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.
This door is more welcoming during the summer months, when there are blossoms blooming to invite you to enjoy the view.
These days I feel like a door. I stand ready, each day a new “visitor” comes to call, today the stove called. It blew a gasket, sending smoke and fumes into the air. The fire alarms chimed in to really add to the excitement.
The dogs and I just looked at one another. I ran for the stove, turned it off, opened the door, got the fans going, and and and.
New stove will be delivered next week. Interesting menu if you care to stop on by. My house is the one with the happy weeds, the new weed whacker won’t start. No wonder the house with the roses is smiling … it knows there is no competition this year.
Don’t worry, I’m as happy as can be. I got to post a door this Thursday. Yipeee… For more doors, check out Norm 2,0 Thursday doors
thank goodness I am a positive person. I’ve had to deal with a cracked coffee maker, a burnt out toaster, a new weed wacker that is being finicky, and a stove that said I quit. Good for me. I get all new toys.
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.
What to do when your day starts with a “bang” (unpleasant one) and then more or less continues on in similar fashion. During the 10 a.m service today, (Day of Peace) I found myself crying thinking of what happened early before I got to the church.
The dog got his tail chopped off by a closing door. My precious baby.. yelped, then I saw the piece of tail on the floor and the trail of blood as he escaped into the house. Such misery, such helplessness.. I could only react. Meanwhile his sister who is white, was now looking like a red dalmatian and blood was everywhere, on me and on the carpets. Didn’t matter all I wanted to do was pick him up and hold him to me… of course that did wonders for my outfit. When I finally got to church, I realized that I still had blood on me, and my clothes. What a sight.
Fortunately the vet made a house call. I was so relieved. We are all resting comfortably, the human will be taking to her bed very early. Oh dear, just remembered have to check on the laundry. Used cold water. back.. looks like all the stains came out. ahh sigh.
PL Calendar, day 2 Be Forever young and seek new challenges
The world is constantly in motion and never rests. Keep your senses sharp and be ready to adapt to the ever-changing world.
During all of today’s “activities”, I picked up the memory candle from the Funeral home, isn’t it pretty, there is a small compartment that is sealed under it. During the service, the candle is lit. I had never seen these before. I am comforted that it is home with me now.
Life is what it is. I need to slow down, and let my journey set the pace for peaceful healing.
PL Precept #11 Always be with God
I can see you in the distance
I know you are there
everywhere I look
I feel your presence
tears have abated for now
like the rain on the window pane
I know the sky will clear
but you my darling
will always remain
in the sun, the sky
the night and stars
you are, today, tomorrow
Another great picture Bonnie, thank you.