Friday, 31 January 2014

Rabbit Rabbit

Rabbit Rabbit

Logan's first bunny I bought him
when he was born

Some of the dishes Ahram and Justin are enjoying for Lunar New Year
and Logan too of course with their family 

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I hope this Lunar New Year blesses us all well

Happy Lunar New Year 2014✿*.
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May divine blessings shower upon us
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........... [] ........ ............HEALTH
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............ [] INNER BLISS
...... [] COMPASSION
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........ [] .........(▒)(▒))) .........HEART
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★¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.¸ ☆★☆¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.¸★ƸӜƷ Lunar New Year TO YOU ALL
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"Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well." 
- Voltaire
I find stories like this captivating

“Be humble for you are made of earth. 
Be noble for you are made of stars.” ~Serbian Proverb
Beautiful internet map

"You get most things in life not by taking, but by giving." ~ Bryant McGill

“You can become blind 
by seeing each day as a similar one.
Each day is a different one, 
each day brings a miracle of its own. 
It's just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.”
-- Paulo Coelho 

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¤ ؛° ¤ .`•.¸.•´ ¤ Have a blessed day..

Take care of your thoughts when you are alone, and take care of your words when you are with others.

~ Melchor Lim ~

“Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.” ~Sonia Ricotti

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´`'*°★  Owl you need is love♫

*¨`*•. (¯`v´¯) (¯`v´¯) .•*¨`*•✿....
Goodbye January...Hello February! (ღ˘◡˘ღ) Ahhh..The Month of Love.  A new beginning. Don’t dwell in the past, Don’t wallow in old events and emotions. Don’t waste time on regret. No use going over and over the details of what already happened... Let it go. This month It's all about Love.  You will be feeling the Love ..................A repost from Motivating Inspiration on Facebook  thank you 

Worth the read for good laugh!
So true for the 70+ age group and for some over 50 too!
When I bought my Blackberry I thought about the 30-year business I ran with 1800 employees,
all without a cell phone that plays music, takes videos, pictures and communicates with Facebook and Twitter. I signed up (under duress) for Twitter and Facebook, so my seven kids, their spouses, my 13 grand kids and 2 great grand kids could communicate with me in the modern way. I figured I could handle something as simple as Twitter with only 140 characters of space. My phone was beeping every three minutes with the details of everything except the bowel movements of the entire next generation. I am not ready to live like this. I keep my cell phone in the garage in my golf bag.
The kids bought me a GPS for my last birthday because they say I get lost every now and then going over to the grocery store or library. I keep that in a box under my tool bench with the Blue tooth [it's red] phone I am supposed to use when I drive. I wore it once and was standing in line at Barnes and Noble talking to my wife and everyone in the nearest 50 yards was glaring at me. I had to take my hearing aid out to use it, and I got a little loud. I mean the GPS looked pretty smart on my dash board, but the lady inside that gadget was the most annoying, rudest person I had run into in a long time. Every 10 minutes, she would sarcastically say, "Re-calc-u-lating." You would think that she could be nicer. It was like she could barely tolerate me. She would let go with a deep sigh and then tell me to make a U-turn at the next light. Then if I made a right turn instead. Well, it was not a good relationship... When I get really lost now, I call my wife and tell her the name of the cross streets and while she is starting to develop the same tone as Gypsy, the GPS lady, at least she loves me.
To be perfectly frank, I am still trying to learn how to use the cordless phones in our house. We have had them for 4 years, but I still haven't figured out how I lose three phones all at once and have to run around digging under chair cushions, checking bathrooms, and the dirty laundry baskets when the phone rings.
The world is just getting too complex for me. They even mess me up every time I go to the grocery store. You would think they could settle on something themselves but this sudden "Paper or Plastic?" every time I check out just knocks me for a loop. I bought some of those cloth reusable bags to avoid looking confused, but I ever remember to take them with me. Now I toss it back to them. When they ask me, "Paper or plastic?" I just say, "Doesn't matter to me. I am bi-sacksual." Then it's their turn to stare at me with a blank look. I was recently asked if I tweet. I answered, "No, but I do fart a lot."
P.S. I know some of you are not over 70. I sent it to you to allow you to forward it to those who are. I figured your sense of humor could handle it. We senior citizens don't need anymore gadgets. The TV remote and the garage door remote are about all we can handle.

