A FORK in the ROAD

Lucky Enough:  To Have a Choice.

Did you know that the average North American adult makes about 35,000 choices each day? The choices can be as simple as what to eat or what to wear. More serious choices can be job or marriage related. We make value-based decisions such as faith based choices, ethical choices, political choices and relationship choices. 

Dr. Joel   Hoomans -Leading Edge Journal (March 20 2015  )

What choices will you make today? Will you choose to be strong in the face of adversity? Will you choose to be positive? Will you choose to be mindful and delight in the simple things? Will you choose to take the high road? Perhaps you will take the more adventurous road that may lead you to unique and wonderful quests.

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I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

***Perhaps you would like to share some of your mindful choices in the Leave a Reply section.

 

 

 

 

 

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Snowbirds!

 Lucky Enough To:

Spend the Winter in Florida!

I missed the last few posts as we were busy heading south to our winter home, my happy place. The heat! The sunshine! The ocean! The soothing sounds and sights of the water. Oh, and best of all, a large, heated pool. I love to swim. I often think I must have been born under water, perhaps in a birthing pool. Just being in that water takes away any angst or aches I may have. In the morning, I pour a cup of coffee made from freshly ground aromatic coffee beans. Then I sit in the heat of the lanai, overlooking the water. It is here that I take a moment to practice Simple Mindfulness.

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Four Photos for Your Amusement and Appreciation

Lucky Enough To:

Delight in Mirth!

A few years ago, I was lucky enough to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity in Siem Reap, Cambodia. It was a wonderful, touching, humbling experience. An experience that definitely made one appreciate what one has.  The people we met had so little, but they were so loving and welcoming. While this journey lent itself to so many occasions of gratitude, I thought I would make today’s post about moments of mirth and laughter, an appreciation of which the Cambodians enjoy. 

“Teach us delight in simple things, and mirth that has no bitter springs.”

Rudyard Kipling

“It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.”

Seneca

Motorcycle Mania

The man sleeping on the motorcycle truly amazed me. I was fascinated by both his balance and the fact that he could actually fall asleep, with the noise and traffic all around him. I still chuckle when I look at this photo.

Now, I am truly a city girl and I do get teased by my friends who grew up in the country, but I doubt that even they have seen a pig on a motorcycle! This poor doomed pig, being taken to market, was still alive and squealing all the way!

“To market, to market, to buy a fat pig. Home again, home again, jiggety-jig.”

A children’s popular nursery rhyme.

Signs of the Times

I came upon the sign on the left at Angor Wat. I loved the delightful way the sign was translated into English.

The mirthful menu, found on a side street in Siem Reap, is a clever reflection on the variety of tourists visiting the area. 

 

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Stairways to Heaven!

Lucky Enough To:

Hike the Glen Canyon Greenway.

Yesterday my husband and I hiked the mountains, hills and forests behind our condo. We hiked for 2 1/2 hours. Along the trail, one climbs up and down many staircases. The variety of staircases, along with their destinations, fascinated me. What wonderful staircases have you seen? Where do your staircases take you?

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“In matters of climbing long staircases, how many stairs there are is not as important as how strong a will you have.”  

“Every step of every stairs contains precious treasures for you to ascend further up and to go further far!”  Mehmet Murat ildan 

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“My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth’s loveliness.”  Michelangelo

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“However tiny or ramshackle they may be, don’t ever despise the stairs which take you up to the higher levels!”  Mehmet Murat ildan 

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“My life is very exciting now. Nostalgia for what? It’s like climbing a staircase. I’m on the top of the staircase, I look behind and see the steps. That’s where I was. We’re here right now. Tomorrow, we’ll be someplace else. So why nostalgia?  Jeanne Moreau

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Canadian Thanksgiving

Lucky Enough to:

Have a warm home and enough food to eat.

This photo is of a home in Siem Reap, Cambodia, where we had gone to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. A delightful, hard-working family, with 8 children live here.

Be thankful for what you have.

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Falling for Fall

 

Lucky Enough to:

Savour a beautiful fall day.

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What  favourite fall fancy are you appreciating today? 

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Wining and Dining

Lucky Enough to: 

Enjoy a lovely afternoon of wine and food tasting at “the hatch”. 

Thanks to”the hatch” in West Kelowna, for hosting 491 days of the hatch, in support of the Boys and Girls Club.

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