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photo by Dave Renz

The above picture immediately reminded of a dream I had years ago. Yes the picture took me back to a hike that my Mother had organized when she was a leader in CGIT, (Canadian Girls in Training) My Dad had come with us to share in the experience and take pictures. Taking pictures was his passion, this picture is much like the interpretation of the moment, he would have shared,

Canadian Girls in Training, or CGIT, is a church-based program for girls and young women aged 11–17 throughout Canada.[1] Girls who join the CGIT vow to “Cherish Health, Seek Truth, Know God, Serve Others and thus, with [Jesus’] help, become the girl God would have me be”. (Wikipedia)

My education began at an early age (to be of service, and dedicate my life to helping and being there for others) I don’t know why Dave chose to publish the photo in these muted tones, but he did and for me it was breath taking. I wanted to share this picture of his for two reason.. one because I found it to be so touching and poignant. And 2, I feel it will “talk” to others in a way, words can’t.

Good or Bad it is your mirror. Sincere expressions invite good results, but insincere expressions can lead to unexpected trouble.

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The hike was in the Gatineau Hills, Quebec, Canada, the photo Dave took was in Pennsylvania. USA =^_^=

artistic expression

is everywhere.
This was my song yesterday. Awesome. For me, Nature wins hands down

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looking for birds

Trekking through an area of land that until very recently was unknown to me, it is only some 15 minutes from me.. Yes I’ve been driving by for years, and never knew his gem existed. Took a serious world ” happening” to get me to actually get out of my car and explore the area. Also.. to give credit where it is due, it took my dog taking off on me out of the car .. and heading down one of the trails with an urgent need to explore.

I took him back there today, but on a leash. He was not impressed. The little missy, balked at going out, so .. guess what.. she got left at home. Too bad so sad, was not going to insist. When Velcro and I came home, we were both full of the most wonderful tantalizing smells. Don’t know how they communicate, but they certainly seemed to be having a good exchange of information ..

About the birds, I saw flashes of colour here and there, and birds darting from one tree to another.. but was unable to get one to light long enough for me to grab a picture. What I can tell you is that right now the woods are filled with the chirping and singing of the many species that are taking temporary accommodation in the area as they migrate through Ontario.

Life is really an adventure, some chapters are easy reading, and others are jam packed with excitement, tension, and the unknown.. Whatever chapter you are in, you have to know.. that the next page will bring something new into your awareness, it will be forever unfolding.

There will always be a way. if you persist and be creative without giving up, you will find solutions that you had not considered before.

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Sands of time

both fun, but… which is now
virtual party time in costume
of course there is always that one person who didn’t read the memo

This has been a time to reconnect with friends. No matter how strange, how weird or different they are.. they are friends.. It has been a bit of everything in my world. If anything this “illness” that has befallen the world has shown me is that there is a horrific rift, or divide.. I am hearing humans from all walks of life and the hemisphere .. wanting to point a finger.

We are all human beings, as one friend stated so simply”stupidity is rampant everywhere”

We all want the same thing. Peace and Harmony in our lives. Our families, friends safe. Why is it so difficult for us to learn to, if not agree, at least listen and try understanding another “point of view” I met with a friend the other day who was “hurting”.. we commiserated by sharing “songs”. Life is what we make of it.

Remember to feed the child in you, the young adult, the artist, writer, foodie, whatever makes you happy…. What a wonderful opportunity we have been given. Time to make new friends, catch up with family and friends, or just rediscover your own likes and dislikes. Quality Time!

There are a lot of positives out there. Smile… it feels good to smile, and it catches on real quick.

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Modeling foam

Artminds, Michaels air dry

Be thankful at the beginning and end of each day. Each and every one of your actions can inspire peace within your family, your community and the world around you. this peace will eventually help lead to World Peace.

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Each of us has our own way of thinking
and our own individual lifestyle. That’s what makes life interesting
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Please join us at 7 PM in prayer as we perform the Thanksgiving Service. Share in our prayer and re-commitment to physical and spiritual renewal

Humbly express appreciation to God for all the blessings of the past month

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and, there I was

Enjoying the moment, delighting in the colours, and the texture of what i had found. Gosh.. wonder what this is? I am enjoying the moment while I wait.

Desfrute do processo da espera. As coisas se concretizam no tempo certo. faca o que deve ser feito agora, sem apressar o resultado.

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un petit clin d’oeil

Do you make an entrance? Are you confident about your look? Does it matter how you dress?

Do you have more than one persona? Can a shy violet succeed in the corporate world? Are you the person we see?

In real life we don’t look like avatars or dolls, our expressions change every passing moment. There is depth in our eyes, with or without words, we can make known dislikes and pleasures. Humans interact, it is part of living.

Success is achieved by working in harmony with others. If the people involved in a group cannot agree with one another, things do not progress. When they work together as one, they can move mountains.

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An artist can create an avatar, but the avatar is only pixels, it is the person behind the avatar that brings the avatar alive. Dolls come in every shape and size, today I must have seen dozens of dolls and not one was the same as the other. How they were dressed, did go a long way in projecting personality.

In the questions above, there is no right or wrong answer, we are all capable of astonishing feats, and brilliant ideas. Each one of us, has at some time been a different person. Why. Because, we interact with other individuals differently. Look around at your friends. Each one, brings out a different “something” about you.

Isn’t this wonderful. A wink and smile to each and all. Thanks for sharing this moment with me.

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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.

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Because

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This is one of my all time favourites… always makes me smile.

Thinking of you all, near and far.  We feel so blessed and thank you each and every one of you for your prayers,   healing thoughts, and kindness. One day at a time, and each step of the way, I hold your friendships dear, trusting and knowing, love is always and forever.

Q (dymoon)

 

with love and light

In the quiet of today

I sincerely pray

that you will have a peaceful

and joy filled day.

Q

Namaste      –     Oyashikiri

TOKYO JAPAN Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo 東京の千鳥ヶ淵の桜(sakura) 日本の桜 東京観光 花の名所案内

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