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brazil, que mais?

an early birthday surprise….

Many years ago, I would not have known who Neymar Jr was, nor would I have wanted  a futbol shirt. See how time changes us.  Time and the various experiences we live shape our development.  A stint in  a Spanish country, a visit to the French seaside, life is full of possibilities.  Each step we take outside our comfort zone, makes us stronger.

Tomorrow the 11th. in PL we will be celebrating Ancestors day.  In some countries it is already tomorrow.  For my many friends on the same time-table as myself, wake to a new day, and be thankful for who you are today.

Show your appreciation by giving back to the world around you.

(PL day 11 on our calendar)

IMG_0912Sending my love and deep appreciation to each and every one of you.  I am grateful that you share part of my world with me.  Oyashikiri

 

Chop Suey Tuesday 6.28

 

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Sometimes we want to rest

we do our best to make the time

only you find yourself

being watched with expectation

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just to make sure you understand

that your taking a break, is NOT

what you should be doing

I did my best to ignore the pair

however their persistence

was not to be ignored

dog noses are very cold

being stared at is not really

a soothing lullaby

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all is not lost

I did find two cars for my

“play car” collection =^_^=

I started a card

the beaver has a chewed ear,

I did find two maple leaves

then suffered a kind of writer’s block

so except for hello

that’s it for the day

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my Mother is 95, legally blind  and hard of hearing

yet here she is doing what she does best,

living each day, getting the best out of whatever opportunity

comes her way

In this case she is looking at a smart phone to catch up

on recent pictures.

my sister who is trying to catch a glimpse is now in Iceland

where she will be surrounded by

happy people, celebrating the win today against England (soccer)

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 here .. my addiction…

cold, very cold, ice coffee with a side glass

of ice water..

the perfect mix.

all this to say

life is good everyday

someone sent me a smile today

let me share it with you

saying

take your pick

the caption on this one was… take your pick…

=^_^=

Namaste         –           Oyashikiri

Pl Principle # 12      I will get up pleasantly in the morning

PL Principle # 17   I will not say nor do things that hurt others

Chop Suey = this and that

pictures are candid

he shoots, he scores

Even if we are not hockey fans, at some time in our lives we have seen, heard or even gone to a game.  If it wasn’t or isn’t hockey it could be some other sport, soccer, baseball, there are a lot of people who are enthusiastic fans.

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In hockey, like in soccer, there is a goal keeper, or tender. obviously there are other positions, but it is the goal tenders that I seem to have a special interest in.  they function differently than the other players, and their training and  skills sets are honed in a different way.  There powers of observations tend to include a lot of mental agility that they spend hours developing moves to instinctively kick in with what computes with their visual intake.  I can watch a good goalie in action and be totally mesmerized by their performance. (soccer since this is what I have watched the most of)… now I have an interest in a Penguin player, Matthew Murray who has made 47 saves to lead the Penguins in a 3-2- victory against the Capitals, giving Pittsburgh a 2-1 series lead.

I know it takes a TEAM to win a game, not just one player, the spirit and the fabric of their cohesiveness is at the core of a TEAM’s overall performance.  Whether it is Sidney Crosby (centerman) or Kris Letang (defenseman),  Pat Hornqvist spoke after game 3,  Murray has been interviewed,  the players all seem to have a sense of confidence and speak of their performances during games in a positive way, even when discussing what happened during a game where they loss.

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Nooooooooooooooooooo for all of you who know me wondering if I have fallen off a glacier.  I have not taken to hockey… but I do appreciate teamwork, and in this case my love of penguins, and a bit of friendly competition, has me rooting for the Pittsburgh Penguins, that they have good goal tending is bonus.  When my son thought he wanted to play hockey, he wanted to be a goal tender. So I heard all about the goal tenders of the day.  Watching Soccer honed this interest …  for me the “specialist” on the teams are the goalies

In every day life, we are our own goal tenders.  Do we let challenges that are coming at us, around us, affect our lives are we passive….. no, to be happy, and to live the way we want to live, > in a state of happiness< ( the best antidote to stress and stress related disease)  a dedicated athlete, practices daily, it is a way of life… so too must we, focus and live in the NOW.

Pl Precept # 15  All is a mirror

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Namaste       –       Oyashikiri

 

 

Life is Art, Vida es Arte

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Brinde aplausos al Makoto de las personas  – Applaud the Makoto of Others  – Makoto (sincerity)

When we want something, really want something, we tend to apply ourselves to reaching that goal.  It may or may not be good for us, but we want it… and gosh by golly, we are going to do our best to achieve/ or get what we want. I watched a video today about some of the basic training done by athletes, in this case it was soccer, goal tenders.  I watch the game, and I see the players running, jumping and doing simply amazing things with their bodies as they work their way across the field.  When the ball is kicked towards the goal keeper, I’m stunned at the movement and the efficiency in which the goalie can reach for the ball.  It could be coming at him/her from any direction, from what seems to be a standing still position the goalie leaps into action.  It is amazing.

