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today 22nd.

a taste of lace

The forecast said, snow this afternoon, and snow it did. I got out for one more wander ..

the peat moss is covered with all the fallen “leaves”

I could feel the stillness in the air. there was a thin layer of ice on most of the water.

There was a delicious sense of anticipation, it was cold, but not an angry cold, my fingers sought warmth in my pockets, I enjoyed the fresh air, and the brisk stirring of the teasing breeze as it tousled my hair.

From no snow to inches deep on the deck around the supper hour. Already I have been out twice to clear the deck and patio area where the dogs can run. Yes.. I will delight in snuggling down under the covers tonight.

You will find joy when you immerse yourself in your task. When you face your tasks with a can do attitude, you will be filled with enthusiasm and inspiration.

Perfect Liberty 2020.22

Oyashikiri

emotions

https://youtu.be/NOwCkdvaXLo

With us all slowing down and having to regroup, revisit our daily activities, one of the past “loves” has come back into my life. Music. There was a time when I listened to music from morning till bedtime. Over the years it has fallen into a “when time permits” place.

Now I have discovered YouTube music where anything and everything I have ever listened to or liked pops up for me to review and listen to without commercials. That with my Sirius Xm in the car.. makes for a whole new “ball game”. Yes I can have the Xm in the house on my devices here. but somehow I have just never had the time or inclination to figure it out.

My walk along the boardwalk the other day, enabled me to rekindle my love of “new discoveries” being in the outdoors, reveling in the sights and sounds of a new “discovery”. Life is Good.

Discover the joy of transforming yourself. When you realize how much you have changed for the better, it fills you with true happiness. Strive each day to improve yourself.

Perfect Liberty 2020.14

Oyashikiri

https://youtu.be/_NU6CnvuY1M easy listening =^_^=

a tree

stood alone
but not on its own
a cow on its own
but not alone

With the wind and rain of yesterday, already, many of the trees are bare.. When cows lie down (said me Mom) “its going to rain” Rain it did, it poured, it pelted the car windows, it filled the gutters, it washed away the dust and grime, leaves fluttered to the ground, it was a wet new world all around.

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Thomas Edison

A pessimist makes difficulties of his opportunities; an optimist makes opportunities of his difficulties.

Harry Truman

The teacher who is indeed wise doe snot bid you to enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.

Kahil Gibran

You will find joy when you immerse yourself in your task. when you face your tasks with a can do attitude, you will be filled with enthusiasm and inspiration.

Prefect Liberty 2020.22

Oyashikiri

interlude

A drive to get petrol for my car, took me beyond where I “had” to go… down through county roads that led me past way too much colour and “wow” moments.

Is there such a thing as colour over-load. This year we have been simply inundated with day after day of Nature’s magical palette. Yes many of the trees are now bare.. Enough so that you can see their stark beauty as you walk the nature trail.

the birds that I saw flying from tree to tree, were plentiful, their songs were a constant melody of various notes as they went about their business.

If you are going to do it, do it joyfully. If you have to do something, choose to do it with joy and enthusiasm. By doing so, you will experience a deeper sense of beauty.

Perfect Liberty 2014.23

Thursday doors

burst

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Whatever you use, it will always come back to you, so use it well. When you use money and things to t heir fullest potential, you will always be blessed with ore materials for your self expression.

Perfect Liberty 2018,8

Our history is important in knowing how we have grown as a people/nation… Tomorrows are built on our todays.

Oyashikiri

Conversation

Hi, Hello there, I’m new to your area, are you available for a bit of a chat? Yes I know we’ve not met before, but I sure would like to get to know you a bit better.

True, I guess you recognize from my tone and the unfamiliar words that I’m not someone who is used to being up close and personal with creatures as beautiful and majestic as you two. I really do want to make friends?

Thank YOU for being so kind … allowing me into your personal space. Now that we’ve come this far, what can I do or say that will let you know I am appreciating your willingness to come closer.

Ahhhh the wire stretched just above the fence has an electric current, so be careful you say… Thank you, I appreciate your letting me know. I will be extra careful, I’ve picked some clover for you.. Allow me to share with you

Only one horse was interested in coming over to know more about me, which pleased me immensely since I know so little about these amazing animals. I did search the field around where we were for some bunches of clover, and he/she did partake. Once we established that rapport, the other one did come over but cautiously

.The dark fellow came over after a bit and shared in our little spur of the moment, “treatfest” I found out later that these two were new to the paddock having only just arrived the day prior to my visit.

