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Happy Valentines Day

Today is dedicated to sharing LOVE and say I Appreciate YOU
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to show you care, or to say I love you
We should be saying I love you every day – but life does and can get in the way
Make today the special Day Don’t let it get away!
I know you can do it, I’m behind you all the way!

From me to you, I really truly do, wish you a very happy day, and know that I really do appreciate and Love you… each and every single one of you.. Love is a gift that only you can give.. give willingly and freely, sometimes all it takes is a smile…

Oyshikiri

my thanks to the bitmoji app .. you can see I enjoy it and use it !

Stir Fry Friday

we never know just where a road will lead, even when there is a sign
who we will meet and what they will have to say
some mind their own business and really don’t care to interact at all

Free yourself from being overly attached. Overthinking hinders ideas and actions.

Perfect Liberty 2021.22

Do your best today, have a great day, smile a lot.. and always.. have caring kind thoughts for those around you.

Oyashikiri

imperfections are part of life – Q

new beginnings

Golden Bay, NZ by Shirley Keen

My sincere thank you to all who joined in last evening for 7 pm Evening Service. I admit that as I prepared, I asked myself, “why”… but … the moment passed and at 7, I began the service. I sat for some time after, allowing my emotions and thoughts to empty. I guess the events of the past many months has taken more of a toll on me, than I had imaged. The service and the prayer, were a balm .. I slept last night, with ease. I really do believe in the power of prayer. When this is shared, it is even more “powerful”

a relaxed whippet

Ok so maybe I didn’t sleep quite as relaxed as Velcro, but I did sleep, it was a sound and restful sleep. First in a long while.

Make today a different day. Instead of doing the same old thing, be creative and do things to improve your day.

Perfect Liberty 2021.17

Always live with a kind and generous heart. Show love and embrace others good points, be willing to overlook their faults. One who has a generous heart can live a fulfilled life.

Perfect Liberty 2012.17

Oyashikiri

special prayers 7:pm

10:12 and it is still snowing – Nikon doesn’t like being outside when it is snowing.

Good morning everyone. After reading my incoming this morning, and taking a few calls .. I have decided that this evening I will do special prayers at 7:pm EST. I will begin with the PL Prayer, and then do a short prayer, giving thanks and appreciation for all that we have experienced since the start of the new year. For the friends in the community that are dealing with extra “stress” challenges/opportunities, I will ask that the spirit of calm, and gentle goodness surround us while we pray for our loved ones and our concerns.

PL Precept # 11 Always be with God.

Please set aside a good twenty minutes. Find a place where you can sit comfortably , those of you with your own Omitama or Aramitama can do your usual salutation. Then sit quitely and gather your thoughts. We will begin with the PL Prayer, and then after a few seconds of quiet reflection, I will begin the special prayer … Before standing and returning to your normal activities, please take the time, to say “thank you” and to send your love/caring thoughts to those who have joined in our prayers.

Thank you everyone for sharing in this special evening of prayer.

PL Precept # 10 Love yourself and others.

PL Precept # 15 All is a mirror

Hospitals are crowded, people we know and don’t know are stressed and anxious. Let us join together in positive action. Let us Pray.

If you are reading this and can translate it for me in Portuguese for our members in Brazil, it will be much appreciated.

Oyashikiri

silent Friday

at the start of a new day

I close my eyes and sit quietly

my thoughts, come and go

I let them happen, follow the flow

I acknowledge and accept that my mind is restless

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

There is too much being said these days

too many words spoken without honest intent

more than ever, it is important to know one’s SELF

photo by Num (Ottawa)

Always express yourself with a bright smile. Strive to always be cheerful. A cheerful and open hearted person has the power to spread their positive energy to others.

Perfect Liberty 2016.16

Reality is, we are all in this together

love, compassion, understanding and respect

ingredients important to making a positive change

focus, prayer and or meditations

on loving, sharing and caring moments

we can do this, our ambition, our goal, world peace

PL Precept #11 – always be with God.

Oyashikiri

Photographer – NumOttawa (Instagram)

The past

The past was not that long ago. Yet in many ways, it is a very distant past. How we communicated, and how relationships, friendships/work related, were formed, was also very different from how it is today. Who knew back then, that our means of communicating would be so drastically changed.

Today is the 11th day of January. Each 11th of every month, we in PL have a monthly service/ceremony Ancestors’ Day . Through this ceremony we express our gratitude for the love and virtues of our ancestors. When I first was told about Ancestors’ day and asked for more of an explanation, .. I was told it is not just family, but anyone who has influenced or been part of your life, contributed to who you are today.

It is only as I have progressed along this “road” that I have realized just how much certain people have touched my life. People that at the time, I did not (I thought) cared for or had any impact on me. Now I do see I was influenced, something in my behaviour or way of seeing “life” was introduced or became part of “me” .. imprinted if you will.. in my subconscious.

