Life is Art
PL Precept #1
Life is Art
PL Precept #1
Good morning, this is our whippet trying to sleep last night, doesn’t matter its summer, and hot, he likes to be covered. Usually his head is snuggled into his chest or he is on his back, but for some reason last night, he was sleeping with his head on the arm of the chair. For those of us with a whippet or grey *Greyhound” even though we see their often, odd way of sprawling out, it never ceases to amuse or endear them Their ability to contort their length into weird upside down and twisted posses, and then fall asleep that way, is really amazing.
They can in a split second, wake and jump up from the most awkward of positions to a graceful and show-stopping pose. Why, because he can, he doesn’t think about it, he just does it.
Furniture has to be covered, he owns every chair in the place. Almost .. Canaille (our PWD) has hers, but that doesn’t stop him from trying to horn in. Extra loads of laundry are done, sheets, towels, and his blankies. Oh dear, does he sound spoiled…. yes…. I guess they both are.
All this to say, dogs, cats, pets of any kind, are usually accepted for who they are, we can justify almost anything they do, or get up to, and we deal with it. Accidents happen, we deal with it. As they age, we learn to live with an aging pet, who after years of unconditional love (on their part) and ours, we adjust and walk the path with them. We do all this without questioning why, they don’t interact with us like another human would, so our compassion, and love seems to just happen. Another human has a voice and thoughts, that will come out and create a different “reaction” from us.
Throw a penny into a quiet pond, it will sink or skip depending on how you do it, then it will fall into the pond and become one with the pond. We see gentle ripples, or if we threw the penny, it might make a small splash. If we throw a rock, we will get a different effect. Either way, once we “action” into, or at the pond, the “reaction” happens, then the pond returns to the state it was in prior to our interaction with it.
When we live in Perfect Liberty, we are like the pond, we hum with activity of our own, life flows. When something/someone interacts with us, how they interact, will dictate what our response will be. We acknowledge the activity, let it go, and return to our
centre” our “core”PW
Living in a state of unconditional love.. is a work in progress, that we must always strive to achieve, if we are to achieve “World Peace”
Life happens. The roses are in bloom now, tomorrow or another day, they will relinquish their time in the spotlight, to allow the nourishment to feed the roots, so they can return again. Life is a series of cycles. Acknowledge and appreciate every day. Life is good.
There is Joy in simplicity!
PL Precept #11 Always be with God
PL Precept #10 Love yourself and Others
PWD = Portuguese Water Dog
Every day is a new opportunity to discover something new about our”selves” In my case, the dolls who have come to live with me, are teaching me new ways to enjoy my creative abilities. You can see from the little group that drew me to them on the 20th. at a “by invitation only” preview, that they were a motley lot. The preview was at one of the chain Thrift shops, that officially opened its doors this morning at 8:30a.m.. (The ribbon cutting ceremony, I missed) Why.. I had to have both my eyes redone, this time they used laser.
I digress… back to the dolls each one had to be cleaned and re”strung” (their limbs tightened) This meant taking off their heads and removing all the stuffing. While their heads were off, I cleaned their hair. Normally, I wouldn’t have gone looking for such a task, I had my fill of stuffing toys and doing limbs when I was in the bear making phase.
There is an expression that eludes me at the moment, as I am distracted by the black floaters I have in my eyes, (to be expected, said the specialist) I didn’t have to think about it, I just did it. I had been told there are YouTube videos on how to.. but I just knew. Our brains act like our own memory card, when you need to do something, instinctively you set to it, and it is done.
Much like typing… I’ve typed for years, (touch typing) so I don’t think of how to type, I just do it. The PL Precepts, and Principles, and the training we get in PL, (Perfect Liberty) help us to hone our creativity and skills. For this I am thankful, and appreciate my gray matter and my faith for allowing me to recognize that having God in my life, and living by the Precepts and Principles, enables me to do and achieve the things in life that I want to do.
Challenges and opportunities are gifts. Seeing the transformations, makes me smile, and having the awareness that all I am, and all I do, is a reflection in my commitment to God and living the “PL Way” well.. that makes for a very happy me.
Here it is, another day coming to an end… Friday is just around the corner.. and I have no idea, what us in store for me tomorrow, isn’t that grand. What-ever, I know it will be another wonderful day.
PL Precept # 21 Live in Perfect Liberty
Fourth doll has been adopted I’ll be seeing her again on Monday, meanwhile we are getting ready for Canada Day.. We Celebrate 150 years.
Dolls are American Girl dolls.
