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Day of appreciation

There was a time when life was simpler – when all we did was get up and go to bed our days were filled with learning about life, what was, what would be, Dad was the breadwinner the philosopher, photographer, gardner, Mother was the person who grounded our realities, dressed us, prepared our meals and when Dad passed away at a very early age, had to learn about being a single parent and bring up 3 daughters on her own. Humble beginnings… life was .. and will alway be, the moments we live, learn and experience the start of a new day.

Today is Thanksgiving (Day of Appreciation) in Perfect Liberty, but to each and everyone reading this, I ask you to take a moment while you read this, and just remember a happy moment in your past….who was in your life then, where were you, close your eyes just for a second, and smile at the memory, whisper thank you… it is such rewarding moment. Thank you for sharing it with me …

I live everyday with gratitude in my heart. Dad was a believer in family and community, he instilled in me a life long habit of always reaching out with a smile to strangers, I was the eldest and got to go with him almost everywhere .. he didn’t hold to I was not a boy, I was his daughter and he wanted me to grow up being proud of who I was, and to accept that others would find me “different” but that was their loss and not mine if they couldn’t accept that I “looked” different than they did. He taught me to be proud of my heritage, and to love the country I was born in. I am Canadian, born and raised, I love the many blessings I have had, in some cases “earned”…

Today in all PL churches internationally, service will be at 7 pm. whether you are in Japan, Brazil, Europe, USA, or here in Canada, we will gather at 7 pm and offer our gratitude to our ancestors and those who have shared in (been a part of) our lives.

Be grateful for everything. If you see everything as material to express gratitude, you can encounter a number of opportunities you are grateful for.

Perfect Liberty 2023. 21 translation to English done in Japan


and then

Strive to live with a positive outlook everyday. Put your whole heart into whatever you do. With motivation, you will feel joy and excitement.

Perfect Liberty 2017.20

Move forward with confidence. Experiences you have acquired through efforts so far are wonderful. give it all you’ve got.

Perfect Liberty 2023.20

Tomorrow is thanksgiving (in the PL world) or day of Gratitude and Appreciation.. service will be at 7 pm if you are unable to attend the service, please spent a moment in prayer/meditation .. expressing your appreciation and gratitude for life and its blessings.

photo Shirley Keen, NZ

Where am I

Caught between two worlds.

Frozen in Time

The turning Point is Now. Life is a sequence of moments called now. you have the key to turn yourself around.

Perfect Liberty 2023.19


Good Morning ?Hola!

“Don’t worry, I’ll come to you”, as he/she makes its way towards me, there is a huge puddle (maybe two and a half car lengths and maybe a good 4 -10 inches deep in places) between where I was getting the feed out of the back of my car. I did wade the water and he/she followed me back to the upper area where the other birds were all feeding.. The water could be a problem I heard grumbling that recommendation could be made to shut the parking lot down while it is so “wet”. This morning while it is still on the “cold” side, I’ll brave the darkness and head out soon. The water may still be ice.

BTW, am not a big telly fan, but while I waited last night to meet up with friends, I sat and watched a taped segment of The Masked Singer… I missed the performance but at the unmasking .. I was delighted to see Dick Vandyke, he is 93 now.. wow.. he was still so vibrant and full of energy. His voice was still holding up, he did a few bars of the Mary Poppins song, superfragilistic superallydocious. Inspiration for sure.

We all, no matter our age, have noticed how with each passing year, our bodies show signs of wear and tear. 93 .. yes he looked fragile, but he was never a heavy or big man, he was always tall and lean. Kudos to him for doing such a high energy show and allowing us to enjoy him once more.

That is what life is about isn’t it. Taking each day and doing our best to live it in the most memorable way we can.

Be mindful with Prayer. If you work on things with a prayerful heart, there will be many things you can be taught.

Perfect Liberty 2023.18

Have a wonderful day dear friend, wherever you are, whatever you are doing, know that someone cares and is wanting only the best for you, today and always.

love calling

Good morning world. I didn’t jump out of bed this morning, but at least I was motivated to get up .. yesterdays “happy moment” with my turkey friends.. has given me the nudge needed to leave my warm bed and sleeping companions (whippets) to get ready for an early departure for the woods.

