Saturday, May 30, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
"The Dove of Peace flies from site to site and through as many countries as possible.
I've added a little blue to the image to create a choice.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
We’re all afraid of something. Even Zen masters live with fear. Fear is not to be feared. A healthy state of fear is a human condition designed to keep us safe.
In an unhealthy state it can clip our wings and be soul destroying.
I’m afraid of fire, I’m also afraid of deep water. Straight off the top of my head I can easily list things that I’m afraid of, some reasonable and others absurd. It’s a little more difficult to create a list of things that I genuinely have no fear of.
In an attempt to shine light on fearless me here’s a list of 10…
*I’m not afraid of spiders.
*I’m not afraid of change.
*I’m not afraid of storms.
*I’m not afraid to be home alone at night.
*I’m not afraid to talk to strangers.
*I’m not afraid to do chalk drawings in public spaces.
*I’m not afraid to be affectionate in public.
*I’m not afraid to sing loudly in the shower.
*I’m not afraid to dance.
We’re a lot happier when we focus on what we don’t fear and all our fears seem to disappear.
“No Worries Mate”
best wishes always
Thursday, May 21, 2009
I'm creating new neural pathways!
Just like the dog in the picture is pretty much how I'm looking at this point in time. We've sort of up graded our computer in a very round about way from an antique laptop to a not as old desktop.
New screen, new keyboard and a lot of new things to do and learn.
Who ever said that you can't teach an old dog new tricks was a dill! I'm learning new stuff all the time..... well trying too.
I share this computer and therefore someone else has new tricks to master as well.
What this all means is that I'm possibly going to be out of blogging action for a short time while I attend to the necessary tasks of changing over to a new computer, which is a little bit like moving house.
Thank you for stopping by and I'm looking forward to catching up with you soon.
PS ... the move is not smooth :-(
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Disturbed, he ordered his driver to stop and he got out to investigate.
He asked one man, 'Why are you eating grass?'
'We don't have any money for food,' the poor man replied. 'We have to eat grass.'
'Well, then, you can come with me to my house and I'll feed you,' the lawyer said.
'But sir, I have a wife and two children with me. They are over there, under that tree.'
'Bring them along,' the lawyer replied.
Turning to the other poor man he stated, 'You come with us, also.'
The second man, in a pitiful voice, then said, 'But sir, I also have a wife and SIX children with me!'
'Bring them all, as well,' the lawyer answered .
They all entered the car, which was no easy task, even for a car as large as the limousine was.
Once underway, one of the poor fellows turned to the lawyer and said, 'Sir, you are too kind.'
'Thank you for taking all of us with you.'
The lawyer replied, 'Glad to do it.
'You'll really love my place.
'The grass is almost a foot high'
I received this via email. Hope it made you smile too.
Monday, May 18, 2009
I had one recently when the power went off.
Suddenly I became aware of how lovely it is not to hear household appliances; Nothing for the sounds of nature to compete with….. the low hum of the fridge, the swish of the washing machine and the chatter of the radio all gone in a second.
I only caught a glimpse of silence, as I wasn't alone and very quickly the household erupted into banter about the loss of power.
We don’t know why the power stopped but we did discover that it was our neighbourhood and not just our home that was experiencing an opportunity for silence. I know that a loss of power can be very disruptive for some, but for me in that moment it was just sheer bliss.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
As some of you already know, I've been busy creating a
new blog on the block... Blog Link List
It's a list of blogs from around the world conveniently listed in alphabetical order. There are currently over 100 blogs listed for you and I to enjoy.
Blog Link List is updated and revised regularly.
I hope that you enjoy and benefit from the list as I do.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
I've smoked like a train and never really drank like a fish.
What I truely love to do is something like a baboon..........
Let's dance and laugh out loud.........
Dancing is awesome medicine - sooo if your feeling a little blue... speak to the baboon in you.
inspired by Leunig
photo by D Johnson
Monday, May 11, 2009
Have you ever spoken to this gentleman wearing the YELLOW scarf?
I have on more than one occassion, so much so that he now calls most evenings around dinner time.
I think he works for more than one company.
Nice enough guy, but I wish he'd stop calling.
These flowers are for YOU.... a belated gift to you the woman/women of the world who may not have received flowers for
and for my own beautiful Mother Inez who left some time ago to join a band, she plays the harp... she's an Angel.
Best wishes always,
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Apparently Barbie's addicted to blogging too!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Yes I’m an ex smoker and I know that smokers believe that we’re a pain in the arse when it comes to the subject of stopping.
Non smokers can be forgiven for approaching the subject, as they’ve never been part of the inner circle, but an ex smoker is a different kettle of fish as we’re supposed to know how difficult it is to stop and to leave the subject well alone.
It’s just that I’ve beaten the addiction with little to no suffering and I think that others might like to do the same. I believe none of us really ever want to smoke, it's just that smoking is portrayed as being virtually impossible to stop without extreme difficulty or discomfort.
I’m not saying that it doesn’t take effort to quit, but it certainly isn't as difficult as you may have been led to believe. I experienced emotional upheaval and slight stomach pangs for a very brief time. Certainly nothing very memorable, just a matter of days.
There are a myriad of reasons why people start smoking. The act of smoking appealed to the rebellious side of me.
Addiction never entered my head as a teenager when I started to try and perfect blowing smoke rings in front of the bathroom mirror. I was under the illusion that I could stop whenever I wanted and that it was just a bit of fun.
I thought that the adults I knew smoked because they wanted to and not because they had to. I had no understanding of addiction and believed that I smoked because I wanted to and not because I was addicted.
I consider myself to have been a heavy smoker and honestly didn’t believe that I’d be able to stop without going through some sort of torture. I spent years starting my day with a lit cigarette in hand. I had the desire to stop, but it’s only half of the solution. The problem is that most of us spend our time being half way there and never go much further than a torturous attempt beyond that.
Cold turkey never worked for me… in fact I think it sets you up for failure or a lifetime of cravings. Patches and other gadgets I think set you up for another addiction of sorts.
What has worked for me is simply reading and following the instructions of Allen Carr who writes rather dull, but very effective books about “the easway to stop smoking.”
The first time I read his book “the easyway to stop smoking” I was excited at the prospect of a quick fix solution and pretty much raced through the book looking for the answer without absorbing or following his simple instructions. Of course I failed to become an ex smoker as there is no quick fix solution without a little effort.
Once I became aware of how I had set myself up to fail due to the fact that I was afraid to become an ex smoker I reread the book. I had been afraid that I would miss and crave cigarettes like I had in the past using other methods and I wanted an effortless solution.
Fortunately Allen Carr’s method is almost effortless…. Reading his book isn’t a breeze as he’s not much of an entertaining writer, a bit like myself, but he does have valuable information to share that really does make stopping smoking possible and easy.
It's always nice to be in a position of choice. I hated feeling trapped. Unfortuantely for most of us we don't really choose smoking as when we start we're not aware of what will follow. It's a tricky one.
Click Allen Carr to read more about him and his method.
I hope if you are looking to stop that this will assist you.