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Wednesday !!!

drudgery

You can get all dressed up, do your hair, pretend its going to be a glamour day, but no matter how you cut the cake, if there is work to be done, or matters to be attended to that aren’t fun… You have to set your mind to the task and get it done.

giving a presentation can be fun, interesting and certainly if it is appreciated .. rewarding

Usually there is always a lot of hard work and effort that goes into putting/pulling something off in a seamless fashion, or presenting a “brilliant” feature documentary. For a brief time we can look very professional and maintain a certain air of efficiency and know how. BUT, we all need down time, and we all, each and everyone of us, needs time to regroup, to be still, to reconnect with our inner Selves.

Catching up and sharing time with friends.. that is IMPORTANT too. Here Alo was visiting with Sister Qu who is the resident hokyoshi (assistant minister) at the PL Center in Second Life. http://www.secondlife.com

The teachings of PL, the 21 Precepts and 21 Principles, are what help us navigate through the world we live in today… Stay in touch with what grounds you… what keeps you mentally and physically alert and positive. Life is too important to squander.

PL Precept # 15 All is a mirror Todo es espejo

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

Obrigado PL por me ensinar amar assim Por ver Deus dentro de mim e em qulquer lugar

Thank you PL for teaching me to love, to see God within me, and everywhere around.

From my home to yours – Love now and always

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

In a land far away

It is nice to be able to travel and explore the creativity of others, This is Japanese themed Estate. Gardens and Bath house.

It is beautifully done and welcomes tourists to come explore and enjoy … photographers are welcome. If you are an SL traveller, this is the link http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/BASED/95/16/24

When I was a child, my father would take me to places that now are only distant memories. These memories come back to me when I explore Asian builds in the virtual world.

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

Perfect Liberty 2021.31

During these times of restricted travel, virtual travel is actually a great way to learn about other cultures, and places you’ve never been before. In SL I have met so many wonderful and interesting people, I have been a virtual traveler since 2007. I’ve met people from all over the world, and I’ve expanded my ability to stretch my creative ideas in more ways than I can count. Bonus.. I’ve made friends, good friends who have crossed the border into what we call RL (real life). The reality is, we are who we are, no matter where we are, or how we are expressing ourselves.

Enjoy today, it will not come around again.

Oyashikiri

snow Saturday

outside my bedroom window at 7:30 a.m YES it is still snowing.
guess my little Garden spirit will be smoothened under the snow. (see PS below)

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

Perfect Liberty 2021.16

Value those who are nearest to you. It is especially easy to overlook how wonderful your spouse or other family members really are. Always remember to respect and value one another.

Perfect Liberty 2014.22

Oyashikiri

PS. the sculpture using driftwood and apoxie sculpt is one of my earlier pieces.

Give it your best

If you’re going to do it, give it your best effort. your actions will be dulled if you worry too much about the outcome. Once you decide on a course of action, don’t hesitate to complete your task.

Perfect Liberty 2016.15

A cheerful smile and expression makes everyone around you happy. When you do everything with a smile, not only you but the people around you will feel good. Always remember to put on a happy face.

Perfect Liberty 2014.15

Oyashikiri

shadows

along a fence
creating a colour change on the rock faces

It is important to be assertive, but maintaining harmony is just as important. Say what is on your mind, clearly, but don’t be overly attached to your views. Respect the points of view of others and always seek to find a happy medium.

Perfect Liberty 2020.15

Shadows play a very important part in our lives.There is always a shadow to be seen lingering, =^_^=

Oyashikiri

shadow box by a creative and talented friend,

chop suey moment

I’m having flash backs and feeling fractured.. Ever get that way? Your parts are all together, at least most of them are.. but somehow, your assembly isn’t sitting well on your frame.

These are pictures taken from my files..Sometimes pictures say more than words. This way the viewer gets to attribute their own “storyline” to what they see.

Back when Chinese food was being introduced to the North American palette, cooks used whatever vegetables that they could find that were fresh and in season. Seldom will you find Chop Suey made the same way from one restaurant to another, never mind one county or geographical area to another.

