We begin our journeys with such innocence
so many dreams, hopes, genuine happiness
we find ourselves discovering something new every day.
Why do some of us stop discovering, and allow routine to take over..
These dolls I found the other day
Have been around, the top one probably more so than the other one
Where have they been, what stories could they tell.
These little treasures will come with me to the next Doll meeting
hopefully I will learn more there.
For the moment they have a new place to stay and experiences to acquire.
Every day is a new opportunity to live another story line, every day is a new beginning.
Look down, look up, look around, pleasures abound, waiting to be found.
PL Calendar day 15
Being Attentive Makes Life More Enjoyable
Live life paying careful attention to every detail, be it big or small. By doing so, you will be able to experience the subtle joy in things.
Scallop noodles – 1 cluster, cook, drain and cool
Solid light tuna in vegetable oil (99g) use the oil to mash eggs and avocado
Fresh garlic stem*, thinly sliced (to taste)
Fresh crisp lettuce
Sweet red pepper
Green onion and slices of sweet onion (to your taste)
2 hard-boiled eggs
1 large avocado scooped and mashed with the eggs
salt pepper to taste
mayonnaise 1 big tablespoon
Tossed together this is a great easy salad – other seasoning can be added as your taste dictates, ie, squeezed lime, ginger, wasabi…. it is your call.
Make this a day to remember, like a salad, how we put things together, the choices we make, all become a creation of our own doing…..
*garlic stems, I have only found at Asian groceries they are not chives, they are shaped like a pipe cleaner, taste is crisp, and can vary from mild to strong in taste. sold in bunches
Happy Ancestors’ Day everyone. A month ago today, we had the service for Brian, it will be another couple of days, before he will have been “gone” two months. Somehow, time has lost a place with me at the moment. I am in a “temporary/holding” zone. It is thanks to my wonderful friends, and thoughtful neighbours that I get through each day.
I never know if I will be overwhelmed with an emotion, or find myself wrapped in a cloak of silence.
My friends seem to know just when to call or be present, for this I am truly grateful. On the surface years of wearing a “public” persona, has stood me well. At times I feel like I am cast in stone, and watching the world go by, while other times…. the sunlight just quietly misses me, letting me hide in the shade.
I am thankful for who I am today, my world is evolving and changing, I am so appreciative of you my friends, who stand by me, help me in this time of such overwhelming emotions, uncertainty and uncharted tomorrows. Thank you.
PL day 11
Be thankful for who you are today.
You are standing here thanks to your ancestors, your parents and those who have supported you throughout your life. Show your appreciation, by giving back to the world around you.
I say hooks because that is how they were advertised. The display was way up high, the store might have had problems with them disappearing, they are so cute. (Ikea)
Miniature buffs, they are metal.
Have a great day everyone! Be enthusiastic, step outside the box, turn left instead of right, you might just discover something new and interesting.
We are lucky to have a “Free Library” on our street. There are a couple in the neighbourhood. I’ve had a peak once or twice, but haven’t had the time to take advantage of the possibilities.
I have been looking for a book to read, but even though we have a ton of books in the house, it is interesting, that I found the interesting enough when I bought them, way back when, but today, they hold no interest. None. I pick one up, read the summary and put it back down. I found one that is a mystery, the detectives are sheep???? what???? when I got that, or where I got it, I have no idea.
Today is anther day, full of promise. Let’s see what is in “store” for me today. Life is full of surprises. Another present? Another discovery?
Till Next time
PL day 25 (calendar)
There is no reason to hold back
If you skimp on the paint, then your painting will not turn out well. Live a fulfilled life every day by utilizing things, money, your knowledge or energy to their fullest
Good morning everyone…
Remember my discovery of Avocado on toast, it was wonderful. Now I cheat, I buy the prepared avocado at Costco and use it on my toast. Why! well, because… I found that I would purchase fresh avocados from the grocery store, and then either they would not be ripe enough, I left them too long and yuck. I decided on the lazy way. I saw the packaged avocado dip/spread, looked at the ingredients.. and just like that it was in my basket. Sigh…When there is a will there is a way!
I learned to live (Aprendi a viver)
To practice every day (pra gente pracicar)
To solve many problems, (resolver nossos problemas)
To progress and improve (proredir e melhorar)
And so can you…. we need only to look at what we want, then look at how to resolve what we want so that we can enjoy =^_^=
It is not cheating, it is achieving… an end result that works for YOU.
We are all unique, and how we go about looking after ourselves, well… there is always a way !!!
No, not lost where you don’t know where you are, just “lost” when you stand in one place and feel that at that moment, you are in many places. The shadows, the lush vegetation, the multiple shades of green. AND of course the almost hidden old wooden building in the background.
My adventure companion and I had arrived in Merrickville, her for ice cream, and me, for no real reason but to share time with a friend and enjoy the outing. Then I saw this place and was instantly transported to many places at once. I saw New Hampshire, the Laurentians, southern NY state, it was an amazing feeling, it wrapped itself in a hug and vanished,
Such moments are not uncommon, but they are not “ordinary” we have to be tuned in to “receive the frequency”. Be present in your every day life. Live each moment! Live with appreciation .. give thanks!
PL day 11 (calendar)
BE THANKFUL FOR WHO YOU ARE TODAY
You are standing here thanks to your ancestors, your parents and those who have supported you through your life. Show your appreciation by giving back to the world around you.