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shades of white

Bet I didn't fool you  at all, I snuck in a picture of rust.  I know.  Sometimes after a sleep, the marbles don't always nestle back into their beds right side up. =^_^=

Yes for those of us living where we have distinct seasons, the coming months will give us many varieties of ways to show off our whites. Let’s make it fun, journal or capture the special whites.. after all, white does come in many shades, and each one of us will have a different appreciation of the hues and vistas we come across.

Even if you have done it many times before, put your full heart into it. (Makoto) When we are doing something, especially if it’s a small or easy task, we tend to get sloppy. Let’s put our whole heart into everything we do, even if its something as simple as pushing a button.

Perfect Liberty 2014,14

Oyashikiri

disappointments

Disappointments happen. Often, a lot, no matter, they happen, and when they do, you feel a certain loss. The dictionary defines it ” sadness or displeasure caused by the non fulfillment of one’s hopes or expectations” “a disappointing person or thing”

It happens, and we can either shut ourselves away from the human race and try to avoid any other such moments, or we move on. In PL we learn to move on, we accept it happened, and learn from the experience.

I will not have complaints about others, matters,nor the weather. Rather I will always be creative and will look for shortcomings in my own thinking and actions

Perfect Liberty Principle # 2

See, it is my decision to let it ruin my otherwise happy day, or to change direction, move on, and share time and space with “happy” moments/friends, and or, create new interests, there is a whole world to discover.

Always, the ball is ours, we own the results of our choices,

I will live with a mind of appreciation toward others and things.

PL Principle #3

It is early in the day, there are so many possibilities before us, enjoy your day, may it be productive and happy.

Oyashikiri

Sunday greeting

ice sculpture -Ottawa

Before everyone starts to panic, that is not from this year. OK take a deep breath, breathe in slowly, and then exhale. Snow that came, most of it is now gone, we have had lovely weather. In fact for most of the summer, and fall, I thought the weather was really a pleasure.

In my recollections of last winter, I found it to be rather fun and easy to deal with, except for the odd storm that kept everyone in and off the roads. Dressed properly Canadian winters can be exciting and beautiful. Stop trying to find my bio to see what planet I’m from, I live under the same sky you do, and I get rained, snowed on, just like you. Difference is I don’t let the weather determine whether or not I am having a good day or not.

It is a blessing to be busy. Enjoy being busy and continue to seek more work. Being busy is God’s way of showing you that you are loved.

Perfect Liberty 2016,18

In winter, when I had to be at work for 8, if there was a storm I would leave really early to avoid getting caught in the rush. One year I remember X country skiing to the hospital so I would be there on time. I loved the challenges of my work, and I felt alive making my way to work, skiing along snow packed roads, and past stalled vehicles.

Years later, after I retired from the hospital, I was working downtown in an HR capacity. Travel was slow from the Quebec side to downtown Ottawa if there was snow or other traffic delays. So I left my vehicle at home and began walking, to and from, no matter the weather. It was exhilarating and excellent for the health and fitness part of my life.

Life is what we make it, YOU decide if it will be a good day or not.

Oyashikiri

enthusiasm

A view of winter past

.. this view is from Michigan.. Friends of mine, who live in Michigan, shared this picture with me last year.

Yes, I could have gone out and shot a picture of the lovely snow on my tree branches and in my back yard.. but my skyline is a cold overcast gray. Choices.

My day starts with reading of PL’s reminder of the day. (From PL calendar*)

Your enthusiasm will pave the way. Your enthusiasm will fuel your efforts and creativity and will spread it to those around you, driving new developments.

Perfect Liberty 2019.7

When we start the day with a purpose, it helps us make choices throughout the day. Choices help us to grow. If we make one that doesn’t exactly work out as we had planned, than we simply learn from the experience, and move along. There are no bad days, busy days yes, living each moment with positive action, is always rewarding. Life is living, and living IS life.

In sickness and in health, till death do us part.

Oyashikiri

For those interested, the 2020 calendars are out, they make great gifts to friends, the cost will be the same as it was last year. If your purchasing a number of them and cannot pick them up at the church, there will likely be a postage cost …

prepping

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Before working in a journal, the pages have to be prepped.  Especially since I am a mixed media artist.  I use different medium to work on the pages.  I have had so many projects to work on the past while that I have lost track of time.  I simply spend hours in the studio.  This meant, pushing the Xmas cards to the back of the burner, while I prep* pages to work on them.

*work on the pages – doing backgrounds and then priming them with a Gesso that seals the page so the inks or paints won’t bleed when I begin working on them.

Life is the same. We commit to something then before we are done, something else comes up and we juggle. Choices pop up and we have to decide what is the best way to proceed.  I reasoned that Xmas isn’t till December, BUT. I need to turn them in before the fall, so that the agencies can do what they need to do.

Am I procrastinating when I start something else before I finish another project?  The PL Calendar for day 23 ( I know we are not where near the 23rd) ” Once you have set out to do something, it is your job. ” Job? I am retired !!! Then it goes on to say, Once you have accepted a task, don’t make any excuses, continue the job until the very end and make sure the outcome is something you can truly be proud of.

Written words and philosophies can be so confusing at times.  anyone want to put in some ideas.views, give me something to ponder???

Winks at all her readers/friends…..honestly, I really am interested.  Yes doing this blog this evening is a stalling tactic. =^_^=

Reminder  Sunday, (August 11) service is at 10 a.m.  we will be doing the Ancestors’ Day ceremony.  See you all there!

Oyashikiri

 

pleasure – quilting

When we apply ourselves to making something we enjoy, it is a pleasure.  The results are rewarding.  When we apply the same philosophy into any of our choices, life is good.  There were “difficult” moments, for example when my sister decided that she didn’t like her first choice of threads when doing the finishing, she ripped out and redid by hand in smaller stitches with a smaller needle and different thread, to get the results she wanted.  Voila, a beautiful and happy quilt.  Was it hours of work, or pleasure.. =^_^=

PL calendar day 28

Let’s find the good in others and praise them.  All people have good qualities and bad qualities.  Focus on the good in others and applaud them every chance you get.

Reminder – August 1st is Kyososai  (Founders’Day)   service at 7PM

Oyashikiri

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come on.. let’s play

Stev e and Pearl 6,13.19

Pearl works hard, she has to be at her best when “working”

boys and Pearl

Finally she gets to rest, and the boys want to play.  Will she give in, or chase them away? Choices, there is no getting away, they are part of every day!

PL Calendar day  27    Let’s interact proactively with an every changing society.

Society is always rapidly changing with the times.  Keep your eyes and mind in tune with these changes and learn to deal with them proactively.

Oyashikiri

 

Pearl and company -The Hounds of Freckashpeng Ontario, Canada

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