We’ve had a bit of a return of a cold snap. When I got to the area yesterday, I again was a shade late, they were on their way back into the wooded area, I could see their tail ends sauntering through the trees, picking their way over the snow. (the picture above is from last fall). There were at lest 5 of them, I reacted, I called out to them like I did last year.. a beckoning call I used… (sweet talk) with coaxing and air kisses.. darned if two of them didn’t stop in their tracks.. to listen. I was encouraged, my heart may have even sped up a bit…

“Come to me, come on… look what I have for you…” (bribery pure and simple) the two that had stopped, actually began to run back towards me… they had to have been from the group that I fed last fall. The happiness and joy they gave me by responding to me and coming right up close .. after months of being away from me… tugged at my heart…. I couldn’t have loved them more…

I will always marvel at how Nature has a way of showing us that we are all part of the Universe and kindness and pure intent (sincerity) (makoto) are what will bring about positive results/moments in our lives.

Make the best use of materials and money. You can do different things as materials and money play t heir roles. How to make them work is important.

Perfect Liberty 2023.16

Do everything willingly and joyfully. Your upbeat attitude will make things more cheerful and enjoyable.

Perfect Liberty 2021.18

today 15th.

Good morning everyone, this time change is not happening smoothly – my darn body just doesn’t want to go along with it this time. I don’t recall having this problem before. I simply do not want to be out driving in the dark, and at this time of the morning it is D A R K .

LOL.. the calendar is supporting me on this….

Express your feelings straight away. It will be good if you could express your feelings as they are to people around you, when you are happy or when you are troubled. Also it will be a good chance for you to get to know others.

Perfect Liberty 2023.15

Photo Jackie Dunn

‘m late..

What happens when you are late for an important date.. and there is absolutely nothing you can do about it. With the time change the body just doesn’t want to wake up any other time but when it is used to doing so. it woke on time, it is the clocks that are wrong. bah humbug!

“Respect the existence of each other… the world consists of people with different circumstances and different lifestyles. Respect and understand each other.” PL 2023.14

bom dia! good morning.

Imagination. where would we be without it?

Free yourself from being overly attached. Overthinking hinders ideas and actions.

Perfect Liberty 2021/22


This too shall pass – it did – now?

Everyone has their own way of seeing and thinking. there are different points of view and ways of thinking which makes it interesting and creates new ideas. Try to enjoy others’ expressions

Perfect Liberty 2023.12

Mastering the moods, the meds, the madness that is day to day living – can it be done – you bet it can! Take time today to S T O P whatever you are doing… and just pause, close your eyes .. take a deep breath and slowly let it go before reopening your eyes. When you pause to hold your breath.. be aware of your neck and shoulders.. give your head a little shake and let your shoulders drop.. when you release the breath you took in. Slowly open your eyes.. and viola…. another new opportunity.. it is a new moment.

Ancestors’ day

This was last year, but I saw three yesterday when I drove in at P22, Yahoooo

For readers who are interested in birds and live in my part of the globe.. I have been watching for the nuthatch, always a visitor to the various feeders, I have found them absent these past months. I have not seen one for at least a couple of months.. The past two winters they were always around, and I did hear them early in the season.. but not lately. If you come across one/two .. please drop me a line. Thanks.

I saw a headline the other day, “the age free life” it s not about a number, it is about energy, balance and joy. I had to ask myself how old the author of that article was, flipping through the pages, I saw that the oldest group they mentioned was 50’s. Checking the cover of the magazine I saw it was from 2016. Here we are in 2023, and not much has changed, except that the writer would now be 7 years old. In my own circle of friends I have seen the difference a few years make in not only their health, (my own included) but in their stamina and outlook on life.

Today being Ancestors day at the church, we celebrate what was, and look at what is, and we express our gratitude. In the magazine I was mentioning there was a challenge… It read, enter the gratitude challenge! what are you thankful for… I thought to send out this challenge to you, how many times do you say thank you in a day. Are you thankful for ???? what comes to mind?

Quote – “Every day you’re alive and someone loves you is a miracle” Rita Mae Brown.

Quote – ” I would maintain that Thanks are the highest form of thought and that Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” G.K. Chesterton.

La vie est belle – Life is beautiful.. and one of the reasons it is, is because YOU, yes you are in it. I may not know you, and you and I may never cross paths, but you are reading this post and sharing this moment with me.. For this.. I thank YOU.

Make today a “give back day” We can live our daily lives owing to our ancestors, our elders, and the work of our predecessors. Above all, kindness for others is the best way to give back.

Perfect Liberty 2023. 11

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