Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Apparently Mother Teresa Meditated Too!

 "We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God if the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence; see the starts, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls."
Mother Teresa

Yes, I'm not sure if I read about Mother Teresa meditating, but she talks about silence in such a way that there seems to be a strong connection!  And that is what I'm learning right now... silence and how important it is!!



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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Not Sure I Agree With D.H. Lawrence

Life is beautiful, as long as it consumes you. When it is rushing through you, destroying you, life is gorgeous, glorious. It’s when you burn a slow fire and save fuel, that life’s not worth having.
D. H. Lawrence

I'm okay with the consuming part... but I like the idea of a slow fire. I want to enjoy every moment. Obviously, I'm going wrong somewhere according to Lawrence!!



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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Another Quote About Fear

 If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
Dale Carnegie

It's amazing what you will find when you need to learn something. I'm learning the very same thing in my meditation practise. And all this time I thought that meditating would be so strange... something so different from what I'm used to!



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A Quote About Taking Care of Yourself

 I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship.
Louisa May Alcott

I am slowly learning to do just that. It's hard when someone else has been doing all the sailing for you!!

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My Perfume Quote For This Morning

 I have a lucky perfume. I love beautiful smells, but I save one of my favorite perfumes to wear only when I feel like I need some extra luck.
Gretchen Rubin

I never thought about trying something like this, but I do have a favorite perfume, so I just might hold on to it for this very reason. The rest can become my daily scents ;)  But that one special perfume... lets just see how lucky it can be!!



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What I Learned Today

 I'm closing in on my second month of meditating and I'm finding that it does get easier. That is not to say that I don't have my bad days because I do... but I did learn one thing today. Do not react to something that annoys you. Just let it go.  Here's what I had to deal with this morning. We had a snow storm and the ground is now completely white. It seems that spring has now been pushed back another month or so.  BUT DO NOT REACT... just let it go. Everything passes.

Surprisingly enough... it helped. I could have been depressed at what I was seeing... but I did not react. I looked at all the snow and then then moved on to something else. And now I feel better!

Hope that you are having a good day... where ever you are at this moment!




Tomorrow... the snow will be gone :) **Some of My Favorites... (one the right hand side) Quotes About Being a Genius, Quotes About Being Sorry, Quotes About Dreaming, Quotes About Fun, Quotes About Kindness,

Friday, April 21, 2017

What We Think of as The Promised Land

 The Promised Land always lies on the other side of the wilderness.
Havelock Ellis

It is amazing at what falls into your lap when you don't know that you were looking. I have been sitting here this past few months thinking about how much I want to move back to where my family lives. I haven't given this province a try at all. I needed reminding today obviously and this quote just showed up!!



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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

This Morning's Thoughts



"If you have time to breathe you have time to meditate. You breathe when you walk. You breathe when you stand. You breathe when you lie down."
 Ajahn Amaro

This morning I traced a drawing from a coloring book. Actual coloring is stressful to me... but tracing I find very relaxing. And while I was tracing I was listening to a DVD by Solitudes!




*Today I'm going to walk to the next driveway on our road...  and breathe 

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

A Quote About Instincts

 Instinct guides the animal better than the man. In the animal it is pure, in man it is led astray by his reason and intelligence.

**I'm headed out to day to work on the garden... just invested in a pair of rubber boots!! This afternoon... off for a LONG walk to fetch the mail!

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A Quote About Fault

 It sees to me probably that any one who has a series of intolerable position to put up with must have been responsible for them to some extent... they have contributed to it by impatience or intolerance or brusqueness - or some provocation.
Robert Hugh Benson



I'm headed out to day to work on the garden... just invested in a pair of rubber boots!!   And after that... I'm going to bake brownies... Is there anyone on the planet who would say no to a big gooey brownie??

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A Quote About Life

 There are two things to aim at in life: first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.

Logan Pearsall Smith



**I'm headed out to day to work on the garden... just invested in a pair of rubber boots!! The yard is beginning to dry up, but the woods are still full of water.


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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Companies Trying To Nickel and Dime You

 Just received a quote for a new counter top and a sink and we couldn't believe just how many charges they managed to add on. We had calculated what we thought that everything should cost. They came up with an additional $500.00 if you can believe it. Obviously, we are going out this afternoon to find a new place... maybe Ikea and then we can have dessert and coffee too lol!!



