Did you just groan. LOL, get ready, it will soon be in your face. Crafters are already preparing, and many like myself have started the various projects mid October. There were several craft shows happening this week-end, I suspect from now till mid December there will be a craft show happening somewhere every week-end.
Whether you are prepared or not, you will be drawn in, the festive season is one too bright and merry to avoid. For Americans their Thanksgiving is this month. Double fun, and a lot of home cooking.
Accept everything with appreciation. Appreciate not just people and society, but everything that comes your way. You will experience a deeper joy in life.
Perfect Liberty 2012.21
Today I have a deep appreciation for my friend Bonnie, she is a wizard when it comes to organization and planning, I was lucky enough to get some of her time, to help me with my “scattered files” When my husband passed away, (he had been the master planner and keeper of the files) for me it was a mountain of a task to apply myself to what needed to be done.
Wonder woman arrived with her big blue scarf, her cape was in the wash, and giving me time to gather my wandering mind… she gently pushed the procrastination file aside and began in earnest to put some order to the disorder. A big thank you Bonnie.
I have finally reached a maturity where I can acknowledge that I’m not good at everything. >will wonders never cease< =^_^=
Express your feelings without hesitation. If you hold in all your feelings, you will feel heavy. Just say what is on your mind without hesitating.
This past week I have had wonderful Thanksgiving dinners with friends, too many, in fact… now that the actual week-end is here, I am “stuffed”, Not with the blessing of friendships, but with poultry, dressing and cranberry sauces. One can never have enough friends.I love my friends.
As I drifted off into a peaceful sleep. I counted my blessings, family, friends I absolutely delight in, the country I live in, its beauty, it changing seasons, and of course, life itself.
People, human beings, from wherever in the world all share the same skies, the same day to day challenges, what makes it different, is that each culture has its own way, and celebrate life with different holidays, and have different heroes and folklore. My father taught me that to be accepted, I had to first accept myself, AND, the ways of others. It wasn’t always about ME, but how I accepted life, lived it, and made my way, was indeed mine, and I needed to own my actions. RESPECT played a big part, if I didn’t understand, it was alright to ask, always with respect and an open heart.
Granted often food was involved, we considered it an honour to eat with friends, guests welcomed to our table, were always shown the utmost respect, and when out, there was always the reminder to be considerate of others.
Now we sit in restaurants, each at our table, or booth, the place can be packed with other diners, but not a glance is given, or a smile offered.
How is it in your “world” are you someone who is open to smiling and greeting a total stranger, if only briefly, with a sign of recognition that they are another “person” just like you….
Driving along one day, I spied a happy face. It meant a bit of a climb, but I wanted a close up. Happy under the sun, we shared several of moments in contemplation, the stones, the surroundings and I. Happiness is being alive, to take in and bask in the wonder of the world around us. Where ever you may be. Day or night, you are never alone.
Make every moment count!
Perfect Liberty Precept #21 Live in Perfect Liberty
You are all part of my world and I pray each day for your health, happiness and prosperity. Love to you always.
There was a time, when we gathered with friends, and neighbours to create something “beautiful”. The afternoon and early evenings were the time when most could stop from their daily chores, to sit and visit. Before electricity became something available to most homes, women had to gather to share while the light of day was still present.
When we share with others, in a personal way that allows us to talk easily and work at something that we are all taking pleasure in, there is a quality fellowship that is born and grows with the passing of time.
Unexpectedly today I got to visit with two friends over a lovely meal, time seemed to pass so quickly as we caught up with each other, sharing what we had been doing since our last visit. We laughed easily as we shared the good and the frustrations of the past weeks. What a blessing to have reached this place of comfort in our friendships. Unconditional love, acceptance, respect, and genuine caring.
“If you are going to do it, do it joyfully. I you have to do something, choose to do it with joy and enthusiasm. By doing so, you will experience a deeper sense of beauty.”
Perfect Liberty day 23, 2014
Each new encounter with someone, is an opportunity for a friendship. Not everyone will harmonize with your “energy” but, when you find those who do, wow! what JOY.
Thank you all ever so much. I am blown away from all the glad wishes and happy tidings I received yesterday. No escaping my date of origin is there.
It was one surprise after another. My poor face by the end of day! BTW Piglet accompanied me on my special outing, it was a beautiful sunny day, Mother Nature, provided for us all the way. Fresh made pasta in Montreal to steamed hot dogs and poutin in Alfred. I will really have to wear my cowl to maintain a comfort level (evil grin)
Seriously birthdays are wonderful, especially when shared with friends. I do sincerely thank each and every one of you for being so caring and thoughtful. Especially Piglet who indulged in all the comfort foods with me. I am sure she will be doing double time at the gym, and taking an extra zumba class.
As I shared with a young man, true friendships and love are non gender. I got to spend quality time with he and his grandfather on the eve of my birthday.. I am very grateful for all the blessings in life that I have been blessed with time and time again.
You all are MY joy, and I am comforted .. morning noon and night.. always!! Knowing you are in my world.
What?? I don’t know, back in 2015 I saw this photo and was intrigued at what it was, what it meant, where it came from. If I found out, I didn’t record it, so in my files this is what I found, now Feb. 24. 2019
Doing a tidy up, I found a card a group of friends sent me when my husband passed away, “on the loss of your husband” Store bought, from the American Greeting co. in the States, I reread the message.
“They say life goes on just give yourself time to mourn, and accept and to heal, Though none of that offers much comfort right now with the sorrow and loss you must feel… but, there in your heart where you miss him the most where friendship and love never cease, somehow you know that he’d want nothing more than to see you find comfort and peace”
As I digested the words of sympathy my friends had sent me, my eyes fell on today’s PL calendar, for day 24
Things that happen to us all have a meaning
Everything that happens to us happens for a reason. Each and every occurrence is a chance for you to improve yourself.
It is with gratitude that I start my day, and appreciation for you my friends who keep in touch, drop in, the distance, the miles, time zones, disappear, when I say I appreciate each and every one of you. I do. My heart sings with joy when you say hi… the like button, the thoughtful hellos, and cheerful input, the nudge now and then, all blessings.
“I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. ” Nelson Mandela
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