He is divinely bent on meditation.

~William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616)
  English dramatist and poet


Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.

~Mother Teresa (1910 – 1997)
  Roman Catholic Nun


I “count it all joy” in the midst of adversity

~(James 1.2 AMP)
  The Bible




This is one of my favorite positive affirmations statements.

To understand the power and the magic of gratitude, you have to experience it for yourself.  So why not begin by deciding to find 100 things a day to be grateful for?

If you practice gratitude every day it won’t take long before gratitude is your natural state of being, and when that happens you will have unlocked one of the greatest secrets to life.

Rhonda Byrne
Creator  “The Secret”





Marianne Williamson ~ Illuminata ~ A Return to Prayer.

EVENING PRAYER

Dear God,
Thank You for this day.
Thank You for my safety and the safety of my 
loved ones.
As I enter sleep, may these hours give me peace.
May they bring healing to my mind and body.
While I sleep, dear Lord, please bless the world.
Where there is pain, where there are people who
have no place to sleep, who suffer and who die,
may Your angels come unto them and minister
to their lives.
Amen.



A lovely quote by Louise L. Hay from her book ~ Heart Thoughts.

Meditation

is really just

quieting yourself

enough so you can

get in touch

with your

own inner

wisdom.


Have a beautiful day,

Remember to breathe.


Photo: PKM


Joy,


Rena

www.talktotheturtle.com

My reflections for this year are focused on the daily process of believing in a brighter future.

Even when the obstacles show up I am committed to remain in a hopeful optimistic space.  My personal journey through this year has been anchored in daily gratitude. There have been many a time where I had to remind myself of the glass half full versus the glass half empty attitude. 


I still have dreams of my company expanding with new designs.  The website changes should be complete in a  few months and although the changes are not big I am excited for the new framework I am developing for myself. The  new designs with a new direction,  feels natural. I am not rushing the process. 


The time spent on myself has well been worth it. The few minutes a day that are just for me allow me to stay connected to my inner happiness and reflect in a positive way  toward being a successful entrepreneur.  Working at being more consistent at this is what I look forward to in the New Year.  

Breathing/meditating for 5 to 15 minutes a day never disappoints me.


I am always curious to find  some nice Christmas music that is a qualifier for the Feel Good category  in my collection of music. I clicked on this first song  while I was multi tasking doing some dishes and found it quite melodic and relaxing to listen to.  I find while I am tidying up my mind is already racing in my head to the next task as I hurry through house chores.  Have to say this music added a enjoyable element to a necessary day to day event any time of the year.   I would visit this beautiful artful music any time I want to drift away in my head.



Jon Hopkins ~ Immunity.









NIce time of the year  to honor servicemen and servicewomen  with The United States Air Force band.










Merry Christmas ~ Peace on Earth!  

Carol of the Bells ~ Pentatonix







Have a beautiful day,


Remember to breathe.


Photo:  PKM


Joy,


Rena


www.talktotheturtle.com 


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I received an email from a friend about a great sale at Eddie Bauer. She went on to explain that all the down vests were on sale and a what a fantastic savings it was.  Her  last sentence noted that it was the Eddie Bauer location in Flagstaff Arizona, where she lives and remember to buy local.

Got me thinking about local products to British Columbia, Canada.

I wanted to offer up something local that was available to purchase without having to drive for three days.

No, I did not find any local down vests on sale.

Here are two Canadian Bands from the West that I thought were highly original and I enjoyed their two uniquely different styles and sound.


Said the Whale ~ The light is You – music video.







Music is a great Christmas gifting idea. Even if you are buying someone a Christmas themed album or venturing out into music that is new and different.


We are The City ~ I never want to sin again – music video.






Have a beautiful day,

Remember to breathe.


Photo: PKM


Joy to the World!


Rena


www.talktotheturtle.com

















 
 
 
 
 
 

A good conscience is paradise.

 
~Jacobus Arminius  (1560 – 1609)
  Dutch Theologian
 
 
I’ve dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they’ve gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the colour of my mind.
 
