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interlude in Arnprior

With one thought, “the world” will change. changing your way of thinking will make a difference on how you perceive the world.

Perfect Liberty 2021.24

What a joy filled day. A friend came by, she drove, we went to Arnprior, I got to just sit, enjoy and take in the beautiful scenery along the way. There are no words for how much I enjoyed visiting the retreat we went to. There was a private beach that I got to visit and bask in the sunshine while she conducted her business. How far out fantastic was that! No one around, just me and the waves gently rolling into shore. Heavenly!

I will admit the climb back up from the beach to the retreat area.. tested my stamina. Going down was easy, the climb back up, LOL its called exercise….

I am a happy camper.. hope to sleep soundly this evening.
Oyashikiri

a day with Lise

Wandering the back roads with a friend is always so much more rewarding then when on my own. Today I made the trip to South Mountain with food for the food bank, after the “task” was done, we were free to wander where-ever the car took us

The quiet vistas we saw along the way, were soothing to the eyes. Living in the city where we are constantly being surrounded by the sounds of a vibrant growing urban sprawl, it was a delightful interlude. No sirens, no heavy traffic, tall buildings, over crowded streets, just the open roads, quaint little towns and wonderful farmland with acres of fields of soon to be table ready produce.

It was fun to discover new places of interest, and to learn more about our “selves” as we shared stories and memories of past adventures.

Remember today’s calendar ,PL day 12… “let’s begin today with a smile”.. I did and it continued through out the day. Friendships are so important. If you have not reached out in awhile to a friend you’ve missed.. now’s the time.. Most of us have had our vaccines, regulations are being relaxed, we still have to be prudent and take care. But… finally we can spend some quality time with a friend in person… What a joy!

How was your day? I was out door collecting today… can’t wait till Thursday!

Till soon! Oyashikiri….

We did stop at a fresh vegetable stand… we both took advantage of the freshly picked green beans! Yummy.. also got some young fresh garlic.. double yum!

Misc. Sunday

from the bog

Do things joyfully instead of taking it easy. enthusiastically engage with what’s in front of you. You’ll enjoy it more.

Perfect Liberty 2021.30

Good morning everyone, I wanted to repost a blog from a fellow blogger in Japan. I loved his blog this morning, it talks about Shinto in Japan, and how in building and in ancient tradition, there is a belief about the supernatural beings who live in the forests, woods, and on the lands. I grew up with similar teachings in the Taoist tradition. The reblog didn’t work this morning, please if you would like to know more, follow this link..https://covingtonandsons.com/2021/05/30/salt-rice-sake-and-prayer/#like-47483

It is a long week-end for you in the States, please enjoy the day whatever you are planning.

For us here in Canada, we are starting a new week- please stay safe, be well..

Reminder, June 1. we will have a 10 a.m. service at church (1st of each month, Day of Peace ceremony)

This morning I will take my cell so I can clock my steps/mileage for my walk prior to morning service.

Joyfully

Mr. Grump

When I first met Mr. Grump, I was struck with the thought that had I had a pencil I would have drawn a smile on his face.. of course I could not, and would not do that, that would be like writing on someone’s walls, or walking up to someone and putting a happy face on their forehead. Mr. Grump had that look that said, I need a hug. Humans as we mature, are much better at hiding when we/they need a hug. and… of course these days, hugs are hard to come by.

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

Perfect Liberty 2021.18

Discover the joy of transforming yourself. When you realize how much you have changed for the better, it fills you with true happiness. Strive each day to improve yourself.

Perfect Liberty 2014.8

Vida e arte Life is Art Vida es Arte.

the moment comes around only once.

Good enough

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

This bird is so beautiful so majestic -I look forward to the day, I get to see one myself
last photo here, NumOttawa

Be careful about saying “It’s probably good enough” Wholeheartedly do what you notice, when and how you notice it.

