Shopping Spree 2019

Hello, my first adventure is about my shopping spree. I went to a number of local stores about the city. Victoria is beautiful today. The sun is out and the air is crisp, a fine autumn day.

I blew 85 bucks on a variety of sundry items. This Journal being the very best purchase. It came from “The Library of Tara Fietz in Okatoks, Alberta”. Or, so it says on the cover. I’ve been out that way. I spent 25 years living and working in Edmonton, Alberta. And it is a pleasure to receive such a gift from a local.

“A Hobbit’s Journal: Being a blank book with some curious illustrations of friends & foes of the nine companions. From the collection of Sam Gamgee”. My favourite book by far. Who knows what inspiration it may bring me.

“The Essential Tolkien Trivia and Quiz Book: A Middle-earth Miscellany by William Mackey”. It looks like a promising ‘flash card’ study tool. I hope it is much more. Could it be, Gandalf and Sherlock, the same person…?

I’ve been thinking about reading “The Hobbit” in the near future. And here I went and scooped a companion reader by many famous authors and critics. I may as well admit I wouldn’t mind reading “The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy” too! And of course the companion reader frames the reading well.

Lastly, I am favoured by the following book. It seems like kismet, so many chances come and go, and I have recently read an autobiography on J.R.R. Tolkien. But here is another, “The Man Who Created The Lord Of The Rings”, by Michael Coren.

Also, I am truly enjoying all the great illustrations in this journal by none other than Michael Green. Well, that’s enough for today, Good luck in all your literary adventures!

Classic Good Works

Becoming a cognitive warrior is a way to face magical thinking and designing a new self-image.

In the 80’s, bibliotherapy became a new way to practice ‘good work’.

Prior to that, thousands of years earlier, hard won battles with the mind won favor.

Today, we know we are what we think, believe and act upon.

So, to learn what we can control about ourselves is a ‘good work’ or skill that we can practice to live a more contented life.

To meet with minds that know how to teach this tool, check out David D. Burns and the old philosopher, Epictetus.

Of course the simplest and best way to meet these two are through bibliotherapy, or what most people call book learning or putting things into practice that you read and believe in the book.

Good luck.

How To Live The Good Life

Here is a blog that seems to have some pretty good ideas ‘how to live the good life’.  I may have my own ideas but this is a good place to start.

https://www.elitedaily.com/life/motivation/live-good-life

And as far as journaling goes, sometimes simple topics taken from the article above act as great prompts to journal about.  All you need is a template or a blank journal.

Gratitude For Living The Goodlife                Date:










There are many books and beliefs about the good life.  There are also many lectures and videos and podcasts.  I will mention some on my next serial entry on this topic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday Mom

Roses Are Red,well these ones are pink,Violets are blue, sugar is sweet and so are you. Well now that I have you over to this page, I wrote a little meditation about time. It could be about the value of anyone, any place, or time!

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Contemplating the Value of Time

Spending is important to do, earning too!

Learning what to do and what not to do.

Identifying this and that,

Finding how ends meet and why,

Doing what I said I’d do.

Making lots of things go poo!

More waste, more time to kill and more over spending,

Learning what to do…

The Source Of All Safety Is Within

Through meditation, any student can be taught to find safety inside themselves.

Don’t run, don’t fight, don’t look for it outside yourself…

To make this immense safety, a lot of baggage needs to be stopped released from use.

To grow enough through meditation, the practice will diminish instant gratification.

And slowly, the consequences of poor judgement will release you from your bad habits or consequences.

So, sincerely, systematically, sustained enthusiasm…

If you can practice, you will transform your view of life, find inner peace and compassion.

You will learn to have an experience that you are part of a vast consciousness.

Your culture will show you the way to a good life.

Your attitudes will grow to allow you a very healthy lifestyle and belief system.

This is sometimes called ‘doing no harm’ or ‘living the good life’.

Invest In Yourself

Life’s consequences begin with instant gratification.

Don’t do it.

Learn to be a great communicator, get a mentor or teacher and practice reading, writing, and blogging, researching and talking to others.  An acting class would help.  Keeping a journal or diary is a good idea.

Dream, get enough sleep, learn to daydream, be creative.

Think, talk to yourself, use your inner voice.

Spend the time to take care of your life and loved ones.

Be organized and do your homework:  set up a schedule to study, exercise and eat well.

Learn to manage all your affairs in a healthy way.

How to Invest in Yourself: 10 Life-Changing Ways to See Big Returns

 

Does Drinking Water Help?

Before you read the excellent article on drinking water and how to set up a schedule, let me convince you to do it.

I am a big believer in good habits, but some work better than most.

By setting up a schedule for almost anything, you are probably more likely to do it or try it.

I have spent years drinking the other kinds of beverages to excess because I never had a good drinking water habit.

Not only does water have many benefits like loosing weight and flushing out toxins in the body,

but to do it right, you need to learn to do all the good habits that make water the ‘icing on the cake’.

Drinking eight glasses of water a day, only becomes manageable when you can maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Otherwise, you will not like the taste or enjoy drinking the amount of water that brings all the benefits.

Considering that water helps maintain and regulate the human body or any other living thing on the planet, it is a pretty worth while thing to look into on your own.

The other thing about good habits is the need for internal motivation,which means you need to get to know yourself and find out what works for you.

If this does not get you drinking more clean healthy water, read the article on the link below.

Good luck, good life!

https://www.healthxchange.sg/food-nutrition/food-tips/drinking-water-right-time