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Kindness

photo Shirley Keen, NZ

Kindness – Yesterday I was blown away by the kindness of friends who wanted to “touch base”, and came by. With the Chinese New year soon to be at our doorstep, I was surprised by a visit from one of my cherished friends that I have not seen much of because of the pandemic .. yes we can chat on the phone, but to get to actually see her and experience her smile and vibrant personality at close range was a true JOY for me. I feel a silent tear slipping down my cheek, but I assure you it is one of happiness.

As you know, I left home with out my cell yesterday, it happens, I am focused on getting the food ready for the crows, feeding the dogs etc. before I leave.. and the cell is not on my mind. This of course means, not only was it not there for me to use when I wanted it, but friends calling me, could not reach me. Knowing I had not had my phone with me, didn’t mean much to me except the inconvenience of not being able to use the camera when I wanted to.

What I didn’t think of, was that family, friends trying to reach me were unable to …. that is not a problem in itself, but eventually one sees the messages and calls back. However, I am of a generation where a phone was not in my life at all, and then when it was, it was attached to the building, and the one setting on it .. was a loud ring if someone called your number. So of course I came home and went about doing my “business” unaware that I had had calls and that there were messages I should be addressing.

I was therefore surprised and delighted early evening to find my niece and nephew at the door with my wild and wonderful dog niece Lily… again there had been a message and I had not responded. Their thoughtfulness, kindness was doubled when Lily came barging in (she is almost 5 months now and probably 50 pounds of furry energy) and took no listen to her “parents” as she charged in wanting to ensure that all was well. Both my dogs, one more senior than the other I think were taken back by such highly charged activity. It was a fun delightful 15- 20 minutes of chasing, hugging and kissing (the puppy and I )

Kindness should never be under estimated or taken for granted. My visitors and callers yesterday, made my day a truly sensational event. I am filled with gratitude that I have family and friends who are such genuine delights. I truly am blessed.

My friend Shirley (whose pictures I often share with you)… lives in NZ, altho’ we have never met in person, we have been in each others lives since very early days. Probably over 50 years. We began as penpals. Yes before internet, when people communicated by writing letters and using stamps. You would wait impatiently for mail to arrive from distant places, to hear news from friends who you corresponded with .. then when the letter arrived you read about what your friend had been doing and saw pictures (yes, black and white or colour) taken with cameras where you had to wait to finish a roll, get the film developed.. and then wait for that service to be provided to get your pictures..) Our friendship has endured. She takes wonderful pictures of her hometown, and her interests, I am blessed with her kindness, she gives me permission to share her world with you (my friends).

Experience the JOY of being KIND to others. The Joy of expressing kindness to others is much greater than when someone does something kind for you. Always strive to be a person who can be kind to others.

Perfect Liberty 2012.5

Oyashikiri

new day-new YOU

Do you feel you stand out!

It is only Natural that you are different from others. Each of us has our own way of thinking and our own individual lifestyle. That’s what makes life interesting.

Perfect Liberty 2020.20

Good Morning peelistas, Bom dia amigos! Do you ever feel that you are on your own path, not part of the “happening”… We are all unique! that is the beauty of being part of this Universe. My Mom used to make these little cuddly “bears” for charity. You would see her knitting away whenever she sat down to watch the telly. It was her “happy” place. The piglet I think was a gift to her.

A gentle reminder –

You can learn from anyone. There is a limitation to your own knowledge and experience. Listen carefully and sincerely to others’ opinions.

Perfect Liberty 2015.18

We don’t have to agree, but we can listen, and do our best to understand, why and how someone got to that “place”… We are all ONE. Love is the thread that will link us together… always!

Oyashikiri

conversation

conversations

” A spoken exchange of news and ideas between people.” concise Oxford English dictionary. Have you ever wondered how many actual conversations you have participated in, during the course of a day. Were they actual conversations, or words exchanged and then forgotten.

Is it a conversation when you ask someone for the time, or greet someone in passing.

“communication -communicate- share or exchange information or ideas – convey (an emotion or feeling in a on verbal way, etc. (again Oxford Dictionary)

“discuss – Talk about (something) so as to reach a decision, etc (Oxford Dictionary)

What is it we do all day. Blah blah blah… yadda yadda yadda…. Sometimes I just want to be quiet with my partner/friend/spouse. Share in doing nothing together, What do you think? Is this a possibility.

