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Do you find yourself waiting for the right moment.  Waiting for the “plan” to come together, then find out days, weeks later that “by golly”, it is not done yet, or you’ve lost the thread of that “great” idea?”

The PL Day 12  Carry Out What you believe in..

Once you have prepared everything to the best of your ability, seize any opportunity that comes your way and take action without hesitation.  Express yourself to the fullest.

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There are times, when we can fool others, but try as we might, we cannot fool ourselves.  Deep down, we know ourselves, even when we try to do otherwise… The truth is within.

PL Precept #7  Everything exists in Relativity.

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Oyashikiri

club challenge

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Good morning everyone…

A couple of weeks back I was reminded that the club challenge, or “theme” this year was Once Upon a Time.  As you all know I am rather occupied these days, getting to know first hand living with cancer in my LIFE.  However, the idea was one that stuck with me for a for a few days,  & I found that I was gathering up “pieces”  in my “studio”.

In PL you know there is Precept, # 19, BEGIN ONCE YOU PERCEIVE

I reflected on how once the bathroom was a very “NEW” concept in a lot of homes.  there was a time when people used an “out house”  Some were very primitive, but they were a place where one could have privacy when needed.

When people could afford the indoor plumbing, it was often something that had to be fit into an existing home.  Reinvention of space, closets were repurposed, or a larger room if the family could afford to do so was partitioned for the new plumbing.

Toilet, sink, was for the most part what went in, some homes could accommodate a bath tub, but not often,  Families of 4,5,6 even more, lived in small 1 and 2 bedroom flats. The war-time houses were usually small two,three bedroom bungalows. Kitchen, living room, small bathroom and  two bedrooms.

The bathroom was really the only room where when you went in, you were alone, at least for a short time.

Then came the telephone, it was only available here and there, when you got one in your home, it was attached to a wall, or smack in the living room.. no such thing as  much privacy,.  Then the extensions came along, and you could put a phone in another room, the younger generation would try to pull the cord into the bathroom so they could have   conversations with their friends without being overheard by siblings and/or adults

Dad got to read his newspaper in quiet, till the room was needed by someone else. Once upon a time the bathroom was a very “special” place.  Now in modern homes, in today’s society, everyone wants their own bathroom, and guess what,  it is only used for “immediate” needs (like the outhouses of old) and vacated.  Usually the bathrooms are cold, efficient, sterile and lacking in any “family” character or warmth.  They are functional!

Thus my contribution to “Once Upon a Time” was conceived and put into a visual expression.

Life is ever changing, roll with the changes, all while trying to retain the art of  “caring” (sharing)

Oyashikiri

PL Precept #1   Life is Art

 

* photo doesn’t show it well, but on the small table is a black rotary dial telephone.

*minatures, or original pieces using “apoxie sculp”t and “paperclay”

like magic

Bom dia… happy Tuesday… comme magie ricardo and Luc Langevin

please take a moment and share a smile with me..  Luc Langevin mystifies Ricardo

Like magic, life is art.

Oyashikiri

patience

may 3

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.

Precept #1 using magnolia

Oyashikiri

 

 

appreciation & gratitude

Happy Wednesday everyone….

PL Precept # 11 Always be with God

PL Precept # 18  Each Moment is a Turning Point.

The pictures tell the story.  If you have never experienced an air bag hitting you full on, then I suggest you try hard not to experience.  It hurts.  Not only did it leave me disoriented, I will have the sharp ache for the next while as a reminder, that  I was very blessed to have been able to get out on my own, and walk to the ambulance.

The first responders were amazing.  I can’t say enough about their kindness, and the care they took to ensure I was looked after.  Always ensuring I felt safe and as comfortable as I could be.  They even saw to my getting home to my husband, who was at home unable to do anything but anxiously await news.

I wish that I could personally call all my friends who have been wondering what has happened,  but with the current situation of the setting up of the home care for “end of Life”  it has been very busy, with people coming and going.  Both husband and myself  exhausted come end of day.

Tomorrow the palliative care doctor is going to make her first house call. =^_^=

Everyone is kind, caring and compassionate.  For this we are grateful ..and appreciate each and every thoughtful gesture that has been directed our way.

angel clip art

Oyashikiri

 

 

day 20

for stephen

Day 20  PL Calendar

You are YOU, Others are Others

You have your own way of doing things, and others have their way of doing things.  Don’t worry about what other people will say.  Simply take care of the task at hand.


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And that is the reality.  That is just the way  it is.  Our experiences, our past shapes our future….  Make each moment count.  Live each day with new “eyes” … be open to new experiences, choices, we all have them…

Tomorrow is the 21st  For members of Perfect Liberty, we celebrate with a Thanksgiving Service.  We give thanks and show our appreciation for the blessings of the past month, while sincerely renewing our determination to follow and practice the Precepts and Principles of PL.

Mother passed 3.6.17

Oyashikiri

 

PL Precept #21    Live in Perfect Liberty

 

5 – 0 Penguins!

first rose of season

Good Morning everyone!

Timing.. Today’s calendar is about Timing

PL Calendar day 19

The Moment you notice is the best timing

Procrastinating will only weigh you down.  The best tie to do something is when you notice it.


For any hockey fans… my Penguins won last night   5  –  0  When it comes to timing this team “rocks”

LOL  what a way to end the day last night!!

Smiles are lasting into the new day!!! waaaaa hoooohooooo!!! Ka Chew!

Oyashikiri

 

Team Captain, Sidney Crosby is a Canadian!

First rose of the year (California)

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