These dedicated athletes work hard to do what they do.  We watch and cheer them on, but do we remember to  applaud their hours of training and selfless single-minded focus on their craft. We get to enjoy their performances because they have devoted their time and energy to be the best they can and what they want to do.

The videos were very inspiring for me, and I am not athletic, never-the-less just watching I got a feeling of tightening in my abdomen, I just couldn’t imagine that kind of determination, passion, and drive, dancers who hone their skills are much the same, the body is going to do what it is required … they practice every day.

Life is a serious of challenges that come at us from every direction, it is with dedication to our faith, and our Makoto at applying  our knowledge to  our daily activities to live as better human beings.  It is important to remember that we are not alone, and that we should appreciate those around us who make our lives so much richer.

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 Namaste      –     Oyashikiri

buen dia, buongiorno, a good day to YOU

Good morning dear friends, I found a quote today, that I am going to post the way I found it, and then make a few changes to it. Smiles I hope you enjoy it.

Can’t do it, I’ll have to retype it for you…….  Yay it worked.  See persevere and you will get results!  Ah life is good!!!

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So here goes, for me this says..

  It has little to do with the position I have in life 

or the title that is given me (status)

whether or not I have fame or fortune

but everything to do with

the Dream in my heart

and my sincerity and desire  with in me

to give everything I have

to being the best person I can in this life.

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Namaste         Oyashikiri

PL Principle 1   I will live paying careful attention,putting Makoto (sincerity) into all I say and do.

PL Precept # 2   To live is to Express One’s Self

Ancestor’s Day

Ireland, found on Crosshaven - by twowhhhheelsonly on flickr

Today in PL (Perfect Liberty) we will celebrate Ancestors Day in a ceremony at 10 a.m. in the church.  This ceremony is performed every month on the 11th. 10:a.m.

Through this ceremony, we express our gratitude for the love and virtues of our ancestors. The word “ancestors” applies not only to family but to people who have influenced our lives, helped  and guided us to live the  PL   WAY.

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What do we teach the  youth of today. What values do we impart.  These are not questions requiring an immediate answer, these are the thoughts to reflect on while living our daily lives.   With all due respect, I wish you all the blessing of a life filled with love, awareness and caring for your fellow man.

Namaste             –               Oyashikiri

 

* Ireland,old graveyard, by Twowheelsonly on Flickr

** found on boredpanda.com (Pascal Champagne)

 

Good morning everyone!

Brazil FIFA 2014

We are not all soccer fans, some of us don’t enjoy sports at all, however, I would like to say something this morning about the young men shown above.  This is the first year that I have really been watching any of the soccer games with a personal interest.    Many in our church are from Brazil, so it has been fun to watch the enthusiasm and camaraderie.  Especially since although I liked Brazil, I lean towards another team.

What I soon discovered is that this is a very high emotion game, the fans are very invested in the players and the results.  For the first time I was listening to the announcers, the talk before games, and the post match wrap ups.  When Brazil lost yesterday, I felt the emotion of the players hit like a bolt of lightning, the devastation of their situation could be felt across the miles and through the television.  My husband a veteran at all of this, merely shrugged and took it all in stride.

Several players on the field yesterday play for Chelsea (UK) the young man who scored for Brazil was one of these players.  His team mates were playing for Germany.  These young men are not robots, they train, train and train some more.  It is not about the money the make, or how they live their “personal” lives, they are paid professionals who dedicate themselves, mind, and bodies to the game of football (soccer).  They played hard and gave all they had to get to where they are today,  they played their best yesterday, even when the score was 5-0 for the longest time, they persevered, NO they didn’t win the game, but they have gained my respect for the sincerity (makoto) they put into what they were doing.

In a game, there is a winner and a loser (the person(s) who do not win,  BUT in the PL(Perfect Liberty) world we are all winners when we do our best, when what we experience and learn in our challenges, makes us a better person,   

Brazil still has a chance for Bronze…. lets give these young men the support they need to get back out there and shine, win or lose.. they keep us watching.

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Congratulations to Germany for a game well played!

Today – Nederlands plays Argentina at 4 p Eastern Time.

 

                                            Namaste    –    Oyashikiri

 

pictures – Pinterest

poster -bottom – found on tomanders.com

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