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Finding (Knowing) Love in 2014

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Anything or Something unearned is/or/and undeserved…is a GIFT!

APPRECIATE Everything/Anything or Something and do not expect anything/everything or something.

For a little clarity aka understanding: This symbol “=” is aka “means” (in this post anyway):

Time = Love

Cell = Love

DnaA = Love

Pink = Love

Blue = Love

Green = Love

Every Color of the Rainbow including the Rainbow = Love

Black = Love

White = Love

Grey = Love

Gravity = Love

Earth = Love

Universe = Love

Space = Love

Atmosphere = Love

Dirt = Love

Grass = Love

Water = Love

Wind = Love

Ant = Love

Spider = Love

Worm = Love

Snake = Love

Bird = Love

Lion = Love

Cat = Love

Dog = Love

Flower = Love

Butterfly = Love

Tree = Love

Plant = Love

Banana = Love

Orange = Love

Spinach = Love

Snow = Love

Rain = Love

Breath = Love

Light = Love

Day = Love

Night = Love

Stream = Love

Pond = Love

River = Love

Ocean = Love

Mackerel = Love

Mountain = Love

Beach = Love

Sand = Love

Shell = Love

Eye = Love

Nose = Love

Ear = Love

Brain = Love

Mind = Love

Mouth = Love

Heart = Love

Lung = Love

Fingertips = Love

Toes = Love

and on and on and on…

Sunshine = Love

and

Guess What?

WHAT???!!!

Where/when did love begin? Where/when did love originate?

Source ? !

No Guesses: You had a beginning...You were not here first! Don’t forget that “FACT!” -lol:)

So, let’s not get all haughty about it:

LOVE HAD NO BEGINNING and WILL HAVE NO END!

LOVE ENDURES EVERLASTINGLY!  Will YOU and me?!:)

 “Let Everything You do be done with LOVE.”

(Ancient-Biblical-Timeless-Enduring-Wisdom)

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My Gratitude List 13-24

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

shutterstock_140694610Peace Psychcentral & Beyond!

Partners in Wellness have lots for which to be Grateful!

THANKS a BUNCH to ALL my READERS!:)

Today is December 24th and here’s my Gratitude List:13-24: (For related context check out: My Gratitude List 1-12)

Special THANKS to my Son, L-P, for helping me video the evening of the 23rd. THANKS to Hubby, Chato Stewart, Mental Health Humor for his editing today: December 25th!

13. Flowers: fresh and silk

14. Snow

15. The Genuine aka Pure in Heart: The non-deceivers.

16. Minds on Music

17.Tradition Breakers and Truth Seekers aka SURVIVORS…YOU!:)

18. Guitars…air or other

19.FREE Outsiders living (AGAPE aka Real Love) outside popular boxes shaped by conformity and fake ritual (that’s a mouthful)(i.e. box(es) of non-compassion, materialism, fake religion, etc.) notice: it’s just an empty box stripped of its fancy wrapping paper…worthless…a box worth tossing and not worth recycling, eh?!

20. Non-compulsory giving aka Year-round Cheerful givers (and cheerful receivers)!:)

21. Silver rides aka safe family transportation that picks up only compassion (hitch) hickers

22. Long-lasting classic, (Bubblicious) sugarless gum…i pop my own bubbles. Come on, you know you have some bubbles to pop…go for it!

23. Token(s)…of affection(s)

24. Hot Chocolate/Coco…YUM…mmmmy!

Going my way? I’m looking for compassion riders: Let’s leave this violent/dieing/selfish/deceptive town behind, okay?? Choose Narrow (Authentic) LIFE HIGHWAY…now!:)

Ready? to pop some bubbles? say (toxic) soapy ones…Sure, You are: with toxic soap in your eyes, how can you see clearly or clearly choose??

For me, the pursuit of accuracy or honesty IS the pursuit of compassion. It’s the pursuit of shedding (discarding) the false/fake. It’s choosing the REAL life…real/awake living/awake choosing.

(Well, IF you’re not up for any bubble popping right now–PLEASE don’t read on.)

The roots of Christmas are found, not in Scripture, but in ancient pagan festivals, such as the Roman Saturnalia, a celebration dedicated to Saturn, the god of agriculture. Likewise, according to their reckoning, devotees of the god Mithra celebrated December 25 as the “birthday of the invincible sun,” …


136 Reasons For Happiness!

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

shutterstock_150102137Happy Week-end!