Giggles are good for the soul this was sent to me by my dear friend Elaine.
Thank you love you 

Just close your eyes.
Stop whatever you're doing for ten seconds 
and find The Silence.
Visit The Quiet.
Just for ten seconds.
Do it six times today.
One minute a day.
That's all it takes.
One minute, divided into six parts.
Go ahead.
Do it now.
~Neale Donald Walsch~

Happy Friday and Happy Lunar New Year

새해 복 많이 받으세요 (Happy Lunar New Year)!

The Year of the Horse is supposed to bring prosperity and wealth
Let us be blessed

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☆ ▒░ ☆ ♥☆ ♥☆ Happy Lunar New Year☆ ☆ ♥☆░▒▓ ☆
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"It is believed that people born in the year of horse are open-minded, optimistic and outgoing. They are also said to be humorous and attractive, and that when they have a goal, they tend to devote themselves to achieving it without changing course. Next year’s lunar year, which begins on January 31, 2014, is the year of the blue horse, which comes only once every 60 years. Astrologers say it will be a more dynamic year than ever before. "

from my sweet friend sumi cho on facebook
Thank you 
Too often we believe that God's miracles are rare when, in truth, they are constant. God is working miracles today.
Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.

~ C. S. Lewis ~

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To experience true personal power 
remember this:
a random act of kindness
SPREADS like a wildfire
because all of us respond to LOVE.
~Blake Foster~

The time to be happy is now

I love this video
Thanks Dani for posting it.

Potato Chips

A little boy wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with a bag of potato chips and a six-pack of root beer and started his journey.

When he had gone about three blocks, he met an old man. He was sitting in the park, just staring at some pigeons. The boy sat down next to him and opened his suitcase. He was about to take a drink from his root beer when he noticed that the old man looked hungry, so he offered him some chips. He gratefully accepted it and smiled at him.

His smile was so pretty that the boy wanted to see it again, so he offered him a root beer. Again, he smiled at him. The boy was delighted! They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling, but they never said a word...

As twilight approached, the boy realized how tired he was and he got up to leave; but before he had gone more than a few steps, he turned around, ran back to the old man, and gave him a hug. He gave him his biggest smile ever....

When the boy opened the door to his own house a short time later, his mother was surprised by the look of joy on his face.. She asked him, "What did you do today that made you so happy? "He replied, "I had lunch with God." But before his mother could respond, he added, "You know what? He's got the most beautiful smile I've ever seen!"

Meanwhile, the old man, also radiant with joy, returned to his home. His son was stunned by the look of peace on his face and he asked, "dad, what did you do today that made you so happy?"

He replied "I ate potato chips in the park with God." However, before his son responded, he added, "You know, he's much younger than I expected."

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 the potential to turn a life around.
People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime! Embrace all equally!

Have lunch with God.......bring chips.

This lovely story was sent to me by my sweet friend Havi.

Thank you 
Much love today, tomorrow and always.

✶*¨*. ¸ .✫Remember to keep your eyes open
for your own personal miracle✶*¨*. ¸ .✫
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Thursday, 30 January 2014

Almost February

Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back 

and realize they were the big things ツ♥♥ツ

I love the starbucks mug

Keep warm everyone.

It's almost February which means we are one day closer to spring
and to Valentine's Day

"The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart."

-J. G. Holland

Black Moon Rising

Magical Black New Moon... 
With so many intense lunar influences on this much-celebrated day, it's clear this year will be a year of much change and movement. 
A Super Moon can lead to extreme tides. Symbolically water represents emotion, so you may experience more extreme highs or lows under this Super Moon phenomenon. With quirky Uranus aligning with this lunar equation, this may be a time of some chaos, but it also brings about the possibility for great change, innovation and invention.
If you’ve thought about making a radical but right-for-you choice this year, or are restless with routine and crave excitement, this Super Moon may help you shake things up in a truly authentic manner in 2014.

To all celebrating the Lunar New Year, Gong Xi Fa Cai.
May the Year of the Horse bring us greater peace, harmony and prosperity. Good luck to us all.

A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, need less, dream big, laugh a lot and realize how blessed you are."

I love their commericals and yes it's time to celebrate the year
of the horse.

I love this

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides☼


Forty-five years ago on Jan. 30, 1969, the Beatles gave their final live performance – a surprise rooftop appearance that charmed their fans and went down in history. Not long after this concert, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr went their separate ways, pursuing solo careers ......

