Monday, October 31, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge-Post #16

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30 Day Blog Challenge-Post #15

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(noun Informal. 1. fiction written by fans of a TV series, movie, etc., using existing characters and situations to develop new plots.)
Didn't know for sure what that was and I don't have any so I simply posted a definition and MAYBE will look into it!

30 Day Blog Challenge-Post #14

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The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, A Toltec Wisdom BookThe Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, A Toltec Wisdom Book by Miguel Ruiz
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I read this once a long time ago but, just read it again over the last year or so because I feel that if I could live by the agreements life would definitely be better. If we all lived by them the world would likely be a much better place.

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30 Day Blog Challenge-Post #13

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The Haunted MesaThe Haunted Mesa by Louis L'Amour
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I LOVE Louis L'Amour and this story is one of my absolute favourites.
It is a great read!

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30 Day Blog Challenge-Post #12

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Woooohoooo post 300!!!!! (Missed it but it's still cool only 65 to go to start a new 365!)

Fave pic of me as a child...funny!! lol

30 Day Blog Challenge-Post #11

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Hubby and I at a friend's wedding. :)

30 Day Blog Challenge-Post #10

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My grandmother, my mother,myself and my daughter. :)

30 Day Blog Challenge-Post #9

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Inuksuk...LOVE them! ;)

30 Day Blog Challenge-Post #8

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Baby Boondock-GONE but never forgotten...he was the sweetest boy!

30 Day Blog Challenge-Post #7

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My baby! :)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge-Post #6

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Check out our website and Facebook Group where we pose life questions and invite discussions and advice hoping to help people with their own issues.
Breaking Questions of the Day

30 Day Blog Challenge-Post #5

"Go then. There are other worlds than these." Jake (Stephen King's The Gunslinger)

I love the relationship between Jake and Rolland and this quote
Just seems to me to be the epitome of faith and belief in destiny.
He is saying we will meet again because we were, are and always will be meant to.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge-Post #4

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My fave book is probably The Elfstones of Shannara by Terry Brooks.
I have many faves and most from different authors but I always just
Loved this story and the characters who are part of it.
I named my daughter after a character in the book (Amberle) and every
Every time I think of her name I think of the book again! Terry Brooks
IS one of my faves!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge-Post #3

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I guess I have to say that my absolute fave tv show
(Even though I love MANY of the crime dramas) is
SURVIVOR because hubby and I have watched it faithfully
EVERY season since the very first one and it NEVER gets
Old or boring!!! LOVE it!

30 Day Blog Challenge-Post #2

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My favourite movie is called The Power of One.
It stars Stephen Dorff and Morgan Freeman and is a beautiful story
About the power of ONE voice willing to stand up for RIGHT
And make a difference.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge Post #1

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As of TODAY and for awhile now my fave song is "Moves Like Jagger" by Maroon 5.
It is a fun, happy, upbeat song that just gets stuck in my head and heart 
and makes me want to laugh and DANCE.
I don't care if anyone else likes it or everyone else does too.
I LOVE it!!

I have dignity, pride, decency and compassion.

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Dignity: noun, plural -ties.
bearing, conduct, or speech indicative of self-respect or appreciation of the formality or gravity of an occasion or situation.
nobility or elevation of character; worthiness: dignity of sentiments.

Pride: noun
the state or feeling of being proud.
a becoming or dignified sense of what is due to oneself or one's position or character; self-respect; self-esteem.

Decency: noun, plural -cies.
the state or quality of being decent.
conformity to the recognized standard of propriety, good taste, modesty, etc.

Compassion: noun
a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.

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I have dignity because I respect myself.
I have pride because I am aware of myself and the respect I deserve.
I have decency because I allow that OTHERS have dignity and pride in themselves.
I have compassion because I understand that many do NOT and I wish to help them find themselves and their own self worth, self respect, dignity, pride, decency and compassion.
In this way we can help each other build ourselves better and stronger in order that SOMEDAY we will ALL have dignity, pride, decency and compassion.
I think then the world will be a better place.

I LOVE MYSELF in order to LOVE others!

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To LOVE yourself does not mean to be conceited, selfish, or self-absorbed to the exclusion of all others. It means knowing and accepting yourself and that YOU are valuable. JUST as valuable as anyone else.
It means that you do not subjugate your own needs and desires to please everyone else first but, rather that you take care of YOU when you need to in order to respect and honour yourself and build and maintain your OWN self-esteem and self worth.
Other people cannot give these things to you.
NO MATTER how much you do to try and please them all and receive accolades and rewards or esteem boosts from their compliments and appreciation in the end you will still carry that dark black hole around inside you and it can never get filled up by ANY OF THEM.
YOU must find YOURSELF inside YOURSELF and feed your own needs and neurosis with your own knowledge, beliefs, understanding and acceptance of ALL that is beautiful and wonderful inside of you and about you!
Beating yourself down won't do this. Berating yourself won't do it. Calling yourself an idiot or stupid or any other names to try and motivate yourself to be better is USELESS and will only squash you down further.
YOU must find, see, recognize and BUILD UP anything you see inside yourself that is BEAUTIFUL, GOOD, POSITIVE, USEFUL, or CREATIVE. YOU must BELIEVE in the beauty and light that shines from within you and never let anyone else squash it down or try to blow it out!
Maybe it is only a tiny spark of light but YOU can fan the flame and build it higher, bigger and brighter EVERY DAY.
THAT is loving yourself FIRST. 
THAT is honouring and respecting the heart and soul that resides within you.
When you can LOVE yourself then you will still LOVE to hear and receive appreciation from others and it will reaffirm what YOU already know...that YOU are wonderful, that other people DO recognize this, but, that YOU do NOT NEED them to tell you all this in order for you to KNOW this!
When you know, accept and love yourself it is EASIER to do the same for other people because then you recognize that we are all equally valuable and ourselves AND to each other!

