Thursday, 28 February 2013

Happy 9 months of life Logan

There is no February 31 so I will celebrate Logan's 
9 beautiful months of life today.
I love you sweet Prince

Logan was born May 31, 2012


▌ *˛˚ღ •˚ ˚...just sprinkling a little Love ˚ ✰* ★
/ \ ˚. ★ *˛ ˚* ✰。˚ ˚ღ。* ˛˚ 。✰˚* ˚ ★ღ ˚ 。✰ •* ˚ " Happiness in 2013 to you all. Love you all so very much indeed♥♥

Love your Halmeoni



Happiness is lots of layers of love 


˙·٠•●♥❤❥ ㋡





Logan 9 months of age
February 2013

Each contact with a human being is so rare, so 


precious, one 


should preserve it. 

Anais Nin♥



I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature. My attachments are always excessively strong.”

— Jane Austen

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Love you all Justin and Ahram and Logan♥

Love is just a word until your loved ones come
along to give it full meaning

Life is a celebration of new awakenings,
new beginnings and wonderful surprises to
enlighten the soul♥

For those of you on Facebook
Ahram and Justin have posted a sweet
9 months of age video on Facebook
I'm in Heaven

We are never apart maybe in distance 
but not in the heart♥


Happiness is lots of layers of love
˙·٠•●♥❤❥ ㋡

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Lovely Seoul South Korea

As you all know my lovely Son and his beautiful wife and fabulous little Son live in Seoul South Korea

We have been to Seoul twice................and I fall in love each time and love the people, the Asian culture and beauty of the land


Here are a few pictures from our trip in May 2007


My Son Shine in Seoul 
May 2007



A beautiful tea set from South Korea my Son bought me


Cultural Entertainment at a Korean Folk Village

A piece of Korean Art I bought in Seoul


The contrast of the very modern City to the ancient History of Seoul



Drew and Justin and our loved ones took us to Fabulous restaurants and places
and we shared so much fun and love with them all

The DMZ zone that separates South and North Korea



Each place you look you see exquisite gardens


Many of Seoul's flora and fauna is the same as ours

Beautiful Asian flare


Wish ribbons everywhere

Me strutting my stuff at Samsung Plaza with my Son

Wisteria which I grow here grows wild in South Korea

Beautiful Seoul

My husband and I in Seoul May 2007

 Beautiful restaurants and we loved the cuisine
Beautiful

 Everyone loves nature as we do

Divine 


Me with a guard at the National Palace 
Bringing treats from Canada to my Son's students




(¯`´♥(¯`´♥.¸________ღ☆ღ_________ ¸.♥´´¯)♥´´¯)
☆▓▒░☆ HAVE A SUPER BLESSED DAY ☆░▒▓ ☆
(_¸.♥(_¸.♥´´ ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ღ☆ღ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ `´♥.¸_)♥.¸_)

It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.



THE MAJORITY OF US LEAD QUIET, UNHERALDED LIVES AS WE PASS THROUGH THIS WORLD. THERE WILL MOST LIKELY BE NO TICKER-TAPE PARADES FOR US, NO MONUMENTS CREATED IN OUR HONOR. BUT THAT DOES NOT LESSEN OUR POSSIBLE IMPACT, FOR THERE ARE SCORES OF PEOPLE WAITING FOR SOMEONE JUST LIKE US TO COME ALONG; PEOPLE WHO WILL APPRECIATE OUR COMPASSION, OUR UNIQUE TALENTS. SOMEONE WHO WILL LIVE A HAPPIER LIFE MERELY BECAUSE WE TOOK THE TIME TO SHARE WHAT WE HAD TO GIVE. TOO OFTEN WE UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF A TOUCH, A SMILE, A KIND WORD A LISTENING EAR, AN HONEST COMPLIMENT, OR THE SMALLEST ACT OF CARING, ALL OF WHICH HAVE A POTENTIAL TO TURN A LIFE AROUND. IT’S OVERWHELMING TO CONSIDER THE CONTINUOUS OPPORTUNITIES THERE ARE TO MAKE OUR LOVE FELT.” —LEO BUSCAGLIA 


http://www.onetruemedia.com/otm_site/view_shared?p=c05fc0771759701f719695&skin_id=701&utm_source=otm&utm_medium=text_url

Seoul September 2010

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

A-Z


Me and my Son dancing at their Canadian wedding reception here in Ontario Canada July  2011
He chose All You Need is Love for our special dance♪

Their  original wedding was in Seoul September 18, 2010

Me hugging my beautiful daughter of the Heart Ahram
on their wedding day in Seoul.


