Posts tagged ‘changes’
These are the locks next to the once called Chateau Laurier in downtown Ottawa. Since forever, I remember these locks, I would see them every day coming into Ottawa when riding public transportation, back… when =^_^=
I don’t get to see them now, I seldom drive that way, however they are still there, and so is the hotel, only now it has another name. Change is a constant in life, it happens. Sometimes we are in the thick of it all, and other times, for some reason, even though we are aware it is happening, it isn’t in our day to day…. so it isn’t till you happen to drive that way that you rediscover the “place” At that moment you often feel the past and present come together in a “wow” moment.
My husband proposed to me at the Chateau, in that second courtyard, as we overlooked the river and the historic landscape around us. It was enchanting. I was a princess, courted by her prince. It is a cherished moment, one I relived today, when I found the sealed envelope they gave me with his wedding ring, and I Ching piece he always wore. (after a funeral, this is what they do) I had completely forgotten…I had a past, and present moment that flashed through me when I found it in a drawer while looking for papers that I needed. =^_^=
First, Accept everything.... Life is filled with moments, sometimes happy and at times inconvenient. It is important to first accept every situation as it occurs and try to accept and understand it for what it is.Perfect Liberty 8,2019
Unconditional love is forever…
** the first railing near the wall of the hotel.
** note I still don’t have e-mail. Bell is still working on it, it has only been since August..my account must look like a novel by now. Yes I have recorded every phone call, date, time and agent spoken to.
Good afternoon everyone…
Bright and early I too myself off to the cemetery to cut back the evergreens that I planted there some 30 years ago. I had intended to take a before picture, but by the time I arrived at the cemetery the heat of the day was already beginning to show itself. Shy flower that I am… I went over, pulled the weeds, and gathered up the dead leaves for the mulch bag with a determined dedication of purpose.
How is your day so far? The hot weather is to continue on here for the rest of the week. Good time to stay indoors and work on projects in my studio.
I have had many ideas these past weeks, but not had the chance to get started. Today is the day.
How to live an Artistic life...
The PL Principles(21)are the practical guidelines for our daily lives. As PL members they assist us in practicing the PL Precepts (21) The 21 Principles are specific guidelines on how to live the PL Way (an artistic life) and teach us how to reach a positive state of mind, so that we can express ourselves more harmoniously and joyfully
Principle #14 I will not have a mind to be lazy. I will not have complaints while working, nor be overly concerned and complain about others.
Reminder, Ancestors day, July 11th. service will be at 10 a.m.
Waiting for 2018 to end. What a year it has been, Major changes, a much loved story book romance, came to an end. Lost in thought last night, I wandered through the open doors of the memory vault. Each new day, brings me further away, from the day last May when I was left behind at the runway, my time not yet come to fly.
What will the new year bring, one will never know till the time comes. Meanwhile, the clock ticks a steady beat..counting down to what…
Chinese New Year is at the start of February this year. We will enter the year of the Pig. Tonight in my part of the world, we will slide into 2019, a little over twelve hours from now. If I didn’t know the time would it make a difference. Not really, my life would still be in change mode, and after a good sleep, I will wake to begin yet another day of adventure and exploration.
PL Calendar day 31
Your world will change when you look at things in a positive light
Everything you encounter is an opportunity for you to express yourself. What you choose to make of the situation is entirely up to you.
virtual art Q
With the blistering heat and the high humidity, I scanned through back files to find a picture that was more welcoming to my wilting enthusiasm for another summer day.
Good morning everyone, how are you all doing this July 2. In the States I guess you are winding down or up for the big celebrations coming your way in a few days. Here In Canada we are recovering from the sweltering heat wave that lasted for all of the Canada Day celebrations. Last night I was outside when I felt the change in the air, the build up of clouds, and the whipping of branches as the non descriptive breeze turned into a very expressive energy that was very interesting to see.
I stood stock still, wanting to take in this explosion of dynamic vitality that surrounded me. I could smell the moisture that was building, I knew that it would only be seconds and it would start to pour. Lightening flashed, thunder rolled, and then, only after seeing the light flash across the sky, did I move. Just as I closed the door, I heard the drumming on the windows.. the rain had arrived.
Thinking it is coming.. makes me feel a whole lot better. =^_^=
A start to a new work week, continuing your summer vacation, whatever your plans, stay cool, don’t overdo, and most importantly, be happy.
PL day 2 2018 Calendar
Be Forever Young and Seek New Challenges
The world is constantly in motion and never rests. Keep your senses sharp and be ready to adapt to the ever changing world.
Driving through the take out lane, I saw the fog was lifting. earlier, not even an hour or so, I could see only two car lengths in front of me
I was heading back towards the city now, with each passing mile, the sky got brighter
bright enough, that I thought to stop to take a picture. Usually I am driving by this site during the work day, and the road is just too busy. I may have mentioned that I have been wanting to get a picture before the whole building disappears. It has happened before, I am driving along a road I travel many times a week when suddenly I realize that a building has disappeared.
The world around me is in constant flux. For some reason, the demolition, began at a time that for whatever reason, I missed it. I happened to go to the post office one day (it is across from this location) and when I drove out, it was a “WOW when did that happen???” That was in the fall, and here it is February of the following year, and there it still stands.
I did see an opening in the fence. However, my common sense, held me in check. No hard hat, and not wearing my steel toed footwear. Maybe I’ll get a chance another day. LOL if I were to find rust I would be in 7th heaven.
This adventure took place last week, today, I am looking forward to what’s ahead.
PL Calendar 18 Look Forward to What’s Ahead.
There is no use brooding over the past. Always try to begin each day anew with a fresh outlook.
What a good teaching to start a new week. Hope everyone is enjoying a long week-end, and is revving up for a stunning brand new week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
the two compliment each other
and become ONE
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