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Life is happily moving along, life is very good, there appears to be chaos around you, but in your little world, each day is a brand new, happy day.

And then, and then, surprise, the magic wand comes around and a little tap, tap tap, and darn, something changes.

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You get a new computer, because your old, true blue friend, simply refuses to budge, you shut down one night, and it simply refused to wake up. Yes, the new one is top of the line able to do all that you want it to do.  However, it is not warm and fuzzy, it doesn’t remember your last dinner for two, it has not shared any real “moments” with you.  It is a cold black, metal box.

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Nothing is where it used to be, and every time you turn it on. you just know you will discover another learning curve.  Sigh.  I know, these opportunities are sent to keep our gray matter from getting sluggish.  To keep us eager for more knowledge, encourage our creativity.

Great way to start the day, how is your day going?  Change is good, mantra for the day, change is good, change is good..

Smiles and waves, good morning, it is the start of a Friday, I’m told there are black Friday sales going on everywhere.  Even here in Canada.  time to take a break and go out to play.

I know my new friend here on my desk will be waiting for me when I return.

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double darn

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It is said that one can’t teach an old dog new tricks.  I have resisted changing to this new format on WordPress for ages.  My PC died right.  I had to get a new tower, hard drive etc. For some reason, all my bookmarks are gone, Boo hoo.  Big girls do cry.

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Phew… I found a new way to get my pictures from my camera into this new set up. See good things come out of change.  One has to believe everything will be alright. Thank goodness I didn’t have to hold my breath for too long.

Everything is OK now.  I can safely put myself to bed, and know I’ll sleep =^_^=

PL Precept # 5 One’s self is lost by being emotional

PL Precept # 18  Each moment is a turning point.

Start tomorrow with a big smile, and the eagerness of a child for all the discoveries that will come your way.

Oyashikiri

revealing

Prince Albert 5.27

ring around a rosie

a pocket full of posies

another house came down today

what was once a quiet little community

is being  bombarded

with in fill

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cars & trucks are lined up

all in a row

wheels off, and hoods up

like ladies of the night

waiting for someone

to come and hopefully

take what is left of the parts

after all

their hearts were

taken long ago

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yes I visited one of my favourite haunts

today

no I wasn’t out to play

I had to detour and found myself

in a place

that even in the broiling heat

gives me pause

to simply

BE

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Namaste       –        Oyashikiri

Tuesday,sunshine and glue

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Guess who went to bed and didn’t plug her cell phone in to recharge, first two guesses don’t count.  Usually no big deal, however, in an efficient mode these past months, I’ve been doing a tidy up.  You know how we can get when the season is changing, especially from winter to spring. “We never use our land line” said I. let’s get rid of it, we both have a cell phone, that will work out just fine.

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Good idea, right.. the hands free phones stationed all over the house for ease of access, went bye-bye. I admit there was a feeling of relief as one more item on my want to do list, got a tick mark beside it.  For every action there is a reaction. I had my cell phone number changed to the main home phone number,  so that worked out fine, more or less.  Calls I got for “the husband” simply were rerouted to his number.  BUT what happens then when our phones are not nearby, and we don’t hear them ring (ah HA! I got a blue tooth thingie, and I can answer mine from most parts of the house as long as the phone is within “striking” distance ,1,2,ever 3 rooms away ..  NOT if you are not wearing the bluetooth

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Or if you are busy working on some project, like making greeting cards for the Church sale coming up in June (18th) and you are working with a sticky glue, that sticks to you, but not the card stock!!! The handy hands free that used to be by the desk is gone, your phone is in need of a change, and your blue tooth  gadget is ??? somewhere on your other desk in the clutter there.

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That golden moment when you remember, your new set up, the cell phone has call answer and voice mail, YAY, so what your fingers and hands are full of sticky glue, you phone will take a message.  All I need do, is find Hubby to get the SSS (Skin so Soft- Avon)  great for taking away sticky stuff .. I’m sure somewhere there will be a website that will tell you of all it is claimed to be good for.  For us, it’s getting the glue/sticky off.

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The start of a brand new day

open the window wide

take in all that comes your way

for only today

will you live the golden moments

for tomorrow, they will

have flown away.

Namaste      –       Oyashikiri

There is always a positive to a negative

Yin/Yang

the two compliment each other

and become ONE

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fasting

207df0687ad2dc783be2eb1f0d2a476fGood morning everyone:

How is your day going so far?  I know that many of you are in completely different time zones.  For me it is the start of my day, albeit a late start.  Lately I have been enjoying long fitful sleeps  Yesterday I ran around like a woman on a mission, (that is because I was) I had things to do, people to see, and then a 7 pm Thanksgiving service at the church.

It never occurred to me that I wouldn’t get everything done, I just set out to do it and it all fell easily into place.  However, by end of day, I was ready for my trip into slumber land. I am working on my virtual blog which takes days and sometimes weeks to do because I have to coordinate with other artists.

One of the artists is an amazing  talent, she does shapes and skins for the virtual world as well as clothes and accessories. Even the virtual name she uses tells you she is going to be an interesting person to get to know. (Lush Meme)

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the virtual worlds, everyone entering into a virtual world has to create an avatar for themselves.  Obviously we are all different and our likes and wants are going to be different.

Some visitors to the virtual worlds, don’t really care about their appearance, they get an avatar on entering into the new world, and they keep it, maybe change their clothes to better reflect what they like to wear and personalize themselves. but aside from that they are content to be the avatar that they used to come inworld.  The virtual worlds are full of mentors, people with experience and years in the virtual environment and are willing to help out and put their experiences to use to help others wanting to grow within the community.  With some it is building, creating the architecture, homes,fantasy builds more to do with lifestyles of the inhabitants.