Me hugging my fabulous Son on his wedding day in 
Seoul September 18, 2010

It was a very very happy day full of so much love.





A-Z Idea as seen on my sweet friends's blog

http://comesitbymyfire.blogspot.ca/
Thanks Relyn


Age: I am 60 in numbers but much younger in spirit I am told. 

Bed size: We have a queen size. 

Chore I dislike: The worst thing my Sister and I had to do was to go through all our beloved Mom's things 6 years ago when she died suddenly and decide what to keep and what to donate and what to give to other family members.  Terrible time!
I hung on to many of her things and the above top picture I am wearing her necklace and earrings...........I have mementos of her all over but mostly in my heart♥


Dogs: We currently have no fur angels but have had many in the past. We had a dog and siamese cats.


Essential start to my day:  A morning kiss from my husband, prayer and  a positive attitude, and to focus on our many blessings.

Favorite color: Blue currently for my sweet Logan Love but I love pink and all pretty pastels for Spring. 

Gold or silver: I regularly wear both.

House or aparment: Home

Instruments played: No talent at  this!  But I admire people that can and I love music.  Some of my favorite instruments the piano, the drums, the mandolin and the harp.

Job title: Domestic Goddess and lover of life

Kids:One Fabulous Son and 3 inherited children

Live: in Ontario Canada

Married: very happily married 19 years to Paul and 19 years to my former husband who passed away in 1992 my Son's Father Robbie

Never again: Not listen to the voice of my own heart and intuition. 

Other fun fact: I have many friends that I feel so close to one I have met only once and others not at all but we are kindred spirits indeed.   I have pen pals all over and love to write hand written letters and cards.  I also love to receive them.  

Pet peeve: Gossip and mean people. Rudeness and people always on their cell phones especially when they are with you.  

Quote: Kindness is the highest form of wisdom

Right or left handed: right

Siblings: one younger Sister, one in Heaven.

Time you wake up: 4:00 a.m. on weekdays as I am on the weekends.

University: Never attended but I have taken some courses at College. and I try to learn something new each and every day.  I feel life teaches us great things if you just pay attention.

Veggies you dislike: Overcooked soggy ones or ones with no taste at all.

What makes you run late: Nothing I am always early or right on time

X-rays: Usually at the dentist. 

Yummy food: My husband cooks for me most days and I love my son's cooking and food at some of my favorite restaurants..........  

Zoo animal you love: I am not a lover of zoo's as I don't like seeing animals caged and not living in their natural environment.  but I love elephants but not in zoos but perhaps with all the ivory poaching going on they may be safer in zoos.   

thanks Relyn♥



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╚═╩═╩═╩ƸӜƷ ❤ GOOD MORNING My LOVELY FRIENDS
ღ´´¯`•. ¸¸. ི♥ྀ. ... HAPPY TUESDAY!!
"Today, fill your cup of life with sunshine and laughter."✿◠‿◠)
(Dodinsky)¸.•*¨`*•..¸✿
KEEP on SMILING ღ¸.•*¨`*•..¸✿❤✿
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These days, in our materialistic culture, many people are led to believe that money is the ultimate source of happiness. Consequently, when they don’t have enough of it they feel let down. Therefore, it is important to let people know that they have the source of contentment and happiness within themselves, and that it is related to nurturing our natural inner values.




Korean Love Sign


Love is all you need



A real man treats his lady like a Queen, And a real lady treats her man like a King.


http://blogs.windsorstar.com/2013/02/25/good-deed-has-big-return-for-u-s-homeless-man/

☼ Another wonderful day full of positive energy and endless possibilities. Only good things can come when you let go of something negative. To each day comes change, to each life an end, what we do along the way decides how we will be remembered. Love the people who treat you right, Pray for the ones who don't. Life is 10% what you make it, and 90% how you take it.....♥



Monday, 25 February 2013

Hooray for Hollywood


This photograph and the list below if courtesy of Good Morning America.




It doesn't matter how you get knocked down in life because that's going to happen. All that matters is that you got to get up." - Ben Affleck



http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/oscar-winners-2013-full-list/story?id=18570339

I love watching the Academy Awards...................

It was a fabulous night....................




This was not from the Academy Awards but the dresses

were stylish and elegant indeed.


