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Update to “Who Stands in Your Corner?”

Update to “Who Stands in Your Corner?”

Since I discovered my new found awareness around love and a person’s integrity level, which I accounted for in a post a couple of years ago, I have since found that special someone who loves as I do and has been there for me through both the sunny and dark days, as I have been for him. It’s a wonderful thing. Once you know what is important to you and how you need to be supported, you gain a shifted perspective on what to look for, then go out there and look for it. The better you understand yourself, both strength and weaknesses, the greater your chances are in finding what you seek.

Sending you love and light for your journey in this life.

Darren and Kai

Slàinté to the weekend.

Slàinté to the weekend.

Slàinté to the weekend. Remember to give yourself a break, to unwind, recover and center yourself especially when you get too busy, feeling frazzled. Self care is crucial to your success, to stay strong and grounded. Once in a while I treat myself to a dram of Scotch I enjoy. It’s a small ritual, to sit in my favorite armchair, one drink sipped over a long time while relaxing with music, a book, or a TV show.
Today is that day, and it’s also Chinese Lunar New Year’s Eve. Time to say adieu to the past and Hello to the new. Happy year of the Rooster! 🐓

Tomorrow, it’s time to get out to the wilderness and let nature do her magic. 💚

#herpnwlife #onelushlife #ladolcevita #livingwell #unwind #happyfriday #vancouver #imbibe #scotch #igers #igersvancouver #takingabreak #stilllife #foodporn #foodanddrink #whisky #happynewyear #lunarnewyear #yearoftherooster

We all can falter…

We all can falter…

We all can falter and have not so great days where our mind is laden with work or worries. We loose our focus on what is important in the process of that, and easily get caught up in the negatives, whether it’s co-workers griping about something and we join in because it might feel good temporarily, or we are tired and go down that slippery slope of ‘woe is me’ or victim mentality. Today I’d like to remind us of the word FOCUS, and WHAT we CHOOSE to focus on sheds either light or darkness into our mind and lives.
#ThoughtFriday to carry you through the weekend in some mindful contemplation:

Do you choose to focus on all that you have or all the have nots? Putting focus on your HAVEs ties into being able to have gratitude, which supports being happy. I too had to remind myself today, and a little harder than usual, to focus on the HAVEs in my wonderful life. Somethings may not what I wanted them to be, yet, and it certainly doesn’t mean I can’t achieve them still and will 🙂 Sending you all love and light for the weekend! xo

2017 #Gratitude Jar project!! Think about all of your HAVEs and which are you grateful for?

https://www.facebook.com/events/603991019811350/

#begrateful #onelushlife #livingwell #livelovelaugh #igers #igersvancouver #vancouver #love #positivity #pnw

My beloved nemesis

My beloved nemesis

My beloved nemesis, we meet again, and so early in February too. We shall once again dance the tumultuous tango of love and hate; oh the grief you bring on with allergies, and yet I still adore you so.

#cherryblossom #sakura #Vancouver #nature_shooters #instagood #flora #beautiful #allwhatsbeautiful

Container 2009, Artist: Liu Jianhua

Container 2009, Artist: Liu Jianhua

Loved the two works of art combined, the visual impact. The celadon porcelain gave you a sense of beauty, in form and colour (often and antique replicas), but when you get close you see the blood red glaze that pool inside the vessels, and physically you feel repulsed and feel the impact of the artist’s intent in making a statement. [Container 2009]

On the walls are ceramic paint globs, from gloss to matte pieces, raining down the sides of the walls. [Traces 2011]

Artist: Liu Jianhua

Hello from Granville Island!

Hello from Granville Island!

Hello from Granville Island! Can you guess where I sat to do this sketch?

This morning I hopped over to GI to do some grocery shopping and enjoy a London Fog while I did this sketch on my iPad with Paper53. It took me a few minutes to focus, being able to ignore the growing foot traffic going by me, occasionally getting bumped in the head ( woes of being short), as well as the odd curious onlookers. I’m so glad I pushed myself to do this, feeling creatively satisfied 🙂

Warmth.

Warmth.

From a few weekends ago, an outdoor fire pit to warm attendees of the Eagle Fest. It was a chilly day with wind chill to make it even colder. Thank goodness for this pit, the warmth, adding comraderie amongst strangers. The ambers were mesmerizing to look at… Do you get mesmerized by log fires too?

Meyer Lemon Thyme Roast Chicken for lunch.

Meyer Lemon Thyme Roast Chicken for lunch.

This pic is for @digger76001, whom inquired after the results of the roasted chicken I made. Just a quick rough photo. It came out very tender, moist and flavorful. A definite treat!