Do i talk to strangers? yes I do. Given the right circumstances i am a person who likes to meet new people, I will say “Hi” share a smile or a brief greeting, I find it a wonderful way to spend time, sharing a positive back and forth with another “BEING”..

If you are cheerful, it will make everyone around you cheerful. Cheerful and happy people naturally attract others. Always smile and have a pleasant attitude.

Perfect Liberty 2015.3

Don’t give up! Stick with it, as many times as it takes. Sometimes you want to just throw in the towel and say, “I give up” but that’s the time for you t dig deep and push through. Your sincere efforts will invite a good outcome.

Perfect Liberty 2020.6

We learn and grow by being open to change and new encounters. Q

Oyashikiri

https://youtu.be/gg4ypgU1vLU

Give it your best

If you’re going to do it, give it your best effort. your actions will be dulled if you worry too much about the outcome. Once you decide on a course of action, don’t hesitate to complete your task.

Perfect Liberty 2016.15

A cheerful smile and expression makes everyone around you happy. When you do everything with a smile, not only you but the people around you will feel good. Always remember to put on a happy face.

Perfect Liberty 2014.15

Oyashikiri

Thursday doors

a gate with character (rust)

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Live expressing your own unique self in your day to day life. We each are given our own duties and roles in life. Take the time to find what makes you unique,and you will be able to live your life expressing your own individual beauty.

Perfect Liberty 2015.10

Oyashikiri

August 17

PL PRECEPT # 1 LIFE IS ART…

Strive to Overcome Obstacles by changing your mind-frame. Things don’t always go as planned When that happens, try changing how you look at the situation of how you are doing things. The outcome is in your hands.

Yesterday was a day trip to Montreal to pick up supplies had ordered. Yes I could have had it shipped, but then I would have missed a wonderful long visit with a cherished friend I had not visited with these past months, due to “circumstances” Plus in Montreal at the shop itself, I got to see the owner and friend, who has been working very hard to keep us (her clients and friends) all in the loop of her activities in the stores, She just never stopped, bringing in the supplies we need and want. Even taping little workshops and showing us all the goodies that were there for us to ponder on.

She looked out for us, and now we are ensuring that she gets our support with the reopening of her shop .. still in a limited phase.. BUT people, Scrapbook Centrale is open, 7 days a week. check with Natalie for hours.. and appointments are still best. The doorbell kept ringing the whole time we were there. Her shop is a goldmine of paper art supplies that we can find no where else within miles.. Not under one roof.

Scrapbook Centrale

3349 Boul Des Sources
Dollard Des Ormeaux, Quebec H9B 1Z8 Canada
(514) 683-5558

English and French, check out her website …..

In the same plaza there is a pasta restaurant that you might want to try, if you like fresh pasta, homemade there, the pasta and their sauces. it is an unassuming plaza restaurant. We almost passed it by when we first saw it, now we drive anywhere near, and that is our choice place to eat. To the right of the Jean Coutu (pharmacy)

Every day is special, but when you get to spend time with a friend, it makes for an extra special day. I was one tired fortune cookie when I got home. my little fortune read.. Time for sleep.

Today, is another day… I welcome whatever comes my way. Have a grand day everyone… I send you all the warmest and brightest wishes -filled with love and colourful butterflies of hope.

Oyashikiri

new cards ready

Good Morning everyone, how are you this fine sunny morning? Cards are made for the church, they are used to raise $ for the church and available at a tea room in the downtown tourist area, and I believe in a small art gallery bistro. (I know members know this, but we have new readers, =^_^= fyi… This is the first new batch in a while. )

A big thank you to all of you who have commented on the Thursday door post, I hope that I haven’t missed responding to someone. You were all very receptive to my wander in the forest too. I’m so lucky to have you in my life, your comments and little notes are very appreciated. I feel so blessed, I truly do. All because you share a little time with me when you can, it always makes me smile.

Offer your services instead of expecting from others. Take the initiative to do what you can to help others. Understand their needs and act swiftly.

Perfect Liberty 2020.14

Always pray to become a better person. If you are content with the status quo, your progress will stop. Always seek for ways to improve yourself and continue to move forward one step at a time.

Perfect Liberty 2014.12

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

Aristotle

Oyashikiri

cards handmade by me

pair of walking shoes now in back of car =^_^=

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