Things Change

Things Change

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Just like the tides – things change.

In this game called life you are either growing or dying – with growth comes change, with stagnation comes dying or decay.

I lived on a sail boat once and I got to see up close the power of the tides and water and how it changes constantly and yes I do believe we are affect by it.

We are after all more than 70% water and if the moon and or other planets can affect the tides – the water, then it affects us too.

We can resist it, fight it, deny it or lean into it, allow it and go with it – the flow.

After all, water does flow.

It doesn’t care really what you decide.

What matters most is how you feel.

How you feel is important.

Are you living in joy, love, gratitude, empowerment, confidence?

Or something else?

Look around you, just like the tides things change.

When I go back home to visit in Ontario I can really see the changes – the house I grew up in, the neighborhood, my grandparents house, people (getting older :)) etc

When we see things or live something each day it may start to seem like ground hog day.

But things are changing, even a tiny bit each day.

Are you resisting or allowing?

You will know by how you feel.

Make it an awesome day!!

Jodi

What Others Think

What Others Think

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I was brought up hearing often, especially when I was a teenager – ‘What will the neighbours think?’

I look back on that now and laugh and think who cares!!

All too often many of us do get caught up with those sort of thoughts, feelings or even the energy of it.

Think about it for a moment – if you truly didn’t care what others were thinking about you or what your were doing, eating or wearing – would things be different?

I am talking about being able to live, think, feel and say YOUR truth, without harm to anyone and without any attachment to how anyone will react or respond.

I bet you that you are holding yourself back.

This photo is an HDR photo – High Dynamic Range – I like a lot of these photos – depending on what has been photographed. Some don’t need it at all and some – well it’s fun, creative, different.

Sometimes when I take my camera out – it doesn’t truly catch what I want or am able to see and portray it.

I want to play, be creative, be different but for me for a long time I was caught up with ‘What will people think? What if they don’t like it?’

Then I realized for myself – it’s my life – what bring ME joy, happiness, love and allowing me to be me?

Sometimes normal is boring.

Sometimes it’s fun being a little different instead of the same old, or bold, or standing out, or bringing in a fresh perspective.

Ask yourself  – how or where are you holding yourself back?

Remember as a kid you didn’t do that.

What if you brought back some of that kid like energy of just being you.

It could be some fun, or it could be a lot of fun – let go, stop comparing, judging or wondering what they are thinking as they are probably to busy doing or thinking the same thing you are!!

Have an amazing day!!

Jodi

Happy St Pat’s Day!!

Happy St Pat’s Day!!

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You can’t get much more Irish than Burke unless you put a Mc in front of it!! lol

My Great-grandparents were from Ireland on my dad’s side and my grandfather went over several times to visit family –

I will admit I haven’t been to Ireland but it is definitely on my bucket list.

This photo isn’t outside a pub, which is usually where the celebrations are on St Patricks day, but I still thought it was kind of cool and no cars for driving!!

Here are a few quotes to  share with you on this day of celebration of being Irish.

Have a great one

Jodi

“There are only two kinds of people in the world. The Irish and those who wish they were.” – Irish Saying

“Here’s to a long life and many more. A quick death and an easy one. A pretty girls and an honest one. A cold beer – and another one!” – St. Patrick’s Day Toast

“Irish diplomacy is the ability to tell a man to go to hell so that he looks forward to making the trip.” – Irish saying

“If you”re luck enough to be Irish, you’re lucky enough!” – Irish Saying

“In Heaven there is no beer that’s why we drink it here.” – Irish Saying

“Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the Bible says love thy enemy.”

“I come from an Irish family. St. Patrick’s Day was our big holiday. The night before we’d hang up our stockings and in the morning they’d be full of beer.” – Sean Morey

“There are many good reasons for drinking, one has just entered my head. If a man doesn’t drink when he’s living, how in the hell can he drink when he’s dead?” – Irish Saying

Life is Amazing

Life is Amazing

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Life is amazing, so be amazed. Instead of acting like you’ve seen it all before, live as though you’re seeing it all for the first time.

It may not look like you think – you may see things differently or really for the first time.

Each moment is new, so be with it and with the highest of expectations.

Let yourself be curious and fascinated by what you see.

There is never any reason to be bored. Embrace a vision of life that is endlessly fascinating and truly amazing.

Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing – be amazed. And your life, along with your whole world, will indeed be amazing.

Your life can change in an instant.

Make it a beautiful day!!

Thanks for stopping by\

Jodi

Where Are YOU Putting Your Energy?

Where Are YOU Putting Your Energy?

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You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha

You are unique and beautiful – where are you putting your energies and thoughts?

Just like each rose is beautiful and unique – so are YOU – embrace it and love it.

Allow yourself to open up and blossom.

Something to think about – just sayin!!

Have an awesome day!!

Jodi

Early Morning Market

Early Morning Market

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When was the last time you were at the market and had room to move?

Well, it may not always be that crowded where you are but markets here especially  Chinatown in Vancouver are usually busy all day.

I like to think of it like my mind – when do I have quiet times?

My mind is busy, always planning, thinking, wondering, learning, dreaming and creating.

I have to remind myself to take time to quiet it sometimes.

I love early morning walks – before most people are up (except this time of the year when it’s still dark out lol)

Connecting with nature – connecting with self.

Just like going to the market for fresh foods – quiet the mind for fresh thoughts.

Be present and live in the moment.

Make it a great day!!

Thanks for stopping by

Jodi