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Thanksgiving -Month of May

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Good Morning on May 21st, which to those of us practicing living in Perfect Liberty is the day we celebrate with a special service that offers up our thanks for the blessings we received during the month.

A thankful heart, is one that will enjoy happiness and the vibrant world around us.

I must say from the number of e-mails I received on yesterday’s post, many of  you have not heard or had necessarily favourable encounters with personnel from the agency that was mentioned in yesterday’s blog.

After reading some of your comments and responses, I reflected back, and honestly I can find no negatives with our experience. LOL would I do it again, no, but  everyone we met was helpful, and in no way gave us any reason to change our “day off”  happy feeling.  It is like… you are going to head out on an excursion with a friend, you need some cash,  you stop in at a bank, find their machine is down and you have to go inside to deal with a teller.  there is a line up, so you have to slow down and just wait your turn.  You deal with it.

The problem in our society is we want things to work like they always do, and we want to hurry up and get on our way, or get  on with what we are doing.  Distractions can be annoying, but they need not be.. if we are presented with a challenge, it is an opportunity to discover why the Universe brought our frenetic pace to a stop.  I was on a holiday, these young men/women working were stuck in that building working a shift. The sunshine and fresh air that was beckoning was not in their reach till after their shift, and dear knows what responsibilities they had once their work day was over.

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Life can be colourful or it can be bleak.  It is after all art of our making.  We create the thoughts, it is our decision to  enjoy a moment or to be dragged down by circumstances.   During the PL Thanksgiving Services, we, members humbly express our appreciation to God for all the blessings of the past month and sincerely ask to be guided and protected by the grace of Oyashikiri in the coming month.

We renew our determination to follow and practice the teachings of PL. and to share this love/faith  wholeheartedly with others.

2e1e6225e6e428947b464e32403b8c18A painting takes time, it happens over a period of time. Why is it that we are so often wanting things to be just right all the time, as an artist I know that some of my best pieces came about because I made mistakes that meant I had to pause, reflect and review, then action .. usually always in a different direction, giving what I was doing greater depth.

Service this evening at 7 pm. in all PL churches everywhere.

Namaste     –     Oyashikiri

ps..I say thank you to all of you who commented to me on yesterday’s blog. It made it all the more special and endearing to me.  Blessings …

* last photo, grahamfineart.com

Share the Joy

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I looked outside my kitchen window today and thought, wow there is a rabbit in the backyard. When I looked again, I saw that it was the way the leaves were showing against the snow and not a rabbit at all.  Interesting how the mind can take an image and rearrange it in your brain.

 

Seeing a rabbit, even though it really wasn’t there, brought a smile, and a happy feeling.  I thought of all the furry little wonders that friends  have posted, that led me to think of the friends themselves and my sister who loves rabbits and that in turn made me feel even happier.  Joy can come from anywhere at anytime, recognize it, and appreciate the moment.

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A rabbit sees a treat and checks it out.  Someone captured the moment, they managed a picture..and.. their sharing in turn brought a smile to others. that is what  sharing joy is all about.  When we are happy/ and smile it is contagious, pass it on.

Namaste    –      Oyashikiri

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Sorry my sense of humour at times has flaws.. but I thought that the person in the Nederlands had a moment of creativity here.  This picture got a chuckle from me.. and a kudos to the artist for doing something other than a snowman.

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* found on comfortspringstation.tumblr.com

** etsy.com -The snow winter scene 8×10

*** Telegraph.co.uk

**** lushome.com

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