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Wordless Wednesday -attitude

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a little off center, but.. I did catch it before I bagged it.

Hope you have had a good day… I did.

Oyashikiri

taking ownership

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I love many of the minion cartoons, not all, but most.  I confess, some I don’t get the humour at all.  And then, others like this one, connect with me right away.

We all have the freedom of choice, some of us exercise that right, another can be passive about the world around them, however, I’ve learned that passive does not mean indifferent.

My personality is what it is.  I now know after living all these years with my “self” that to others I can be not only opinionated, but stubborn.  Do I think of myself as being stubborn, no, do I think I’m opinionated, no…. BUT… if the other person’s reality is that I am.  Then guess what…in my interactions with that person, I have not responded in a way that encouraged communication, or in turn,  they find me to be stubborn and opinionated, because I don’t agree with them.  Fun eh!

The only person I have control over, or can change, is MYSELF.

Every day is a lesson in .. living life to its fullest potential, to do my best when sharing with others to bring happiness and a smile, whenever I can.  I like being happy, and tend to remove myself when I meet up continuously with negativity.

It is not easy to walk away, or take a stand, but, mental health, and our ability to cope with some of the negative energy that bombards us each day,  is just as important as being heart healthy..A healthy  positive and loving spirit, will go a long way, in seeing daily rewards grow.

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first winter storm 2015

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It was our first winter storm in 2015, and guess what, the year will be over very quickly, only a few more days now, and we will enter into 2016.  With the storm warnings, and the cold blowing winds, I’m sure that there were many who were not loving the day.  Especially with buses  stalled, and stuck in snow banks, the cold weary commuters had to stand and wait in the blustering weather for transportation.  It was certainly a dump, no light dusting today… when I left the house shortly before nine there was already a good foot of snow in the driveway.

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Snowblowers and shovels were the toys being used today.  When I was leaving home and hearth on my adventure, I saw only trucks like mine or bigger, on the roads, and of course commercial vehicles.  The big city  plows and sidewalk cleaners were likely in the downtown core and major streets in the city’s core.  I could hear the ice pellets hitting the roof of the truck, yes there was some of the little crystals gems flying through the air as well as the flakes of snow.  I couldn’t hear the wind, but I could see the trees bending and the commuters hankering down into their winter coats with scarves wrapped firmly around for more protection.

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So what was I doing out?  I was enjoying the day.  I watched the gray mist darken the day, when I got out of the truck to enter a building, I felt the cold on my face, and the  embrace of the winter chill.  My boots left a deep waffle like texture in the soft snow, and my coat  kept me warm while I walked.  I had the store basically to myself, the staff that did make it in, were busy telling of their adventure, I had time to wander and delight in the treasures that were laid out for me to discover.

Clerks had time to visit,   we enjoyed some social chit-chat, while we dealt with the transaction at hand.  It wasn’t rushed, it was nice and leisurely, and then while walking back to the truck, I got to appreciate how the snow had fallen and covered the truck in a blanket of white… there was a crystalized veil across the windshield… the pattern a lovely lace.  Mother Nature had done this in a very short time, she is obviously good at what she does.

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Smaller cars were having their challenges, I decided to take a different route home.. It was a little longer maybe, but it was a bus route, the roads would be plowed.  It wasn’t till I got back closer into the city proper that I saw just how much traffic was being affected.  For sure I had to be extra careful, stay focused, and enjoy my surroundings while staying vigilant.  I loved it.

It was good to be out on my own, going from A to Z I even broke out in song. Yes. be thankful you were not with me.  I felt that my positive good mood would see me home safe and sound, and it did.  I had a great sense of satisfaction in my outing, it was rewarding even…   I didn’t let the voices of “others” over shadow my desire of experiencing the day.  I embraced what was presented me, and took it all in, and said thank you  at the end of it all… the great mood just continued on, and tomorrow, will be another day… Hopefully just as amazing as this one was.

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You know who else had a great day… the children who got to make slides and play in the snow… and the skiers who finally got enough snow to have a day doing what they love to do.  =^_^=  life can be magical!

I loved today …  and I love YOU

Namaste     –     Oyashikiri

 

 

 

 

 

*** Blizzard oil on canvas by Joseph Farquharson,British 1846-1935

photos from CBC Canada

some from Pinterest

Snow in March

It was a fresh blanket of snow when that greeted me when I opened the door to let the dog out. That magical soft white that sits like powdered sugar on the trees and dusts everything in sight with a crystal blanket of angel dust.aa9cf2966c07c98e8351f4910fb7ba66The early morning sky still had a soft gray shading that had the world around still in sleep mode.  No buses, no cars, just the soothing quiet of an early morning.  T’is lovely, and I was tempted, very tempted to step outside and sit in a deck chair to extend the beauty of the moment.

89719dc678ce0c9547340e843b1e78b5The season’s change, sometimes they simply blend one into the other, and other times, the change can be more dramatic. Life, mirrors the cycles that transpire in Nature . Sometimes we are very much  center stage, at other times we are back stage,making it all happen, or in the audience, enjoying watching events unfold.

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Wherever the path leads today, I know it will be a great day, why, because it is my choice to have a good day.  I will share with friends I meet along the way, and will be blessed by the joy of sharing.  Even if it is for a moment or two, when we connect and focus on the moment, we are, in that moment,ONE with God/life/Universe.

I commit this day to be one of growth in every area of my life.