HOORAY…today, December 14th, we get to discuss our 136 Reasons For Happiness!

It’s been a whirlwind of special activity this week!  (I almost forgot about today’s post.)

Finding surplus time to speculate about (special) stuff while stuff is going on can be a struggle.

Busy Saturday: Volunteer work and laundry, etc.  Mountains of Laundry with 4 kids. I don’t use/own a dryer. Living in Florida with warm breezes…I love clean, fresh laundry on the line. (Conserves energy.) Doing laundry and organizing outfits is a chore I enjoy.

Is Saturday a Fun Day or a Chore Day for You?! Everyday is a work day for me…just certain work is more enjoyable/FUN!:)

Let’s get down to business…and start counting.

1 week of time living/learning = 7 days + 1 day/next day number 8…buying out time for stopping, reflecting, meditating, recording, listing, ruminating, appreciating, expressing, rejoicing:

HAPPINESS FACTORS/CONTRIBUTORS multiply and no matter what the matter??! whatever the unexpected/emergency and/or Special weekly circumstance(s) or weather (fleeting/changing emotional climate or otherwise) that may arise in our lives.

*Please Take Note: This on-going (at times non-thematic, random, rambling or poetic) list/reasons is a Coping Tool for Partners, Caregivers and Others

136. Volunteer Work

135. Giving of Your Time, Energy, Love and Support/Resources: “There is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving.”

Learning to be a gracious giver and a gracious receiver brings much contentment.

134. Kids’ artwork/drawings

133. Special Time(s) with Special Friend(s)

132. Special Educational Event(s) that help You Grow in Unexpected/Needed Ways

131. Smiling Friends and Frowning Friends = Compassion Opportunities = Privileges

130. Transportation: i.e. physically and mentally and (most importantly) spiritually: vehicles: celestial chariot(s) and otherwise that take you there safely…(e.g., Sleek Silver Silhouette)! :)

129. Clean Laundry

128-121 see post: 128 Reasons For Happiness

120-113 see post: 120 Reasons For Happiness!

112-105 see post: 112 Reasons For Happiness!

104-97 see post: 104 Reasons For Happiness

96-89 see post: …


My Gratitude List 1-12

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

shutterstock_127151162Do You practice this? GRATITUDE: Year-Round Attitude!

In response to my post series: Reasons for Happiness, a Reader smartly suggested a gratitude list. 

THANK YOU my Reader!:) So, here “it” is:

My random Gratitude list. I’ll “try” to keep it short 1-12! ;)

 

 HEY, don’t leave just yet:)
BONUS STUFF: (For putting up with my video and THANKS Chato for editing!:) Please read on IF You choose:

I give THANKS every day. I’m truly thankful for my life (i.e. my gratitude list)…and guess what?!

Personally, I’m not carving nor consuming turkey today (nor eating any bologna made by pilgrims and puritans or man-made traditions). Does that make me unthankful??! (It might make me a turkey (target), huh? Will You pardon me, my Readers? THANKS a Bunch!:)

I feel like a grilled cheese with tomato and dipped in hot sauce. (SORRY, If cheese consumption rather than turkey consumption offends anyone.) No pilgrim, no puritan, no family member, and no so-called “holy” day…is controlling me/dictating what I eat “today.”

BTW: I’m NOT a fan of baloney either -lol:)…and I hope, I’m not full of it, though You are free to disagree. And so am I, free to not follow any man-made traditions also known to some as:  made up sugar-coated stories crafted to control,  pacify and/or make money off the masses.

Further context please check out:

Halloween 2013

Easter, Eggs and Chocolate

1. All YOU need is…

“In” formed & Un-in-formed

What do You Think? How do You Exist? Are You Superstitious?

Love, Flowers & Chocolates

Boyle, Sagan: Scientific and Spiritual “Understanding” of Life Interdependency Part 3


120 Reasons For Happiness!

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

shutterstock_104220215HELLO & HOORAY: We’ve got 120…(and counting) Reasons For Happiness Today, November 28, 2013!

1 week of time living/learning = 7 days + 1 day/next day number 8…buying out time for stopping, reflecting, meditating, recording, listing, ruminating, appreciating, expressing, rejoicing:

HAPPINESS FACTORS/CONTRIBUTORS multiply and no matter what the matter?? what the unexpected/emergency weekly circumstance(s) or weather (fleeting/changing emotional climate or otherwise) that may arise.

*Please Note: This on-going (at times non-thematic, random, rambling or poetic) list/reasons is a Coping Tool for Partners, Caregivers and Others.