Harmony brings us Peace. Let’s strive to always maintain good relationships at home, at work and in the community we live in

Perfect Liberty 2020.1

Oyashikiri

Saturday 18th

right oh. where am I then?
I could be doing my housework
or baking up a cake
The cat can’t be bothered with me, she is waiting outside a mouse hole
the dog wants me out of her bed
Are Saturdays always like this?
I’ll stir the pot see if I can get anyone to come play with me

When something comes to mind, do it right away. The moment you notice something is the best time to take care of it. If you react quickly your life will be more efficient.

Perfect Liberty 2020.18

Oyashikiri

YOUR smile!

plant art

Your smile energizes the people around you. A smile has the ability to put others at ease and give them energy. Strive to be the first to offer a smile each day to those around you.

Perfect Liberty 2020.5

Oyashikiri

Winter-scapes are always so textural. Love em!

journey continues

detour through terrain scarred with memories of the past
I was uncomfortable with what I saw and heard
the train was there, but simply wasn’t moving
the buildings, the vehicles, everything was there, except for people
then in the distance, I saw and heard the music. It was a bikini skating party! There I was with my friends Nick, Mel, Rhi, Eclair, Chloe, Chey, Sandi . oh someone has her skates on, wonder if mine are with me ..(red one piece) Then the music faded, and I was alone again.
friends were enjoying the night, but for me, I was still in my dream
I turned and headed towards daylight. Another day begins.

Don’t give up! Stick with it, as many times as it takes. Sometimes you want to just throw in the towel and say, “I give up”, but that is the time for you to dig deep and push through. Your sincere effort will invite a good outcome.

Perfect Liberty 2020.1.6.

Oyashikiri

Landscapes by Eclair (Pacifique, virtual world SL)

Photographs and storyline Q aka me

Portrait picture is of Cheyenne

Thursday doors

Good morning, a week or so ago, went on a door gathering expedition. This last one was the door to a small 3 season canteen. On this brisk day in December it seemed to be saying..”Help, I’m being held up, and shut down, it’s lonely”….. Yes when operating it is busy little place on the main street of a small town, with an active community.

Houses, buildings, streets, what makes them interesting is the PEOPLE, a house is just that, until someone comes along and makes it a home.

Each person has their own special qualities. Each of us is born with a unique worldview. Be respectful of others and learn to get along with people of all types.

Perfect Liberty 2016.13
Have a beautiful day!

Oyashikiri

29,2011

Good morning everyone, I was challenged to post a picture of dog(s) Pffft. easy task, since I don’t get to FB much except through my blog, I have given you pictures of dogs here, to achieve the goal, of dogs for smiles!!!

I didn’t do a typo the quote today is from the 29th, year 2011.

Lack of Explanation is a sign of your lazy mind. Sometimes you incorrectly assume they should know this already. Always strive to explain things thoroughly with a ind heart.

Perfect liberty 2011.29

To all our friends in the USA I hope you had a fantastic day yesterday with family/friends, sharing in the joys of sharing and appreciation.

Oyashikiri

in a far away land

way, way far away, I found myself wandering, a tourist for the day,

how magical it was, how soft and fluffy the snow, of course we all know

dreams do come to an end, yet the memory is so clear, I want to keep it near

see the umbrella, perfect place to sit, we could visit and simply BE, in wonderland, forever and a day. If only you would come and play! =^_^=

To live is to express one’s Self!

Perfect Liberty Precept #2

Oyashikiri

un petit clin d’oeil

Do you make an entrance? Are you confident about your look? Does it matter how you dress?

Do you have more than one persona? Can a shy violet succeed in the corporate world? Are you the person we see?

In real life we don’t look like avatars or dolls, our expressions change every passing moment. There is depth in our eyes, with or without words, we can make known dislikes and pleasures. Humans interact, it is part of living.

Success is achieved by working in harmony with others. If the people involved in a group cannot agree with one another, things do not progress. When they work together as one, they can move mountains.

Perfect Liberty 2012.6

An artist can create an avatar, but the avatar is only pixels, it is the person behind the avatar that brings the avatar alive. Dolls come in every shape and size, today I must have seen dozens of dolls and not one was the same as the other. How they were dressed, did go a long way in projecting personality.

In the questions above, there is no right or wrong answer, we are all capable of astonishing feats, and brilliant ideas. Each one of us, has at some time been a different person. Why. Because, we interact with other individuals differently. Look around at your friends. Each one, brings out a different “something” about you.

Isn’t this wonderful. A wink and smile to each and all. Thanks for sharing this moment with me.

Oyashikiri

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