Monday, September 18, 2017

Accepting Others As They Are


Each day that rises is often an unexpected one, since we are not sure if we are going to rise from our beds the next morning. But each day that is here is a day of rejoicing and of learning. Most of us are currently living on the moment, but it would be great if we were to live each moment as our last. Cherishing and learning from our balanced life.

Above is the title of my post. There are many words written on it and each word has beauty and character.  As we go through this valley of life, we should introduce our hearts and our mind's to these words that create a person's characteristics and acceptance.

So ask yourself, am I installing any of these words into my life so I can accept other people's decisions in life. We may not agree with their decisions but we cannot throw the first stone either. We are all different but we are all children of God.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

The Beauty of the Kirtland Temple

 Hi everyone,

My good friend Keri came down from Utah to visit her Mom & Dad and as she was here she took a day to visit Kirtland. One of the things to visit in Kirtland is the Kirtland Temple. This temple doesn't have high spheres or stained windows to make it beautiful, because its humble structure is beautiful in it's self. So if you're ever in Ohio, try to visit the little town of Kirtland Ohio. This small but amazing town has the Kirtland Temple, The Whitney Store and The Johnson Farm that can easily  recite the truthfulness of a restored church...the LDS church.



Thursday, August 31, 2017

A Little Balcony Market

I may not have land to plant a mega amount of flowers and vegetables but, I do grow some great fresh veggies on my balcony. I live in apartment on the 4th floor and I get all the afternoon sun. The sun provides all the nourishment my plants need to grow. 

Here is my little balcony full of plants.


I have a succulent plant that grow every spring until late Fall.


I plated 4 o' clocks that are very hearty throughout the Summer. I love when all the flowers are open with their vibrant pink, lavender and red blooms..


I harvested 3 batches of basil, it adds a great taste to my tomato sauce.


Alyssiums in hot pink and pale pink colors...lovely.


Here are my 3 pots full of cauliflower.

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A large pot of fresh oregano...it's amazingly large & beautiful.



My 4 pepper plants in one large pot is full of peppers.


They look great, I counted 13 of them so far.


One side of my balcony




Freshly picked basil


Lots of cilantro, I've picked 5 batches so far.


a nice pick of fresh cilantro.


I may have a small balcony, but I sure grow some great herbs, veggies & beautiful hearty flower plants...it's been a good Summer. I hope you all continue to enjoy it.


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Be Grateful



Each day that rises I am so grateful to be alive. 

God is so wonderful...He made the world for us to enjoy and to fulfill His plan of salvation. He made the air for us to breath, He created us with all our senses for us to enjoy this world a little better. The sense of taste for us to taste and enjoy an array of nationality foods.  He gave us hearing so we could hear the noises of life which some brings us tears and laughter, He gave us the sense of touch so we can enjoy the gift of hugs, He gave us sight so we can see the world He beautifully created. 

Each morning that I rise, I am so grateful for another day without forgetting that gratitude is one of the virtues when we acquire humility.

If  today was not a good day for you, always remember to be thankful,  because someone out there is having a day worse than yours. Have a blessed day.


Sunday, August 6, 2017

Light up your Sanctuary's

After decorating for a while now, I have always said that lighting is one of the most important topic that must be addressed when decorating any room. Some people can afford more in lighting but others cannot. But when installing "mood lighting"  you do not need to spend a fortune.w...especially if it can be made by you.

Here are some ways you can achieve "Mood Lighting" for way less money by using using bottles as an inspiration and creation.

Take a look.











Thursday, July 27, 2017

May Peace Be With You

Peace, a ray of sunshine, a moment of bliss and tranquility.

Every night as our bodies retire to our beds, our brain is still in full swing.  This mass of blood vessels called the brain never shuts off .  Our brain is like a small computer chip, it records what we  see, what we hear and what we feel. Even though we shut our eyes at night and we think our bodies have calmed down; our brain's subconsciousness automatically begin to recycle everything we did throughout the day. Our daily routine of running back and forth has consumed us of all our strength depleting us of all our desires to seek for peace. Peace within ourselves and peace with God.

In these latter days peace is seldom obtained because we are so amused with today's technology, music, social media and vanity.  We as humans forget to stop and smell the roses, we forget to refuel our hearts with love and memories and we forget to re-energize this beautiful body that was given to us. We forget to shut down the world around us with the idea that we are going to miss something everyone else knows of. We need to stop drowning ourselves into so much daily unnecessary and unfulfilled tasks that drains our bodies and our spirituality. 

Peace brings good thoughts and clarity, good judgments and good mental and physical stability. Peace brings good health and much joy. 


May peace be with you all.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Siesta Spanish Yoga, Asleep with Blinders On


As the world goes about their own way, we go about ours. 

When I approached another weekend, I realized that each week that goes by is a week to never return. So I started to think...what do I do to make my week a week of enrichment. An enrichment that will not only sustain me through the next day but that will fill my heart with greatness and strength. 