May You have Happiness & Peace! May this compilation help You in some small way, today! :)

120. Having ENOUGH…of whatever: be it positive or be it negative (and not too much of anything).

119. Technology that works…WELL

118. Butterflies flying

117. Snow flakes and finger prints and foot prints

116. Full stomach and empty stomach

115. Generosity

114. EARTH

113. Laughter and Rejoicing: “You have changed my mourning into dancing; You have removed my sackcloth, and you clothe me with rejoicing.” (Psalm 30:11)

112-105 see post: 112 Reasons For Happiness!

104-97 see post: 104 Reasons For Happiness

96-89 see post: 96 Reasons For Happiness!

88-81 see post: 88 Reasons For Happiness!

80-73 see post: 80 Reasons For Happiness

72-65 see post: 72 Reasons For Happiness!

64-57 see post: 64 Reasons For Happiness!

56-47 see post: 56 Reasons For Happiness

48-41 see post: 48 Reasons for Happiness!

40-33 see post: 40 Reasons For Happiness!

32-25 see post: 32 Reasons For Happiness

24-17 see post: 24 Reasons For Happiness!

16-9 see post: …


112 Reasons For Happiness!

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

shutterstock_67925500Hello & Hooray!

Today, we get to ruminate on Reasons For Happiness: all 112 thus far and counting…By now, You followers of this post series, know the deal: 1 week of time living/learning = 7 days + 1 day/next day number 8…buying out time for stopping, reflecting, meditating, recording, listing, ruminating, appreciating:

HAPPINESS FACTORS/CONTRIBUTORS do multiply and no matter what the matter?? what the unexpected/emergency weekly circumstance(s) or weather (fleeting/changing emotional climate or otherwise) that may arise.

*Please Note: This on-going (at times non-thematic, random, rambling or poetic) list/reasons is a Coping Tool for Partners, Caregivers and Others.

My Hope: this compilation is helping YOU in some small way! :)

112. Numbers both positive and negative: red & black = learning contentment

111. Hard pillow, soft pillow and no pillow = learning contentment & gratitude & patience

110. Words of the Wise Ones = learning to listen WELL

109. Chatting positives (with Chato) and chatterers of the positives = learning to tame the tongue = using sweet words/ using the tip of the palate: sweet sensor

“For every kind of wild animal and bird and reptile and sea creature is to be tamed and has been tamed by humans. But no human can tame the tongue. It is unruly and injurious, full of deadly poison.” (James 3:7, 8)

108. Waiting that doesn’t lead to disappointment = well-founded HOPE!

107. Following-up and following-through on loose ends resembling over-cooked spaghetti = PESTO of life/responsibility

106. Dancing with technique and without it = Finding JOY of expression and JOY of living (e.g., Napoleon Dynamite)

105. Singing silly songs (e.g., “What Does a Fox say?”)

 

 

 

 


World’s Teachers Day: What Do You Teach?

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

shutterstock_106378502Go ahead! Give Yourself a Pat on the Back! It’s Your Day: World’s Teachers Day.

Wait a minute, but I’m not a teacher is what You may be thinking. Oh, YES YOU ARE!

Everybody is teaching somebody something at any given moment in time!;)

All of us by our choices, our speech, our conduct are teaching or setting some sort of example. I encourage YOU to think deeply and carefully about what exactly You are teaching? Are You personally setting a positive WELLNESS example?

IF You are a partner or parent or caregiver or friend or fragile life:

  • Are You teaching Wellness?!
  • Are You teaching Love?!
  • Are You teaching Compassion?!
  • Are You teaching Forgiveness?!
  • Are You teaching Mental Health?!
  • Are You teaching Respect for Life?!
  • Are You teaching Truth?!

WOO-HOO and GOOD for YOU!:)

All of us can probably recall that 1 special teacher who(m) made an unforgettable positive difference in our lives?

The best teachers are usually the best students or disciples. The term “disciple” means “to learn” or to be a learner…”to grasp intellectually, analyze thoroughly” (on-line etymology)

“A disciple is not above his teacher, [...] It is enough for the disciple to become as his teacher,” (Matthew 10:24)

Be that teacher. Be that positive influence!
Just a quick think of some teachers, a random, no particular order list comes to mind:

Jesus–(the sage of) peace/forgiveness

“Then Peter came up and said to him: “Lord, how many times is my brother to sin against me and am I to forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him: “I say to you, not, Up to seven times, but to Up to seventy-seven times.”

