For a very important date! Today is my birthday! I was greeted with so many well wishes, I wanted to say thank you to each and everyone of you who remembered. I so appreciated hearing from you.
One of the most precious gifts is friendship, the personal time one takes to share a moment with someone else. Means a lot to me. Even with the electronic age,the fact that someone remembers, fills me with happiness.
That little girl raking leaves with her Dad, is a memory of a time shared with a man I’ll never ever forget. He passed away when I was 10, but his influence, love and nurturing live on in me today.
In PL we celebrate Ancestor’s Day on the 11th of each month. My father taught me that everyday is a celebration of “life”…to challenge myself, and always look at life as an experience to be lived. Not to fear failure, but to proactively challenge each new situation.
Believe there is always a reason, for what is. Know that tomorrow is another day. Have faith in the Divine love of God that is always with you.
You may be late, but you will always be on time for where you need to be in that one given moment.
Phew whatever for? one may ask. Well, you all know by now that I got hit really hard with a virus. It really was not pleasant. One of the most annoying symptoms -coughing, deep dry ugly hacking coughs. An old friend called to speak to my husband, an Armenian with a strong belief in ancient and natural healing The suggestion was made that I try sliced fresh garlic on toast. I didn’t rush out to try it. but after days and sleepless nights of uncomfortable and horrible uncontrollable coughing spells, I was no longer willing to be subjected to the misery without doing what I could to fight back.
I had tried other known remedies, ginger tea, soup, honey, and of course by now I was on medication from the doctor. What cook doesn’t have fresh garlic in the pantry, the pungent aroma was fresh, the toast dry, the taste was hard core…., I actually slept better the first night, I felt the difference. Three nights later, a vampire might shun a taste of my blood.. but I can now lie down without major coughing.
So there you have it. Let’s appreciate the wisdom of another time and place. Do try something new, don’t close the door to new opportunities/possibilities.
Gotta wonder if the dogs will want cuddle? Unconditional love. Lucky me =^_^=
Have a great evening/sleep/morning, wherever you are, may the Universe treat you kindly. God Bless!
It is raining here, wonderful big drops of rain are falling with abundance, when the wind blows in the right direction, I get a staccato of wet sloppy drops on the window teasing me with their determination. They are full of enthusiasm, they had to have read the PL teaching of the day- Act with Enthusiasm – =^_^=
Rain comes in many forms, gentle, pounding, steady, drizzle, light spray, when you are walking in the rain, as often happens if you have a dog(s) to walk, or if you are a jogger, you know that being in the rain is a totally all encompassing experience. Your sense of smell, sight, and sound are there, and so is that feeling of being wet. No, not like when you are in the shower, swimming or bathing. It is a totally different feeling. A downpour if you get caught in one unprepared can be drenching…..but once you are soaked, lets face it, what is left to do but enjoy the moment. If you think about it, life is pretty much like that. When life throws a wrench into your day, take it in, absorb the reality of that moment, take a deep breath and move on. That moment passed, you survived, gather your thoughts and move on. There is nothing you can’t handle when you take life one moment at a time.
BJ Thomas had a hit many years ago called ‘Raindrops are falling on my head” that song, has stayed with me for years. Although he had many hits back in the 60’s and 70’s this is the song I remember him most for. Enjoy!
http://youtu.be/t30cX6OGO0U and remember! Take whatever today brings, and make it work for YOU! Blessings
PL teaching day 25 > Let’s First Accept and Appreciate things as They Are. Even when dealing with someone you don’t like or when you are facing an uncomfortable situation, take a moment to first accept whatever comes your way. There is always something that you can learn from these situations. Let’s First Accept and Appreciate Things as They Are.
There is a pure essence of innocence in all of us. When we were children our actions were not to achieve for some ulterior motive, we simply acted on our intuition. Today looking in a mirror and seeing myself in an outfit that hugged my figure, I realized that I had to be more accepting of my outline, and appreciate my healthy body. Looking in the mirror, reminded me of a story recently published in the Portuguese newsletter (Jornal Perfeita Liberdade) from Brazil, (Feb.2013 issue) no matter how many times I feel a lesson has been learned, looking in a mirror, brings home a very NOW reality. Even as a child, I found reason to complain about how I looked. Self perception is a lesson that I will likely be working on for many moons to come.
PL teaches that when we are puzzled or at a standstill in regards to a particular issue, a spontaneous method (listening to our intuition) could lead to a highly creative and original solution (new way of seeing something) Act without guile and do not attack the problem directly, Let’s First Accept and Appreciate Things as They Are.
PL teaching for Day 20 > Have a Good Balance Between Mind and Body > Being overly concerned about things, or overexerting yourself physically will cause you to be off balance mentally and physically. Be careful not to overdo things.