The Thought manifest as the Word; The Word manifests as the Deed; The Deed develops into Habit; The Habit hardens into Character. Watch the Thought and It's Way with care, Let it Spring from Love born out of Concern for ALL Beings. ~ Buddha
Dr. Zhivago, Ben Hur, Gone with the Wind, Tom Jones, The Sound of Music. etc. So many of the movies prior to the 70's, I haven't seen a movie in years. I love movies that tell a great story and tug at the heart strings. Also love animations. They are so creative on every level.
Really enjoy movies from all over the world. They provide a window into other cultures and I choose those that tell a wonderful story. Often with very little dialogue. I don't mind reading subtitles if the story captivates me. Human emotions are similar regardless of our country of birth or ethnicity. They help diminish the differences we might feel with those who seem foreign. Love That! We are all brothers and sisters! Humanity will only survive if we finally come to realize our connectedness.
I have far too many favorites to list. I have a very eclectic taste but especially fond of Opera.
The songs on my Playlist are a sample of the music my beloved husband and I enjoyed throughout our courtship and 20 year marriage. We related and played them often. The last 4 represent my feelings after he died. We had a special relationship and a manifestation, I believe, of our mutual prayers for the experience of Unconditional Love. Our coming together was quite extraordinary. We were greatly blessed and our love was profound. Sadly it was too short a period of time but only his physical presence is absent. He remains 24/7 in my heart, thoughts and dreams and I know some day we will come together again and forever.
To turn off the music on my Playlist to hear the YouTube video just click on the Mute button on the top right hand corner of the playlist.
Our soul has its own song. Our unique energy and purpose are expressed through our talents, passions, and visions. When we're in touch with our joy and act upon it, our heart feels full and our life is rewarding. When we're disconnected from our passion, we feel empty, our life is frustrating, and we wonder what we're doing here.
Yet even when we're distracted by the fears and troubles of the world, our song still lives inside us. Its tune is etched upon our soul more deeply than any experience could be. As we move through difficulties, detours, or setbacks, our spirit guides us from within, urging us to carry on and emerge shining.
In the face of a great challenge, our inner knowing comes forth in unprecedented power. All of our life lessons help us get back in touch with the music of our soul.
~ Alan Cohen ~
"A Course in Miracles", "The Seat of the Soul", "Conversations with God", "The Dancing Wu Li Masters" (Quantum Physics in layman's terms) I discovered much from this book and how all things are tied together. Numerous others that have taught me much on a spiritual level. Used to read at least 3 books a week. Since the onset of my PTSD, I haven't been able to read anything. Just can't focus. A huge loss since it gave me so much pleasure.
MY FAVORITE COLOR
All shades of blue and turquoise, and basically all colors that are off the spectrum of primary colors.Two of the blessings we take for granted are seeing and hearing. I can't imagine life without either.
MY FAVORITE FOOD
Cuisine from whatever the country of origin but no 'innards' or seafood without legs or fins. The exception is Scallops. Love shrimp and lobster. A Danish cold table is my favorite.
"If it is peace you want, seek to change yourself, not other people.
It is easier to protect your feet with slippers than to carpet the whole of the earth."
~ Anthony de Mello ~
"I honor in you the divine that I honor within myself
I left a message in the Bulletin a few weeks ago explaining that I am going through a period of transition and have not been on NOTH for a while. Please don't leave me comments until I am back and active again. Be patient with me please.
In case any of you might be wondering why I rarely have comments displayed on my page, I just want to state that I delete them as soon as I have responded. It helps me keep track. I do appreciate everyone who drops by my page and leaves a comment. You are all so sweet to take the time..
"If it is not truthful and not helpful, don't say it.
If it is truthful and not helpful, don't say it.
If it is not truthful and helpful, don't say it.
If it is truthful and helpful, wait for the right time."
~ Buddha ~
"You must be the change you wish to see in the World."
~ Mahatma Gandhi ~
Curtesy of Rita, (babygirl)
I have had a very rich life filled with a great deal of adventure, love and loss. I was widowed at 50 with 2 teenage boys to raise and no income. Far too many challenges to face than I could ever have envisioned, followed by health problems which caused a disability and lack of future employment but I managed and try to retain a positive attitude and a great deal of hope.
Am in recovery mode after a Hip Replacement. After 4 years of immobility, I just have to build up my strength and stamina. Two previous knee replacements prior to that. It's a slow process as we get older so will have to practice patience but am motivated by a walk in the park or at the Beach now that summer is here. It's been 9 long years of immobility and isolation. Have learned to take it one day at a time.
I have two sons, the youngest, Ryan 29, has been living in Japan for the last 4 years. Paid me a very brief visit in April. My oldest Shaun 31, lives about 10 minutes away by car but I rarely see him. Both are still single and I expect it will remain that way for some time. Perhaps they took my message to heart when I told them not to marry until they were in their 30's. Mature people make better decisions I hope. I did! Of course that denies me the opportunity for becoming a Grandmother in the near future.
I am also truly blessed to have 3 wonderful and supportive step-children who have remained in contact constantly since their Dad's death. They sadly live in another Province so rarely have the opportunity to visit.
I have a very good sense of humour although spending most of my time alone doesn't provide much opportunity to bring that forth. I was married to the funniest person I have ever known and our home was filled with laughter all the time. Both my boys inherited those 'funny' genes and for that I am grateful. As we all know, laughter is the best medicine and will help get us through almost anything.
WHAT I LIKE
Gardening (was my passion), Photography, music of all kinds. Good food, candlelight and wine. A fireplace. The great outdoors regardless of the weather. People who are able to really HEAR versus just listening. And I LOVE cats. LOVE CATS, wild or domesticated. Every aspect of them. Most critters in fact. Swans are my favorite bird. Exquisite in every aspect and truly graceful.
My own company thank God and a tears rolling down the cheeks, bent over at the waist, gut wrenching laugh.
WHAT I DON'T LIKE
People who are controlling and who lack empathy and compassion. Those who judge and suffer from Self-righteousness.
Violence in any form but especially towards those most vulnerable whether human or animal.
I used to have a multitude before I became disabled as in photography, a passion for gardening, cooking, sewing, painting, drawing and all things related to having a home and family. I miss that a lot. The photos you see in My Gallery were taken 16 years ago with a Canon SLR.
"What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.
All that we love deeply becomes a part of us."
~ Helen Keller ~
Now it is my website. The last 5 years I have been sending a daily inspirational quote beautifully embellished with photo and graphics to a list of subscribers and have a created my own website to archive them all. I have reached over 81 countries in one short year. Please visit if you have a desire for some thought provoking and inspiring quotes.