When I first learned to use a PBX, that switchboard you see above (picture upper left) I didn’t realize how it enabled me to learn to multi task, and gave me in-depth hands on knowledge that would serve me so well in later life situations. The Underwood typewriter, which was the typewriter that I learned to type on, taught me how to use a keyboard so that as the technologies changed, the basic finger skills I learned enabled me to fit in, in almost any office environment.

It is in accumulating new skills, & learning to use these applications in different environments that round off our skill sets. Every time we step into a new “situation”, embrace the opportunity for learning, we grow. Our Ancestors did the same, they lived, learned, and passed on their “‘gifts” for us to learn from, so we could live more fruitful and fulfilling lives.

Treasure each moment in time. Life is a continuation of “Now”. Treasure each and every moment as it comes, so that you can live your life as fully as possible without regrets.

Perfect Liberty 2016.10

The past leads to Now, and Now leads to the future. Life is an accumulation of moments. Cherish each one.

Perfect Liberty 2021.11

Oyashikiri

Did you learn to type 65 wpm? Were you introduced to a dictaphone? Imagine the days when multiple copies meant “carbon paper” =^_^=

Switchboard, typewriter photos – sourced on internet

Blue Jays and life

photo Kevin Baldelli

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.

Perfect Liberty 2016.7

Oyashikiri

Thru the mist

photo by Num (NumOttawa)

There are days when waking from a dream, we open our eyes to the reality of the day. Today was a day snuggling back under the duvet. It is lovely, mild but no sunshine, looks like it will be mostly overcast. when I saw this picture it drew me into another world, One of books, fantasy, wee folk, and magic. Picture the wee ones, going about their daily routines under the dense foliage. Oblivious to humans and their woes.

Some of you will have memories of hot summer days, when central air wasn’t the norm, Maybe your at the cottage, away from your landline, and certainly no cell phones. You hear the buzzing of the bees, and the birds flying over heard call out a greeting as they fly to their destination. Its a lazy day, you could be on holiday, or maybe you just prefer living where there is less “traffic and busy activity” ..just thinking of times when one could simple BE .. if you fish, that quiet on the lake in the early morning dawn. Take a moment to relive a memory that brings you back in touch with your inner quiet/calm. =^_^=

Today due to circumstances beyond our control, many of us are having to deal with “alone” time. We’ve been unceremoniously thrown back in time (on some levels) where we have to adjust to less outside intrusions on our thoughts. Getting lost in electronic devices/games, or watching endless television, does not soothe or alleviate the need for meaningful connections. Whether that be with others who share in this “situation” we find ourselves or with “nature/life” Our minds need to have time to heal from the constant borage of negativity that is or has been filling the “airwaves”

Change begins within. PL Precept #15 All is a Mirror.

PL Precept # 7. Everything exists in relativity.

PL Precept # 4 Being annoyed limits your expression

Today’s message was to Listen Carefully and Speak Clearly ... read Precept #7 again.

I would like to mention here, to the PL members in Brazil who have been coming together to share their thoughts and support each other on the PL pages started in Brazil. Bom Dia dear friends.. I love reading all your comments, and appreciate the love you share with me and everyone else on the site. This site is also followed by members in Australia, South America, Spain, Europe, North America and of course Japan, and all our other members scattered in various places around the world. PL Precept # 11.. Always be with God

Our faith and commitment to living the PL Way and striving towards PL Precept #14 World Peace is everything is more important than ever.

Stay strong and carry on! Oyashikiri

. I appreciate each and everyone of you.

It’s here!

big fluffy white snow

Finally the snow lovers who were waiting to put on their snowshoes, and X-country skis can snap them on and glide out over the trails. The parking lot was full .. families with children all decked out for their adventure were preparing to hit the trail. I got there a little later, so the feeders were in need of topping up, and I had diners ready to partake as soon as the goodies got deposited. I was thrilled to see several blue jays making ready to swoop down to feast. Guess who had a battery failure… yup.. red light went on.. camera closed up. Kamuwaza! Skies were bright and blue too.

Smile and the world smiles with you.

Be a person who can say “I like it”. Find what moves you the most and express your appreciation.

Perfect Liberty 2021.2

Always think that “everything will work out”. when you allow yourself to be pessimistic, your thoughts and actions become sluggish. Approach everything optimistically without hesitating.

Perfect Liberty 2020.2

Oyashikiri

buffet time

With snow overnight and into the morning, some of the feeders had to cleared of snow, but all in all, there was a happy chirping and flurry of activity as everyone waited for a place at one of the feeders.

There will always be a way. If you persist and be creative without giving up, you will find solutions that you had not considered before.

Perfect Liberty 2020.28

Happy Holiday week everyone… be happy, spread it around. Stay safe and be well.

Oyashikiri

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