Apr 08

New Doors

New Doors

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Old ways usually won’t open New Doors.

Don’t be afraid to try or learn something new – it could surprise you!!

Make it a great day!!

Jodi

Apr 05

Making Lemonade

Making Lemonade

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Making Lemonade

 

How often do you get thrown some lemons – you know life’s little hard knocks, or lessons when we aren’t really paying attention!!

Are you able to take those lemons and turn them into Lemonade?

One of the best ways I have found is to have an attitude of gratitude – no matter how s@*^y it may seem and trust me I know I’ve been there.

If you can really reach for that attitude of gratitude or the love or just let that anger or frustration or whatever else it is go – just let go and be in the flow – you are making lemonade and you will feel better, lighter, happier trust me I know that one too.

It’s when I dig in, fight back, resist or think too much that I twist myself, my head or my body in knots.

I don’t know you about you but I would rather be sitting back, chillaxin and drinking lemonade!!

Now that is food for thought eh??

Make it a great day!!

Jodi

 

 

Ahhh I can feel the breeze gently blowin,  layin in the hammock, sipping away………..

Apr 03

One Life

One Life

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Dream what you want to dream, go where you want to go,
be what you want to be. Because you have only one life and
one chance to do all the things you want to do.

Create a Life YOU Love!!

Make it an awesome day!!

Jodi

Mar 31

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

Mar 26

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

Mar 18

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

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