Monday, 31 March 2014

Vancouver Acquarium

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Beautiful Chinese acrobats

The value of our life is not base on how much
we have, but how much we able to give others.

Every cookie recipe you will ever need and then some

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style” 
― Maya Angelou

☼ If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the million who will not survive the week. If you have food in your refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% of this world. If you have money in the bank or in your wallet, you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy...If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful, you are blessed because the majority can, but most do not. Begin each day with a grateful heart.  Make it a great day

10 Life Lessons You Can Learn From Children

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What do children know that adults seem to have forgotten? Children are more confident, more courageous and enjoy life far more intensely than adults. Sometimes it feels that we spend our entire lives trying to return to who we were as children. Here's what we can learn from our younger selves to bring more clarity and joy into adulthood.
1. Every day is a fresh start.
"Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?" - L.M. Montgomery.
Wasn't it alway amazing how the end of a school day always felt so final, so finished? The break between June and September seemed like a lifetime. Because when you are young, every day feels like an eternity and a new day means new opportunities to make new friends, explore new adventures, learn new things. Children don't carry baggage from one day to the next. They start fresh, always.
2. Creative pursuits are fun and good for you.
"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." - Franklin D. Roosevelt
How often do you see children losing themselves in a creative project for hours at a time? Drawing, playing with clay, building a sandcastle with meticulous attention to detail. For some reason, as we get older, we stop seeing creative activities as worthwhile. How many adults, aside from artists, draw on a regular basis? How many play with clay or finger paint just for the fun of it?
3. Be courageous.
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anais Nin.
Sing out loud. Dance when you feel like it. A child's life feels limitless because they are not confined by fears of failure or humiliation. They march forward with hope and determination because they don't know any better. They haven't been beaten down, they haven't experienced failure. They embrace life and all it has to offer with open arms.
4. Laugh every day.
"A day without laughter is a day wasted." - Charlie Chaplin
Children have the beautiful ability to find joy all around them. Just watch the humor a child can find in a shopping mall or at the park. They see silliness everywhere.
5. Be active.
"Play energizes and enlivens us. It eases our burdens. It renews our natural sense of optimism and opens us up to new possibilities." - Stuart Brown
When you were young, playing outside was the highlight of your day. You would run and chase your friends until you were out of breath and your cheeks were rosy. You would jump and do cartwheels at the drop of a hat and you never thought of it as "exercise" or "daily fitness." It was just playing. And it was fun. "It is a happy talent to know how to play." Ralph Waldo Emerson
6. Nurture friendship.
"In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed." - Khalil Gibran
Children find true joy while playing with friends and they love making new ones. They join soccer teams, go to a birthday parties, start new schools. These are all ways that kids make new friends. Children adhere to the motto, "the more the merrier," and adults should, as well.
7. Be the hero.
"Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim." - Nora Ephron
When a child tells you a story about school or the soccer field, they are usually the hero of their story. The world revolves around them. As we age, we don't want to be conceited or egotistic, so we downplay our accomplishments and achievements. We don't want to brag. But in doing so, we often slip to the side of self-deprecation. We put ourselves down to make others feel better or to be more relatable. Modesty becomes an admirable quality and we start to convince ourselves of our own mediocrity.
8. Scars are badges of honor.
"Every day you either see a scar or courage. Where you dwell will define your struggle." - Dodinsky
When a child breaks a bone, everyone they know will sign the cast. They become the superstar of the class, the survivor. If they fall down and cut themselves, everyone wants to see the scar, they wear it proudly. As we get older, we hide our scars, our wounds become our secrets. We don't want to be seen as weak or pitied, so we tell no one where it hurts. But what children recognize is that scars aren't signs of weakness, a scar is a sign of strength and survival. A story to tell. An accomplishment.
9. Try new things.
"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore." - Andre Gide
Children are not afraid to play a sport they have never tried before. They will jump on a trampoline, dive into a pool or ski down a mountain even if it is foreign to them. As adults, we fear the unknown. We stay safely ensconced in our comfort zone and rarely venture out. Adventure exhilarates us and awakens the spirit.
10. Notice the little things.
"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." - Robert Brault
My niece loves watching the sandpipers run back and forth at the water's edge. She notices their little legs and how fast they move along the sand. Something simple that we take for granted brings her immense joy and profound inspiration. When did we stop noticing the tiny miracles that surround us daily? How much more beautiful would life be if we could see these miracles again?
This post originally appeared on Daily Moxie.
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Vanessa's Deli and Bakery is opened today out our way. Fabulous home cooked specials and all kinds of gourmet goodies. Good luck Vanessa and family. It was formerly Vanessa's bakery and deli. 2055 Sandwich Pkwy W, Lasalle, ON N9H 2E1 Vanessa is the granddaughter of my dear friend Connie.   Please stop in and visit them.

