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Ta Da

what you talkin


it’s the amazin

race of  my life

it’s the new outfit

it’s speaking up

it’s the rhythm

it’s music

it’s the voice

ta da

it’s sharin

it’s the speed

it’s the faith

making bad days bet-ter

ta da

it’s the kiss

it’s the upside down dream

it’s the day i was created

ta da

it’s the tears that flow

it’s the bucket list

it’s your birthday bear

it’s your death

it’s rebirth

after many years

it’s closing your eyes

see me everywhere

ta da

it’s the freedom

it’s walls come tumbling down

it’s never tearing us apart

it’s the laughter

ta da

it’s finding the time

it’s incomprehensible

now eureka

ta da

it’s the cocoa with marshmallows

it’s s’mores

it’s salty chips

it’s the family fire

it’s the smell of smoke

it’s the cheers

it’s always there

take a bow

ta da

ha ha moment

it’s celebration of wisdom

finished product

it’s inspiring

learn something new

not the end

it’s the power of

Ta Da…….©



May 14, 2014


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May you have a awesome week; Keep on lovin!




You can encourage one another with your ACTIONS.

Remember to listen to the video at the end of the post; Bruno Mars is fabulous.

Who was it that said Actions speak louder than – WORDS?
The values you/I have in life are judged more by how you/I live y/our life than by what you say.

People notice what you DO.

By our actions – we are setting an example for others to follow.

James a well known guy said to be Be doers not hearers only.

Love is more than emotion/s.
“Love is patient; love is kind. Love does not envy; is not boastful; is not conceited; does not act improperly; is not selfish; is not provoked; does not keep a record of wrongs; finds no joy in unrighteousness, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”

Love is “ACTION”

I can choose to show kindness or not to show kindness.

I can choose to be compassionate or not.

I can choose to brag or not to brag.

I can choose to hold a grudge or to let it go.

I can choose..

Just the other day I was talking to a government official at the pardons Canada dept. Before I go any further I was talking to pardons Canada as a liaison for someone else.  We talked about giving people second chances.  People may have taken many wrong paths but there comes a time when someone needs to give them a chance.  Who knows we could be the very person whose act of kindness- a giver of second chances – could give someone back their life.


It is wise to have good role models.  We all need them.  We all need someone to cheer us onward.
I have a few good earthly flesh and blood role models. I also have the creator; I am safe to follow the creator.

In a world with such negativity and trash;There are so many people that are in need of encouragement so then it is required of me whenever possible to do just that. Actions speak louder than words

Touch of Love

AT the touch of love
adoration abounds
clarity in change
fragrance of delight
cry together
touch the wounds
share the pain
healing rain
of heaven
who touches
my soul
inside cradle
of comfort
as a lullaby song
not alone..©
march 30, 2013
When it’s all said and done…just keep spreading the love.

Well done is better than well said.  ~Benjamin Franklin

Talk doesn’t cook rice.  ~Chinese Proverb

Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.
Mahatma Gandhi

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”
William James

I know you can be a great person of action.  I have faith in you.

Love and keep loving.  Remember you make the world a better place.

Blessings to you.

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It’s a simple thing really.


Why does it matter so much?

 I give it a social thingamajigy.
It shows that you are more in the moment and care enough about the person you are with or conversing with to use ageless manners.

You could say- why take the time to talk manners when there are so many serious issues in the world.
Well I would have to say; all good things, encouragement, kindness, war prevention; start with manners. At least I would think so.

Manners are for socializing and relationships is what foreplay is to sex and intimacy.

Manners are a form of payment for time and service. Payment of appreciation.

Manners are a sign of respect.

yellow rose

One deterrent to manners is fast past society. No excuse though.

Another is movies. Don’t get me wrong I love movies. However you see a scene where individuals are on the phone not quite ending a conversation let alone using manners and then hanging up. Cut, Cut start that scene again.

I am aware, cause it has happened to me, when we put our foot in our mouth without thinking and insulted or hurt someone. Hopefully a sincere I’m sorry will help.

Kiss On Hand

The use of manners can sometimes cross over into another realm. You have every right to disagree but here goes.

Our family went to a restaurant a bit late for supper but we were at an important family event and didn’t take time to eat.
We were tended on by a lady who emigrated to Canada. We showered her in genuine thank you’s.
She was so pleasant in helping us with our orders and educating us on the foods. We mentioned how helpful and kind she was.
I looked up at her and told her how beautiful she was. I turned to my daughter and said Joanne don’t you think she is beautiful. Her response was, she absolutely is beautiful.
The server said thank you. Throughout the night we drew her into our family meal and in genuine conversation and she became like family.
Before the night was over she told my daughter how much she appreciated our kindness and interaction with her and then proceeded to say she struggled with bulimia.
Suffice it to say she will remain in our prayers.