Perfect Liberty 2021.29

I want to say how much I appreciate the above photographers who so graciously allow me to share with you their awesome captures. My heartfelt thanks Kevin, Num and Ed, you are “tops”. See Instagram for more of their work.

I know this is Thursday, this is the link to Thursday Doors on Dan’s site (No Facilities) https://nofacilities.com/2021/04/29/glastonbury-doors/

This is a picture of a post card I received back in 2004, maybe 2005 from a friend visiting Ireland, My love of doors goes back a long way.

stay safe

Wednesday

there is something about a bird in flight – that sense of freedom it represents.
there are black birds everywhere these days. ( 2 bird photos Num Ottawa)

Today in PL we celebrate (21st of each month) A day of Appreciation – It is an important service, we give thanks and express our appreciation for the many blessings in our lives. We members humbly express our appreciation to God for all the blessings of the past month and sincerely ask to be guided and protected in the coming months, We renew our determination to follow and practice the PL teachings.

Due to Covid restrictions, tonight’s ceremony will be performed by Rev. Eugene at 7 pm. but the church itself will not be open. Instead we ask you to pray with us from home. If you wish to visit the church personally during the day, you may do so, please call ahead first.

Sunday service will take place like it did last week, please check in with us, we will have limited capacity. Sunday service will be at 10 a.m.

A thankful heart leads to happiness. When we really pay attention, we are surrounded by many things we can be thankful for; society we live in, the kindness shown to us by others. You will be able to find true happiness when you can see and appreciate these things.

Perfect Liberty 2015.21

Express your appreciation with enthusiasm. Appreciation is the driving force for progress and development/

Perfect Liberty 2021.21

OYASHIKIRI

normal

endless hours of work

What is “normal” is different for each individual. Everyone has a different way of thinking and doing. It’s important to understand others feelings.

Prefect Liberty 2021.16
acrylic doodle
a fun card from the past
must be Friday..

24 hours

Was amazed that I noticed it.. I just knew that that limb had not been on the ground yesterday. I actually moved it off the roadway. Did a lot of overland hiking today while exploring, found an opening and went into the fenced area, found where they had put up fences and where the animals would go to cool down on hot days.

needed a walking stick to balance, the ground is actually almost two feet down in places, the vegetation is so thick and layered, you have to make sure that the land underneath is solid and there isn’t a big hole.
I loved the solitude of this morning’s walk, the birds except for a couple of hard working woodpeckers were quiet.

Just since yesterday, the growth on some of the trees was noticeable. What looked like they could eventually be pussy willows.. had doubled in size.

I will miss my walk tomorrow because the surgery will be so early, I was very happy that today was clear and I was able to get out for my walk. Interestingly, while I had the clear blue skies, back in the city, not twenty minutes away, they had rain.

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

Face challenging situations with a positive determination. when you encounter difficulties, boldly take measures to over come them. By creatively finding solutions, you will feel the joy in tackling any situation.

Perfect Liberty 2019.13
You are in my heart always!

look up

I had an idea . I lay on the bench and took a picture of the sky over my head
this is what lay ahead

For the sale of others, society, and world peace. Always live keeping in mind everything you do is for the sake of others, society and world peace.

Perfect Liberty 2021.10

today, now

“I’ll do it later. No, I’ll do it now” – To make progress do anything while it is still fresh.

Perfect Liberty 2021.25

When fresh snow falls, it lies clean and crisp. As the day progresses, it no longer has the same quality or look, its been walked on, trod on, run across, dropped on…. that initial moment of newness disappears with the passage of time.

No baile das nuvens no ceu

Na lue a clarear, vejo no raio e trovao, na estrela a briilhar

In the warn morning sunm in the newly fallen snow, in the thunder and lightening

and in a sudden rainbow.

verse taken from PL song book Deus Natureza (God and Nature)

PL Precept #11 Always be with God Confie todo a Dios

Monaco Bay-NZ- photo Shirley Keen

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