Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Bring me Sunshine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXvJ8UquYoo

A link from my dear friend Havi
Thank you

Music is a healing balm for us all


"One day you wake up, and realise you did your best, and now, it's time to do things that bring you happiness."
~ Judith Frenette ~ inspirational quote ~




A most beautiful CD




(͡๏̯͡๏) ❣ •*¨*•.¸¸ૐ✿ღ (͡๏̯͡๏) ღ✿ૐ¸¸.•*¨*• ❣ (͡๏̯͡๏)
Speak Softly, Spreak Sweetly, Speak Sincerely, Speak Soulfully.




Laughter is the best medicine :))
No day is ever complete until you have shared
love and laughter

https://www.flickr.com/photos/pastelpink/3703197237/
Passion flower from my former garden

The red cardinal symbolizes importance and faith. When loved ones deliver a red cardinal as their preferred gift, they tell us, “I’m here with you. When you think of me, please know my arms are around you, giving you warmth and strength. I love you.”
Signs From The Afterlife
Identifying Gifts From The Other Side


If you want to know what Heaven feels like, just touch someone’s heart."—Robert Clancy

http://www.annegeddes.com/wallpapers/



Monday, 27 April 2015

Thank you dear Father

Heavenly Father, as I thank You this morning for the gift of life,
I also thank you for the gift of wonderful people I have met along this journey.
Some of them inspire me, some stretch me, challenge me, love me and encourage me.
All of them help me to realize how beautiful and meaningful my life is.
Bless every person here with good health, security, wealth, peace, joy and success.
Grant their prayers too please.
Amen



As read on Welcome Home on Facebook


Thank you to my dear friend Ilona for this link

I love inspiration.  I love you 



When you pray for others, God answers and blesses them. 
So, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone prayed for you..


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_5yt5IX38I

Mongolian Throat Singing


..................................Oooo
Some people .............( .....)
come into our lives..... ) ../
and quickly go.......... (__/

oooO
(..... ) .......Some people
..\.. ( ........become friends
...\__)...... and stay a while...
leaving beautiful .....Oooo
footprints on our ....(...... )
hearts.....................)... /
.............................(_ _/
oooO
.(..... )...... and we are
..\... ( .......~ never ~
...\__) ......quite the same
because we have
made a good friend!

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Soulful Sunday

⋱ ⋮ ⋰ ⋯ ◯ ⋯ Blessed Sunday.*´¯`.¸¸.☆*´¯`.¸¸.☆ ⋰ ⋮ ⋱ Have a Beautiful Day my Family & Friends!. ✿¸.•*¨`*•..¸✿ ✿¸.•*¨`*•..¸✿ ╬═╬╬═=╬╬═╬╬═╬╬═=╬╬═╬ ✿◠‿◠✿
•*¨*•.¸¸(͡๏̯͡๏)¸¸.•*¨*•❣
(͡๏̯͡๏)(͡๏̯͡๏) Sunday 
( , , )( , , ) BLESSINGS 



Have a beautiful and soulful Sunday♥


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(¸.•* (¸.•*¨*• Good morning, enjoy this beautiful Sunday.


✫¸¸.·´¯`♥

What is spiritual strength?
It's knowing you don't have to compromise yourself 
in any way, with anyone, over anything 
in order to be content, confident, and secure in life.


~Guy Finley


You’re far better off humbly accepting that things happen for a reason than trying in vain to change the unchangeable and despairing for a different ending. — Dodinsky


Listen to the compass
of your heart.
All you need
lies within you
~Mary Anne Radmacher~




Get your groove on






"When someone else's happiness is your happiness, that is love." ~ Lana Del Rey



I cannot wait to get out to Anna's flowers in Kingsville
for spring plants on my balcony
All photographs courtesy of their site on Facebook

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaN8jDtgCyg&index=6&list=RD1crxmBTxRlM
Love this so much love the duets with Sting







Side by side on our journey through life is always the best place to be




The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest ~ Sir Thomas Moore ~ 

This beautiful quote as read on my dear friends blog Posted from Home
Link on the sidebar




The Little Things"

It is the little things that count
And give a mother pleasure -

The things her children bring to her
Which they so richly treasure...

The picture that is smudged a bit
With tiny fingerprints,

The colored rock, the lightning bugs,
The sticky peppermints;

The ragged, bright bouquet of flowers
A child brings, roots and all -

These things delight a mother's heart
Although they seem quite small.