At this point I will say that manners can be just words without meaning and your heart could be living in mediocrity. So I would encourage you to shake it off. You have it within you to be mannerly and kind.

Thank you.
Say Goodbye.
Excuse me.
Pardon could you repeat that?
For goodness sake open a door for someone.
 Walk someone across a walkway or crosswalk.

Of course there are others.

Go out on a limb and see how you can make someones day.

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First may I say I hope everyone had a great weekend.

Also here in Canada we just celebrated Mother`s Day.  I hope you took time to let someone know how special they are whether it is a mother by blood or choice.

yellow flowers forest

To change the subject I love some of the advice nuggets that I read from Jim Rohn.  Today I would like to honor some of his work in a very simple format.

Three Keys to Greatness by Jim Rohn

Awhile back, I went into the studio and created a 56-minute video for teenagers called “Three Keys to Greatness.”  Although my focus was for teenagers, the principles I shared certainly apply to adults as well.

Recently I was asked to list these three things using one to two sentences for each.  Now for your benefit here they are again.

1.  Setting Goals.  I call it the view of the future.  Most people, including kids, will pay the price if they can see the promise of the future.  So we need to help our kids see a well-defined future, so they will be motivated to pay the price today to attain the rewards of tomorrow.  Goals help them do this.

2.  Personal Development.  Simply making consistent investments in our self-education and knowledge banks pays major dividends throughout our lives.  I suggest having a minimum amount of time set aside for reading books, listening to CDs, attending seminars,keeping a journal and spending time with other successful people.  Charlie “Tremendous” Jones says you will be in five years the sum total of the books you read and the people you are around.

3. Financial Planning.  I call it the 73/30.  After receiving your paycheck or paying yourself, simply setting aside 10% for saving, 10% for investing, and 10% for giving, over time this will guarantee financial independence for a teenager.

IF a young person, or for that matter an adult, focused on doing these three simple things over a long period of time I believe they will be assured success!

Here is Jim`s site:

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Let’s shape our memories now for the future.  Let’s give our kids, grandkids, nephews, nieces, good memories to draw from-From this second forward.

Time can forget some memories, but there are some memories which can make us forget time and those memories make life sweeter.

A smile happens in a flash, but its memory can last a lifetime.

Located in the province of Newfoundland, Grand Lake is a natural lake dammed for hydroelectric power early in the last century. The expanded lake now covers about 132,000 acres along the Humber River. Set amid the craggy heights of the eastern fringe of the Appalachian Mountains, the area around Grand Lake has evolved into a wide swath of Provincial lands used in the past for logging and mining. When the local paper milling company dammed the outlet of the existing Grand Lake in 1925 to produce power for the mills, the water level was raised over 100 feet, drowning the abandoned coal mines and a portion of the Humber Valley over sixty miles long. The resulting lake is nearly 1000 feet deep in spots, the deepest lake in Newfoundland. The large lake also holds the largest island in Canada, Glover Island.

It is here that the Humber Canal offers a shorter water route to Deer Lake and was the site of the paper mill that originally dammed Grand Lake. The paper mill has changed hands several times over the years, as has control of the dam and power generating units. The Deer Lake Power Company now distributes the hydro-power to several small communities in the area and to the main power grid. The old paper mill plant whistle sill sounds daily during the week and on Saturdays, more as an historical tradition than as a call to work. Deer Lake is one of the few remaining towns where parents still tell their children to ‘be home when the whistle blows!’

I remember in my hometown of Deer Lake we had a high school field trip to the powerhouse. It was amazing to see the workings of the big turbines.  On that day as usual the whistle was to blow at 12 noon;  I got to press the button to set the town whistle/siren to blow.  That was the day I had lime pop for the first time and the first time I had a donut.  For some reason Lime drink/pop and donut together tastes fantastic.


I don’t have all good memories but I have learned to make sure these terrible memories don’t run my life.

“We cannot change our memories, but we can change their meaning and the power they have over us”  David Seamands

We all tend to be restricted by our memories. Allow the benefits of meditation  to change you from within, by the renewing of your mind- attitude and perceptions.

When you live life and you are living the experience, you tend not to appreciate them as you are living them. It’s only when you look back and realize how special they were.