"Sometimes we develop grand concepts of what happiness might look like for us, but if we pay attention, we can see that there are little symbols of happiness in every breath that we take."

— His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ulkiKNN4UU

The Harlem Shake Sky Dive Edition


Sunday, 24 February 2013

Have a Soulful Sunday

One young man went to apply for a managerial position in a big company. He passed the initial interview, and now would meet the director for the final interview.

The director discovered from his CV that the youth's academic achievements were excellent. He asked, "Did you obtain any scholarships in school?" the youth answered "no".

" Was it your father who paid for your school fees?"

"My father passed away when I was one year old, it was my mother who paid for my school fees.” he replied.

" Where did your mother work?"

"My mother worked as clothes cleaner.”

The director requested the youth to show his hands. The youth showed a pair of hands that were smooth and perfect.

" Have you ever helped your mother wash the clothes before?"

"Never, my mother always wanted me to study and read more books. Besides, my mother can wash clothes faster than me.

The director said, "I have a request. When you go home today, go and clean your mother's hands, and then see me tomorrow morning.

The youth felt that his chance of landing the job was high. When he went back home, he asked his mother to let him clean her hands. His mother felt strange, happy but with mixed feelings, she showed her hands to her son.

The youth cleaned his mother's hands slowly. His tear fell as he did that. It was the first time he noticed that his mother's hands were so wrinkled, and there were so many bruises in her hands. Some bruises were so painful that his mother winced when he touched it.

This was the first time the youth realized that it was this pair of hands that washed the clothes everyday to enable him to pay the school fees. The bruises in the mother's hands were the price that the mother had to pay for his education, his school activities and his future.

After cleaning his mother hands, the youth quietly washed all the remaining clothes for his mother.

That night, mother and son talked for a very long time.

Next morning, the youth went to the director's office.

The Director noticed the tears in the youth's eyes, when he asked: "Can you tell me what have you done and learned yesterday in your house?"

The youth answered," I cleaned my mother's hand, and also finished cleaning all the remaining clothes'

“I know now what appreciation is. Without my mother, I would not be who I am today. By helping my mother, only now do I realize how difficult and tough it is to get something done on your own. And I have come to appreciate the importance and value of helping one’s family.

The director said, "This is what I am looking for in a manager. I want to recruit a person who can appreciate the help of others, a person who knows the sufferings of others to get things done, and a person who would not put money as his only goal in life.”

“You are hired.”

This young person worked very hard, and received the respect of his subordinates. Every employee worked diligently and worked as a team. The company's performance improved tremendously.

A child, who has been protected and habitually given whatever he wanted, would develop an "entitlement mentality" and would always put himself first. He would be ignorant of his parent's efforts. When he starts work, he assumes that every person must listen to him, and when he becomes a manager, he would never know the sufferings of his employees and would always blame others. For this kind of people, who may be good academically, they may be successful for a while, but eventually they would not feel a sense of achievement. They will grumble and be full of hatred and fight for more. If we are this kind of protective parents, are we really showing love or are we destroying our children instead?

You can let your child live in a big house, eat a good meal, learn piano, watch on a big screen TV. But when you are cutting grass, please let them experience it. After a meal, let them wash their plates and bowls together with their brothers and sisters. It is not because you do not have money to hire a maid, but it is because you want to love them in a right way. You want them to understand, no matter how rich their parents are, one day their hair will grow gray, same as the mother of that young person. The most important thing is your child learns how to appreciate the effort and experience the difficulty and learns the ability to work with others to get things done.

Try to forward this story to as many as possible...this may change somebody's fate.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMG2vNVq0ww

I love this it is called Welcome Home♥



Me and my fabulous husband in beautiful Whistler British Columbia 
a few years back





Song for Sunday

I am the Walrus
The Beatles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42luHhrsNhg

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Saturday Smiles


The best use of your life is to invest it in [something that] will outlast it. And that's what it means to live a purpose-driven life."
– Pastor Rick Warren








Our sweet Logan will be 9 months of age at the end of this month.
He is cutting his first tooth.

Have a wonderful Saturday everyone
Have lots of fun♥



Seoul in pictures.  Thanks to my Son and Chris for this link♥

We have strict policies in most stores here not to take 


pictures in side any one of them. If you get a chance to go 

see all spring displays at Indigo.......=Heaven. The bunnies 

and soft plush toys and every pastel colour and the Jasmine

 bath salts by Thyme are divine♥ A morning of eye candy for 


sure♥♥






Count Your Blessings ♥´´¯`•.¸¸.♫´¯`•.¸¸.♥

Count your blessings instead of your crosses;
Count your gains instead of your losses.
Count your joys instead of your woes;
Count your friends instead of your foes.

