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Friday, day 15

Iceland, elephant Rock

Iceland (social media) elephant rock

Bom dia, 15 Fevereiro

Happy 15th. day of February..

Live with firm determination, thinking that “this will turn out for the best”

Everything in this world progresses and develop.  Always be positive, knowing that everything will turn out for the best.


Life goes on. Small discoveries.  Don’t laugh, I see this product every time I visit the Asian grocery store.  When I walk by, always, someone is taking a jar.  The other day, I decided to try the smallest jar.  It is ridiculously good,   Try something new today!!

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Have a wonderful day, dearest readers and friends, and for that matter, everyone else who lands on this page.                                  Oyashikiri

hearts & flowers

1st day 12.14.18_048

February 14, Valentine’s day – that works for some, for others not as much.  Some years we stand alone in a universe totally different from our own.  To all around, we look the same, but something is happening to us within.  There are no words, no rhyme, just fragmented time.

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Perfect Liberty calendar, day 14

Being considerate of others is just as important as what works for you

Always be mindful of the situations of others, not just your own.  To have a good relationship with those around you, always think of what is important to them too.

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“To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.” Bertrand Russell

Ancestors Day

fabric friend got for her

Perfect Liberty Calendar … day 11

Appreciate the Makoto (sincerity) of the people who came before you

Everything we have today was built upon the hard work of our ancestors and the people who came before us.  Always remember to be thankful and humble and continue to build on their past successes.


The bright colourful fabric you see was purchased and collected by a friend of my sister’s while on a shopping outing.  I never met this friend, only heard of her through my sister. I was however, really taken by her selection of fabric, the choices she made, and the colours she was drawn to.  This friend passed away last week, leaving a gigantic hole in the lives of her family and friends. It was sudden, no warnings, simply a chill, and she was gone.

We never know in life when a change will be made in our circle of friends and loved ones.  It happens, life is what it is.

Perfect Liberty Principle #2 –  I will not have complaints about others, matters, nor the weather.  Rather I will always be creative and will look for shortcomings in my own thinking and actions.

Oyashikiri

“Ideals are like the stars we never reach them, but like the mariners of the sea, we chart our course by them” Carl Schurz

bed lump

 

img_1722bedlumpA bed lump happens when your dog insists on helping make the bed.  Eventually I made it around and over her.  All I had was a lump, but then she got out, and left me with this. img_1721Before I could straighten up the mess.  Her brother took over her job of helping.  There he is calming cleaning himself up after his breakfast.  No hurry to move, and not concerned that he could be delaying my progress.  For my readers who share their homes with four-legged bundles of energy, you know that it is often such moments that can be endearing or…. trying on one’s patience.

Whether it is a loved one, a friend, a co-worker or total stranger, there is seldom a day that will go by when our “personal” agenda is not presented with a hiccup.

In PL, Principle #3…. I will live with a mind of appreciation towards others and things, and Principle # 5  .. I will not get angry at anyone or anything, are mantras I repeat during the day.

Precept # 15  All is a mirror.    How often in a day, does my behaviour, or something I say or do, cause someone else to pause.

My Mother used to say, ” it is not always about you”.  Over the years I have had many occasion to meditate on my actions, and the world around me, and how I react to it.  After all, Dad would say ” the choice is yours, you can let others dictate your mood/happiness, or your can know and appreciate your worth, let go and move on.’

A philosophical morning, you bet!.. to friends in Michigan, is deWitt, or Lansing somewhere that I can get to easily?

For those of you coming to church this morning, I will see you at church.  If you are unable to be with us in person, please say a silent prayer for World Peace.  Today is Feb. 1st.  the first day of the month.  Day of Peace service will begin at 10 a.m.

Have a grand day everyone, may it be a productive and rewarding day for you.

Oyashikiri

 

will I go back and tidy up the bed…. maybe.

IMG_0056 Cards 1.31.19

 

snow day

img_1697It has been snowing now, all day.  At least it appears to have been snowing since early this morning, it could have even snowed over night.

img_1700Temperature has been nice.  The few times I went outside to let the dogs in or out, I found it to be very pleasant.

“we can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses ” Abraham Lincoln

The dogs have pointed me to a quote by  Ralph Waldo Emerson ” Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”This is the back yard, their trails have all gone missing…

img_1699Some how I do believe they are hinting.  Will the human take the hint?  One of life’s mysteries.

hmmmm choices, choices..   Till next visit.. hope your day has been simply GRAND.

Oyashikiri

 

stuck or paused

 

lotus

Finding a balance between past and the present. – Find a good balance between your present and past experiences.

Appreciate the strengths as well as the shortcoming in others.

and today’s thought.. PL. day 23rd.  Once you’ve set out to do something, it is your job.  If you accept a task, made the choice, took the option, whatever, own it.

In PL we believe that when things happen to us, always there is a meaning, or a reason, our actions, behaviours brought us to the/that moment.

buddha waits 2We are not cast in stone, we are not without feelings, nor are we unaffected by the world around us.  Change is the only constant in life, each day, each day, brings a new NOW.

Oyashikiri

Bom dia everyone, here we are mid-week, how joyful is that.  Happy Wednesday !  Share a smile it is your gift to the world

” Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing ”  Mother Teresa

piglet

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Hello, bonjour, bom dia, and jumping jack greetings to each and every one of you.  Another new year is just around the corner,  In China the airports, train stations, all methods of travel really, are homeward bound.  It is exciting, and alive time.  Seeing friends and family sharing huge family meals, and gatherings.

Since my Mother’s passing and for several years before she actually passed, the Chinese New Year  came and went with a happy conversation and a small sparkle.  She was unable to get to the various celebrations held around the city or at the Chinese Embassy. Since I can remember, Chinese New Year has been the BIG turning point for me.  I remember as a child the banquet and feasts, the dragon dances, fire crackers and the many many ritual tasks that were preformed to make sure we started the new year off with gratitude for the past year and much appreciation for the wonderful time ahead.  Good fortune, Prosperity wishes were everywhere.  Red envelopes, special candies,  Happy New Year greetings always included the wish that your life be blessed with good health.

With my husband’s passing last year I wanted more than ever for this transition into another year to be auspicious and filled with the many joys and encouragements we would share to be 100 fold.  I worked on a year of the pig mixed media piece so that I would be actively piecing together elements that would be like a visual firecracker for me.  The lunar new year depending on where you live, is o the 5th. of February.

Ps… my little wheel around the pig.  spins.

Reminder.. due to the storm and the broken water pipe, there will be no service today, but Thanksgiving service is still scheduled for tomorrow evening at 7 pm.

Oyashikiri

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