In spite of some rotten pasts there are things we can do as seen in this quote:

I used to teach in an abused children’s home. I told the kids, “You all have a manure pile of memories. Nothing you can do about that. Now you can drown in the stink or turn it into compost and grow a garden. I wouldn’t be as good a teacher to you if I didn’t know what you’re going through. That way, I make my memories do good instead of letting them eat me. I’m like Herbie from Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer. I pulled my Bumble’s teeth. He’s still big and scary but he can’t bite me anymore.”
Rebecca O’Donnell, Freak: The True Story of an Insecurity Addict
My mind
recall essence of this journey
good the bad
happy and sad
chaos the tranquil
fairness and unfairness
life and death
through it all
i’ve come to trust,
all made sense
what seemed senseless
the glory of the creator
my life is in your hands
my heart
explodes in praise
without force,
in peace and rest
i hear the sound
of the holy
of your great name
all fear all sickness
will flee,
at that same sound
when i stumbled
i felt your strength
raise me up,
orphans and poor
found sustenance
at that same name’s sound,
inner most
the creator transfixed
marrow of my bones
i wait …©

March 17, 2013

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deerlake power plant

icy tree 2 apirl 2013

Last Night and Today we had the most awful freezing rain storm ever here in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.

YET it was the most spectacular in its beauty. The ice on the trees is a minimum of 1 inch thick on our street.

It was a photographer’s dream.  Oh How I wish I could have had a powerful camera to highlight such beauty. Because of an appointment we were out and about. We decided to go for breakfast and took pictures en route.

icy tree1 april 2013

Afterwards we went for a short drive to look at its damage which was quite substantial but not too devastating; thankfully.  Sadly on our return home we had to change our route simply because of the damage; trees and hydro poles strewn everywhere and roads closed. It appeared rather bleak in some areas.  We are thankful it wasn’t more serious.

Isn’t that like our lives sometimes; within the boundaries of adversity and the awful and terrible circumstances there can be found some things that we can be thankful for.

We CAN cope with the unexpected!

  • It’s OK that we experience up’s and down’s; so don’t sweat it too much.
  • It’s OK to learn to be Optimistic; You’ve got through rough times before and you can do it again.
  • It’s OK to stay in the moment and not make long term plans in such an upheaval time.
  • It’s OK to stick to a routine as much as possible.
  • It’s OK to rely on family and friends and look for a professional if you need it.
  • It’s OK; remember you are loved.
  • It’s OK to believe there is a silver lining in every dark cloud.

icy tree april 2013

Again attitude is certainly important. Facing another bump in the road? I love what Warren Wiersbe says, “Bumps are the things we climb on.”

One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.   Albert Schweitzer

Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.  Zig Ziglar

icy tree

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powerlines down

Keep your head up.  Hope you have a safe weekend!


A dear young friend of our family, whom I love as a son,coming from India and after 2 years of bureaucracy is finally bringing his new wife home to Canada.

We were so excited to meet her yesterday. Of course being the sap that I am I wanted to give her a gift created in my heart. I have no Bling, things or money. But I have a heart that thinks it’s rich. Well I am rich in intentions. So I envision a painting.

I began the painting….
The first color or the foundation pale turquoise done perfectly. 3 daisies done pretty good…

Then the word L O V E – from there a perfect mess. Wow that’s terrible; a mess from the wonderful word of Love.
My daughter said she thought the word LOVE was messy and awful.
 I was crushed and began to make it better. Why should I be crushed she voicalized what I thought..the more I tried to fix it the uglier it got..

I showed my failure to my husband and he said and I shall quote, “Don’t listen to anyone else; do what you feel is right, you’re the painter. You should have left it alone. It was beautiful the way it was. Why Change it.”

My response was well I’m not really a painter but I shall trash the painting tomorrow and start fresh.
Then I thought no I should keep it awhile as a testament to failure.


Is failure wrong?
Few failures are fatal.
We or I should say; I act as if it’s the end of the world.

I reminded myself that upwards to 90% of athletes never win a medal but they keep going, keep training. I should expect no less of myself.

$10 worth of paint, $15 canvas and 15 hours…gone…
I guess ego was a part of my problem.
I think I forgot that some successes starts with failure.

I forgot a valuable lesson; the more I tried to fix it without calling it a mistake the uglier it got.
Sometimes it is better to start fresh.
Sometimes trial and error is important.

Is failure really failure?

Well, on some level I failed big time today. My painting is a PERFECT Example of Failure. Brought tears to my eyes. But then I was reminded of that great quote: “Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement”.. C.S. Lewis

Maybe then I should expect Success with my Next painting.

Once emotions are taken out of the equation will it be called a failure?

It was my emotional attitude that caused me to feel like a failure.  With a new canvas I started a new painting. In fact it took a different path with a new life of its own.  Better than the first.

Believe me Failure will surely educate us.
– Thomas Edison said he had 10,000 failures before he learned how to work the light bulb. He said he didn’t call it a failure; he called it an education.
– “I know 10,000 things that don’t work.” There are some things in life that are only learned through failure.
– Failure isn’t special – everybody does it. But to learn from failure is special. And smart people learn from their failures.
– As surely as failures educate us; failures also develop our skills.’
– And for sheer humility; makes us less judgmental, more sympathetic.

