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leon aug 16

A day at the beach with your favourite people.  Then a sound sleep at the end of the sofa while your human takes a nap.

In PL we learn to appreciate life, not only humans in the world with us, all living beings, and  the material objects that make our lives more comfortable.  Appreciation, respect  are the natural fibres of/in our lives that bring contentment.

PL Principle #3  I will live with a mind of appreciation towards others and things.

Happy Saturday, may it be a productive one for you.

Oyashikiri

 

 

Thursday doors

A hot dry day, finally with Piglet with me in the car, I could park, and walk in off the road to take pictures.  This little treasure had caught my eye some time ago, but it was never a good time to park off to the side of the busy roadway, and walk over to where this little house is.

The lot is big enough and shows signs of having had two outdoor  “toilets” off to one side. There is also a bigger building, commercial from how it appears. but of course, I only had eyes for the two story charmer.  The top has been removed from the ground floor, and placed as you see them.  The small doorway is between the building, and has lost its door.

Someone at some time, had, intentions for this little “cottage”  It would have been bright and welcoming inside with all those windows.  I was surprised that the  remains did not have a musty smell.  The wood was dry and still had the smell that wood gets when it has been baking in the sun.

Rust has been working on the metal for some time.  Building its many layers producing wonderful displays as only rust can.  It is not very everyone, but textured materials, remnants of another time, another life, for me are inspiring.

Hope you have enjoyed this little visit to a place  on an old road that once was the main  highway to the city of Montreal, in the province of Quebec.


PL Calendar day 1     Spread your love beyond your borders, out to the entire world.

Our world is overflowing with problems.  Let’s pray not only for those around us, but for the happiness and peace of the entire world.

Oyashikiri

reminder, service is at 7 pm this evening.

 

graduation day!!

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Cultivando alegria no curso de inglês.  (English follows)

No dia 05 de julho, finalizei o meu curso de inglês conforme condição da faculdade para iniciar meu curso em setembro (mais detalhes, ler vivência “Minha Jornada no Canadá”). Foram 9 semanas, estudando das 9hs às 16:30 diariamente (exceto fins de semana) o que me deixava bem ocupado.

No início, eu acreditava que seria fácil, pois as pessoas consideravam meu nível de inglês muito bom. No entanto, acabei melhorando muito meu inglês. Percebi que cometia muitos erros e, consequentemente, me esforcei para aprender ao máximo. Durante o curso, fui recebendo prece de Oyashikiri sempre que possível.

Houve momentos que senti pressão e tive algumas preocupações (por exemplo, busca por apartamento para alugar), e isto começou a afetar meu desempenho uma vez que estava mais preocupado com resultado do que aprender. Em resumo, eu estava perdendo a alegria de realizar o curso de inglês. Como peelista, eu notei que era o momento certo para buscar os ensinamentos da PL e praticar o que aprendi ao longo dos anos: ter gratidão pela oportunidade e orar para cultivar entusiasmo e criatividade.

Com essa prática, tudo mudou e passei a realmente sentir alegria no curso, até mesmo meus colegas da turma tinha prazer de estudar comigo. Sem dúvidas, foi uma experiência gratificante, pois pude conhecer pessoas de diferentes países e fazer grandes amigos.

No último dia do curso, estes novos amigos demonstraram muito carinho que até fiquei sem palavras. Ficamos muito próximos por compartilharmos os mesmos desafios e mesmos objetivos, e assim um apoiava o outro.

Eu realmente agradeço à Deus e ao Oshieoyá-Sama. Os ensinamentos da PL são um tesouro que faz total diferença na vida de uma pessoa, como esta vivência.

Agradeço a todos pelo tempo e atenção em ler esta vivência. Que Deus abençoes a todos com alegria e paz.

Bringing joy to everyday classes.

On July 5th, I finished my English course as a condition to start the Algonquin College (please, more details about it, see the previous testimony “My journey to Canada”). I had studied for 9 weeks from 9 am to 4:30 pm every day (except for weekends) and that kept me very busy.

In the beginning, I thought I would handle it easily, once people considered my level of English as very good. Actually, it turned out that I have gotten lots of improvement. I realized that I still had many mistakes and, as a result, I did my best to study and learn as much as I could. During the course, I had been receiving Oyashikiri prayer whenever was possible.

There were times that I felt pressure and some concerns appeared (e.g looking for a place to rent), and that began to affect negatively on my performance since I was worried about only the results instead of the learning process. In summary, I was losing the joy and excitement to go to school. As a PL member, I noticed that it was the right moment put in prqactice PL teachings that I’ve learned over the years: everyday express appreciation for the opportunity and pray to bring joy and be creative.

Doing that was a game-changer because I really enjoyed my time at the language school and even my classmates were so pleased to have me there. Definitely, it was a great experience because I have met many people from other countries and I have made valuable friends.

On my graduation day, these new friends showed so much care for me that I became speechless. In the end, we have created a bond between us because some of them shared the same challenges and the same goals as mine, so we could support each other and we can now help each other.

I do have appreciation for God and Oshieoya Sama. The PL teachings are a treasure that can make a huge difference in one’s life like the testimony above.

Thank you for taking this moment to read this. May God bless us all with joy and peace.


Thank you for sharing Yoshi, (Yoshizumi Terada) have a good day everyone… Enjoy a great start to a brand new week!

Oyashikiri

found

Discarded by ?  found… now home to enjoy the seasons once more in the natural elements it was born in.

For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that  may be desired are not to be compared to it.  Proverb 8,11

oyashikiri

 

Appreciation

Montfort 8.10.17

July 11th PL calendar –

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

Church is a spiritual home away from home, and a place to find your inner=self.

Service today is at 10 a.m

Reminder,  At church you can have a state of mind where you are able to open up yourself to God and candidly share what is bothering your minister(s)

Oyashikiri

ps.. when you share your life with people you love, don’t forget to let them know you value them, that you love them.  We only live once, when a moment passes, it does not come back for a replay (rerun)  Love is powerful and enduring,  be aware/respectful.  Always.   forever is a long time,

no sense or nonsense

V Lock Ard Gorge 4.25.17

it was a restless dream

I heard my thoughts,

the challenges from various sections

of my overworked gray cells

the unfinished sentences

the words of wisdom

clashing with aggressive shouts

the voice of reason was not to be ignored

throught it all

a part of me sat unmoved

was this nonsense

or merely me

unable to make sense

of the prattle and the inner voices

that when all vying for attention

at the same time

make no sense at all

Q

PL Calendar day 2

Live each day with hope   Even in those situation when you feel trapped with no way out, face every challenge with purpose and enthusiasm and you will always find a way.

Oyashikiri

 

Peace

nick and mel 2017

Stillness in the moment – captured – never forgotten

nick may 11d

Always live with world peace in your heart

each and everyone 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

Today service is at 10 a.m.

Sunday regular service 10 a.m.

the 11th. Ancestors day 10.am.

Oyashikiri

 

photos M&N

 

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