With all that hype on Canada being the second country legalizing Cannabis, not much happened concerning people going on a rampage. Cannabis is no comparison to losing a significant hockey game. So, much ado about nothing. On that day, Oct … Continue reading
Let them ask more questions and I’m sorry that they would receive a cheeky response.
Christmas ain’t over until the Three Kings came and left you their finest gift. Alas, my niece who is lucky enough to have a direct link to Baby Jesus since here mother is the chosen one of “tiny”. Hmmm… this doesn’t … Continue reading
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A series of correspondence that started with a cucumber and ended with justice for William. Take note on how to make a successful complaint. Source: Wes Metcalfe via Boared Panda
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Can we be friends? Source: Metronews
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It won’t be a white Christmas here in Vancouver, BC. This is our Frosty, the no snowman. What about your part of the world? Photo source: Facebook
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What sign would you write for your son or children?
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Is there really a Turkey in Russia?
These photos were taken from a shopping bag “Unhappily Married” and should explain the title.
Check out their Facebook, it’s hilarious. Go ahead, it’s pure and clean.
via: Wait But Why?
Okay folks, fall is upon us sometime today.
Here in Vancouver, BC; summer is hanging a little bit longer.
Weather outlook: 18 Celsius and cloudy.
Good day, y’hear!
A Zen story: “
A hermit, who lived in the forest close to a village, was one day confronted by an angry crowd of villagers, who accused him of having made a young girl pregnant.
“Is that so?” was all he said.
He took the young girl in and looked after her. After some time had passed the young girl went back to the village and confessed to her parents that she had lied; the son of their neighbour, whom she loved, was the father.
The villagers went back to the hermit, apologized profusely, telling him the story.
All he said was: “Is that so?”
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Like the monk in the story our strongest habitual responses are often anger or the other side of the same coin – depression. This is reflected in the detailed teaching from the Desert Tradition about the ‘Demon of Anger’. The Desert hermits considered that one way of dealing with the automatic angry response to the insults of others was the virtue of humility.
May your day be as calm as the cat and dog sleeping together.
“For me, personally, it’s not about creating something that looks like a photograph, which is often a moment in time, rather, I want to create work that connects with people and provokes an emotion whilst also being pleasing to look at.”
“I was struck by the closeness of these Barbary macaques to each other and spent a long time watching this couple, pondering the relationships they have and how similar they can be to our own. I want people who view the work to reflect back upon themselves and remember a time when they had the same intimacy and closeness with someone, be it a parent and child, siblings or partners. For me, it’s especially about that intimacy between two individuals where no one and nothing else exists in that moment. The softness of fur embodies the tenderness between them but also protection from the jagged rocks and the outside world. I want to show how feelings for someone special can often help see us through difficult times.”
Artist Colin Prestage created this incredibly tender portrait of two monkeys hugging in a piece called Sticking Together.
Help National Geographic caption this photo by Julia Wimmerlin in their FaceBook at National Geographic.
More than just a character, Holy Molé is a cartoon that represents the place where higher aspirations of existence intertwine with the practicality of everyday living. The two main characters represent this dichotomy and, through their friendship, they find a balance that is essential and love that is enduring. The cartoon is not intended to be religious; rather it represents the archetypical seeker in society striving for meaning in an often-complex world.
Hole Mole reminds us not to take the drama too seriously, or else we may miss the fun – the only true tragedy.
Source: Holy Molé Cartoon
Quite the contrary. I must say I have grown fond of writing down thoughts that came to my mind, sharing it with you, your comments and banter. To read so many good post of essays, haiku, poems, personal thoughts, humour, arts and photography, I will sorely miss. And that is an attachment in some ways. One thing that I don’t want to lose sight is my belief and faith. And that is not an attachment. It’s my life.
On the other side of life, I received notices from friends in Facebook that they will be off-line during Lenten season as part of fasting. Thinking about fasting, I will be participating as well not in Facebook but from posting blogs. In Facebook that’s where I do most of the spiritual side of me. Lent will start on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter Sunday, March 5 to April 20, 2014.