This moment will pass. they always do. What did I saw the other day, Learning is a lifelong process. =^_^=

Remember that learning is a lifelong process. No matter your age, there is something to be learned and there is always room for improvement. always remember that there is wisdom to be gained from any situation.

Perfect Liberty 2011.25

Oyashikiri

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August 17

PL PRECEPT # 1 LIFE IS ART…

Strive to Overcome Obstacles by changing your mind-frame. Things don’t always go as planned When that happens, try changing how you look at the situation of how you are doing things. The outcome is in your hands.

Yesterday was a day trip to Montreal to pick up supplies had ordered. Yes I could have had it shipped, but then I would have missed a wonderful long visit with a cherished friend I had not visited with these past months, due to “circumstances” Plus in Montreal at the shop itself, I got to see the owner and friend, who has been working very hard to keep us (her clients and friends) all in the loop of her activities in the stores, She just never stopped, bringing in the supplies we need and want. Even taping little workshops and showing us all the goodies that were there for us to ponder on.

She looked out for us, and now we are ensuring that she gets our support with the reopening of her shop .. still in a limited phase.. BUT people, Scrapbook Centrale is open, 7 days a week. check with Natalie for hours.. and appointments are still best. The doorbell kept ringing the whole time we were there. Her shop is a goldmine of paper art supplies that we can find no where else within miles.. Not under one roof.

Scrapbook Centrale

3349 Boul Des Sources
Dollard Des Ormeaux, Quebec H9B 1Z8 Canada
(514) 683-5558

English and French, check out her website …..

In the same plaza there is a pasta restaurant that you might want to try, if you like fresh pasta, homemade there, the pasta and their sauces. it is an unassuming plaza restaurant. We almost passed it by when we first saw it, now we drive anywhere near, and that is our choice place to eat. To the right of the Jean Coutu (pharmacy)

Every day is special, but when you get to spend time with a friend, it makes for an extra special day. I was one tired fortune cookie when I got home. my little fortune read.. Time for sleep.

Today, is another day… I welcome whatever comes my way. Have a grand day everyone… I send you all the warmest and brightest wishes -filled with love and colourful butterflies of hope.

Oyashikiri

Japanese> English

Be Enthusiastic

If you are willing to deal wth things, you will be encouraged to do so, and will be given a new path. Everything that happens before you is God’s work.

It is important to take the first step, saying “OK, let’s do it” ) translation Mariko Inagaki

Your willingness to learn will make you shine even brighter. As long as you are motivated to learn more, you will continue to progress in life.

Perfect Liberty 2020.16

It is not always easy to stay positive, to continue towards “the light” when you feel encumbered or surrounded by negativity. In PL we are fortunate to have other members who will offer support and reach out to us, when the light dims… My friend Mariko in Japan, reminds me, that together, when we believe in Oshieoyasma, all things are possible.

Let us practice this lesson with enthusiasm.

Oyashikiri

sometimes a pictures says it all..

its time everyone, be aware of today

Where-ever you are, who ever you are, life is precious, put your whole heart into everything. Express your individuality. When you put your whole heart into expressing yourself, your true beauty will shine through.

Perfect Liberty 2020.19

Oyashikiri

anxiety/depression

it happens, this feeling we just can’t shake

The waiting, the feeling of being abandoned. Not trusting our loved ones, family, friends, with our fragile state of mind. It happens. Everyone, at some stage of their journey faces uncertainty, anxiety. That feeling that you are alone.. it’s real.. to YOU. it is YOUR reality.

Only YOU can turn to your inner self, reach in past the clutter and debris that has shaped this isolation. In Perfect Liberty, we are given the tools and the support to help us, find our way.

PL can teach us how to correct our negative mental habits to improve our state of mind in order to live a healthier and happier life.

Perfect Liberty

Perfect Liberty is world wide, For someone or a church nearest to you, North American Headquarters is, Los, Angeles, in Torrance CA. (310 )328-4861

In Canada we are in Ottawa,Ontario (613) 225-1850 – Sr. minister Rev. Eugene Hayashi, and 4 Hokyoshi (assistant ministers) Japanese, Brazilian, French, and of course English

We are here for YOU.

Oyashikiri

PL Precept # 10 Love Yourself and Others

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