Listening is an art to be practiced everyday
Wakefield, Quebec, Canada
Listening is an art to be practiced everyday
Wakefield, Quebec, Canada
First card of the new year. =^_^= “Life Is art” PL Precept #1. Will head out to the church soon for our 11 o’clock ceremony. We have four major ceremonies in PL, and Monthly ceremonies, today’s occurs on the 1st of each month. Day of Peace.
Through this ceremony we gather and pray for World Peace.
Let us join in prayer today, that everyday will see us focus on working together towards, making this a better place, loving, caring and sharing. Appreciation and gratitude being the foundation of our days.
Always and forever.. Oneness with the Universe…
In life we pass through many doors, some close and never open again, others close for the moment, and then reopen slowly to let the sunshine in, and the air is fresh and clear. Like a perfect sunny day in December should be.
A favourite flower to watch bloom, when it opens is a joy to behold. I have been overwhelmed by your kindness and caring. I felt it only right to share our news with you. smiles out at her community of caring hearts. The surgery was scheduled for 8, we were asked to be at the hospital for 6. At 5:15 my amazing husband wakes me “Q it is 5:15 I am ready to go, I’ll be in the truck waiting, can you be ready to leave for 5:30” Ladies I ask you… this is the faith he has in me. catch my wink and smile You all know I rose to the challenge and was ready with my coffee with minutes to spare.
And NO.. I am not going to tell you what I looked like.. LOL …. Let us just say I was presentable
Bottom line, the surgery was to have been from 8:30 to 4:30 and I was told that I likely would not be able to see him till after 6pm. I received a call mid afternoon, they were unable to proceed, they saw it had spread, did a biopsy and yes, it was more cancer cells. Rather than put him through a major surgery at this time, they checked the tumour that was there, saw that the previous treatments had dealt with it in a positive way. And “sewed” him back up. GOOD NEWS and some not so good news.
However, we are happy, we will only be apart a short time, and he will be home. Yes there is more treatments to come, and he and the medical team he deals with, will be there to coach and help us. ALWAYS GOD IS WITH US, every step of the way.
Myself personally, your consistent supportive encouragement and caring words have been such a blessing. Know that we/I truly appreciate each and everyone of you for what you bring into my life. Personally, online, from wherever, I love you all. You are all so special in your own way.
A flowers beauty will fade, but the last memory of the beauty in its BEING, will last forever. PL Precept #11 Always be with God
The only constant in life is Change
No, not my birthday, but I am sure it must be somebody’s birthday, somewhere. With my husband’s surgery fast approaching, I am finding that playing in my studio is a distraction that I find “restful” In the truck I have been listening to a story about King Henry the VIII’s last wife, Catherine Parr, and the court life she led. Interesting enough I guess, but I have decided I can do without the court drama.
The radio is either Holiday music, or if it is talk radio… the news, happenings of the day, budgets, politics and again, not what I call ambient for a soothing companion while I travel around doing last-minute errands.
On Sunday, the church was all festive with a decorated Holiday tree, even had lights. That was a nice surprise, I realized that each year, my husband has put up coloured lights on the garage, of course, this year, that hasn’t been done. Seeing the lights, reminded me that yes, it is the holiday season… but… for us… we will miss it all, it will be a quiet and hopefully healing one.
Snow is in the forecast, starting early evening, and, on into the night and most of tomorrow. For everyone wanting a white Christmas, looks like you just might get your wish.
May the joy of the holidays fill your homes with glad tidings. The merriment of shared laughter and tender moments be the ingredients of your days, and peace and serenity the balm of your nights.
art work and photos- mine
Good morning everyone. Tuesday, Dec. 5, and it is a mild day with rain. I heard that the mild weather will stick around for a couple more days. Somewhere I saw a big sun in one of the forecasts showing on most of the days of this week.
To me, our church here in Ottawa is beautiful. Clean lines, no clutter, you could be walking into a clinic, it seems so bare compared to the buildings I am entering especially at this time of year. As I walked towards the front of the church to pray, I caught a glimpse of colour. I paused to looked over.. WOW simplicity making a statement. Whether it was just the time of day, sun streaming in from the large windows but the play of light and shadows was such, that I rushed to get my phone.
A minister’s wife is someone in the PL ministry that supports and works with the minister at maintaining and providing a “home” for its members. This current minister’s wife is very quiet, speaks little English and never misses the opportunity to give you a warm welcome when she sees you. She is also creative and talented, there are little touches everywhere that turn up like the arrangement above, when you least expect it to. These little offerings are not only “a breath of fresh air” they brighten a day, and for this we really appreciate her silent gifts.
Her understanding of how to help a worn out or troubled “soul” whether with a cup of coffee, in my case, unlike everyone I only drink iced coffee, black. Yet, like magic a cold glass of ice with coffee will appear where I am working/sitting. It is humbling to experience such generosity of SELF. Over the time I have known her, I appreciate her goodness more and more. Could I be so selfless, so caring, to live every day for the good of others, in a country where the language is so different, never mind customs and cultural differences.
She makes me realize what I know, but don’t always practice, that “actions speak louder than words” In PL, it is said.. “Church is a spiritual home away from home” and a “place to find your Inner-Self”. I was at the church to pray and to ask for help in the coming days. I came away with such a wonderful feeling of “happiness” yes the praying was good, but the flowers touched me.. the knowing and recognition of what a blessing she is…Today is about saying thank you to a beautiful lady.
Without saying a word, this arrangement, spoke volumes.
PL Precept # 21 Live ink Perfect Liberty
What started out as a very nice day, time with a friend, finding a stamp I needed for a series of cards I’m working on. Asked I would have said, life is good.
A short time later, we got a phone call, one that changed the “colour” of the day. A clerk from the hospital, left a message that due to what they saw as a heart problem, the scheduled surgery (coming Tuesday) was cancelled, lots to discuss, please call>?? You can understand, this was a rather startling and disturbing message.
We called back, only to discover, that the young lady, had not really gotten her information all updated and ready to dispense prior to calling. For months now we have been going for treatments, followed and taken every required tests asked for. Now 5 days away from the 1st surgery, they had found a heart problem. Never had we even had an inkling of a heart problem, not even a murmur of one. Needless to say, it was not a very quiet inducing conversation.
What we discovered was that, at the time my husband was there for the tests, they should have asked for a cardiologist right then and there to have a look. With a week-end looming, we are on hold. That a heart problem would surface over night, is rather puzzling. Anyway, we wait.
My head tells me that if his entire life, he has not had one symptom, or whisper of a heart problem…then… I have to trust that precaution is important. this is a very serious, major operation, the positive, is that they are making every effort to cover all bases.
Please join me in prayer and positive thoughts. His main surgery date of Dec. 13th. is still in place. There is an urgent request that he been seen as soon as possible. We wait. We pray. PL Precept #11 Always be with God.
PL Precept # 17 Grasp what is most essential..
PL Precept # 16 All things progress and develop
PL Precept #18 Each moment is a turning point.
having fun =^_^=
Thank you everyone for your kind wishes, and the healing healthy vibes you sent our way today. Meeting was a good one, surgeries will be early December. Approx. 2 weeks apart. There will be a lot of scheduled planning done. The team of doctors practitioners, therapist and educators is impressive. They work together to keep us informed.
Your prayers and ongoing support is very appreciated. Thank you. We feel very blessed.