Happy Wednesday – Blessings be.
Happy Wednesday – Blessings be.
Imagine the sun streaming in on a cool fall day. Isn’t there something wonderful about the way, light is transformed when it penetrates and shines through a stained glass panel.
even the high ceiling is mirroring the colourful hues, giving the room an aura of light. When the organist plays, what divine inspiration must flow from his hands to the organ itself. A true delight for all who are embraced by the sound,
PL Precept # 15 All is a Mirror
PL Principle # 3 I will live with a mind of appreciation towards others and things.
God is everywhere – PL Precept # 11 Always be with God
Pictures taken by Valerie (sister) while at her retreat
Someone was caught jumping & walking on the bed
that same someone went off on her own
and was seen sitting on a pumpkin in someone’s store
then I was told, she went next door and did the same to the pumpkin there
then later was seen jumping out and hollering Boo, to the passing few
last seen she was fleeing the scene – watch out, she could be somewhere near you.
hiding in waiting to jump out and say BOO
virtual pictures taken in SL http://www.secondlife.com
Dinky avatar, by Designer Etheria Parrott worn by Q
words,text pictures Q
On a retreat this past week-end, my sister thought to share some pictures with me. In one of them, I was very taken by these big white berries. They are so plump and lush. She is in California, so her countryside where she was visiting was very different from what I have now here in the Ottawa area,
I thought at first to crop out the shadows, but then I realized that it lent a very human element to the picture. the retreat took place on a large acreage owned by the diocese of the church she belongs to. Her church and another one were holding their annual fall retreat. Before the heat of the day set in, her group, were walking some of the pathways, exploring.
The picture isn’t perfect the wildflowers look a tad blurred, but I think the reason I liked it s much was that it was being shared with me, and it had been part of her journey that day. So often in life, we want everything to be perfect, I am guilty of cropping, removing, using photo shop at times to get what I call an artist visual of whatever it is I want to express. My sister, was taking a picture simply to share her happy moment, the joy we all feel when we are outdoors on a sunny day, being warmed by the sun, perhaps a gentle breeze and fellowship.
Realizing that the sharing of a special moment was more important and let’s face it precious, than a perfect picture. Appreciation of all that comes our way, is a gift. I like many others have to practice every day, giving thanks, and being grateful for all life has to offer. ALL, not just what I pick and choose . When we learn appreciation, only then can we truly be of service to others.
Look at the view ,for as far as they eye can see . No highrise to block our view,, no constant roar of traffic. Just open land. I wasn’t there at the time she was, but I am sure enjoying it now.
It is Canadian Thanksgiving today, but appreciation and knowing how blessed we are, is something to give thanks for every day.
There is no such thing as true perfection, but happiness, and Love/GOD are very real…
PL Precept #11 Always be with God
Wishing I could reach out and comfort you,
I saw your tears begin to flow
you tried hard to be composed
but the sadness in your heart, needed to let go
You looked out with eyes, that brimmed with pain
your tender heart was bruised and weary
so many senseless deaths, how much more
could you be expected to endure.
Life is not always easy, rainbows appear only after the rain
it isn’t always easy to understand
why there are times., when God calls home the chosen ones
and how it happens, isn’t always or easy to comprehend
each flower has its time in the sun, then it fades away
and is gone, life simply flows along,
I reached out to wipe your tears
of course you were miles away, yet I know you felt the love
of all who shared your pain that day.
Everything we say and do, is for reason
sometimes we know right away, and other times
the light bulb comes on when we least expect it to.
Know that always, LOVE will be there for you
journals are merely earthly tools to help us
mirror what is in our hearts
I send this wish out to you tonight
may the blessings of the moon and stars
bring sweet dreams to you this night
so that tomorrow, all will be sunny and bright.
a prayer for you my friend.
This little flag was brought back a year ago, it was to fly happily at the church reminding one and all, that we should be thankful at all times. Somehow, it just never got put up, and it was only discovered recently again, when I picked up several boxes of goodies I had to be recycled to the House of Lazarus, Community Outreach Mission, in Mountain, Ontario. *
Seeing it again, was uplifting and reminded me that I do have so much to be thankful for. I kept it, and it hangs where I can see it everyday. Actually it sits where both my husband and I can see it and rejoice at the blessing we have been given. An illness is an opportunity to revisit the purpose of life, and why we are here.
A reminder not to squander your days and nights doing things you don’t enjoy, or with people who are possibly toxic in your world. Rather than peace, love and caring, they can only offer, negatives. They project hate, greed and selfishness.
This is the Canadian Thanksgiving week-end. Families will gather, with friends and family to share the bounty in their lives.
Be sincere, be honest love with an open heart.
PL Precept # 11 ASLWAYS BE WITH GOD
NO, no turkey or ham this year..
NB* all the jewelry, name brand purses, bags etc. plus the fleece for spinning, felting and craft work, is all up at the House of Lazarus now. Please check their Facebook Page for their hours. Or check their website http://www.houseoflazarus.com