The good news about fasting during Lent, weekend is not counted. Maybe, just maybe, I will participate on the Weekly Photo Challenge and post the Sunday Snippet. Whew, that is relief for me. This does not mean that I will abstain from reading your post and liking it. I will still be hovering around at a lesser frequency during weekdays.
What I will abstain from is commenting, thus the sound of silence.
Did I get your attention? Nope, I am not serving Tequila. Instead this is an introduction to an American Woodcock dancing to the tune of Tequila!
Tim Flanigan This is a hen that has been caught by a winter storm that is preventing her from probing for her earthworm diet. The “dance” is actually a form of seismographic testing in an attempt to encourage an earthworm to move so that her ultra-sensitive feet can detect it and she can probe for it. She normally eats nearly her body weight in worms daily. This bird is in trouble.
Oh dear, I hope the bird will find other ways to forage.
Who else would teach me about computer but the younger generations? Not just computers, I learn so much about life from them. It gives me so much pleasure listening to their constant chattering as if there is no tomorrow. They don’t seem to run out of topic to discuss. I’ve missed out on the gathering on Christmas, and since I cannot be with them, I have privy to their Facebook.
One thing I’ve noticed that the children’s mind is starting to develop and hardly post any selfies. There are more writings than their faces. These are some of my favorites.
I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH! There was a time in my life when I wanted as many people as possible to like me and be my friend… but now I am proud to say that the QUALITY of my friendships outweighs the QUANTITY of friendships. I AM SO THANKFUL TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP. YOU DON’T EVEN UNDERSTAND. (God Bless!)
DID YOU KNOW… that the word MERCY in the Bible the root word is CHESED in Hebrew? It means steadfast love, covenant, loyal, faithful, love. So when we say “Have mercy on me” we aren’t only asking for forgiveness, but we are asking that they will continually love us past the hurt, pain or suffering that we may have caused. (That’s beautiful.)
ithinkimfinallyunderstandingHASHTAGS# (Almost. The # goes in front. )
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I’m changing myself. #changing #yesterday #today
I don’t understand the tags. Is that where you are getting your quotes?
#today is better than #tomorrow. I just checked it out.
Secret as to where I get them. Haha. I read sometimes?
The longest walk we will have in our lives is the journey between connecting the heart and the mind #persevere (deep, very deep…)
Every day is a small death to who you were yesterday. #dailyDeath (I hope this means you are reborn today?!)
The only things I’ll ever regret are the things I didn’t do and the times I’ve stopped trying. #regrets (EDITH PIAF. Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien, Subtitulado)
And especially this one: Family is everything.
Plan A and B failed me. Now I have to shift the focus of this blog to Plan C. C for Christmas and that means advent.
What to expect starting today until the end of the year from this site will be mostly meditations and daily wisdom taken from Facebook. These are post from sites that I subscribed that help me shape my interior life.
Let’s meditate, cogitate, and vegetate: not necessarily in this order.
Pax Tecum: seeker
It seemed that it took forever to see a first Canadian baby born in our clan. Finally, when the baby came, we nicknamed her Goldie. Goldie because she is a precious little girl. In her baptism, all of her Uncles and Aunties are her Godparents. I mean all 10 of us plus a few friends of the parents. I’ve lost count.
She is now an adult, fun to be with and the best baker in town. It’s quite funny when she discovered an App that depicts her and started posting it in Facebook.
Here she is preparing for butter shortage, having fun in an accidental spillage, and baking us a cake to remind us of our mortality.
Well, she just celebrated her birthday and here I go again. Happy Birthday, Niece.
As an adult, she hardly receives gifts from us. Instead she gives us gifts, herself, the best gift of all. Never ever change, sweet Niece.
Play is very important, I cannot reiterate that enough.
There are so many benefits in playing. For one, it’s a great exercise when the body is moving and running around. Being a playmate, friendship will flourish. It is an essential part of children’s development since it contributes to their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being. This is the reason I keep telling the kids to go outside and play. As an adult, I will be the first one to take part with the children. I still love to play.