I FORGIVE MYSELF for mistakes.

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EVERYONE makes mistakes. It is how we learn!
Don't beat yourself up endlessly for them. Just accept that you made a mistake,let it go and move on. Carrying it around with you and pounding yourself into the ground every time you think of it just keeps you from acceptance and growth.
Let it go!
Forgive yourself for being human and fallible and then learn whatever thing it is you NEED to learn from it and try not to DO IT AGAIN.
The purpose and point of a mistake is that we own and accept it, apologize for it if necessary, LEARN from it, FORGIVE ourselves for whatever part we played in it, and then LET IT GO and move on from it.
It is a good thing to remember the lesson so that we don't repeat mistakes unnecessarily but it is not good to carry it around with you like a cancerous growth inside of us.
It will eat away at our soul until we find letting go of it almost impossible. It will become such a part of us and we won't know or understand life without it.
It can be debilitating.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Prince Doodle

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I think we have lost another cat...I don't know where or what has happened to him but, our Doodle hasn't been home for 3 days now and he is NOT tomming because he's been fixed for a long while now. :( I'm feeling very sad about it and wish that he would come home and everything will be alright again. We've lost too many lately! We are down to two of them, Moochie and Momma Bug. My favourite girls. Hubby says no more pets when they are gone but, I can't live without a cat so I hope these two will be around a long time yet!!!

30 Day Personal Challenge-Post #30

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What do you imagine your life like at age fifty?

I imagine that it will be very much like it is now except I hope to be healthier and much better at keeping my health under control!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

30 Day Personal Challenge-Post #29

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Do you wish for anything at 11:11? If so, what do you wish for? Has anything ever come true?

No I do not.

30 Day Personal Challenge-Post #28

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If you could choose to live forever, would you? Why or why not?

I would not.
I believe in time and season and everything happens for a reason so I think there is a purpose for the cycles of life and death. The truth is only our bodies die. Our souls already live forever. They only leave our body when it dies and begin a new and different type of journey. If I lived forever inside my body I would miss the spirit journey and I think that it may be the most important part.

30 Day Personal Challenge-Post #27

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Which do you prefer: films or television? Why? 

I do not prefer one over the other. I love them both. I love any media used to tell a good story that can entertain, make you think, show you something you've never seen, open discussions and ideas. Use them all for the betterment of tell stories, teach life lessons, share art and emotion, display dance and whatever else that can be shared in a meaningful way!

30 Day Personal Challenge-Post #26

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26: Choose two: mentally stable, intelligent, attractive. Explain why you chose those two.

Mentally stable and intelligent.
I have been attached to someone who was NOT mentally stable before and I can tell you it is a life full of difficulty and drama.
Intelligence is a must because I need someone to be able to have a conversation with and challenge and engage me and share with and learn from. ;)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

30 Day Personal Challenge-Post #25

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Would you rather date someone plain with an amazing personality or someone beautiful with a plain personality?

Hahahahaha. I got lucky! I got someone GORGEOUS with a vibrant and fun and amazing personality as well!
Of course, the answer is that I would prefer the personality. How boring it would be if you spent days, weeks, months, and years with someone who didn't have anything interesting to talk about or share with you!! It is our inner beings that matter the most!!

30 Day Personal Challenge-Post #24

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How attractive do you consider yourself?

Ohhhh this is a horrible question to ask a woman because her first response is to think of all her flaws. :(
My answer is that I am attractive enough.
The package I come in is not as important as what is inside of me and I am learning every day to love myself more and more BOTH for what is inside me and for the beautiful and vibrant accents and aspects that make up the outside of me as well!

30 Day Personal Challenge-Post #23

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Are you a fan of art? If so, who is your favorite artist? What artistic movement do you prefer?

I am a fan of fantasy art and I don't really have just one favourite artist but, I appreciate the art of The Brothers Hildebrandt  .Their Lord of the Rings art is WONDERFUL. I have purchased a couple of their prints but as of yet have not gotten them framed or put on the wall. :( One of these days!!

Monday, October 3, 2011

30 Day Personal Challenge-Post #22

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What subject did / do you exceed in / at school?

I did best at math and english. I didn't like math but still was very good at it.  I did love english though...I even enjoyed reading Shakespeare. ;)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

30 Day Personal Challenge-Post #21

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Do you want children? Why or why not?

I have had four children and lost one of them in the womb when I was only 4 1/2 months pregnant with him. I always loved children and always knew I would have some someday.
Now, I look forward to enjoying my children's children whenever they decide it is time to have some.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

30 Day Personal Challenge-Post #20

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Would you consider yourself an optimist or a realist? Why?

I would not consider myself either an optimist or a realist because I am both pessimistic AND idealistic. I am TRYING to learn to be positive and hopeful in life rather than depressed and negative and it is a challenge some days! And yet, I am still a dreamer who believes in the way things should be and hopes that someday the world will be different than it is. Unfortunately I too often see the world as a sad and dreary place full of hurt and sorrow. An optimist would see better!

30 Day Personal Challenge-Post #19

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What is your favourite film? Why is it so important to you?

My favourite film is The Power of One.
It is partly sad and partly beautiful and a testament and encouragement to the courage and hope contained in the voice of one person who fights against the tide for change and for good.