"We went on the roof in order to resolve the live concert idea, because it was much simpler than going anywhere else; also nobody had ever done that, so it would be interesting to see what happened when we started playing up there. It was a nice little social study.
We set up a camera in the Apple reception area, behind a window so nobody could see it, and we filmed people coming in. The police and everybody came in saying, 'You can't do that! You've got to stop.' "

George Harrison - from Anthology

From My Beatles Page on facebook
Thank you 

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

A Song in My Heart

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╚══╝ Are you in the mood for more fabulous music today.

Thanks for always putting a song in my heart♫

Music to me is one of the most beautiful things in life
a healing balm for certain

Adele: Lovesong
My song for you today

5 Reasons to Laugh

1. Laughter boosts your immune system. According to some studies, laughter helps to boost your immune system and may even increase the number of cancer-killing cells in your body. Doing something that feels good and is good for you? Sounds like a good idea to me!

2. Laughter release endorphins.
 And speaking of feeling good... when you laugh, you trigger a release of endorphins (those feel-good chemicals). These chemicals are the reason that you feel so happy when you laugh. The more you laugh, the better you'll feel so do it as often as you can!

3. Laughter helps us connect with others. Think about how you feel when you're laughing with someone. You feel connected, right? Even if you don't know the person well, you feel bonded with him or her. Forming connections has a positive impact on our lives -- and laughter is a great way to connect! 

4. Laughter protects your heart. Apparently laughing has some healthy heart benefits. Laughing can lead to improved blood flow and cut down on high blood pressure. Heart troubles are unfortunately pretty common -- which is why we should all start laughing more often to ward them off. 

5. Laughter keeps us present. When you're laughing, you're focused on whatever is funny in that moment. You're not worried about the past or the future. You're in the now. Though you might not realize it, laughter really is one of the best ways to stay present.

These are just a few of the many reasons it benefits us to laugh. Laughter offers us a break from the hard parts of life. Laughter offers us a chance to escape, even for a few moments, from the past and the future. Laughter allows us to really be in the moment. No matter how badly you feel, how broken your heart is, how tough things seem, laughter has the ability to pick you up, to bring you a respite from unhappiness. It really is the best medicine. Below are a few of laugh-inducing links.

Thank you so very much for posting this about laughter

My sweet love you always bring so much joy to my days
in every way along with your parents.

Although we are thousands of miles apart we shall always be connected
heart♥ to heart♥

You Smile I Smile ツ♥♥ツ

Have a fabulous day in every way

I love you ♥

"Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one's self?"

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

The most beautiful people are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.

~ Elisabeth Kübler- Ross 

“Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.” ~Sonia Ricotti

Very sweet printable owl valentines

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Less is the New More


With each forgiving thought, we become healers of our lives and the world. ♥♥♥

☆¸.•´¯`•.¸☆..✫...(⁀‵⁀,) "The purpose of our lives is to give birth to the best which is within us ~Marianne Williamson~

Relaxation meditation from Dr. Brian Weiss

I seen him on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday this past week and was really impressed with him

Beautiful photographs

Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts. Oliver Wendell Holmes
Happiness is not a matter of good fortune or worldly possessions. It's a mental attitude. It comes from appreciating what we have, instead of being miserable about what we don't have ツ♥♥ツ

Monday, 27 January 2014

Owl you Need is Love

♥^^ "... Worldwide there are pessimists people... optimists people ... both tend to get hurt when life brings challenges .. But, there is a third type rarer ... persons flowing ... they learned how to walk ... nothing, or no one can hurt them ... because they are integrated ... in the sky are the air, in the rivers and seas... the water". (Chris Nunes - The Traveller Book)

Owl you need is love

Beautiful little sparkling stickers from Hallmark

Owl always be your valentine

The Lunar New Year is January 29th
and it will be the year of the horse

This card is scanned from a greeting card sent to me

Some good luck foods for the lunar new year

“How happy is the little stone
That rambles in the road alone,
And doesn't care about careers,
And exigencies never fears;
Whose coat of elemental brown
A passing universe put on;
And independent as the sun,
Associates or glows alone,
Fulfilling absolute decree
In casual simplicity.” ~Emily Dickinson

I am hoping all your wishes come true today and everyday

And so our hearts bloom *°✫.¸♥¸.✫With every thought of kindness and of love♥

"I see that every day is a holy day. I see that celebrating,
generosity, and gratitude are simple states of being, not
unattainable ideals." - Martha Beck