A mother can see beauty
In the very smallest thing

For there's a little bit of heaven
In a small child's offering.

~ Katherine Nelson Davis


You are unique in so many beautiful ways and have learned many lessons, navigated through many storms and survived many challenging times. And because of that very specific history, you are now ready for that next small, life changing step towards your calling, your heart’s desire, and your destiny.
As seen on Facebook under the Begin with Yes Link
Thank you 

ღ˘◡˘ღ) A good attitude is one of the most valuable things you can have. It is one thing that nobody can take away from you if you refuse to give it up! :o) As read on motivating inspiration to inspire you on Facebook.  Thank you 


(¯`v´¯) 
ღ ☼ღஜ レo√乇♥ *.¸.*
What a beautiful way to start a day!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLTRSakuugs

I love this song Lost Stars from the Begin Again soundtrack


Leaving You All Sunday  Love....
(¯`•.•´¯) (¯`•.•´¯)☆__ ☆
*`•.¸(¯`•.•´¯)¸.•´ Have a blissful Sunday 
¤ ؛° ¤`•.¸.•´ ¤ ☆__☆***☆__☆..


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddLd0QRf7Vg&app=desktop
Thank you Cheryl for always putting a song in my heart♥


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.(^_^).
.._/l\_.. SUNDAY BLESSINGS ღ
Good Morning my sweet family and  friends! ☼ \o/ Happy Sunday! \o/ Cherish today it will never come again. No matter, it's going to be a great day! ☼ Soulful Sunday   ~Love Jeanne♥ 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSJH21WmALc

A good video to watch on how to dispose of batteries properly for recycle purposes to prevent a house fire

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1crxmBTxRlM&list=RD1crxmBTxRlM

Love these songs

"Those who Live passionately 
Teach us how to LOVE, and
Those who Love passionately 
Teach us how to LIVE."
~ Paramahansa Yogananda




“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”


Music always magic for me

Thanks cousin Cheryl for the wonderful virtual coffee times every mornings always so wonderful
What a great way to start the day

Love you and thanks for all the love and joy you bring into my life

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Happy Saturday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYDrQqJVZMc


Beautiful song

http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/tokujin-yoshioka-kouan-glass-tea-house-rainbow

Beautiful transparent tea house causes a rainbow
Thanks dear Chel for this


Treasure those who love you well

Have a beautiful Saturday



Thursday, 23 April 2015

Social Media Disease

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1soUAwQLCgk
Social Media Disease




“I must have flowers, always, and always.”
― Claude Monet

Spring please return as quickly as you can
I miss you 


The real things haven't changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.”


― Laura Ingalls Wilder

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Happy Earth Day




“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” —John Muir

Happy Earth Day! 
“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you…” 
— John Muir naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness.
Every day we must tenderly care for our Mother Earth

When we speak of nature it is wrong to forget that we are ourselves a part of nature. We ought to view ourselves with the same curiosity and openness with which we study a tree, the sky or a thought, because we too are linked to the entire universe.
~ Henry Matisse
Earth Day: Today & Every Day
"When we say the Earth has created life, we know it's only possible because she contains within herself the whole cosmos. Just as the Earth is not only the Earth, so too we are not only human. We have the Earth and the whole cosmos within us. We are made of the sun. We are made of the stars. Touching this true nature of reality, we can transcend the dualistic view that the cosmos is something greater than ourselves or different from ourselves."
—Thích Nhất Hạnh, from "Love Letter to the Earth"



Yosemite National Park


Earth facts for Earth Day:
* The Earth moves faster than a speeding bullet. A rifle bullet travels 1-2 km/sec...The Earth travels at about 30 km/sec (18 miles/sec)!
* The Earth is the biggest of the terrestrial planets in our solar system. Meaning it's rocky, as opposed to a Jupiter-like gas planet.

* Earth has something no other planet we know of has: a lot of water on the surface. It’s about 71 percent water by area, dominated by the Pacific Ocean, which covers 60 million square miles of the surface. That’s nearly a third of the planet.
Thanks to The Slate for the facts!
As read on the John Tesh site on Facebook  


Earth Day
I am the Earth
And the Earth is me.
Each blade of grass,
Each honey tree,
Each bit of mud,
And stick and stone
Is blood and muscle,
Skin and bone.