We as humans tend to slip into what I call a "Siesta" Spanish yoga"...a time of dormant and laziness. It's as if we shut down our entire body mechanism and we become zombies.

* Our brain doesn't work unless we pray first.

*Our body doesn't move unless we feed it and exercise it first by check our emails so we can put those fingers to work replying to each letter by hand...typical human tendencies now.

Our mouth doesn't begin to pour out words unless we revitalize our brain and body first.

And our thoughts are frozen in time unless we read the scriptures to melt away the ice cubes that have frozen our brain cells.

That's why we are all experiencing "Siesta Spanish yoga".

Though many of us open our minds, brain and our day with prayer, many don't. They start their day just like they ended it, asleep and with blinders that do not let you focus one one side or the other. Unable to see the truth.

But if they only knew the enrichment they would obtain from beginning the day with God and ending it in His Holy name, they would understand the absolute enrichment us Christians have.
An enrichment that last forever and ever.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Plant Regrowing, Great First Harvest and Some Free Stuff

Good Day Everyone.

Well Summer has arrived but this heat does not make this my best time of the year, I prefer Fall or Spring. These sunny days are surely making our plants greener and smiling with happiness.  I had the great time this last week cutting my first little harvest of cilantro, basil and oregano. I just love these herbs and spices for cooking.

But I first want to tell you of my regrowing romaine lettuce from the base of 2 romaine lettuce plants I cut up some romaine to make my salad and I remembered seeing on youtube that you can regrow romaine lettuce by putting them in water or dirt. So I thought I would try it. I put 3 toothpicks on the top part of the lettuce trunk and I floated them in water. Within days I begin to see the new leave coming up. This was my plant and it did get very big and very full, so I ended up eating it in my next salad. So this last Monday I planted it in pots and it is growing again. I hope you can try this the next time you cut up your romaine lettuce.

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Here is my first picking of my cilantro. It is not much since it was grown in a small pot in my balcony.

 

Here is my little bit of basil that I picked this week. I just love cilantro and basil for cooking. 


Look at my oregano plant its growing beautifully. 



And this last week I got 18 deodorants for free thanks to a $1 off manufacturer coupons and a $1.00 sale at Drug Mart Pharmacy. So happy for that.


I hope your week continues to go great and until next week, have a great day.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Uniting with God through Meditation & Meditations Physical Benefits


Meditation is an old ancient  way to obtain peace and focus.

This quote is stated by Stanford University:

“Meditation is mind without agitation,” Narasimhan says. Stress creates agitation and is something most of us deal with on some level. And it’s increasing, given the rising use of anti-anxiety medications, notes Stanford University researcher Emma Seppälä. Meditation allows people to take charge of their own nervous system and emotions. “Studies have shown improved ability to [permanently] regulate emotions in the brain,” adds Seppälä, who is also the associate director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford. “It’s very empowering.”

Here are some benefits a person receives by practicing meditation.

  • It improves concentration
  • It encourages a healthy lifestyle.
  • The practice increases self-awareness
  • It increases happiness.
  • Meditation increases acceptance

    • Meditation reduces stress
  • It slows aging
  • The practice benefits cardiovascular and immune health

As you see meditation has its benefits and it is great for the body. But for the heart it has many  benefits.

I personally feel much peace and a closeness to my Heavenly Father when I meditate. I feel His Spirit while being more alert and aware of His still small voice as it guides me to His place of righteousness. Through the day He guides me in all my daily affairs, he leads me into an assurance of tender loving care, He gives me the stability to hold on to the iron rod and He becomes my rock of peace . Everyday when I stop in the middle of the day to pray and meditate I receive His love and peaceful rest from a very busy morning. 

So if you pray start  & end your prayer in silence for about 5 to 6 minutes searching for His guiding peace and Spirit before you begin or finish...the results are amazing. 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

June's Emergency Preparedness Post


This time of the year most of you are enjoying your new graduates, while applauding them for finishing 12 years of school. Soon this new graduate will be attending college and for the first time in their lives they will be making decisions on their own. One of those decisions is to be a new driver.  But before you hand them the keys to your car or their graduating prized car, have you asked yourself…does he or she know what to do in case of a car emergency?

Car Emergencies occur without warning. 

So this month on my emergency preparedness post I wish to acknowledge the importance of teaching our children what to do in case of an auto emergency:

1. How to move the car to a secure and safe place in order to change a flat tire?
****Do they know how to change a tire?

2. Who should they call in case their car breaks down?

3. What to do in case their car starts an engine fire?

4. What to do in case their car over heats?

5. What to do and who to call in case their car is in an accident?

These are basic questions and our children need to know the answers to all of them in order to help them when they are on their own. We as parents need to take a moment to teach our children how to solve these unwarned problems and how to follow the law of the land in case of any of these emergencies arise?  These crucial important topics need to be discussed with each of your children when they begin to drive. What to do, how to manage and solve problems like these on their own will be beneficial to them in life. When children are taught at home to solve these problems then you can hand them the keys to the car.

Teaching them these important topics will create a more efficient and prosperous individual in society. 
Have a great day.