Thanks Chel for posting this lovely quote
Some happy thoughts are always great♥

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Always share Love♥

Beautiful and peaceful

"The Gayatri Mantra (Prayer) is said to be the oldest and most powerful of mantras, being thousands of years old. It purifies the person chanting it as well as the listener as it creates a tangible sense of well being in whoever comes across it. Translated, it means "May all beings on earth reach enlightenment," but as with all mantras, the meaning of the Sanskrit words isn't as important as the effect the vibrations of the words have on the body and energy centers" ~ Deva Premal

Om bhur bhuvah svah
tat-savitur varenyam
bhargo devasya dhimahi
dhiyo yo nah prachodayat

[tat–that (God)
savitur–of the sun
varenyam–the best
bhargo (bhargas)–light, illumination
dhimahi–let us meditate (a verb)
dhiyo (dhiyah)–thought(s)
yo (yah)–which
nah–of us, our
prachodayat–May it push, inspire (a verb)]

~ Kaylene

Have a soulful Sunday

"As Eckhart Tolle reminds us in Stillness Speaks, we are not our thoughts. We are the awareness of our thoughts, disguised as people." —Oprah Winfrey

My son
and his son

Now on the runway sporting the latest in pant headwear is...his Dad's words about this photograph
Smiles Enjoy your day in every way

They are getting ready for the big celebration of Lunar New year

"Namaskar" ("I salute the God in you")

Good recipes here too

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Mad Men

You all know I love to watch the show Mad Men

this scene I love my beloved Mother used to dress like this classy elegant and beautiful

I love the song in this segment

The song from this segment is called
From my dear friend Stevi:

I looked it up for you and it's Rimsky-Korsakov: Song of the Indian Guest from the opera Sadko. Very beautiful indeed. And that scene from Mad Men, how amazing! xx

and it is also listed as thanks so much Lora

Song of India by David Carbonara

The most extraordinary thing about the oyster is this. Irritations get into his shell. He does not like them. But when he cannot get rid of them, he uses the irritation to do the loveliest thing an oyster ever has a chance to do. If there are irritations in our lives today, there is only one prescription: make a pearl. It may have to be a pearl of patience, but, anyhow, make a pearl. And it takes faith and love to do it.” –Henry Emerson Fosdick

"If you're feeling blue, try painting yourself a different color.~Hannah Cheatham, age 8

I love this quote as read on my friends blog Come Sit by My Fire

Link on the sidebar

This song makes me happy
Thanks cousin Cheryl for always putting a song in my heart♥

Today is a brand new day...
Consider yourself the recipient
of a beautiful gift, wrapped in
gorgeous ribbon....
Savor it, enjoy it.... ♥♥

Our entire life is made up of choices,
What we decide,
the action we take,
the attitude we display
All represent the steps of life.
Sometimes we take two steps forward
And one-step back.
Some of us take baby steps
Some of us take giant steps
But the secret is not to let that
one step back turn into a failure.
Learn from backward steps
And keep on stepping forward in this dance
Called Life!
~Catherine Pulsifer © 2007~

As read on Facebook under the Rose Cottage
Thank you 

"Joy does not simply happen to us. 
We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day."
~Henri Nouwen~

Happy, Happy, joy, joy

"A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that 1,100 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.

Three minutes went by, and a middle aged man noticed there was musician playing. He slowed his pace, and stopped for a few seconds, and then hurried up to meet his schedule.

A minute later, the violinist received his first dollar tip: a woman threw the money in the till and without stopping, and continued to walk.

A few minutes later, someone leaned against the wall to listen to him, but the man looked at his watch and started to walk again. Clearly he was late for work.

The one who paid the most attention was a 3 year old boy. His mother tagged him along, hurried, but the kid stopped to look at the violinist. Finally, the mother pushed hard, and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. All the parents, without exception, forced them to move on.

In the 45 minutes the musician played, only 6 people stopped and stayed for a while. About 20 gave him money, but continued to walk their normal pace. He collected $32. When he finished playing and silence took over, no one noticed it. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.

No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the most talented musicians in the world. He had just played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, on a violin worth $3.5 million dollars.

Two days before his playing in the subway, Joshua Bell sold out at a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100.

This is a real story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste, and priorities of people. The outlines were: in a commonplace environment at an inappropriate hour: Do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize the talent in an unexpected context?

One of the possible conclusions from this experience could be:

If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world playing the best music ever written, how many other things are we missing?"
A beautiful posting as always
called A Spring Green Leaf

Let's do more nice and loving things for each other in 2014, without any reason other than to make each other smile and show that we think of each other"  Kindness is the highest form of wisdom
Have a wonderful Saturday