A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping stone to the optimist – Eleanor Roosevelt
PL calendar day 20
Find a good balance between your present and past experiences. Without forgetting your original intent, continue to develop your own path by also relying on your knowledge and experience.
I came home today to find a beautiful floral piece with miniature fairy lights. The lights twinkle and dance merrily in their space. The display is magical. Even on the grayest of days, they will be an inspiration. =^_^=
PL Precept #1 Life is Art
Creativity is seeing things everyone else has seen, and thinking what no one else has ever thought
PL thought for today – When you are able to have a thankful attitude you will be blessed with good intuition and more enthusiasm, which will continue to move things in a positive direction.
Original expression done shortly after my Mother passed away. Could I do it again, no. Once we express something to the world it is done, there is no going back. We move forward. In anger once I spoke angry words about someone. My Mother quickly and quietly told me that I should think before I spoke. Words spoken, actions of unkindness, are negative not only to the person you are directing your anger to, but to your self. If you have nothing kind to say, say nothing. Deal with the moment, you can do it.. tomorrow will be another day.
PL Day 18 Perfect Liberty Calendar
Look forward to what’s ahead
There is no use brooding over the past. Always try to begin each day anew with a fresh outlook.
I am relearning, to practice stillness in my every day life.
There is an art to “Being”
Being on the receiving end of two sets of eyes patiently waiting, determined not to let me take a bite without my knowing they are watching, is cute. And for me it is a visual lesson in patience.
Where some dogs have been known to beg, these two don’t. They just sit and watch me. I am sure every morsel of food is counted (in a canine way).. do the chopsticks go to my mouth, or is the piece being redirected to a napkin, that “just could” be their reward for being so patient.
There is a shrimp dish that is cooked with the whole shrimp, that has been lightly battered. This dish they are particularly aware of, they know I will share the heads and tails with them. Until I actually say their names, they will just sit patiently knowing that they will be rewarded.
Other times when I am busy enjoying every little tid bit, I am fascinated to see that my usual dinner mates, have no interest at all, and have curled up to nap. They instinctively know, that there will be no sharing.
Do we, pay as much attention to those around us, are we aware of their habits, the different ways they speak or do things, are we flexible in our ability to adjust to the energy around us easily? Are we considerate of others? Is it our natural response to the daily encounters that pop us during our day. Can we put away our “ego” when it is perhaps getting in the way of a sincere exchange.
Sometimes what we say and what we are thinking are not in sync. This leads to misunderstandings and hurt feelings.
Do you attract, happy or unhappy people in your sphere? Questions, a lot of questions, I know, but beginning the day with a short meditation/reflection…. is always a positive start to the day.
Bom Dia, A happy greeting to you..
Today, while picking up a newspaper for my husband, I spied this colourful book. Bring Back the Bees by Paulette Bourgeois and Josee Bisaillon. It was so eye catching that I asked to see it. Hello, it is a give away at Chapters Indigo. It is Produced by Kids Can Press, and sponsored by Honey Nut Cheerios.
It has beautiful illustrations, rendered in watercolour, collage and digital
I am very interested in saving the bee population, and believe that more awareness is needed … therefore I am sharing this information with you.for more info. bringbackthe bees.ca
Sunday Monday – Happy start of the week everyone….
Bom dia…thought to start the week off with some colour. this was a water-colour I started, it has advanced several steps since the picture, but.. that was the beginning or part of it anyway. Blending, and marrying of different colours, adding texture, and different strokes applied with changing the brush. Sometimes it works, sometimes it is a surprise.
Life is Art, (PL Precept #1) how we decide on what steps we will take, to address challenges/opportunities, will dictate the outcome. We can either accept what we “see” or take creative measures to embellish or completely change what “was”
PL Calendar -day 2- Be Forever Young and Seek New Challenges
The world is constantly in motion and never rests. Keep your senses sharp and be ready to adapt to the ever-changing world.
Day 30 PL Calendar
USE YOUR RESULTS TO MAKE THE NEXT TIME EVEN BETTER
Whether things turn out perfectly or not, the important thing is to take what you’ve learned and apply it the next time.
Standing under the branches of the towering trees
looking out, to my left and then my right
shades of green everywhere, bright sunlight dancing through
outstretched limbs that reach for the sky, in prayer
how can I cry, it is
so peaceful, so serene
alone with my thoughts, surrounded by nature’s embrace
life is full, it is plentiful, it is full of grace
a child of the Universe, I am, ONE with GOD