Recall the expression, “different strokes for different folks” isn’t this adorable, It’s a little build in Holland, The Veenpark,Banger-Compascuum*
We are all unique, in our own personal way, that is what is so wonderful about meeting and getting to know another person. I grew up in an age when we were encouraged to have pen pals. With the electronic age, snail mail seems to have gone the way of the 10 cent phone call.
Yet, the internet now provides us with opportunities that would have been unheard of in days gone by. The meetings can be more frequent, and more direct if not face to face, they are still person to person. Respect becomes key, we may appear to be different, we may dress, walk, talk in a different manner, but we are still connected, We all feel, we all have needs and wants, even though our experiences/challenges differ, we came to “be” in the same way.
Intriguing build isn’t it. So are the people around us. Each person in your life, is a whole new landscape waiting to be discovered. Accept and respect differences, strive for harmonious relationships.
Namaste – Oyashikiri
** Zaanse Schans, Holland (full of traditional crafts and architecture) found on goamsterdam.about.com
*** Reflections in Alesund,Norway by waynekorea on Flickr
**** Predjame castle Norway http://www.photopix.co.nz
Now is always the time to start something “new” – That is what the PL lesson was for me t his morning..( ahhh Just in time. =^_^= Taking a breather, we are going to drive down into the States to explore). Everyone needs to open the door to a new beginning and start a new day. Clears the cobwebs away.
Use today as a starting point. Move forward towards a path that will lead you to improvement and progress. Negativity, in our live can drain us. Rain or shine, we need to continue and persevere to make our wishes and goals come true.
Namaste – Oyashikiri
Love is healing
*Brazil -blossoming Piuva,CorumbamMato Grosso Do Sul – Walfrido Tomas
** Nederlands,Dunes Kijkduin,Den Haag,The Haag (Sebastian Drost)
If you have been watching any of the FIFA games, then you have to be someone who appreciates the game of football/soccer. To be honest I have only discovered the game in the last couple of years. Prior to that it was beyond me why anyone would want to watch men at sport. I thought it to be like any other sport game I’d seen over the years. NO. Not so. I actually found myself sitting in front of a television one day while a game of soccer was on, Italy was playing at the time, I can’t tell you who the other team was, I was mesmerized by the athletic prowess, the dexterity, the passion and determination that was unfolding before my eyes. The sound wasn’t on, all I saw was the ballet, the execution of movements that were almost unreal in the performance that played out before me. The game was fast, the colours on the screen were constantly moving, the effect was so artistic. Like an abstract painting come to life.
Now of course I watch with the sound on, and I get involved with whatever team I am taken by. My husband who understands the game and can tell you details that are lost on me, shakes his head at my excitement and sometimes very loud cries of encouragement to the players who can’t hear me. For me it is not a sporting event, it is a game of magic and dance, of fantastic energy that gives pleasure and excitement as you are drawn in the dynamics of the event. I decide on a team by the performance and their skill at capturing my imagination with their art form. If it is just a game of technical ho-hum plays, its boring I walk away. Does anyone else see it my way?
Isn’t Orange a dynamic colour? LOL what a game they played. I tell you ladies, turn off the sound, and watch a game, the energy and focus these guys have when they play is phenomenal. No hands, footwork bodies and head.
Have a good day everyone… Nederlands plays Australia today! You not going to be around, tape it!
Wouldn’t it be nice if our lives could be all planned out in neat little rows, That we could organize, sow and cultivate, knowing that our wants and desires would line up just the way we want them to. The above picture is lovely, it took hours of work, and many people working together to produce this “garden” of colour. Realize that all of their hard work, planning and efforts came to fruition, because they had a clear vision of what their goal was, & what they wanted to achieve The unspoken here, but the obvious, and this dear reader is what we need to remember in life.. without the input and unseen help and support of Mother Nature the outcome could have been much different. We take for granted the air we breathe, the rain that washes over and cleans our planet. Nature is a force that is a constant in our lives – sometimes we rejoice in the sunshine, – we love it and want it all the time, but without the rain our crops would fail, rivers and lakes would run dry, When you cry, you wash away the dust in your eyes, the sadness in your heart grows lighter. Appreciate all of life.
This tranquil setting is in Den Bosch,Nederlands. I invite you to spend a few minutes with me in silent meditation Take a nice easy breath in, ahhh … hold it for just a few seconds, feel it open your lungs, and now… slowly let it out… let your gaze relax, follow the ripples as they slowly meander through our view and into the beyond. See how the stillness in the water captures the images that are beyond our immediate sight….. just because we don’t see them, doesn’t mean they are not there……………………. enjoy this brand new day……………………make it count ……………..I so appreciate and love sharing these moments with you…………………..peace and prosperity be with you…..………….Oyashikiri
Today without the sun shining brightly through my office window, I went in search of a picture of flowers. When I chanced on this picture of the Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands, it was a BINGO the moment I saw it.( a WOW moment). The riot of colour is laid out in such a symmetrical pattern. The synergy holds one eye. The attention to detail, the planning that had to be executed to give these results, mind-blowing to someone like myself an abstract artist and a lover of the natural landscape. The picture held me in utter fascination. Art comes in many forms, this picture gave me an appreciation of the work /labour that had to take place for me to be able to behold and enjoy such man-made beauty, using nature’s provisions.
Today’s PL lesson is about how our smile/expression can make everyone around us happy. It makes sense, if we do everything with a smile, we feel good, but we also spread that happiness to those around us. I’m smiling now and I share it with all of you.. Be Happy! A smile is contagious! Oyashikiri