That day we walked back to the car, after being told that we had an aggressive cancer in our lives. I remember looking into the darkness of the floor of the wooded area, near where our truck was parked.
For some reason, this patch of land was a place that I revisited often over the months that followed. No, not physically, but in my mind’s eye. I didn’t see flowers if they were blooming, it was the greenery, the trees, the open spaces between them.
The shadows that danced across the snow-covered floor between the trees, always I saw how nature blended and intermingled. I didn’t know it at the time, but I feel it now. As time passes, I miss my husband’s physical presence more and more, I feel him and hear his words in the strangest of places, or in the landscapes I see that I pass along the way to “wherever”.
The memory of our “togetherness” is intertwined with the nature that I see all around me. Like the seasons, and the changing skies. We are no longer as we were, but always, we will BE… Unconditional love, is happiness, tears, joy and sorrow. What a blessing to have been granted the experience of a love that while of this earth, blossomed into forever.
Day 21 PL Calendar
A Thankful Person will Grow as an Individual
When you are able to have a thankful attitude, you will be blessed with good intuition and more enthusiasm, which will continue to move things in a positive direction.
Good morning everyone.. thinking to be smart, I thought I would take a picture of nothing (* wink) =^_*= I believe that nothing is always something.
Aim at the sky. darn, even when I thought it was open space.. look, its sky with different hues of blue. look even the sun peaked in.
hmmm nothing on the door, let’s take a picture of nothing there.
evades me again, Nothing is the door!
OK, I spun around quickly and shot Nothing behind me..
Can you see Nothing…
Nope, concrete, wood and vegetation. Nothing is always SOMETHING.
So, next time someone asks you, “what are you doing” and you say “NOTHING” ………………………. or when you are asked, what are you thinking, and you reply “NOTHING” ………………………. what are you saying, what do you mean?
NOTHING IS ALWAYS SOMETHING
Sometimes we open a door, and we are hit with an unexpected view. One we had no control over, but we’re now faced with the “What the ?!?!?!”
The camera of course was the first thought, take pictures, details, catch it before it is touched or anyone comes. Then talk to the workers, who are pretending not to be aware of your actions.
Keep calm, ask for an explanation. PL Precept #4 Being annoyed limits your expression.
Listen with intent. Pay careful attention to what is said. Appreciate, and remember to say Thank YOU.
Then return to your office, make notes, and then # 1. call the city, #2 call the owner of the property who the workers are working with. Being polite, and asking for answers and suggestions to the problem will usually inspire others to be helpful.
PL Precept #5 One’s self is lost by being emotional
Sincerity, faith and trust … are important ingredients to a life that is “balanced”
I’m not saying it is always easy, but they become part of your daily responses to opportunities when they are practiced on a regular basis.
Blessings of the day to each and everyone of you. May much happiness shine on you day from morning to night.
I dream, I walk, I talk
snap, crackle, pop
the mind is active taking off in all directions
time, to astral travel and make corrections
pop, crackle snap,
oh dear, earth to outer space
time to chat
I need a face to face
PL Precept # 2 To live is o Express One’s Self
PL Calendar day 25 There is no reason to hold back
If you skimp on the paint, then your painting will not turn out well. Live a fulfilled life every day, by utilizing things, money, your knowledge or energy to their fullest
Not every day is a rainbow of colour, but every day there is movement and changes. Nothing in life stays the same. Let Go, Let God.
PL Calendar #23 Appreciate Our Differences
Appreciate the colourful personalities of the people around you and enjoy their uniqueness to the fullest
Life’s journey is never a super highway, it is full of unexpected stops, and detours along the way. Remember it is not the destination, but the journey itself that is rewarding. When we are faced with the unexpected, stop and appreciate the diversion, it is happening for a reason. The details might not be clear to you at the time, but if we believe, and have faith, God/Universe will see us through. Love is unconditional. Love sometimes is having to be different. Let Go… Let God.
photo- Hillwalker (Darren Su)
Remember the saying, “the glass is either half full” or “the glass is half empty” Is this fellow walking on the bottom, or is he coming up for air. Some days it is hard to tell, if its a good day, or we are just used to the “ambience” and tempo.
“I am so busy” I heard someone say, ” I just can’t get anything done”
I would wonder, then what have they been doing that they are so busy. If we are focused on the moment, then each moment we live through, is an accomplishment. When we go out to lunch, after we have had our lunch, didn’t we accomplish what we set out to do. We ate lunch. We actually “do” things all day. Is it that we don’t acknowledge our accomplishments, that we are always looking ahead, and not satisfied with the present?
Have I been listening to too much Pi. Unless you have heard of the book, seen the film or listened to the CD you might not recognize my reference. That’s OK, my musing can be confusing. Life of Pi
PL calendar day 20 You are YOU, Others are Others
You have your own way of doing things, and others have their way of doing things. Don’t worry about what other people will say. Simply take care of the task at hand.
Can you believe we are already mid month. Please have yourself a grand day tomorrow. Enjoy it to the fullest. Make each moment count. A moment wasted on negative energy, is a moment you are not smiling. Happiness makes for a great day.
When you smile, others will too.
Life of Pi by Yann Martel