Ghandi–non-violence

“It ill becomes us to invoke in our daily prayers the blessings of God, the Compassionate, if we in turn will not practice elementary compassion toward our fellow creatures.”

Buddha–middle way

Queen Esther–True beauty is inner qualities

Annie Sullivan–patience/Helen Keller

Laura Ingalls–little house lessons

“The things that people do would look so different to us if we only understood the reasons for their actions, nor would we blame them so much of their faults if …


64 Reasons For Happiness!

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

shutterstock_99979400Hooray! Today October 3rd, 2013 is Time for consideration: 64 Reasons for Happiness needs contemplation and rumination!

The observant Reader(s) among You may have noticed already: this cumulative list of 8 things rotates every 8 days. 1 week of time living/learning = 7 days + 1 day/next day no. 8…buying out time for stopping/reflecting/meditating/recording/listing/appreciating: HAPPINESS

FACTORS/CONTRIBUTORS multiply…no matter what the unexpected weekly circumstance(s).

It’s all about Attitude! Make it: GRATITUDE: Year-Round Attitude!

Dwelling on the Encouraging, keeps us all going on a positive path of wellness.

*Please Note: This on-going (at times non-thematic, random or poetic) list is a Coping Tool for Partners, Caregivers and Others. Positive Reflection adds to Our Wellness!

What adds to Your wellness: today?

64. Changing Seasons. Helps me appreciate the beauty of the temporary. EnJOY while things last and don’t worry when they change. Expect changes, tweaks, adjustments in life. Changing/changes are necessary inevitable elements of growth.

“So let us not give up in doing what is fine, for in due season we shall reap if we do not tire out.” Galatians 6:9

Keep tweaking Your weak/week! :)

shutterstock_11757460963. Autumn/FALL

62. Colorful leaves

61. Falling leaves and collecting/picking up leaves

60. Raking leaves into piles to jump in…

59. Jumping, skipping, running, playing!

58. Talking and chewing (mind and body food) without pain.

57. A bounty of crisp air and a bounty of crisp/crunchy apples.

56-47 see post: 56 Reasons For Happiness

48-41 see post: 48 Reasons for Happiness!

40-33 see post: 40 Reasons For Happiness!

32-25 see post: 32 Reasons For Happiness

24-17 see post: 24 Reasons For Happiness!

16-9 see post: 16 Reasons for Happiness!

8-1 see post: 8 Reasons For Happiness


56 Reasons For Happiness

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

shutterstock_154213514(1)Hooray! Today is September 25th (2013). Let’s contemplate and ruminate our 56 Reasons for Happiness!

*Please Note: This on-going (at times non-thematic, random or poetic) list is a Coping Tool for Partners, Caregivers and Others. Positive Reflection adds to Our Wellness!

What adds to Your wellness: today?

56.  Pain and Pleasure

55.  Rain and Leisure

54. Trash and Treasure

53.  Smiles and Frowns

52. Ups and Downs

51. Clowns and Crowns

50. Found(s) and Cloud(s)

49. Vows and WOWS!:) “So I will make melody to Your name forever, That I may pay my vows day after day.” Psalm 61:8

48-41 see post: 48 Reasons for Happiness!

40-33 see post: 40 Reasons For Happiness!

32-25 see post: 32 Reasons For Happiness

24-17 see post: 24 Reasons For Happiness!

16-9 see post: 16 Reasons for Happiness!

8-1 see post: 8 Reasons For Happiness

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40 Reasons For Happiness!

Monday, September 9th, 2013

shutterstock_38196412Hooray! Today is September 9th, 2013. 5×8=40 multiple Reasons for Happiness to Ruminate.

*Please Note: This on-going list is a Coping Tool for Partners, Caregivers and Others. Positive Reflection adds to Our Wellness!

40. Recovering from Pain and Finding:

39. Right deeds = Kind

38. Empathic help!

37. Loving Listeners …respond compassionately with:

36. Ice and heat–

“Deception is in the heart of those fabricating mischief, but those counseling peace have REJOICING!” Proverbs 12:20

35. Emotional consolation

34. Flowers of Love…bloom

33. R.E.L.I.E.F. :) projection high and low 

32-25 see post: 32 Reasons For Happiness

24-17 see post: 24 Reasons For Happiness!

16-9 see post: 16 Reasons for Happiness!

8-1 see post: 8 Reasons For Happiness shutterstock_138380834

 

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