Good Tuesday morning to one and all. I have used this picture before, I don’t recall where I got it, but it is one I’ve obviously kept. It still has an appeal.
I believe in balance. There is no wrong without there being a right. Everything seems so subjective, it is not always easy to find objectivity. We try. At times it is like walking a tight rope with no safety net. Even when we see and intellectually know the safety net is there, We doubt.
Today, no matter what, I want a happy day. So… I found Pippa’s post on Instagram… come on… doesn’t she make you smile. She gets my smile every time.
It is our choice, to want a happy day, or to allow challenges to cloud our day. PL Precept #1 Life is Art. Sometimes we need creativity to see the opportunities, if you need a boost, find what makes you smile and go for it.
PL Precept #1 Life is Art
Meet Pippa, she is a female Whippet who lives with her human parent(s). You can see that in her very short time with them, she knows how to handle them so that life is extra good for her. I’m told that she is a very patient and willing model, just look at that face.. her eyes are wise beyond her years. A ride to work in a warm cozy wrap with a fall coloured whimsical cap – she’s got style. What better way to get around and keep her pedicure and paws perfect for her lazy sprawl on the living room couch after a hard day.
Her owner graciously allowed me to share her pictures, Pippa can be found on Instagram, she is a raising star in the “diva dogs” on Instagram pippa_g_thats_me Pippa was born, in the spring of 2017 and lives in Austin TX. If you enjoy a smile from time to time, she is a whippet you might like to follow. She already has a lot of followers, the numbers grow everyday.
This is the picture that caught my eye. I call it the Gatsby look. Pippa is really good, if I tried to get Velcro or Keeper to sit and model, sigh, let’s just say, ” have you ever chased a hound when its got another place to be??”..Pippa you are a super model already, I look forward to following your career. Your wardrobe attendant is going to be one “busy” gal.
You all know that this has been a very challenging year for me, I am so grateful and appreciate so much the kindness of you have shown “us” The Thursday Door posts yesterday were just so varied and so interesting. With cancer now part of our lives, we are home of course, much much more. There will be no wandering the back roads, for a while, but I get to visit such fascinating places, and see so much through “your” eyes.
I wanted to share Pippa with you, because when she pops up on the screen, there is always a smile being shared.
Life is good, we are very blessed, the seasons give us blazing colours, shades of gray, brilliant whites and our views, stories and photographs all come together in a cornucopia of blessings, different for everyone, but there non-the-less.
PL Principle #3 I will live with a mind of appreciation towards others and things.
PL Principle #4 I will live with the spirit of Misasage (Devotion) working for the happiness of others.
“Do your best to live in harmony with the world around you. Life will flow easily and gracefully along with the current, gently caressing each adventure along the way.” Q
Pippa’s pictures (her human)
Field fresh tomato, sliced with a toasted bagel, and 4% cottage cheese. I just discovered the 4%, in the past I’ve opted for 1%, BUT with hubby needing as much protein and nutrition as I can get into him. I got the 4%………now I’m in love.. doubt I will go back to 2 or 1% Just looking at the picture I want to have my breakfast all over again. (Natrel by Sealtest)
This is a picture taken by my nephew, Darren Su, he is a wonderful photographer, who can always capture a figure or sunset in a way that shows it at its best. Seeing this picture again, was a reminder to me that in life, we need always be prepared. Not necessarily to do battle, but to seize new opportunities in a way that will be creative and bring our desired results .. this means… it is important to arm ourselves with stress busters and a healthy lifestyle.
Spend time with a canine friend. If you have a whippet like we do, they are true couch potatoes in the house… emulate their techniques of relaxation =^_^=
Remember – PL Precept #18 Each Moment is a Turning Point….
Happy start of a new week… from our home to yours… Blessings & Sunshine hugs.
Here Velcro is smooching up to his uncle John. Velcro didn’t wait for a second invitation to get on the couch.. Gosh anyone would think he gets to do that at home too… everyone out there, who knows how Velcro rules the roost, stop snickering.
Church Garage Sale, September 16. from 8 a.m to 2
Ancesters’ Day on the 11th. service at 10 a.m.
Time to Zone
Usually Velcro will nestle down into his blankets for his night-time sleep. This is our boy now that he wants to make sure his “Mom” is OK. He positions himself where he can make sure I’m alright, and if I move or get up.. he’s watching and listening. We both miss our Canaille.
This beautiful gal is one of the whippets we visited the other day. Look how amazing her colouring is. Her top coat a soft fawn, with a delightful pattern of dots showing through. There is something very humbling about how a dog will engage in an interaction with a human. She is standing here with her trainer, happy to share the limelight with him. Unconditional love.
It wasn’t till we adopted Velcro that we discovered the world of whippets and sight hounds.
When we open our hearts and lives to new possibilities, it is always amazing to discover that there is love all around.
PL Precept # 11 Always be with God
PL Precept # 18 Each moment is a turning point
Learning that life isn’t always about “us” is a lifelong “challenge” We get to practice everyday, PL Precept # 10 Love yourself AND others,
My husband and I thank each and every one of you, your prayers, and thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated. He has begun seeing the medical team that will be working with him over the next weeks and months. Keep those prayers and healing energies coming this way. =^_^= There is love in prayer, Oyashikiri… God is love…. Oyashikiri
Some doors, are simply necessary. required to gain access to a building for service or product. Other doors, also serve a similar need, but look very different, and what they deliver is often more philosophical, and/or spiritual.
Going through a small town, I saw lots of doors, and opportunities, but travelling on my own with a dog in the car, I felt that I shouldn’t make so many stops, although the weather was nice and breezy.
At the bank, they told me that dogs were welcome, (obviously I was not in the city, but a small town)… so… next time… I now I can bring Velcro in with me. He did very well today, it was our first time, touring the country side on our own.
We stopped at the breeders, so he could visit with his “distant relatives” and former pack mates. That was such a nice experience for us, his tail wagged, and his mates were happy to run in the enclosure and frolic in the fresh air. Since Canaille’s passing, he has been on his own, and at times.. feeling the “loss” of his friend and companion of many years.
We forget that it is not only the humans that grieve, but a pack member will also feel the loss, Keeper, a female whippet who is expecting in the next week or so, was very nurturing with him. It was a tender moment, they shared, and it lifted some of the weight of our loss from our shoulders.
On the way home we stopped at a couple of farms for fresh corn on the cob, cauliflower and broccoli. This is the time of year to really indulge. =^_^=
Guess who will have steamed cob on the corn for supper…..
Till next time, thanks for the visit.