Being a city girl, I would never have thought of playing in a corn field, yet I now know that many a youngster has spent many hours discovering a wonderful play haven in the tall passage ways found in the corn fields. When I saw this picture the writer in me wanted to weave a story of the little fairies and trolls who made summer homes under the plants, enjoying the shade the leaves and husks provided. That would have been fun, but a distraction from the task at hand.
We are told in PL that life will take on a greater dimension when we are able to perceive our surroundings with more ” sensitivity”. So as I start my day with my visit with you, I ponder, on whether or not I meander down the road for a while, or focus on my “list” of “things I should do” today.
OH.. hello a new face, a new possibility, well what a nice surprise. What can I learn from you, would you like to come closer, wow a face to face with a cow, Now that brings a smile, a new experience I wasn’t expecting. what fun.
Look for new ways to learn and add knowledge/experiences…. the seasons come and go before we know it, another year has gone by. Make each day count. Cultivate new possibilities with a positive outlook.
Namaste – Oyashikiri
v- harvest moon, greglefever.blogspot.ca
There are more quotes, sayings and motivational posters out there then one can count or keep track of. The bottom line, and the simplicity of life is that we, and we alone, are the masters of our own destiny. Own your life, take responsibility for what you’re faced with, deal with it, no one else can do it for you.
Happiness is a state of “Being” and that is where I like to be. When I find that for whatever reason, I’m drifting from that “state” I’ve learned that I am the only one who can reclaim my inner smile.
Happiness is a habit I’m not willing to give up!
Namaste – Oyashikiri
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I’m not going to add to this… for today, I will meditate and cogitate on this one. It is a big lesson and one that I have not mastered yet. It is another beautiful day, therefore, it is a perfect day to reflect on why I find this lesson so difficult to follow through on. Intellectually I understand … hmmm is my mind being lazy again?
Perhaps this will be a tad bit more motivational… the kitty picture has me wanting to go find a sunny spot to curl up on a cushion and go back to sleep, or grab a short nap.
Yes this is better I might not manage a stretch like that…. but I can sure do my own version of a good long stretch.. hmmm just thinking about it has me motivated to go look for my exercise mat.
Have a good day dear friend, drink lots of water, eat your crunchy veggies, and see you soon, Smile it is contagious.
Namaste – Oyashikiri
Hello, Hallo greetings to you in every way! Isn’t it a lovely day, we had a new blanket of snow over night. Everything looks so “winter wonderland” white! Looking out this morning, it was hard to imagine the trees with their fall colours of crimson, gold and multiple shades of russet and fading greens .Being that we are already into January, the days are getting longer, and soon, yes soon, in a couple of months the same trees that are looking like wooden bark sculptures of gray/browns dipped in crisp white snow crystals, will be showing off their new dressings of mint & apple greens, buds of tender pale shoots will be breaking through the branches that will have soaked up the nurturing rays of the sun, providing them with the nutrients they need to open up to their full splendor.
The PL calendar today, is about not being swayed by the past. It says ” It is what you do from now on that count” Another way of saying to live in the moment. So much time is often spent on dwelling what was, or what could be, and again, if only…. We can’t relive the past, but we have every opportunity to make each day a day we will enjoy so that come end of day, we feel that it was a day well spent.
The internet is abundant in quotes and sayings. Where do they all come from. Some are very good and thought-provoking, others…. Again it is all in the eye of the beholder isn’t it. Today I plan on having a great day… what about you!!
This is not my back yard… LOL…. but I sure wish I could gaze on this vista with my own eyes. Be there, to hear the water cold and clear slowly make its way over the rocks. New Zealand, the more I see of this beautiful country, the more I want to explore. Maybe someday. Who knows. Meanwhile, thanks to you, I get to research and find destinations, we can visually enjoy from our desks. Life is for sharing, thank you all for allowing me into your homes, I so appreciate you all.
Namaste – Oyashikiri
No matter how hard life can seem at times, face it head on. Live in the present, deal with today, every moment is a chance to approach the challenge in an artistic way. If you have already tried to deal with it one way, and that way didn’t satisfy your requirements, then re-evaluate the situation. If it involves someone else, or others, then you have to really understand your motivation for the change(s). The only person you can change is yourself. You can present options, and suggest when it comes to others, but you yourself cannot change them. They might try to change for you, but it will be short lived, if it is not something that they themselves really want to do..
Second chances, when you ask about how others feel about second chances, you get mixed responses. Some feel that there is no such thing as a second chance, you either work out a situation or you move on, the world is full of new beginnings. Others will say, if you are given a second chance it is because the first time, was the wrong time. Tao, belief is that there is always Yin/Yang in life. Two sides to a coin if you will. I have found that in life, we flow from one side to the other, that is our “Divine” gift. The Universe balances our lives with rain, sunshine, clouds and clear skies. When we make time to reflect/pray/meditate, we find the beauty in our lives, and appreciate them for what they are, “moments in time”…. Good Day Everyone… may your day be blessed with love and activities that make for happy memories. Oyashikiri
The skills and patience, the eye of the photographer, never cease to amaze and delight. Often the photographer is not listed, I hope that they eventually get to see just how much their “art” is appreciated and enjoyed.
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