Play have taken a whole new meaning today. Enter “smart” technologies. Are these technologies making the children smarter?
Ironic. This time I cannot participate. I don’t even know how to use a cell phone or iPad. The children are teaching me how to use them and I refuse to play.
Images copied from children’s Facebook.
How can we stop this:
This video is about dogs in China. China breeds animals for their fur. The next time you see a fur coat or fur lined clothing, think where they came from. Viewer discretion is advised.
Furthermore, please be very cautious of the food you feed your animals especially coming from China.
Must see Video. Play video:
FDA proposes strict new safety standards for pet food producers
Other than Lucy, the cat, who helped me get over the brain “silent treatment” Sophie the dog of a mutual friend on Facebook showed me how to relax.
We had a fabulous day of relaxation having our facial. I learned a trick from her how to remove the bags from my tired eyes. Cucumber. That is what I call a cool cucumber. It works.
Sophie’s motto is “every girl needs to pamper herself.” And did we ever. Pure bliss.
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WYA Revolution is a project started by a young man named Jon Jorgenson It is a new project that seeks to remind everyone, young and old, that you are loved. No matter who you are, or what you’ve done – you are loved!
Life is an adventure, and it can be a difficult adventure from time to time. Everyone goes through moments (or long periods) where they feel as though the whole deck is stacked against them. We can feel defeated, unloved, unlovable, renounced, and/or forgotten. But, these are the moments that God loves us the most.
Jon Jorgenson speaks to this in his new videos for the Anima Series. There is one for women, and another for men. They are both really powerful, so I encourage you to watch them both.
To play the video for men, please click on The Love Revolution,
This showed up in my Facebook with a comment:
“This so true!”
I scanned it, read it, re-read it and read it slowly. Somehow this quote is not sitting well with me.
So I commented to the sender:
“What else is missing in this article?”
“Is everything else is secondary?”
I will leave this question open for you.
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This is week two of 30×30 David Suzuki Nature Challenge. Join, come and live the Nature Challenge.
Give up discouragement – be full of hope
Give up bitterness – turn to forgiveness
Give up complaining – focus on gratitude
Give up pessimism – become an optimist
Give up harsh judgments – think kind thoughts
Give up hatred – return good for evil
Give up negativism – be positive
Give up anger – be more patient
Give up pettiness – become mature
Give up gloom – enjoy the beauty that is all around you
Give up jealousy – pray for trust
Give up gossiping – control your tongue
Give up sin – turn to virtue
Give up giving up – hang in there Let’s pretend for the sake of this prompt, more importantly, for the sake of Daily Peace, what will you give up? Tell me and I will you mine. This is in response to Daily Prompt: Open ending. Come and join us, it’s fun.
Lord, grant me
the serenity to accept the things that I cannot change
the courage to change the things that I can
the wisdom to know the difference
And I will be guided by the Holy Spirit.
This is in response to Daily Prompt: In Crisis. Come and join us.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.
Not as the world gives do I give it to you.
Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid. ~ John 14:27
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|Crude, time for an oil change. It’s New Year 2013. Are you happy? Seriously. A request. I’ve been told to lighten up. I think I should learn to find my funny bones and grow some wings like an Angel. Angels do fly, don’t they? They don’t take themselves seriously. And I am taking this seriously. I have to lighten up.|
|Happy New Year! Am very happy:) Did you say “bone”? Seeker, that is not funny to mention “bone” to me. Just because I love you, I will help you. Ok, close your eyes, Seeker and make your wish. And woof, thanks for asking 🙂|
|I wish I may, I wish I might, have this wish….. Oh, P.S. My 6 letter word for 2013 is WISDOM, may I have this too?|
|Grrr…. Be careful what you wish for, you might just get it. Hocus Pokus, your wish is your command. You may have your wings as for the rest, I’ll get back to you. Gotta find me some “bones”.|