Namaste    –     Oyashikiri

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Drudgery ?

d4b2c1af36e8945186dfcb4122c5ca16Life can become repetitive, yes it can, the same old routine, same people, same tired old jokes, same complaints, and boy are their negatives.  It seems that the whole day is spent dealing with the problems of others, or the dissatisfaction(s), you yourself are experiencing.

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It is true that often our lives are regulated, or for whatever reason, our days are compartmentalized.  We develop routines, we make or are put on a schedule, this leads to deadlines, objectives, goals, and on and on it goes.  What we do is monitored, evaluated, assessed and rated.

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What we eat, the cars we drive, the clothes we wear, everything it seems comes off some kind of production line, assembly line, processing station, and yet we don’t know or realize that we have let our own lives replicate a mechanical and programmed “lifestyle”

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Oophs, what happened here, LOL … a time shift, this was a picture taken for a community post by Nat Fabman in 1954 (Life Magazine) of a Fresno dairy farmer (Arch Badertscher) milking his cows alongside his two farm cats, Blackie and Brownie.  A little playfulness in the day, sort of gives a warm fuzzy, and a bit of a smile.  The first few pictures, didn’t do much for you did they?

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Sometimes, NO, not sometimes, on a regular basis, we have to STOP and get off the treadmill, and get out to explore, and smell the roses(flowers} no one else can do it for us.  When we repeatedly do the same things day after day, life gets stale, and we find ourselves in a rut.

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Usually the fences and walls we find around us, were man-made (look in the mirror).  John Wayne was said to have started his day by saying,”yes, looks likes it is going to be another fine day” no matter what… begin your day in a positive way, and work towards carrying that thought with you throughout the day.

Namaste      –      Oyashikiri

 

 

 

 

 

 

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** petapixel.com factory,David Shelby 2012,Shenzhen,China
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really! recycled smiles….

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Why not,  some of these funnies have been going around for years, when I got a package of them this morning, I thought why not share.  The talented cartoonists and illustrators  captured in one “picture” what might take pages to say otherwise..

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When I was younger (much  younger and starting to work full-time) I remember having similar thoughts, about being old enough to make my own decisions, and someone, usually my Mother, trying to reason with me on various matters.  It is only when I got much older did I realize how right she had been.  I didn’t think so at the time though.  When we are young we think that the experiences we have and the challenges we face are soooooooo unique..  in reality, we all fall in love, we are all at some time left feeling lost and lonely, and we all have a tendency to forget that each and every other person in our lives has known the same pangs of emotions we have.

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This next one… the moment I saw it, several people came to mind that I love dearly, but immediately their faces sprang up when I “reacted” to this illustration .. No two people are alike, and it is not always about a person’s mannerisms, looks or method of conversation that keep us friends, it is their  loyalty, sincere friendship,  & the willingness to accept us as we are.

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A relationship worth having is one that experiences the highs and lows of life in a way that respects the differences and accepts the adventure of life in a way that is compatible with yours.

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No Kidding!

Make this a happy day..

Love you !!

Namaste     –     Oyashikiri

PL Precept #1     Life is Art 

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Every morning, part of the wake up routine is that before the dogs get fed and let out, I turn on the computer so it can do its thing and be ready for me when i get back into my office.  “efficient use of time”  I feed the dogs, and wander back into the office with my huge over-sized mug of very cold water. This was part of a message I got from a friend today.

!cid_part3_04090709_09020106@shawAt first I just stared at it, humour isn’t one of my strong points, then the funny bone kicked in and …… well …… I couldn’t resist sharing it with you.  There were several such pictures, I’m sure you are all familiar with this type of e-mail.. They must land on in your in- boxes as much as they do mine, probably more so, since I’m known for my lack of humour.  This is the only other one I’ll share with you, because it too, gave me cause for reflection.

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How we start our day, often sets the tone for the rest of the day/night.  If we get up thinking, omg! another day of sunshine and blue skies, it will be soooo hot  outside. and list off all the negatives of how you perceive your day will be… then you are programming your self to look for and “complain” about each new discovery you make.  On the other “paw” if you wake up and see the sun shining on the ice formed on the tree branches outside your window, and enjoy the beauty of the diamond like rays of light that reflect off the ice crystals, and see the floating hazy mist that is drifting by on a blast of wind and think of how nice and crunchy the snow will be underfoot while you trundle off to work, your mood will be much more positive.  When you  greet others you will be more likely to have a happy positive tone in your voice.  Guess what…. a happy greeting and a smile, will reward you with a cheerful nod or greeting back.

c5a363300e0ff83760f63b49e973ec7bOK … LOL this will be a most interesting day… I keyed in crunchy snow, and I got this… a recipe for snow pea pods   It wasn’t what I was looking for but it was so yummy looking .. this dish was grilled but  “me thinks” it will make a great salad.  Cherry tomatoes, Parmesan and GARLIC.  (erecipecards.blogspot.com ) .. below is the crunchy snow.. =^_^=

2d30d78bd2a092f0fd23044004a48993Where-ever you go, what ever you do today, Make it a day you’ll remember,  Make a determined effort to share sunshine and happiness with others.  A wishy washy attitude will not give you a good st art to the day.  Be proactive and positive.  YOU CAN DO IT!

Namaste   –   Oyashikiri

Thank you Miss E for the funnies

last picture  -choulyewtan.blogspot.com

 

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