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Old 06-14-2019, 03:58 PM   #141 (permalink)
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Dear Ann, your best is always good enough, no one can do better than that. I shall have a look at that thread, thank you. I love your post above, I could actually picture myself in a lush jungle. xx

Let us rise up and be thankful,
for if we didn't learn a lot today,
at least we learned a little,
and if we didn't learn a little,
at least we didn't get sick,
and if we got sick at least we didn't die;
So, let us be thankful.


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Old 06-15-2019, 12:20 AM   #142 (permalink)
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Think today is just another ordinary day?
You woke up.
Your heart is beating.
You can talk to anyone.
You can try anything.
Your day has infinite potential.
Now that's something to celebrate.
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Old 06-15-2019, 05:42 AM   #143 (permalink)
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Yes, Daisy, and...it's Saturday, more time to use the day for wonderful things.

From my treasures...



Blessed are they who give
without expecting even thanks in return,
for they shall be abundantly rewarded.

Blessed are they who translate
every good thing they know into action,
for ever higher truths shall be revealed unto them.

Blessed are they who do God's will
without asking to see results,
for great shall be their recompense.

Blessed are they who love and trust their fellow beings,
for they shall reach the good in people and
receive a loving response.

Blessed are they who have seen reality, for they know
that not the garment of clay but that which activates
the garment of clay is real and indestructible.

Blessed are they who see the change we call death
as a liberation from the limitation of this earth-life,
for they shall rejoice with their loved ones
who make the glorious transition.

Blessed are they who after dedicating their lives
and thereby receiving a blessing, have the courage and faith
to surmount the difficulties of the path ahead,
for they shall receive a second blessing.

Blessed are they who advance toward the spiritual path
without the selfish motive of seeking inner peace,
for they shall find it.

Blessed are they who instead of trying to
batter down the gates of the kingdom of heaven
approach them humbly and lovingly and purified,
for they shall pass right through.

~peace pilgrim's beatitudes - mildred norman


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Old 06-15-2019, 04:19 PM   #144 (permalink)
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For those who may not be familiar with the author of today's reading, here's a link to her web site: https://www.peacepilgrim.org/

I found a book by her in the lost and found at the bakery I used to work at--a quick but amazing read!
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Old 06-16-2019, 02:21 AM   #145 (permalink)
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Thank you Honeypig, I shall have a look at that.

View your life with kindsight.
Stop beating yourself up about things from your past.
Instead of slapping your forehead and asking, ‘What was I thinking,’ breathe and ask yourself the kinder question, ‘What was I learning?’


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Old 06-16-2019, 04:48 AM   #146 (permalink)
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Yes, thanks HP, I will read more about her today too, she sounds like an amazing lady.

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Instead of slapping your forehead and asking, ‘What was I thinking,’ breathe and ask yourself the kinder question, ‘What was I learning?’
Daisy, this is also going in my treasures.
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Old 06-16-2019, 04:56 AM   #147 (permalink)
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The Soul Print
~Scott Mcintire

Sitting in peaceful places
Upon Nature's natural faces
Silent sounds of the River's rushing
The Wind with the Trees harmoniously brushing

Quiet Clouds above calmly passing by
A Sea of blue and white that pleases the Eye
Mountains in the distance sit still in yellow light
The Sun ahead constantly coloring every sight

Never again will we ever be here
At this very moment let us not fear
For this is where the mind is content
This is where the Soul leaves its print


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Old 06-16-2019, 05:00 AM   #148 (permalink)
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I love this today. When we were visiting Vancouver Island last winter it was in the quiet places, the mountain lakes and rivers that flowed through the land, that I found perfect peace. So much so that when we had a few days left before we were going to leave, rather than visit someplace new that we had saved for last, we chose to go back to those mountain lakes and rivers that we had passed on our previous journeys and just take time to embrace the beauty.

We are hoping to go again in Sept. or October and when we do, the mountain lakes and rivers will be high on my list of places to revisit.

Here is one of the many lakes we spent time resting by. Those are clouds and not fog, the elevation was high.

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Old 06-16-2019, 03:20 PM   #149 (permalink)
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'The soul print' is a very soothing poem for me to read just before I'm going to bed Ann, thank you. Vancouver sounds amazing and that photograph is breathtakingly beautiful, it would look good on canvas hanging in my hall. x

Lately I've been replacing my 'I'm sorry's' with 'thank you's.'
Like instead of 'sorry I'm late' I'll say 'thanks for waiting for me,'or instead of 'sorry for being such a mess' I'll say 'thank you for loving me and caring for me unconditionally.'
And it's not only shifted the way I think and feel about myself, but also improved my relationship with others, who now get to receive my gratitude instead of my negativity.
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Very beautiful thoughts here tonight. This is a wonderful thread.
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NONE OF US ARE GETTING OUT OF HERE ALIVE,
so please stop treating yourself like an afterthought.
Eat the delicious food.
Walk in the sunshine.
Jump in the ocean.
Say the truth you're carrying in your heart like hidden treasure.
Be silly.
Be kind.
Be weird.
There's no time for anything else.


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Be kind.
Be weird.
There's no time for anything else.
That comes easy these days.
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This is your garden, Creator God,
a thing of beauty
beyond understanding,
a poem that is being written
not in words,
but in colours,
wind's whisper,
soaring bird,
snowdrop's petal,
gentle rain,
sunlight's warmth.
This is your garden, Creator God,
a thing of beauty
beyond understanding.

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Old 06-17-2019, 06:53 AM   #154 (permalink)
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Magnificent. xx
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Totally magnificent Venuscat, I'm with you on that. xx

You might think that you don't matter in this world ,
but because of you someone has a favourite mug to drink their tea out of each morning that you bought them.
Someone hears a song on the radio and it reminds them of you.
Someone has read a book you recommended to them and gotten lost in its pages.
Someone's remembered a joke you told them and smiled to themselves on the bus.
Never think you don't have an impact.
Your finger prints can't be wiped away from the little marks of kindness that you've left behind. xx
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Good morning lovelies and a happy Tuesday to you all. My thoughts are with you today Ann. xxxx

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No matter what you do, someone won’t be pleased.
Someone will think your choices are wrong.
And someone will tell you what should do instead.
No matter which path you take, someone will seem to be doing better. Someone will have more than you.
And someone else’s life may look more impressive on paper.
If you’re being true to yourself, none of that will matter because you’ll have something more satisfying than approval and the illusion of “success”: a life that feels right for you, based on your own wants, needs, values, and priorities.


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You can’t be everyone’s hero.
You can’t take away everyone’s pain, solve all their problems, and make them feel happy with themselves and their lives.
All you can do is love them, and that’s all you have to do.
Just love them in their messiness, their confusion, their grief.
See them, hear them, and accept them without judgment.
Then let them know it’s okay to be right where they are, and if and when they need you, you’ll be there.

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That's lovely today, Daisy. I am too pooped to post but will be back to normal on Thursday.
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Don't worry about posting for now Ann, just concentrate on getting yourself well, take good care of yourself lovely lady. xx

Be the person who breaks the cycle.
If you were judged, choose understanding.
If you were rejected, choose acceptance.
If you were shamed, choose compassion.
Be the person you needed when you were hurting, not the person who hurt you.
Vow to be better than what broke you—to heal instead of becoming bitter so you can act from your heart, not your pain.

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