Friday, January 30, 2015

What I’ve Learned In My Life So Far

I’ve learned that...

You don’t have to agree with someone’s opinion, lifestyle, politics or religion (or lack of) to appreciate, respect and befriend them.

Every single person I know is different in their own way. Some are very liberal like me, others are conservative. Some are religious. Some are spiritual. Others are atheists or agnostics. Some support certain causes, others oppose them. Some are pro this and that, others are anti this and that. Makes no difference to me. I care about this mosaic of individuals and get along with all of them. Because as long as they live peacefully with everyone they share this world with, and respect their differences, it’s all good.

After all, wouldn't this world be terribly dull if we were all the same? It’s the incredible diversity that makes it such a fascinating place. And we can all live harmoniously, side by side, if we recognize, accept and celebrate those differences.

Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Bikes and Sights: By The Lake

“Bicycling unites physical harmony coupled with emotional bliss to create a sense of
spiritual perfection that combines one’s body, mind and spirit into a single moving entity.
Bicycling allows a person to mesh with the sun, sky and road as if nothing else mattered in the world. 
In fact, all your worries, cares and troubles vanish in the rear view mirror while
you bicycle along the byways of the world: you pedal as one with the universe.”
- Frosty Wooldridge -

Because bikes can cover a lot of ground in a relatively short period of time, the most amazing man in the world and I were able to jump on our bikes right after supper and ride over to Lake Ontario whenever we wanted to. Sure we could have driven over, but where’s the fun in that?

The photos below are from one of those invigorating outings. Come for a stroll along the lake and relax...

We parked and secured our bikes.

Taking a stroll in a very quiet area is a great way to unwind after a busy day.

The view is always spectacular.

There is no place I'd rather be than near the water.

It was an overcast day that threatened rain, but the rain never came.

It may have been overcast but it was quite warm.

Kick back, relax and let your mind wander.

Peaceful. Breathtaking. Rejuvenating. I can't wait till spring returns.

I am always happiest by the water and I’m so grateful to be surrounded by so much of it in this lovely city.

A wonderful day to all of you!


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Naptime In A Bottle

For when a parent needs a much-needed break from tantrums and kids that are out of control.

Horrible and hilarious. But mostly hilarious.

(There is a parody infomercial about this fictional product. For anyone interested in seeing it, click here.)

Have a beautiful day!


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Question Of The Day

There have only been a handful that I've liked enough to watch more than once, and this is one of them:

Great movie and great performances, particularly by Marlon Brando and Al Pacino. And, of course, some memorable lines like "Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.” and “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.

I've watched The Godfather several times. And I've no doubt I'll watch it again. And again.

How about you?


Monday, January 26, 2015

Chuckles and Chortles

Happy Monday, blogging pals. How was your weekend? Good, I hope. Ours was pretty laid back, which is pretty much how it usually is this time of year. We spend most of our time indoors, especially during the months of January and February. I don’t handle the cold well. I shiver from head to toe during the winter, and as I get older, it gets worse. I shouldn’t be here! I’m not made for this type of climate with my Mediterranean roots. Beach and sun and warmth. I’m built for that. I could do that. That’s where I belong.

Oh well, I’m here, so I may as well make the best of it. And what better way to do that than with some laughter...

Thank goodness for modern medicine...

A wonderful day to all!



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