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Happy Wednesday everyone….

PL Precept # 11 Always be with God

PL Precept # 18  Each Moment is a Turning Point.

The pictures tell the story.  If you have never experienced an air bag hitting you full on, then I suggest you try hard not to experience.  It hurts.  Not only did it leave me disoriented, I will have the sharp ache for the next while as a reminder, that  I was very blessed to have been able to get out on my own, and walk to the ambulance.

The first responders were amazing.  I can’t say enough about their kindness, and the care they took to ensure I was looked after.  Always ensuring I felt safe and as comfortable as I could be.  They even saw to my getting home to my husband, who was at home unable to do anything but anxiously await news.

I wish that I could personally call all my friends who have been wondering what has happened,  but with the current situation of the setting up of the home care for “end of Life”  it has been very busy, with people coming and going.  Both husband and myself  exhausted come end of day.

Tomorrow the palliative care doctor is going to make her first house call. =^_^=

Everyone is kind, caring and compassionate.  For this we are grateful ..and appreciate each and every thoughtful gesture that has been directed our way.

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Oyashikiri

 

 

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I dream, I walk, I talk

snap, crackle, pop

the mind is active taking off in all directions

time, to astral travel and make corrections

pop, crackle snap,

oh dear, earth to outer space

time to chat

I need a face to face

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PL Precept # 2  To live is o Express One’s Self

Oyashikiri

 

Ink and paint

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Greetings everyone… A bright sunny day shines before us.  I started a pen and ink last night, but of course, since I do mixed media, I of course played with different mediums.

Life is much like when we  begin a painting. We start out with an idea, and as we progress with our idea, we find that we want to either add or subtract from our possibilities.  The advantage of course of a visual on canvas, is that we can  stand back and review what we are doing.  If it is really unsettling, and we don’t like it, we can either paint over it, or throw it out.

Not so in life.  that is why we encourage the practice  discussed in today’s calendar lesson.

PL Calendar day 7    Don’t strain, don’t rush and don’t be greedy

When you are doing something, you may rush things to get good results quickly.  Instead, relax and enjoy the process.ink spot

Experiment, have fun, be playful.  Enjoy today, it will never be back in the same way.

Oyashikiri

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.

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PL Calendar #5

A cheerful greeting brings people closer to one another

Interactions between people start with greeting one another.

Take the initiative and be the first to open your heart.


A quilt is made by piecing pieces together, each quilt is different.  Even a quilt done using the same pattern, when done by another person, will end up looking very different.  Choices in size, material, colours used, textiles selected, like people, no two are alike.

A smile, a friendly word, listening with an open heart, make today another special day. Share an invisible hug, smile and say hi!

Oyashikiri

 

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Day 30   PL Calendar

USE YOUR RESULTS TO MAKE THE NEXT TIME EVEN BETTER

Whether things turn out perfectly or not, the important thing is to take what you’ve learned and apply it the next time.

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Standing under the branches of the towering trees

looking out, to my left and then  my right

shades of green everywhere, bright sunlight dancing through

outstretched limbs that reach for the sky, in prayer

how can I cry, it is

so peaceful, so serene

alone with my thoughts,  surrounded by nature’s embrace

life is full, it is plentiful, it is full of grace

a child of the Universe, I am, ONE with GOD

Oyashikiri

Wednesday -noise

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Unwanted noise

beautiful trees ripped out

hedges disappear

in one day

single family home

gone

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quiet older community

invaded

trees that stood for years

home to  the “wild” life

city dwellers gone

no more sunlight

through vibrant branches

now, rumbling

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Last year when my Mother was bidding farewell to her years on earth, my sister who was staying with her. Passed the time, drawing and colouring, memories of another time.

Change happen, with “progress” comes destruction, to “make way” for “infill”  buildings that are meant to fill in where older homes , single family homes with laneways, garages that held the cars that used to fit inside them, and usually have pretty front lawns, and backyards, big enough for small patios and gardens, either filled with flowers in season, or vegetables.

Now these homes when their owners pass away, are taken over by builders who tear them down, and put in two homes on a lot that was meant for one.  Usually, architecture that is cold and sterile.  Forget a lawn or garden spaces. Cement, pavement and more cold man-made materials, usually in various shades of grays and blacks.  Garages if there, are usually part of the main floor, still usually too small for the bigger cars of today, so they end up always outside parked on the single space of the paved front of the dwelling.

Sad, but that is progress. If you are near, or can easily get to green space.  Treasure it. Take the time to enjoy it. Listen to the birds when they visit (if they do) enjoy the fresh earthly smells of spring,  and watch as the young flowers unfold to embrace another season of “life”

Life, can be fleeting.  Live in the moment.  Enjoy each and every second of your day.  don’t wait till it fades away.

PL Precept #11    Always be with God.

PL Precept # 16  All things progress and develop.

PL #18  Each Moment is a turning point.

Oyashikiri

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