Posted in Disney, Family, Grateful for, pondering, Weekly Photo Challenge

Smile:-) WP Photo Challenge

Today’s photo is a few years old. The memory of this trip always makes me smile. It was a special trip to one of my happy places.

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“When there’s a smile in your heart, there’s no better time to start. Think of all the joy you’ll find, when you leave the world behind and bid your cares goodbye. You can fly.” — Peter Pan

 

Posted in Disney, Grateful for, Me ..a little geeky ;), Monday Musings, pondering, Scope for the Imagination

Share Your World ~ Lots of Giggles

While I often read Cee’s Share Your World post (and the responses from other bloggers) I rarely share. However, Colline’s response involved Disney and that inspired me!

What was or is your favorite cartoon? 

I guess my answer depends on a time frame and media.

As a teen, I had my high school locker covered in comics. It was covered in comic strips from Garfield, Calvin & Hobbes and For Better, ForWorse.

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As a kid, I loved Scooby Doo on t.v.. Then as a young adult, I spent many hours laughing at Animaniacs on t.v.. Once I move to ‘the big screen’ it gets a little harder to pick! It’s definitely a Disney cartoon movie but… it feels like picking a favourite child! Lion King? Aladdin? Lilo & Stitch? Wall-e ? Brave? Frozen? Peter Pan? Cinderella? Beauty & The Beast?

Which cooking utensil (other than the usual pots and pans etc) would you miss the most?

This is an easier question to answer. My digital meat thermometer! I don’t consider myself a cooker-person, so I’m always second-guessing the doneness of my meat.

Would you dare to sleep in a haunted house overnight?

I agree with Colline here. I couldn’t sleep in a haunted house as they are portrayed on t.v. however, I have stayed in hotels that are said to be haunted. Sadly, with no tale to tell.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?

Little Miss with Eggs.jpgLast weekend even though our daughter is just about finished her second year in university and our son is finishing grade 11 they still want to hunt for eggs. I’m not sure who giggled the most… the kids or my hubby.

The mix of plastic eggs included white eggs! My hubby insisted this was because Sunday was also April Fools Day and he hid the eggs accordingly.

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Share Your World ~ Hosted by ceenphotography.com

I will post four different questions each week for you to answer.  There are two ways which you can participate.

  1. Create a SYW  post.  Then post the link to your blog in Cee’s comment box or leave your answers in the comments box of Cee’s blog.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Share Your World” or “SYW” tag.
  3. Remember to Follow Cee’s Blog to get your weekly reminders.

 

Posted in #WalkWithMe, Canada, garden, Grateful for, Nature, photography, pondering, Scope for the Imagination, Tourist in my own Town / Province

… a sense of wonder

Among the many things that made last weekend wonderful was the sense of wonder that I felt visiting the butterflies, Niagara Falls and the floral showcase.

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted

I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack

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I am so grateful for feeling that sense of wonder. It felt like … there was magic in the air.

Surrounded by soft wings that floated, swirled, sat still and soaked in the sunshine. It’s incredibly peaceful and soothing in there!

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Then we were next to the thundering of water. It was as loud as the butterflies were quiet. The make-you-feel-tiny volume of water will always amaze me.WP_20180303_13_25_54_Pro

 

Our final stop that day was to the Floral Showcase. Greenhouses that hold vibrant uplifting displays of colour and soothing, grounding shades of green.  Everywhere you turned another leaf or petal caught your imagination.

What brought a smile to you this week?

What are you grateful for?

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Posted in Canada, Grateful for, pondering, rebloged, Tourist in my own Town / Province

Not to young to change the world

My children were fortunate to have some amazing, caring teachers in elementary school. These teachers taught them their A,B,Cs and 1,2,3s but more importantly taught them that they can be the good in this world. ~~It truly takes a village to raise a child.

It’s been a few years since my kids were in this teacher’s class but I’m lucky enough to keep in touch with her via Facebook.

I am very moved and inspired by how she empowers her kids to ‘be the good’.

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I have such hope for our next generation. And I am immensely grateful for those who give kids the encouragement to ‘be the good’; to those who hold the mirror up for our kids showing them how bright they are.

What will you do with $ 5.00?

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Posted in Canada, Grateful for, Nature, pondering, Scope for the Imagination, Seasons, Tourist in my own Town / Province

Love the Place you’re in !

What’s not to love about where I live?!  ❤ Ontario Here’s a tiny peek of a corner of our beautiful province.

Every season along the Niagara Parkway is enchanting.

You can spend years enjoying nature. The flowers, leaves and all the delicious fruits!

Some of the best places to immerse yourself in nature are our Provincial Parks. My favourite is Rock Point, Provincial Park.

I am so grateful for the beautiful province that I call home. ❤