Monthly Archives: June 2013

May all beings feel loved and cared for… Shantideva’s Prayer

Shantideva’s Prayer Shantideva 8th Century Indian Buddhist Scholar I’ve read that this is a daily prayer of The DalaiLama, filled with tender and heartfelt wishes ~ ~ ~ a compassionate, loving, courageous and noble sentiment… “for as long as space … Continue reading

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“Life changes….so appreciate and share what we have…make the most of this very moment right now

~ ~ ~ ~ a few words of wisdom that I’ve been trying to live by, especially throughout  the past few days… We all “know” that life changes… we have  “awareness” that the time of  inevitable change is uncertain… but…. … Continue reading

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To develop an appreciation of this wonderful life we have…. warmth, love and appreciation

~ ~ ~ ~ A “Friday wish” for us all… friends, family, loved ones, beloved pets, all beings, appreciation of this wonderful life that we have, opportunities, happiness and generosity… warmth, love and appreciation, a  precious “Friday wish” ~ ~ … Continue reading

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Nurturing “self kindness” and “self compassion”

~ ~ ~ ~ Many of us are generously nurturing and encouraging others, but perhaps we’re not as aware of how important it can be to nurture ourselves, too? Stepping back and reflecting… realizing the many benefits of offering increasing … Continue reading

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“Guess how much we love you?”…. keeping our pets healthy, safe and happy

posted Wednesday morning ~ Denali…. …our much loved golden retriever… 11 years old Guess how much we love her? 😀 ~ Nali managed to get ahold of an unexpected pet hazard… …a barbeque grill cleaning brush… hard plastic handle and … Continue reading

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“Well….certainly I can do this ONE little thing…..” …encouraging and motivating oneself…

~ Ah…. getting oneself going…an ongoing challenge, at times. Today, I’ve been taking care of  household “fix-its”… the broken pool pump, rust stains on concrete, finding “fix it” people, signing up for new healthcare policies… lots of unfamiliar tasks… feeling … Continue reading

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Climbing our own “ladders” of possibility… living with inspiration, determination and possibility

~ Kathy’s 96 year old Aunt Okie (link to Okie’s blog: 96 years old and still writing ) recently wrote up a recollection about an experience from when she was in her 80’s… a simple little experience that I think … Continue reading

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