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Nice Neighbors

Neighbors impact our health, huh?? (for better or for worse)

It’s a blessing to have nice neighbors in my POV. Thank You NICE neighbors near & far!:)

I am enjoying a late breakfast @ 12:45 p.m. 😉 meaning busy morning no time to eat, or rather just putting off my eating and hunger till now.

Oh, what am I consuming in moderation? Sliced radish, piece of kielbasa with Dijon mustard, piece of Ciabatta loaf and washing it down with roasted dandelion tea sweetened with local neighborhood honey from a neighbor in my neighborhood. The radish and bread came from another neighbor. The kielbasy (yeah, I know it’s spelled “basa”, but my fam growing up always called it keilbasy; go figure?, My Mom’s grandparents were 100% Lithuanian and it was sorta staple yummy food in my house) tea came from my closest neighbor on Earth, Chato.

Which reminds me of a verse:

“In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. A man who loves his wife loves himself, for no man ever hated his own body (flesh), but he feeds and cherishes it, just as the Christ does the congregation, because we are members of his body. “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and he will stick to his wife, and the two will be one flesh.” This sacred secret is great. Now I am speaking about Christ and the congregation. Nevertheless, each one of you must love his wife as he does himself; on the other hand, the wife should have deep respect for her husband.” (Ephesians 5:28-33.)

2/22/18 @ 1:14 p.m.

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Illusion V. Reality

…another type of epiphany watching re-run TV…(usually, as a non-sedentary person, it’s not long before i fall asleep watching most movies (new or recycled) or TV) last night  8/9/17 (while on vaca) happened upon the middle of an old Star Trek episode/movie…dealing with illusion v. reality…(topic “caught” my attention)

“Pike chose illusion, Kirk chose reality”…What do i choose: illusion or reality??

may be, at times, we-fragile-life choose both or may be?…we choose to escape/improve “reality” with illusion (or vacation or work)?? a reality make-up of sorts to beautify our dull/harsh surroundings…etc.

Is to ignore illusion courageously embracing reality?!

When i choose spiritual lenses…i see reality.  When i choose selfish lenses…i see illusion?

Long meditative/prayerful walks on the beach…(working?)…aka collecting shells of various odd shapes, sizes, broken or Not (for art projects)…i happen upon trash left behind…a plastic bottle, cup, popsicle stick here and there…i pick these up as well…so, the next fragile-life behind me can enJOY a clean beach walk/experience…nothing special on my part…from time to time, for whatever reason, we all drop things/or forget things, including me, without realizing, also, just wanting to compassionately leave the beach nice/clean/fresh/pristine as it should be!…beautiful!

What ticked me off yesterday…while walking barefoot…good thing watch were i am going…dog poop!…left behind.  Okay, so may be a wild/unleashed dog..unsupervised by Owner…ran off doing his/her duty…i commend all thoughtful dog owners who take the time and pick-up after and parents who don’t leave dirty diapers on beaches!:)…

who wants to step in poop?? while walking the beach?? not even dog owners wanna barefoot, unexpectedly step in it, right?!

May be ? we can all improve reality a bit…by being less selfish and more thoughtful of how our choices or our thoughtlessness affect Others. For example, while walking the beach…i enJOY the sounds of the waves crashing and birds chirping…personally, just like my feet don’t wanna step in poop…my ears don’t wanna hear…for example, people fighting and swearing/cursing each other out…leaving their poop/mess behind…floating in the wind…in ear shot of me.

Choosing peaceful thoughts, peaceful interactions, and peaceful communications…makes things clean/nice for everyone at the beach or elsewhere, huh?

Respect.

Compassion.

Reality is: we can choose not to be an irritant. Illusion: sand always stays on the beach. Reality: we can choose not to throw sand, and we can choose to rinse/wipe our feet when leaving beach.

Who wants sand in their eyes?? OUCH:(

Anyway, i am rambling now…SORRY (to irritate!) this post (and may be misc. etc.) has taken an unexpected turn (life sometimes does that, huh?)…i am heading in a direction “unintended”… i hope to explore further/get back on track…aka continue topic of reality v. illusion in another (spiritual) direction later on.

PEACE Reader:) hoping You enJOY a long, healthy, happy walk somewhere today in a clean, nature space!:)

 

8/10/17 @ 11:00 a.m.

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High COMPASSION (standards)

BTW: Just because

i may

“choose”

to

use

my

free will

in

a manner…exhibiting HIGH respect for life and compassion..

doesn’t make me a perfectionist or over-achiever

may be

it

just

shows

i

CARE

A LOT!!! (Hold in Esteem/Value)

for

fellow-fragile-life

and

the planet

and

the

intelligent mind (God of Compassion)

designer

behind

all that is…(created in the Universe and beyond)

 

4/16/17 @ 5:44 a.m.

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2 Favorites & 1 Pet Peeve

My 2 favorite chores…1. laundry…(the entire process: washing, drying, hanging on line, folding, arranging outfits, ironing, wearing fresh, clean.)

2. car cleaning…(the entire process: emptying mini-van of various items left behind by kids/hubby, dusting/washing interior, dust busting/sweeping/vacuuming interior…detailing, exterior soaping/scrubbing, rinsing and drying/polishing by hand including hubcaps and floor mats -lol..oh, and riding fresh, clean.)

The best part of these chores is…accomplishing them with my happy helpers, my kids. My little girls LOVE doing laundry…and my teen son is great about cleaning the car…(he doesn’t drive just yet).

My pet peeve…See i LOVE walking barefoot on grass (and so do my kids), enJOYing the sunshine (say while i clean my car)…and i like to enJOY the (preference) freedom of NOT stepping in…poop. (Is it too much to ask doggie guardians/owners to PLEASE pick up after Your loved one…so, my front lawn doesn’t become a doggie bathroom/poop minefield?) (And Yes, i have freely forgiven:) and put on flip-flops)…a doggie must do his duty, eh? and pet person, huh?)..(p.s. didn’t step in any…”usually” watch (am aware) where i walk…especially when barefoot! 😉


FY: i had doggie’s (as pets, kids, family members) for the first 20 years of my 23 year marriage (before and after 4 human kids) …until a couple cats needed rescuing and/or adopted us…(which i have always loved cats, too…grew up w/kitty-cats)…it was always our practice to pick up after our doggies…(and kids, eh?)…when possible/feasible…so, tried to always be prepared when on a walk, etc.

What do You think Reader (should/would/ought) neighbors be considerate and pick up their pet’s poop?

 “Just as you want men to do to you, do the same way to them.”—Luke 6:31.

(Published 1/19/15 @ 11:49 p.m.)
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