Showing posts from July, 2016

Cherished Blogfest 2016

I’m taking part in the Cherished Blogfest  where people are blogging about an object that they cherish. It’s hard to pick just one cherished object as I love so many things but I’d have to say that one of my most cherished objects would have to be my camera. I’ve always loved taking photos right from when I was a young girl back in those days of film cameras. I remember I had one of those instamatic type cameras that were popular in the 1970's.  They didn’t take very good photos and you couldn’t do much other than point and shoot, but I still thought they were great. When I was 13, we lived in Deep River on the Ottawa River. One Saturday morning, I got up early and walked down to the river and took all kinds of photos. I still remember how the sun glistened and sparkled on the water with that magical morning light.  When I studied graphic design in the early 1980's, I bought a manual SLR Pentax film camera for photography class where we learne

My ABC Advice for Life

I am not one to tell people what to do but I did enjoy trying this exercise to give advice using all the letters in the alphabet. Allow yourself to make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Believe in yourself and go for your dreams. Create a life of joy. Delight in the ordinary moments. Earn someone’s trust by being consistent and doing what you say you’re going to do. Follow your heart and passions. Give more and take less. Hope for a better future. Imagine how you want your life to be and take actions towards it. Joke around and don’t take life so seriously. Kick that Inner Critic to the curb. Laugh daily and laugh often. Make each day count. Nag less and praise more. Opt for optimism. Practice being positive instead of being cynical and negative. Question  before deciding. Resist following the crowd and make up your own mind. Savour each moment as if it’s your last. Take time to appreciate yo

Twilight Moon

I love seeing the moon when it’s still light Before darkness turns the day to night, Bright and bold, but sometimes shy It glows so brightly in the sky, The moon is elusive, like a fox in a den It only shows up now and then, Changing its shape, moving place to place I’m grateful when it shows its face!

Grateful to live in Canada

I’m always grateful to live in Canada every day.  Today I especially feel gratitude when we celebrate the birthday of this magnificent country that became a country on this day in 1867. So much to be grateful for living  in this wonderful country of Canada.  Thank you, Canada and Happy 149th Birthday! My gratitude list is very long When I sing the Canada gratitude song, I’m thankful to live in this wonderful land Where people are kind and lend a hand, It's Canada Day, hip hip hooray! I love my country in every way, I love the beauty, I love the space I love the tolerance and the grace, A proud country, so strong and free There’s no other place I’d rather be! I am taking part in Vidya Sury's Gratitude June BlogHop.  Vidya is such a delight and just about the most positive and uplifting soul around! I am so lucky to have her as an online friend.  Here is her gratitude post