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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A Quality Time Paste & Copy A Message for the Ages

A Quality Time Paste & Copy A Message for the Ages

 #5 COUNT DOWN TO 500TH BLOG POST..

George Carlin - comedian of the 70's and 80's

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A Message by George Carlin:
The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers,

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wider Freeways ,but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.
We drink too much, smoke too much,

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spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.
We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor.os We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things.
We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.
These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men

bm and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete...
Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, j2

because they are not going to be around forever.
Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.
Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.
Remember, to say, 'I love you' to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it.

kiss A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.
Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.
Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.
AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

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Friday, December 21, 2012

The Old Leaning Barn

The Old Leaning Barn. A QUALITY TIME POST

MQTlogoa #6 COUNT DOWN TO 500TH BLOG POST..AMAZING..A Barn Charm & Spiritual Sunday post and some thoughts that came in an email.

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“Lord, prop us up on our leanin' side.”

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joetoddsays  Like the barn I've withstood a lot of life's storms. I've withstood a lot of bad weather in life, I've withstood a lot of hard times, and I'm still standing too. But I find myself leaning to one side from time to time, so I like to ask the Lord to prop us up on our leaning side, 'cause I figure a lot of us get to leaning at times.

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Sometimes we get to Leaning toward anger

DSC_0001 Sometimes we get to Leaning toward bitterness

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Sometimes we get to Leaning  toward hatred

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Sometimes we get to Leaning toward cussing

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Sometimes we get to Leaning toward a lot of things that we shouldn't.

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So we need to pray, “Lord, prop us up on our leaning side, So we will stand straight and tall again, To glorify the Lord.'' I don’t know about you but I’ve done a lot of leaning in my life but not so much anymore. Actually, I’ve been able to help with some propping and I attribute that ability to prayers like this and GRACE.

DSC_0009 Sometimes major rebuilding,do over,mulligan needs to be done and I am reminded of the story of  The Apostle Saul/  Paul ….

DSC_0015A Thought For Today “Keep your head up and eyes straight ahead”

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Funny Monday..How MEN and Women Record Things in their Diaries

 

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WIFE’S DIARY….

Tonight, I thought my husband was acting weird. We had made plans to meet at a nice restaurant for dinner.j2 I was shopping with my friends all day long, so I thought he was upset at the fact that I was a bit late, but he made no comment on it. Conversation wasn't flowing, so I suggested that we go somewhere quiet so we could talk.

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He agreed, but he didn't say much.I asked him what was wrong; He said, 'Nothing..' I asked him if it was my fault that he was upset. He said he wasn't upset, that it had nothing to do with me, and not to worry about it.

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On the way home, I told him that I loved him. He smiled slightly, and kept driving. I can't explain his behavior. I don't know why he didn't say, 'I love you, too.When we got home, I felt as if I had lost him completely, as if he wanted nothing to do with me anymore. j8

He just sat there quietly, and watched TV. He continued to seem distant and absent. Finally, with silence all around us, I decided to go to bed.

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About 15 minutes later, he came to bed. But I still felt that he was distracted, and his thoughts were somewhere else. He fell asleep; I cried.

j9 I'm almost sure that his thoughts are with someone else. My life is a J14…………………….

Husband's Diary:

j11A two-foot putt..........j10 who the hell misses a two-foot putt ?

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Meditation and Love of the Woods/Trees for some Quality Time in the Hocking Hills of Ohio

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Trees in particular were mysterious, and seemed to me direct embodiments of the incomprehensible meaning of life. For that reason, the woods were the place that I felt closest to its deepest meaning and to its awe-inspiring workings.”  C.G.Jung

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An Often forgotten principle: Go to the Woods to Meditate.

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Those “woods” may be  referred to as A wilderness,A hill or mountain,A forest,Our secret places,A place apart.Where is your “secret place?

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“Listening to trees is  a relaxation and meditating exercise. Listening to the communications of trees  is a way of attuning our hearing and paying more attention to what we hear around us rather than letting sounds invade our space unawares.”DSC_0028 Find a suitable place for spending time with the trees. Choose a place that is convenient and relatively easy to get to yet as isolated from the noises of humanity as possible.Be prepared to spend a decent amount of time (in my case several hours). Notice the silence and the sounds with greater precision. For the rest of the story CLICK

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Woods Does & Don'ts:: Never step over a log or fallen tree if you can’t see what is on the other side! Always check above for widow makers and dead branches before starting your meditation/listening.Carry your cellphone with you in case of emergency (no reception at my spot though) but turn it off while meditating. Make sure someone knows generally where you are going and be prepared. Most importantly, be comfortable and if you have time/inclination pack a lunch.

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In the beginning there was silence, and it was good. When I visit my “secret spot” in the woods the only sounds I hear are of nature but for one exception, an occasional airplane overhead. This past fall Linda and I went into the woods and spent an hour or so listening to the leaves fall and hit the ground and each other. The time spent that day I will remember forever.

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“Silence has the ability to centre us and connect us with the essential harmony of the universe.” The Joy Of Silence… Silence: "the dissolving of the limits of selfhood until the infinite alone seems real". Tennyson

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When I enter a forest, the first thing I smell is the damp earth combined with old fallen leaves. For me this earthy smell has an instinctive calming effect.” Several years ago my son and I were camping in the Canadian “Bush”. My son went outside the tent and came right back in and said,”Dad there is a wolf on the other side  of the inlet.” I was comfortable in my sleeping bag and really wasn’t sure about the wolf so I said, “it’s time to get some sleep  no wolf is going to bother us.” Well, the wolf got at lot closer to the tent.  The smell was unmistakable and powerful. I then thought Oh…..Shi…….t…..Photo below from that camping trip.

penagenatecamp My hair wasn’t white then LOL.(Summer of 1989).. Take a handful of leaves and crush them,inhale deeply and enjoy the aroma. 

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Lying on my back in the woods admiring the intricate interplay of branches and breeze….Once in awhile a short nap is appropriate. Photo below is about the same spot at a different time of year

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This is “my spot”….A small short ridge with the land falling off in three directions and  easily accessible from only one direction.I can be there in about 45 minutes. A short drive and hike. I know you are suppose to “STAY ON THE TRAIL” BUT “MY SPOT” is about 100 feet off a little used trail and it is quiet.

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Meditation and Love of the Woods/Trees for some real QUALITY TIME

Another good read::  The Smell Of Nature

I almost always start my meditation with this prayer: Prayer of Saint Francis

STFRANCISWOODSLord, make me an instrument of your peace.Where there is hatred, let me sow love.Where there is injury, pardon.Where there is doubt, faith.Where there is despair, hope.Where there is darkness, light.Where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.
Amen.
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