Count your smiles instead of your tears;
Count your courage instead of your fears.
Count your full years instead of your lean;
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.
Count your health instead of your wealth;
Love your neighbor as much as yourself.
~unknown~


Children in our neighborhood having fun in the snow.................
above 3 photographs


Friday, 22 February 2013

Happiness is a choice


The 92-year-old, petite, well-poised, and proud lady, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o'clock, with her hair fashionably coiffed and makeup perfectly applied, even though she is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today.


Her husband of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary.
After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, she smiled sweetly when told her room was ready. As she maneuvered her walker to the elevator, I provided a visual description of her tiny room, including the eyelet curtains that had been hung on her window.
"I love it," she stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy.
"Mrs. Jones, you haven't seen the room .... just wait."
"That doesn't have anything to do with it," she replied.
"Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time. Whether I like my room or not doesn't depend on how the furniture is arranged... it's how I arrange my mind.
"I already decided to love it ... It's a decision I make every morning when I wake up. I have a choice; I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that no longer work, or get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that do.
"Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open I'll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I've stored away ... just for this time in my life.
"Old age is like a bank account--you withdraw from it what you've put in."
So, my advice to you would be to deposit a lot of happiness in the bank account of memories.
Remember the five simple rules to be happy:
1. Free your heart from hatred.

2. Free your mind from worries.

3. Live simply.

4. Give more.

5. Expect less.

Happy Friday everyone

Much love to you all


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♥ Happy
♥ Weekend
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tdhmHLXp9k

Beautiful Zen garden and music

Thursday, 21 February 2013

An Elephant Story


“An amazing occurrence happened in South Africa when 31 elephants made a “Journey To Pay their Respect.”

How did they know? Something that is greater and deeper than human intelligence informed them that their hero– he man who had saved their lives and many other animals–had made his transition from this earthly world.

Lawrence Anthony (1950–2012), a legend in South Africa and author of 3 books including the bestseller “The Elephant Whisperer,” bravely rescued wildlife and rehabilitated elephants all over the globe from human atrocities, including the courageous rescue of Baghdad Zoo animals during the US invasion in 2003.

On March 7, 2012 Lawrence Anthony died. Two days after his passing, the wild elephants showed up at his home led by two large matriarchs. Separate wild herds arrived in droves to say goodbye to their beloved man-friend’. A total of 31 elephants had patiently walked over 12 miles to reach his South African House.

Witnessing this spectacle, humans were obviously in awe not only because of the supreme intelligence and precise timing that these elephants sensed about Lawrence’s passing, but also because of the profound memory and emotion the beloved animals evoked in such an organized way. Walking slowly – for days – they made their way in a solemn one-by-one queue from their habitat in the wild bush to his house.

Lawrence’s wife, Francoise, was especially touched, knowing that the elephants had not been to his house prior to that day for well over 3 years! But yet they knew where they were going and they seemed to know why they were going to Lawrence’s home. The elephants obviously wanted to pay their deep respects, honoring their human friend who had saved their lives–so much respect that they stayed for 2 days 2 nights without eating anything.

After honoring Lawrence Anthony in the only way they could–in this touching and memorable tribute to the man who had saved them and many other animals around the world–these sentient creatures had proven they are wiser and more compassionate than the human race will ever be or ever realize. Then one morning, they left, making their long journey back home..."





I seen this story posted on Facebook...as well as the photograph posted.


How amazing is this............





I love elephants





Have a great day



As reported by Wayne Dyer:

"Many years ago Oprah Winfrey was interviewed about her life and asked whether she had known that she would become one of the most powerful women in the world.
She explained to the reporter that when she was a little girl, someone asked her what she wanted to do with her life.
She answered by saying that she didn't know. She just liked talking to people.
The person quickly retorted, "Well, you can't make a living doing that."







WE MUST KNOW THAT WE HAVE BEEN CREATED FOR GREATER THINGS, NOT JUST TO BE A NUMBER IN THE WORLD, NOT JUST TO GO FOR DIPLOMAS AND DEGREES, THIS WORK AND THAT WORK. WE HAVE BEEN CREATED IN ORDER TO LOVE AND TO BE LOVED.” —MOTHER TERESA