It's shopping day!! I love Saturdays!!

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Are You Prepared To Face the Consequences??

"You can do anything in this world if you are prepared to face the consequences."
W. Somerset Maugham

That reminds me of what we learned in Brownies... eons ago. Our motto was... "Be Prepared". That seems to be saying exactly the same thing but in a way that children would understand. :) 



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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

A Quote About Thinking...


 "The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly."
Buddah

I actually managed to do this last night when hubby got home from work a lot later than I expected. Normally I would have imagined all kinds of things that might have happened, but I stayed in the moment and sure enough he rolled into the driveway without a scratch.

(I just completed a meditation course and obviously, it did help) 



I'm headed out to day to work on the garden... just invested in a pair of rubber boots!!


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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

A Quote On When You Can Stop Learning

"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."
Henry Ford


But wouldn't it be nice to start that learning when you are younger than you are at this very moment.


I'm headed out to day to work on the garden... just invested in a pair of rubber boots!!

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Monet's Quote or A Message From My Subconscious

" I must have flowers, always, always."
Monet

Now not sure what this is saying about me, but instead of writing Monet (yes I corrected it) I wrote down "MONEY".  I wonder if it might have something to do with the fact that I spent $135.00 to have a locksmith, let us back into our house yesterday!! It was one very expensive day :(



I'm headed out to day to work on the garden... just invested in a pair of rubber boots!!

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My First Springtime Quote

 No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.
Hal Borland

It certainly feels as if winter can last forever... but today is definitely feeling like spring and I'm headed out to tackle the garden... lots of dead weeds to be pulled. I'm actually looking forward to it!!!


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Monday, April 3, 2017

Today's Quote... If We Only Knew What We Know Now...

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver

Tomorrow, I shall be more tolerant... I promise!




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Sunday, April 2, 2017

I Learned Quickly... A Quote

 "I learned quickly that when I made others laughed, they liked me."
Art Buchwald

Unfortunately, some of these people who are trying so hard to make us laugh were trying to cover up their depression. Sad when you see that this is the only way they know to reach out!


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Saturday, April 1, 2017

April 1st... Memories of My Dad

 Anyone who knew my dad would have said that he was a very humorless man... very strick and all things had to be his way or no way at all. That pretty much could be said for every day but April 1st. He positively loved April Fools Day!  I'm sure that he spent a lot of the day dreaming up things to do... most of the time they were funny jokes, or things that he would insist were true... but would turn out to be completely made up.  Yes, dad had a soft side... I really wish that he would have shown it more often. It's sad to think that his up bringing made him think that to be a man meant never taking time to play!

I don't remember dad laughing a lot... but I think that he wore a smile on his face... ALL DAY LONG on this particular day!!

                                        "Even the gods love jokes." 
                                                        Plato



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Thursday, March 30, 2017

A Quote about Taking What Life Has to Offer!!

 Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: I'm with you kid. Lets Go!"
Maya Angelou

When was the last time, you threw caution to the wind and just went after whatever you wanted!! I think today will be that day!!


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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Don't Give Advice... Plain and Simple

  "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work"
Thomas Edison

I have a friend who will not listen to reason and  I know that she is headed for heartbreak. She asks for advice and then when I tell her my thoughts on what she is planning to to do, she either gets mad, or ignores them completely. That quote up there could have been written for her.

I guess that all I can do is just sit back and wait to help pick up the pieces!!



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Sunday, March 26, 2017

A Quote About Mothers!

 Is my mother my friend? I would have to say, first of all she is my Mother, with a capital "M"; she's something sacred to me. I love her dearly... yes, she is also a good friend, someone I can talk openly with if I want to.
Sophia Loren

And today I poured out all of my feelings to my own mom. I just be so annoying at times lol!



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This Morning I'm Thinking About Telling The Truth

 The Truth is always exciting. Speak it, then. Life is dull without it.
 Pearl S. Buck

Hmmm, I don't think that Pearl knows my friend. She doesn't want to hear the truth unless she is going to agree with it. I wonder what that says about her??



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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Tonight's Love Quote

 Love, I find is like singing. Everybody can do it to satisfy themselves, though it may not impress the neighbors as being very much.
Zora Neale Hurston

I must be tired tonight lol... it took me a while to get the gist of this quote. The subject simply called out to me because I have a friend who is going through a situation and I'm waiting to hear how it all turned out.



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