As sure as shootin Without ‘failure’, it’s easy to get an ego or to look down our noses at those who fail.

How we respond to failure is especially important for our children looking on.

For it is them, that often; follow in our footsteps.

Never give up. Find whatever is necessary within yourself and the creator to keep going forward and continue to aspire to learn and live with integrity.

If you fail don’t forget it. Don’t forget how it felt. Don’t forget what could have been done differently so you won’t repeat the mistake or failure. Not in a demeaning way but as illumination signpost. You’re not the only one that ever failed.  There is a positive spin because we all have successes. One thing for sure it should Never be a total Failure but always a lesson!  Turn that supposed failure into a bright number and shoot for the stars.

I would encourage those whose life began in abuse or dysfunction and remains in its cycle.  I believe you can find a way out of that and start a new path; start fresh and have a completely new ending for your life.  I trust the creator can give you the power to overcome all that is necessary to become whole once again.

Quotes worth Pondering:
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
― Winston Churchill
“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
― Winston Churchill

Day 19  of my recent 30 Day Thankfulness Challenge; I am thankful for Mary Brown’s Chicken and Taters & other Newfoundland Food Traditions.  😀

In a world where there is so much hungry and people living without; we often don’t want to talk about the foods we like.

At first I was going to continue in a more serious vein of Thanksgiving days but then I thought I have a relaxed and humorous side as well.

Our life isn’t all serious and I am grateful that I actually have food and can actually have the opportunity to have preferences.

Yes it is deep fried and probably drive vegans and vegetarians crazy and for that I am sorry but I must confess I love Mary Brown’s Chichen and especially the taters with gravy.

Day 19 body-feast copy

This is a fun and great Facebook page entitled Newfoundland and Labrador!

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Here are some pictures of some of the more popular foods in my homeland Newfoundland and Labrador.

Fried Squid or Calamari

Fried Squid or Calamari

Jiggs Dinner

Jiggs Dinner

Cold Plate

Cold Plate

Fish and Chips

Fish and Chips

Stuffed Turkey

Stuffed Turkey



Fish Cakes

Fish Cakes

Home Made Bread

Home Made Bread



Fries Dressing & Gravy

Fries Dressing & Gravy

Pea Soup & Dumplin

Pea Soup & Dumplin



Baked Beans

Baked Beans



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Day 18  of my recent 30 Day Thankfulness Challenge; I am thankful for the land of my birth Newfoundland and Labrador.  😀

One Tourist site said of Newfoundland: ‘Nestled into the northeast corner of North America, Newfoundland and Labrador offers a leisurely Old World pace, modern conveniences and a unique spirit. It is one of the best-kept vacation secrets on the continent. The air is clean, the people are friendly and the vistas — well, you’ll just have to see for yourself.’

Any Newfoundlander living away sense a charismatic, electrifying, magnetic pull back towards Newfoundland.  Homesickness for the ocean, food, people, scenery, the love of Newfoundland. Everywhere you go you’ll find people willing to tell you the history of their area.

it is the sea
that surrounds
my isle of
former colony
of england
most eastern part
of canada
place of my lover’s
first kiss
salty air
the languages
of the land
romance of the rock
pull of her love
symphony of her heart
gigs and reels of the evening
gently splash of morning
spell binding waves
in a storm
ache for her love
embrace of her
fish and chips
and dressing
cod tongues
cold plates
jigs dinner
green rugged scenery
trees everywhere
miraculous moments
enchanting ambience
the land of my birth©

 Day 18 Newfoundland_


The picture I used for my 30 days of thankfulness for Newfoundland is not mine but thanks to this site:   


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Beverley Hoyles CVR and spine

Day 12 of my 30 Day Thankfulness Challenge; I am thankful for Water. 😀

I do appreciate the life giving qualities of water – H2O.
70 % of the earth is covered with water.

It may seem like a strange thing to be thankful for.  We here in Canada have water plenty.  WE take it for granted from rinsing of dishes before they are placed in the dishwasher to just stand in the shower pretending it’s a hot tub. Such plenty, we spray more water on flowers than some countries can provide for children. 

On a normal day we do not have to worry about disease-ridden water.  We can drink as much as we desire.

Our children can go to a community pool and frolic in the water until there isn’t any dirt under their nails and their skin is wrinkled.

I love what can be done with water. It can be cold, boiled, steamed, or frozen.  It is pliable and nature can throw as much of it on you as it pleases.

Day 12 big-wave2 copy

I love the sound of water as it ripples in a stream pathway or waterfalls.  Outside of drinking water this is my favorite.  There are wealthy people today who have recorded the sounds of the movement of water and sold it as CD’s such as waterfalls, rain, ocean waves etc.


Pertinent Quotes:

A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. Eleanor Roosevelt

O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is.

“Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.”  Steve Maraboli

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