With the goings on in the world today, I’m never sure what will greet me when I first listen to the news after a lovely night of sleep.
I first wrote this little poem back in the fall of 2007, I made a few changes, to share it with you now…. have fun, let your imagination flow.
How eerie the night
when everyone looks for a fright
carved pumpkin heads
leer with evil delight
their eyes bleary and red
their lopsided grin
sends a chill from within
children cheer with delight
when ghosts go bump in the night
So tuck yourself in
don’t let the news of the day,
scare your good sense away.
Once upon a time, October came once a year
Now it seems, every day is one the speaks of fear.
Really, let’s think on this, do we want to live this way
I pray each day, that our friendships
will flow and grow
till each and every one of us
in reaching out, will overtake
the negativity spread by “others”
and put pumpkins back on the table
in tasty pies that we will gladly share
with everyone, for they will be filled with
thanksgiving, love. friendship and appreciation,
stock ingredients of our every day.
off in the distance
if by chance
you are nearby
your spirit hears the call
and no matter
where you are
no matter the day or night
you are blessed
with a vision that goes
This poem/prose was inspired by Milford Street, blog
For more on Chris and his photography, please, visit his site.
Have a wonderful day! Oyashikiri
We’ve all had them.
Some more often than others. Days when we are going all day, but come the end of the day, as we prepare to shut down, we realize that things are still left undone, unfinished, or just not “jiving”. You might be ready to call it a day, but the projects you started are still in “hey, what about me” mode.
The next day I went out to buy the above doll an outfit of some kind, to cover her up. Looked, searched, and finally decided on an outfit that came with another doll, in the same series. (or so I thought)… when I got home, the other doll and her clothes, were maybe half the size of Jezebel … So Jeze is still naked. AND the picture, well, at the moment, I’ve lost interest. So it is still hanging around too.
Today was church day, on the 1st of every month we celebrate Day of Peace. I had made arrangements to take Sienna (doll) into have her ears pierced today….nooooo I’m not kidding.*.. I had planned to get her to the store for 9:30, but was reminded that the service today was at 10 a.m. I love the formal ceremony that we do. I always feel so at peace and “content” when I am not part of it, but sitting and taking it all in. Rev. Eugene was a “doll” and said he would do it all today, so that I could just sit and enjoy. What a treat, I soooo needed that “precious time” I could feel negative energy falling away.
The rest of the day, flew by, I drove from one end of the city to the other, even took the super-duper highway instead of winding my way on the secondary roads. Got all that I wanted to do, done. Came home with time to spare.
All this to say, there are times when life just hiccups along, we seem to be spinning our wheels…. However, we have to have these times, so that when it is smooth sailing, we know to appreciate and be grateful, for the blessings that come our way. Blessings come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes the blessings are in disguise, PL Precept #11 Always be with God. When we stay connected, life is good in whatever way it greets us. Jeze may still be naked, but I sure do enjoy her “attitude” and the half done painting, well, it is what it is. Eventually I’ll use parts of it, or all of it.. I’m not concerned, That was yesterday, and this is today.
I took this back in 2016 .. lambs ears.. yes??
*eccentricity is my middle name
Good Day! Woke up this morning, and for some unknown reason, thought I’d go for a walk. Not just any walk, but to one of the main streets in the area, and from there I thought to hoof it up to another main street, and come back that way to one of our bigger shopping centers. Have I been walking these days, nooooooooo but I used to walk these little hikes without a second thought. Fortunately my brain wasn’t completely out in left field, I did make arrangements with Hubby to be on standby.
Walking, means you get to take different side streets and meander through the various little communities instead of skirting them by driving along streets where the buses travel. You see the little corner stores, and the well tended lots, even little parks you didn’t know where there.
The church on the Montreal Road, I pass numerous times, (in the truck) but, even thought I see the sign, I don’t usually get to really read it.. that would be a distraction, I just know there is a sign there. Today, on foot, I was able to stop and read the message. It is a good one isn’t it. For those of you who don’t read French, it says, Forgive and Love unconditionally.
We must learn to forgive not only others, but ourselves if there is to be peace on earth. We really need to practice everyday, goodwill to one and all.
My reward for talking myself out for a walk, a cold, ice cold, black coffee, with lots of ice. Oh Yum. I called Hubby to pick me up, while I was half way on my little mini “trek” For a first time out this year, I’m happy.
Lunch, kale salad and skinless salmon. Made at home, no store dressing. Just lite mayo.
Life is good isn’t it.
PL Precept # 11 Always be with God