Posts tagged ‘family’
Yes there were better pictures, but I wanted to share my special friends (family) from yesterday. These two little girls, are such a joy and Eartha, well she and I have been friends for years.. we are like simply “sisters” from start to finish.
I can’t recall the last time I did a siss boom bah and a chika latta, chika latta chika latta Boom, cheer in a public parking lot before. It was great fun, I didn’t even remember that I knew the cheer. But here I was out in the parking lot showing little A, the footwork, jump and cheer in the parking lot. My older niece is grade A gymnast, she had gone on with her Mother to another location, or she would have outshone our jumps for sure.
Letting go, enjoying the day, and today still enjoying the glow. there is something very special about sharing time with those we love. don’t squander your days, include your family and friends when you can.. Thanksgiving is for everyday.
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
Acrylic abstract, created to soothe and calm. Relaxing to do, and a pleasure to enjoy.
PL Precept #1 Life is Art
—————————————————————————————————————————————— the day started at an easy pace, we were all still worried about Sam’s delay, the estimated time of arrival was July 11th. mid day. Finally when we still had not heard, we had no choice but to wait till today.
The surprise was that Celine arrived a day early… so time was taken getting her settled into her rooms. Her hair was a fright. Nothing would do but she wanted time at the spa.
MGA Entertainment 2009
Sam bless her heart, finally arrived, by this time, we were nearing panic mode. All is well, Dragon Soft, kept us calm.Sam was really tired, we have all decided it is best to let her rest up before we find out about her journey here. (from United Kingdom) (A girl for all Time)
Both young ladies will add so much to our already dynamic “Family”
PL Precept # #7 Everything exists in Relativity
PL Precept #15 All is a mirror
PL Precept # 14 World Peace is Everything.
NB* Celine’s spa day, was a good cleaning and soaking in shampoo and conditioners.. her favourite part was the cleaning with Avon Skin So Soft
A day is made up of many segments, “chapters” enjoy them all. Q
Stop Hesitating – Abandone la actitud reservada y vacilante –
When we travel, we pack up our suitcases with our destination in mind. When we are being moved because we are at a stage in life where we need more care than can be had if we stay on our own.
Packing to go away, I never know just what I’ll need, so I take some of this and two pairs of jeans, etc. Especially if we are to travel in our own vehicle, we can take more, “just in case”
But if someone else is packing for you, you find yourself watching, listening to the activity around you. I am the person packing, the person watching and listening was my Mother who will be 96 on May 1st. There was no hesitation on my part, I needed only to know what it was she wanted with her. BUT my Mother who has travelled the world, toured China, walked the cities of Greece, bought opals in Australia,always independent and full of curiosity to see where she would visit next, now knows her destination will be to a health care facility miles away from her home city. Temporary, never-the-less I know it is a trip she would rather not make, wanted very little.
My Mother has always been strong and stoic, whatever challenges the Universe sent her way, she dealt with it. She didn’t dwell on how, she simply did what was necessary to get what she wanted done.
Her attitude is.. bring it on, I’ll deal with it. She never hesitated to live her life, so while we her daughters, do our best to make it happen in a way that is best for her. I believe that the Universe will watch over her. The most important thing in life that she will need, won’t need to be packed, because God has blessed her with the Divine presence that lives within her.
PL Precept # 15 All is a Mirror
PL Precept # 3 God appears through One’s Self
PL Precept #19 Begin once you Perceive
we begin with an idea…
PL Precept # 19 Begin Once you Perceive
PL Precept #17 Grasp what is most essential
In this case, my sister lovingly sought out and found this material and presented it to me. I loved it.. I wanted it to be something that would be used, and appreciated every day. I don’t get to see my sister every day, she lives in California, but I appreciate her every day. This pillow graces our bed, so every day, she is part of my daily life. A sister is a precious gift, I am lucky and have two =^_^=
PL Precept # 7 Everything Exists in Relativity
In PL we have a Thanksgiving service every month on the 21st. It is the most important service of the month, held at 7 pm. Members humbly express appreciation to God for all the blessings of the past month, and sincerely renew our determination to follow and practice the PL “Way”
Our 2017 Perfect Liberty Calendars are here and ready for those interested in obtaining one or having them for gifts to friends and family for the coming year. They are available in English, Spanish, Portuguese and of course Japanese. A reminder if you need them mailed to you, there would be a cost for the shipping.
YOU are a blessing in my life
There is nothing else like it.
It is truly beautiful
to observe, and even more powerful when we participate
True, we don’t get to choose our family
but we do our friends.
That said, when we have love in our hearts
it is there for all to see and feel
a bond that lasts forever
is built on trust, acceptance and a love that is unconditional
Here is your hug for today..
Pass it on…
Namaste – Oyashikiri
what will I do today
I will pray
I will walk in the sunshine
feel the sun on my face
and I will pray
when I am too tired
to walk, I will sit
in the shade
and I will pray
everything I do in life
is done with a prayerful mind
thank you God for the abundance
of love and joy in my life
thank you for the bounty at my table
and the gift of friends that care
please watch over
and provide for my friends & family
it is with gratitude in my heart
that I am beginning another day