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Tuesday, 28 April 2020

I slept-in this morning, to almost 9:30 am. That’s unusual as, but boy, did it feel good!

Lots of sunshine and warmer temperatures today. It got up to 15°C, pretty sweet.

A couple of days ago, Mom noticed one of my starter plants that I grew from seed in February, was about to bloom. For some reason, I thought it was a holly hock. This morning, I checked on it and it was blooming. Not a holly hock though but a malva zebrina! Such a beautiful flower 🙂

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Malva Zabrina

I spent some time out side, transplanting and pruning my plants, and some time in my bedroom, cleaning out my closet. I’m trying to declutter but managed to succeed in moving things from one spot to another spot! Ha Ha. Better luck tomorrow. I did manage to find a ring I thought was misplaced and am now wearing. I also stumbled upon a story I wrote last April. 9 hand-written pages. I sat down to read it. Enjoyed it and wished I had more. Then I remembered that day in April. I was writing my daily pages – three pages, hand-written, of anything that comes to mind. This day, the three pages were filled with a dialogue between a man and his therapist. The three pages morphed into nine. The dialogue was finished. But the story wasn’t. I remember, Mom was up now, my quiet writing bubble was gone. I tried to get on with my day but couldn’t. The story wanted to be told. I went into my bedroom, closed the door, and typed and typed and typed. Eleven pages, single spaced. I found the document this evening and read it. I enjoyed it. I added another page or two. There so much more to add. But I need to sit with the story for the night to see what comes next. I LOVE when things like this happen… Getting the nudge to clean the closet, finding something unfinished, opens the door to be creative, to finish the project.

I went for a walk as the sun was beginning its descent. Here’s what I saw…more of nature’s beauty that filled my soul, I hope fills yours too!

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Tuesday, 10 March 2020

March winds are strong and mighty tonight. Grateful for a solid roof over my head with heat and electricity.

The morning started with a heavy fog that stayed around for most of the day. It was so thick at times I couldn’t see anything but white outside.

069/366 Photo of the day, 10 Mar 2020 © WQuinn
Foggy day. © WQuinn 2020
Turkey in the fog. © WQuinn 2020
European Starling. © WQuinn 2020

The book is coming along. Finished the edits this evening and the spell check. Table of contents is almost complete. Next is the cover, ISBN, copyright page and it will be off to the printer.

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Saturday, 18 January 2020

The yard was quiet this cold frosty morning as I walked from feeder to feeder, filling them with fresh seeds. Once I stepped back into the house, the backyard came alive! Birds everywhere. Blue jay was the first to arrive, followed by his buddy. Then the golden finch, a downey woodpecker, juncos, chickadees, cardinal, turkeys and squirrels.

Then came the snow…

This is the parliament buildings taken from the MacDonald-Cartier bridge:

18/366 Photo of the day, 18 Jan 2020 © WQuinn

18/366 Painting of the day, 18 Jan 2020 © WQuinn

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Wednesday, 8 January 2020

I have a question for you.

What brings you joy?

Do more of that. The world needs you to do more of it.

8/366, Painting of the day, 8 Jan 2020 ©WQuinn

Seriously. When you’re doing something you love, something you enjoy, something you’re passionate about, your vibration rises.

What does that have to do with the world?

Like attracts like. Low vibrations attract low vibrations. War, hate, violence, dispair…attract more. Higher vibrations – love, peace, joy – attract more love, peace, and joy.

The easiest and quickest way to raise your vibration is to…pet a kitten. I’m kidding, not really, but that’s not what I was originally going to say. The quickest way is to do something you love to do and do it often. Another way is to be of service, help someone out, donate, volunteer…

Long term, use your natural-born gifts and talents on a regular basis. These are things that come naturally to you, things you’re good at, and things that bring you joy.

If you don’t know what brings you joy, don’t you think it’s time to find out?

I’d love to hear what brings you joy. Leave me a comment below.

Joy!

Wanda