting your best into all you do, the experience is uniquely yours.  What ever you do today, enjoy it. Yes, really… do your best.

PL calendar day 4 – Follow your heart while also thinking about the happiness of others.

Junho 4, Pense em felicitar a si e aos outros, sendo honesto consigo.

Oyashikiri

 

Sunday morning

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Mixed media….   then..  (found in a thrift shop) bigger white canvas, and the small one is a demo I did to show the use of acrylics, inks, stamps and colours available today.  The contrast appealed to me yesterday.  My intention is to recycle the white canvas.  Stay tuned.

PL Principle #3   will live with a mind of appreciation towards others and things

I have  a huge appreciation for the work that went into doing the big white canvas, it was actually one of 3 pieces.  the middle piece was hexagon and bigger and wider.  Must have made a wonderful  wall piece.

PL Precept # 1 All things progress and develop.

Hit your stride, get out there and enjoy the day.  Love is everywhere, smile and share.

Oyashikiri

 

 

research

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Object,    considering a class at Scrapbook Centrale, pick up deck of cards.  Live in Ottawa, drive to Montreal for deck of cards. ????

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Look again, see the deck of cards.  No I don’t either.  I went next door to a Dollar store to find a deck, and it took walking up and down the aisles several times. I kid you not.

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Crab burger with special taters at Copper Branch, and a return journey home,  What was this in aid of.    Natalie  announced a 3 day week-end o classes with Seth Aptner (23 to 25th of August ) at Scrapbook Central 888 383 5558

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The workshop that I had considered taking, was one that involved 52 cards (standard playing cards)  Having purchased the playing cards, and begun the first step of putting black gesso on a few…..I am now, no longer considering that class.  Yup.. I have been drawn to brighter more electric colours and find myself reviewing options.

Research is good.  So is change, timing is everything.

PL Day 26   Put your whole heart into whatever you do, no matter when or where you are.

Don’t try to cut corners or be careless about things.  Be fully responsible completing whatever you set out to do.

It is a bit of a drive to Montreal, but the inspiration I get there, the ability to see and enjoy the creativity of others AND the vast array of products allows me plenty of fodder to research.

PL Precept # 15 All is a mirror

PL Precept # 19 Begin Once you Perceive.

There has been a profound change in my life that am adjusting to.  My faith, LOVE and Life itself, keep me filled with appreciation and gratitude for I am humbled every day by the kindness, and genuine friendships that I have been blessed with.  Whether near, or far, I do love you all.

Oyashikiri

see Scrapbook centrale home page

Wednesday 8th

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Day 8 of the PL calendar

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.

Bom dia!! Greetings on another bright sunny morning.  Mid week already, where doe the time go.

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It was  fantastic day yesterday to travel the roads, the trees along the highway are starting to bud, I could feel the anticipation in every direction.  The water levels were still very high as we approached the West Island (heading into Montreal).  We observed that the water was still half way up the trees that would usually be above the water line on dry land.

Please take time to remember that tho’ the weather is currently dry, there are thousands who have suffered severe water damage over the last weeks, and need our prayers.  Not just a few, but many people have lost year of memories and accumulated treasures, and are finding themselves in a place of sadness with weeks and months of rebuilding and hard work just to regain a sense of “normal”

Life is a succession of lessons, which must be lived to be understood– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Oyashikiri

wall art -small town Ontario

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