Others, like Lush provide the body of the person (shape, size of your shoulders, length of your arms, waist, hip etc. ) and the skin,(colour or tone of your skin, make ups etc)  The women more than the men tend to want to look a “certain” way, and they are apt to change their makeup, and hairstyles often.  Men do however, like to (most of them)  want to look presentable, once they find the shape, skin and hairstyle they like they are more likely to change outfits for different occasions, but their basic look stays the same.

It is always an interesting exercise when someone new to the world joins us and they being their transformation.  There are many artists in the virtual worlds and some are more creative than others.   You have to look around, you have to try the demos provided.  Otherwise you will look like the person beside you.  In the virtual world you get to build and create what you want to look like.

Now in the day-to-day world, it is not so easy, we are born with our bodies, skin tone and hair colour.  changing is a natural process, nature dictates pretty much our rate and speed of growth etc. And to many it is a life long battle to try to fit in to the “social/fashion norms” or  Photoshop pictures we have put in front of us on a daily basis.

I have to fast today for a hospital visit tomorrow.. That got me thinking of bodies/shapes, and our sometimes out of kilter food decision and choices…. what can I say I got carried away after looking in the mirror this morning.  Hope you survived the visit.  Love you all.

224c2f0f0f0ebf2be5c8d52959b8aba8Sincere apologies to those of you, who prefer my shorter blogs.. Thankfully I don’t have to fast often.  =^_^=  meanwhile blessings all, and where-ever you are, have a super grand day.  Be Happy.

Namaste     –     Oyashikiri

for more on Lush, my virtual blog will be posted later today.

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a story, people,time,places

Naikoon Rainforest,Queen Charlotte Islands, BC CanadaDon’t worry .. this is a short story =^_^= I was recently asked to go through long forgotten boxes (husband doing a clean up and rearranging in part of the house).. I got to go through several boxes of pictures. Pictures, tons of pictures, there was nothing to do but sit down with a box and begin.

What emerged were pictures of another lifetime,in fact ..many life times .  People, places long gone from my present. Although I did remember some of the moments, if I’m honest, many moments captured were really no longer part of  my current bank of memories, and most of the people who I came across would be total strangers to me now.  I wouldn’t recognize them unless they came up to me and said, “hey, remember me…”

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Like pebbles in the ocean

being washed in by the waves

daily our lives change…

sometimes the changes are subtle

other times, the change is drastic

shattering your life pattern

so that nothing remains the same…

the quiet slow changes do the same,

only you have time to assimilate

and are always on top of your game.

The memories were and are good …  I realized that although at the time I might not have appreciated the growing pains…

( IF there was any) but in seeing the happy faces, and the recalling the moments/events/happenings, I felt really blessed to have had  such caring and loving friends.

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People change, friends drift apart, what was, was, and what is, IS.  The saying “when one door closes, another opens” is so bang on.  When we enjoy life, with all the opportunities we are offered, greet the day with enthusiasm, our days become more rewarding.  Not matter what it is, what the day bring, really get into it.  Put your heart into everything you do, don’t squander the adventures offered by the Universe.

ce00249d8878b494394bf12392d36775When you go through a door, don’t just open it, walk through, and forget it, each door tells a story, make sure you leave your presence known.  What will your story be today.

Namaste      –      Oyashikiri 

 

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Smile – Happiness is…

a story that begins with a door!

 

 

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** Photographer,Paul Militaru (waves)

Changes

d9931e0e6e451b9573ebf462182c50b9Changes, every day we encounter a change in our lives.  It is no different with a church. the church of PL is headquartered in Japan as you all know.  In Japan the fiscal year is from April 1 – till March 31st of the following year.   Thus when changes occur, they are announced at the end of the year with the changes taking place immediately (almost).  Ministers are transferred to new communities, and this includes the churches in North American, South  America etc.

Change will occur in our church, Rev. Tiago has been transferred to the church in Los Angeles.  Rev. Atsushi Tsuji  a young minister from Japan will be coming to Canada.  What wonderful adventures for these two young men.  Rev. Tiago and his young family are not long in Canada having come here from Brazil.   He has learned to live in the extreme cold of a Canadian winter, and now will head for the dry heat of Los Angeles, California.

Rev. Tsuji will not only experience a change from his Native Japan, but he will be coming to his first assignment here in Canada,  And no, dear readers, he does not speak English, never mind French.  Fortunately he will arrive during the spring season, and will grow into his new home with the delights of a Canadian spring with the multitude of early spring flowers, tulips, crocus and the like..  In Canada, especially here in Ottawa, we have a bond with Holland, that is expressed with a magnificent show of Tulips in parks and in private gardens.

Picture below were  taken during the Ottawa tulip festival, where the tulips are planted to offer up the photographer, tourists and visitors a chance to admire and enjoy their beauty.  smiles, and of course to showcase our beautiful city.

So it is, we wish these two young men much success and adventure on this new journey in life that they are embarking on..Changes although at times a challenge, with packing, paperwork, and organizing in such a short period of time, we work through it, step by step, and when tackled with enthusiasm and sincerity (makoto) the rewards are a million fold.

For those of us who are not leaving, there will be a gap, a new personality will enter the community, and we will all have to adjust.  Again, it is how we will meet this new opportunity that will determine our temporary disruption to “daily living” God/Universe is always going to ensure that we grow in spirit28601a77418f0fdc87a3750dc7a02245changes are what make us better people.

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Namaste     –     Oyashikiri

Church of Perfect Liberty is a non denominational Church that welcomes everyone in community, our goal is World Peace

PL Precept #1      Life is Art

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