~Emily Bronte  (1818 – 1848)
  English writer
 
 
 
Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed.
 
~Erica Jong  (1942 – )
  American writer
 
 
 
 
 
This is one of my favorite positive affirmations statements.
 
Be aware of the big difference between inspired action and activity. Activity comes from the brain-mind and is rooted in disbelief and lack of faith – you are taking action to “make” your desire happen.  Inspired action is allowing the law to work through you and to move you.
 
Activity feels hard. Inspired action feels wonderful.
 
 
Rhonda Byrne
 
 
 
 
 
Here is an excerpt from the book, How to Be Rich~Compact Wisdom from the World’s Greatest Wealth-Builders.
 
The Creative Power within us makes us into the image of that to which we give our attention.  We are Thinking Substance, and Thinking Substance always takes the form of that which it thinks about. The grateful mind is constantly fixed upon the best; therefore it tends to become the best. It takes the form or character of the best, and will receive the best.
 
Also, faith is born of gratitude. 
 
The grateful mind continually expects good things, and expectation becomes faith. The reaction of gratitude upon one’s own mind produces faith, and every outgoing wave of grateful thanksgiving increases faith. If you have no feeling of gratitude, you cannot long retain a living faith, and without a living faith you cannot get rich by the creative method.  It is necessary, then, to cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude. 
 
(From The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles, 1910)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A lovely quote by author Louise L. Hay, from her book ~ Heart Thoughts.
 
Everything
 
in our lives is a 
 
mirror of us.
 
When something
 
is happening out there
 
that is not comfortable,
 
we have to look 
 
inside and say:
 
“How am I creating it?
 
What is it within me that
 
believes I deserve 
 
this experience?”
 
 
 
 
Have a beautiful day,
 
Remember to breathe.
 
 
Photo: PKM
 
 
Joy,
 
 
Rena
 





My purse dangle creation was included in a  gift bag  to Martha Stewart back in 2011.  I included two  dangles from my collection; one was for Martha and the other was for her daughter Alexis Stewart. I was really happy to be invited to send my purse dangle to Martha Stewart and just by a wild chance get some feedback.  


Maybe just maybe she would place an order. 

Not to keep you in suspense, no orders came. I am sure she received it but maybe she gifted it to someone who she thought would be worthy of it. It’s all good and I had a lot of fun dreaming – good dreams of sales.


The dangle I sent Martha was HEALTH and I put a polished quartz crystal nugget with it.  For her daughter  I sent along  a JOY dangle with a quartz crystal nugget and kyanite gemstone.  Once or twice I have daydreamed that the gift maybe even  made it to the streets of New York city  clipped onto Martha’s yoga bag or tote bag. 

I just came across this video with Martha Stewart  and Deepak Chopra talking about their new book releases.

Martha Stewarts new book, Living the Good life, focuses on your health as a 40 year old and older. She quoted some statistics that pretty soon there will be more people over the age of 65 then under in the U.S.A.

When I saw this video and realized that Martha’s focus was Health I smiled. When I was presented with the opportunity to introduce my product to Martha Stewart I was a little nervous of gifting the right path. 
I was going to send her a LOVE dangle but I always remember my Grandmother saying “If you have your Health you have everything.” 

So I chose HEALTH for Martha Stewart. 

 Alexis Stewart was a new Mother so I sent JOY her way.  

I really took my time and thought about it, what  positive energy to gift to Martha Stewart. It was chosen with heartfelt intention. 

To see Martha with a new book on Health made me very happy to see that my Grandma’s voice in the back of my head chose the right path as a gift for her.  



                      


Deepak Chopra’s co-authored book  Rudolph E. Tanzi tackles the lifestyle choices that takes on preventing Alzheimers disease. 









To hear that lifestyle choices can affect preventing Alzheimer’s is really encouraging.







Have a beautiful day,

Remember to breathe.


Photo: PKM


Joy,


Rena


www.talktotheturtle.com