This is a search dog helping in the recent Washington mudslide. He has tirelessly been searching for victims. Our heroes come in all shapes.  — 

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Soulful Sunday

Healthy salad dressings

Love how this bird dances in his courting ritual

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Always remember to fall asleep with a dream
and wake up with a purpose

A genuine smile is like a warm rain shower followed by a glorious rainbow. It cleanses, invigorates and enriches the lives of everyone it touches.
~ Sri Gawn tu Fahr ~

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✿✿. ..✻. ..✻. ☆ Thank you for the joy you bring to me ☆ .✻. ..✻. .. I love you all so very much Mom X0X0 and Halmeoni♥
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Thanks Corey for this link

It is the simple moments that bring Joy to Life...
"Morning is the best of all times in the garden. 
The sun is not yet hot. Sweet vapors rise from the earth. 
Night dew clings to the soil and makes plants glisten. 
Birds call to one another. Bees are already at work."
~William Longgood~♥

The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.
― Barbara Kingsolver

How sweet and special

Beautiful song sent to me by my fabulous and beautiful cousin Cheryl
I look to you by Whitney Houston
a gorgeous song from a gorgeous lady

Thank you Cheryl for always putting a song in my heart♥  ♫

Alone with God, in quiet peace,
From earthly cares I find release;
New strength I borrow for each day
As there with God, I stop to pray.
Alone with God, my sins confess'd
He speaks in mercy, I am blest.
I know the kiss of pardon free,
I talk to God, He talks to me.
Alone with God, my vision clears
I see my guilt, the wasted years
I plead for grace to walk His way
And live for Him, from day to day.
Alone with God no sin between
His lovely face so plainly seen;
My guilt all gone, my heart at rest
With Christ, my Lord, my soul is blest.
Lord keep my life alone for Thee;
From sin and self, Lord set me free.
And when no more this earth I trod
They'll say, "She walked alone with God."
The Morning Hour By Bruce Fogarty:

Every person you meet is either a teacher or a mirror.

Value each precious moment
Mornings bring us hope
afternoons bring faith
evenings bring love
and night brings us rest.

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Coffee Talk ♥С██ ►Every single person's life isn't determined by how hard they fall, and how much failure that they suffer, but instead it is determined by the amount of times that a person is willing to get up after falling, the amount of times that a person is able to turn a loss into a victory. Life is about how we react to the circumstances that present themselves to us, life is determined by the attitude and mental state that we keep when we are forced to endure. The more that we remain positive in our mind and in our thoughts, the more likely of a chance that the actions that we commit from dwelling on this positive thinking will eventually get us positive results and bring forward progress in our lives. The more often that we are willing to think positively, the more often we will obtain those results that are beyond ordinary, we will immerse ourselves in the extraordinary. ♥Stay Positive & Believe!♥
Make it a great day! ☼ 
as read on facebook

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Good Morning

Photograph as seen on Facebook
Photographer unknown to me
but it is so very lovely and beautiful

Good Morning

There is a flurry of activity in the next outside our window of our computer room.
Sparrows in it this year last year it was robins.
Springtime is divine
with everything starting fresh and new again.

Vanessa's Deli and Bakery is opening up on Monday
out near our way.  She is the granddaughter of my dear friend Connie.

2055 Sandwich West  Parkway, Windsor, ON N9H 2M2

(519) 250-5998

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"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." ~Maya Angelou

Friday, 28 March 2014

You Are

You Are
You are strong
when you take your grief and teach it to smile.
You are brave
when you overcome your fear and help others to do the same.
You are happy
when you see a flower and give it your blessing.
You are loving
when your own pain does not blind you to the pain of others.
You are wise
when you know the limits of your wisdom.
You are true
when you admit there are times you fool yourself.
You are alive
when tomorrow's hope means more to you than yesterday's mistake.
You are growing
when you know what you are but not what you will become.
You are free
when you are in control of yourself and do not wish to control others.
You are honorable
when you find your honor is to honor others.
You are generous
when you can take as sweetly as you can give.
You are humble
when you do not know how humble you are.
You are thoughtful
when you see me just as I am and treat me just as you are.
You are merciful
when you forgive in others the faults you condemn in yourself.
You are beautiful
when you don't need a mirror to tell you.
You are rich
when you never need more than what you have.
You are you
when you are at peace with who you are not.
-author unknown

Thank you my dear friend Havi for sending this to me.
I love your daily emails they bring many smiles.
Blessings my sweet friend

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Logan enjoying all the family reunions
and gatherings with everyone

On the plane ride from Seoul to Canada

"Spring makes the world a happy place

You see a smile on every face.

Flowers come out and birds arrive,
Oh, isn't it grand to be alive?" 

- unknown to me ╭•⊰✿ღ

If you get a chance to read this blog posting today it is so wonderful.

More than words letters mingle souls.

Ah, spring……The birds are chirping.
...And all that chirping is a proven energy booster. Scientists have found that simply listening to birdsong helps us stay more alert and sharpens our thinking. The reason? Because the pattern of birdsong triggers our theta brainwaves – which are energizing.

As posted on the John Tesh website on Facebook