October 31, 2013

JOY


Such a simple word

yet

 elusive for so many

why do we look to others to bring us JOY

I have found that the only way

to find true JOY

is to look within



For many years I looked to those around me

to bring me happiness

to make me smile

I blamed my failings on others

I complained that others treated me a certain way

I thought others should treat me better

I felt put upon

Angry


I have come to realize that they are not

the saviour I was hoping for




I have begun to speak to myself the way

that I speak to others

God only knows if I spoke to others the way

I speak to myself

I would be a very lonely soul


Begin each day with one word of love 

for yourself

tell yourself you are beautiful

tell yourself you are wise

tell yourself you are worthy

tell yourself you are funny

tell yourself you can dance

look in the mirror and smile

that's right

smile because you like what you see

soon enough you will believe it

and you know what

others will too

when you send out JOY

it comes back to you two fold



Be kind to yourself

and 

you will find your JOY


~~

Peace Love and Hugs
my Friends

Nerina
xOxO


October 27, 2013

Gratitude



The answering machine is constantly blinking lately

Messages of Goodwill, Friendship and Prayers


You see, my husband is going through some things
 right now and his many many many friends and family
 are leaving small 
snippets of love

He has endured receiving a life altering Heart Transplant many years ago, many seemingly small events since 
but now, the ultimate 
the big C 
has crossed his path to test his faith

We are not a God following family 
although as a boy he attended many a church sermon 
and played the role of altar boy

His broken body is wracked with constant pain 
from this devil inside and it has almost broken him  
The treatments are a bitch
 and he is enduring humiliation
 that I believe he would never or could never 
have contemplated in his short life

The many hospitals and their wonderful staff 
that are involved in his care have taken a toll
 and he just wants to zap the shit out of this invasive intrusion and get on with his life

Through the support of our families 
and the multitude of friends 
that we have acquired over the years 
we will beat this demon, you can bet your ass

Thank you for being there 
words cannot express our gratitude

~~

Peace Love and Huge Hugs

Nerina

xOxO


September 14, 2013

Where has the Summer gone....


I cannot believe that September is almost over



This has been a Summer 
full of adventure, fun and frolic

marveling in the wonder of nature
















We spent many nights under the stars
enjoying the glorious weather




laughing with friends and family






















baseball, swimming, good food, 
relaxing, birthdays,
weddings, BBQ's
and just plain enjoying life

oh and the best news
 I started a new job...love it

~~

I have missed visiting all of you

Time to get the house ready for Autumn

the upcoming holidays

and the cooler temps

Tell me about your Summer...

~~

Peace Love and Hugs
Nerina
xOxO

July 24, 2013

JOY



It is amazing that as we mature

we realize that relationships

whether at work or play


are really key

to finding

JOY


in the everyday

and 

not having to deal

with being a stressed out mess


we all deserve better


~~

Have a great day friends

Peace Love
and
Hugs

Nerina
xOxO


June 28, 2013

Celebrate Canada's Birthday this Weekend





Get together with those 
that make you laugh out loud


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Catch a Parade with the Family


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Spend time with friends that let you be you




Light Fireworks to bring Joy for young and old


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Celebrate the Day that Canada
became a Kingdom
in it's own right


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Wear Red and White


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Fly your Flag Proudly

~~

Be Safe and have a Fabulous Long Weekend

~~

Peace Love and Hugs

Nerina
xOxO



May 29, 2013

Thankful Thursday....


I don't know when it happens

Is it a major event

or something seemly insignificant

that makes us finally wake up

and realize 

how truly blessed we are 




We all have our issues
our challenges
our loves lost
our loves found
our trial
and tribulations

but

we all come to a point

when we just

smile

and 

think to ourselves

WOW

how did I get so lucky




fabulous family
that would do anything for you

terrific friends
who will make you laugh
when all you want to do is cry

those little pleasures
that fill your heart

pastimes that bring you joy




You wake up each morning

filled with the gusto and gumption

to spread your new found

gratitude with others


I think I am there

Thanks for playing such a

pivotal role in helping 

me find that sweet spot

and

Sharing Your Joys with Me

I am Truly Grateful

~~

Tell me
What are you Thankful for today...

~~

Peace Love and
Hugs

Nerina
xOxO



May 19, 2013

Blissful....


Long Weekend Joys

~~

No plans, just doing things 
because they make me smile




Lazying on the couch, watching feel good chick flicks


Eating chips and sipping cocktails


Catching up on puzzles 
and making a dent in my reading pile


Tinkering in the garden to create pretty 


Getting a small dose of sun for vitamin D
and let's face it
a warm glow onto my Winter chicken skin


Leisurely meals


Family


Friends


Fireworks
 
 ~~ 

What is your favourite blissful
long weekend pastime?

~~


Happy Victoria Day
to
all my Canadian Friends!!

~

Peace Love 
and
Hugs

Nerina
xOxO

May 13, 2013

Garden Delights



Hi there

I hope you are enjoying 

the lovely month of May

These are some snippets

from my garden
 










 





What glorious delights

are bringing you joy this month?

~~
 
Peace Love
and Happiness
Friends

Nerina
xOxO

 



May 1, 2013

May Day


When I was in elementary school
 about grade 2 or 3 
we had an annual event 
it was called

 'A Day in May'  

It was a super fun day 
filled with games, prizes, crafts
tables filled with home baked goodies for sale
raffles and just all around
the best day ever  

We looked forward to this day all year
 we made signs 
organized teams, rallied our parents to bake
 and 
find items around our homes
 for the raffles and craft tables.

I guess at that innocent age 
it was all about fun
 a day for joy, friendship and laughter
Fun Fairs and Spring Soirees 
were all the rage 



Now
 I think of dancing around the May Pole
when I think 
of the first Day in May




Watering the garden
 and 
helping those seeds you planted
 and 
that grass you cultivated 
with loving care to grow 
and 
make your world a prettier
 greener
 and 
happier place



for some
 this is the day 
to re-Occupy 
for the rights of workers

for others
it is all about marching for your cause 
using this historic day to bring light 
to whatever you are passionate about



I hope you created a little happy history today!

What does May Day bring to mind for you??

Peace and Hugs

Nerina
xOxO


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