And just as I
Need every bit
Of me to make
My body fit,
So Earth needs
Grass and stone and tree
And things that grow here
Naturally.

That’s why we
Celebrate this day.
That’s why across
The world we say:
As long as life,
As dear, as free,
I am the Earth
And the Earth is me. ~Jane Yolen



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-t2ouOLYYw
Imagine


"The number one skill in life is not giving up."— Bryant McGill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJJGuIZVfLM
Very good speech







We Do Not Inherit the Earth from Our Ancestors; We Borrow It from Our Children




A dream is a wish your heart makes



https://www.facebook.com/BambooClub.RU/videos/vb.190210091004227/897116850313544/?type=2&theater
I love Asia
May we be blessed this Earth Day with the delights of the earth.
May we treasure and care for them as an endangered child.
May we spend time with the earth relishing it's beauty.
May we sing songs in adoration of our earth.
May we dance and laugh for JOY.
For our earth is worth saving and loving
and holding dear to our hearts.
Beautiful words from my online friends blog
Delights of the Heart
Link in the sidebar







Korean older homes


"Bom" 봄 which means spring! in Korean



Soon Logan will be 3 this pictures melts my heart
and surely makes me realize how fast the years go by

My Son in New Zealand
My family is my piece of Heaven on Earth



“If” 
Rudyard Kipling
f you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream — and not make dreams your master;
If you can think — and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings — nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And — which is more — you’ll be a Man, my son!

I love this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRoqk_z2Lgg

I love this

https://www.musixmatch.com/lyrics/Dan-Leigh/Staircase

Staircase by Dan Leigh


Giggles


When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our live mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.
The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.
- Henri Nouwen


~ lemon chicken soup with orzo ~
“Of all the items on the menu, soup is that which exacts the most delicate perfection and the strictest attention.”~Auguste Escoffier
We love love love soup in this house. A couple days ago I was watching the snow was fall outside my kitchen window as I made a big pot of this fragrant, delicious ambrosia. This is a very healthy soup, and the eggs added to the broth at the end makes it creamy and rich without all the fat and calories. Enjoy with a slice of THIS bread and a glass of sauv blanc or vouvray.
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 big boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into small chunks
1 teaspoon salt
1 medium onion, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
2 medium carrots, diced
2 Tablespoons fresh thyme
6 cups low-sodium, organic chicken broth
1 cup orzo
zest of 1/2 lemon
juice of one lemon
2 large eggs
freshly ground black pepper to taste
Heat 2 Tablespoons of the oil in a big soup pot over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with salt and add it to the pot. Cook, stirring a few times for about 5 minutes, or until just cooked through. Transfer the chicken to a dish and set aside.
Add the 2 remaining Tablespoons oil to the pot. Add the onion, celery, carrot and thyme and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender (about 5 minutes.) Add 5 cups of the broth and bring to a boil. Add the orzo and allow to simmer until tender, about 8 minutes. Lower the heat down to keep the soup hot but NOT boiling.
In a separate saucepan, warm the remaining 1 cup of broth until it is hot, but NOT boiling. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs. Gradually beat the lemon juice into the eggs. Slowly add to the hot broth in the saucepan, whisking constantly until the broth and egg mixture are fully incorporated. Add this to the soup, stirring well until thickened. Don’t allow the soup to come to a boil or it will scramble your eggs. Add the cooked chicken to the soup. Add the pepper and more salt if needed. Serve.

Enjoy

Recipe from Chin Deep

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKoT8E4COqc
Spring is by her very nature divine


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBl8rbOYbXs
Do not try to save
the whole world
or do anything grandiose.
Instead, create
a clearing
in the dense forest
of your life
and wait there
patiently,
until the song
that is your life
falls into your own cupped hands
and you recognize and greet it.
Only then will you know
how to give yourself
to this world
so worthy of rescue.
by Martha Postlewaite


21st April 1967, Working at Abbey Road studios in London, The Beatles completed the sessions for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The final recordings were a short section of gibberish and noise which would follow 'A Day in the Life', in the run-out groove. They recorded assorted noises and voices, which engineer Geoff Emerick then cut-up and randomly re-assembled and edits backwards. At John Lennon's suggestion, they also added a high-pitch 15 kilocycle whistle audible only by dogs. These were omitted from the American version of the album. More on Sgt. Pepperhttp://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/sgt_pepper