Happy Sunday! This rainy day made me think about Great Falls. From my sketch book
" I cant paint to save my life!" is what I hear often from my customers. Couple of hours into my fir
Happy Sunday! This rainy day made me think about Great Falls. From my sketch book
My Veterans Day commemoration
Peaceful here..? Yes.
“We all will go., -whispered dried leaves on the maple tree moved by the chill wind..”Matters only what we are leaving behind..’
Struggling not to think about people that are defending my Land Ukraine at this moment…
Pray for them..!!
My ‘hood’… It can be pretty if you pay attention to things..)
The colors of the Autumn
So pretty all around..
And also on the faces of people passing by…
God does a fireworks of color before the leaves say: ‘Good Buy!’!)
An ordinary blessing of today:
When you have a day off there is time to enjoy Fall and try to copy it..
What was your artistic blessing today?
I counted over 20 mid and small size ones.. On one ‘adopted’ bush (poor thing was growing as a w**d by my fence..) And new tomatoes keep on blooming and growing..
Wow! God put an amazing power in this one..! He wants it to grow and multiply !
Woodbridge parking lot in VA
Sunny 5 pm 10/19/22
Water is my inspiration and secret place..)
I dream of tranquility on a lake…
Time for pumpkins)
God gave me a talent, they say..
Did I multiply it?
I hope I did..
Every house was build by someone but someone that build it all is God!
But always on my mind..
Ukrainians that now defending our land from the wild beast, remember:
Taras Shevchenko is fighting with you on the front line.. Let his banduta inspire you to keep on fighting!
#ВСУ #ТарасШевченко #мизукраїни #борітеся
Master that inspires me. Every time..
‘You were always on my mind..’
Thanks for believing in me and commission me work for me!
It made me feel alive only to be with you!
Do we need to wait for Thanksgiving to be thankful?
Especially if we do food and shopping in over excess then?
Just be thankful all a day.
Every day. Can you live without them?
Ordinary blessing of today..
We hardly notice them on our walks. They are just there..
If all of them suddenly parish could we take a single breath without them?
Glory to God for creating them!
Smiles. From people. That like you. Ordinary? Yes.
Blessings. And oh so powerful!
So thankful for them!
Simple to the core.
But can you live without it?
of every day
Little ordinary things to feel blessed with nowadays: Phones…
Yep. I know, I know….We On it. All the time.. Too much time…
But. Remember the times when we had to wait for emergency vehicle to arrive approximately between 4-6 pm? After your call at 3 pm.. Especially If you lived in country That is Not US…?
Now you can call 911 if you are God forbid in any danger or pain and have people Fly to you in few minutes..! Blessings? Yep!
Or connect with loved ones All Across the Globe in few seconds!
P. S : Just remember to still connect. In real meaning if the word)
What could more ordinary and more amazing blessing of every day? The one we take more for granted for?
Only we realize how much blessing they are if we get something wrong with it: a cut, a hurt, a cast (God forbid..)
Nothing is more useful for us every day as they are.. And only you can tell the age from them but our character..
Ordinary thing to be thankful to Creator for..
Baby tomatoes on a vine.
Do you know that Japanese scientist were trying so many times to create a seed that will grow? No success.. Yep.., this is in the age of stem cells and genetic modifications..
How hard God tries to grow tomato from seed? 0,000001% of his effort billions of years ago. Once. And done. Till now.
Yes, they are the first ones I grow in my new home. 🙃
They smell amazing already.. Let’s see how great they will be ready for salad ..
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What is Reality?What is real in our life and what is simply exist only because of our perception on it..?
Where is the line that separates imagined/perceived from real facts and matter..? Does that line even exist..?
Matrix. I have finally seen the whole film … Thanks for 10 hour flight (otherwise never have patience and time to sit though 2 h films..) By the way, in case you wondering : this is not going to be discussion about AI or cyber world..
Subject of personal reality have been bugging me for a last year a lot though. Here is my take on it..
1. Social Media reality.
One person I respect and learn from that is a tad older than me calls Face Book ‘Fake Book’..
We carefully choose how to portray ourselves there.. 1% of our reality is still our reality, right? A friend once told me: ‘it’s too hard to keep up with 100reds of friends combined from childhood down to last coworker or person u briefly met at the bar and striken interesting conversation. Facebook helps there’
Yes.., but what if you kept following someone on FB and all their parties but they only posted good things about themselves? ‘For Gods sake who needs my problems, when all I want is to attract more likes and comments..’?
Did you notice that selfies, parties, babies and puppies will get in average 5-10 times more attention than post about some problem you have and need to resolve?
Oh, yes, we are the most Social Creatures of all.. With acute need to be accepted and validated…
Johan Hari, the author of the book “Lost Connections’ go even further in comparison ‘Social Media connections to Real Connections as p**n to real love’. (Mind me, I am just quoting)…He says: ‘It scratches the itch. Temporary. Question is: does it fill the need?’
2. Reality of us as perceived by our ‘some friends and family’ circle.
Define ‘some friends/family circle’?
They are the people that used to know us as 0-12 years old.., or people we went to school with for 4-11 years of our lives.. Over all those are the people that perceive us at some period of time and have an opinion based on ‘measurements’ of that time…
Yes, we want their opinion of us, because it’s part of being a human to see us as our Past, Present, and Future so We can evaluate ourselves and hopefully adjust the course we are heading.. But Do We?
Then there is this angle:
One wise man once said:
‘I wish all people would treat me the same way as my tailor does. He knows me 55 years now, but every time I show up to order a suit he takes all my measurements all over again..’
Well.., do they?…)
3. Reality we open up to God/our bathroom mirror & people/person we can say everything to…
You know what and who I mean here.
So…Are we the best judges of our Personal Reality, then?
Joe Dispenza, neuroscientist and speaker, likes to say that out Personality Dictates or Forms Our Personal Reality!
According to him, we are not the best judges of our personal reality because we perceive it (and even Creating it!) through the lenses of Who We Think We Are at the moment… Is it always accurate? Not really, if we take into consideration how much our brain likes routines and familiarities.. Our Personalities can take a root from the time we were 7y.o (when personally, they say, gets fully formed)..! Unless we did a conscious effort in that direction we kind of having the same lens for a lifetime and wondering: Why this event or these people happen to me over and over again..?
By the way, who do we choose to be our confidants in our hardest times also depends on our Personality at the moment..
So What is our Current Reality and Who We Really Are at any given moment..?
Or Is it just all depends on who perceives/judges it..? Even our own eyes..?
This was fun to watch! What do you think?)
Lonely or Alone?
Acute need of connections.
Fact as I see it #1:
From all the creations (or one from all animal kingdom if u don’t believe in Creator) Humans Are The most social creature. Apes and chimps come close there in our social needs.
Fact as I see it # 2:
Clinical Depression, anxiety, and other physiological disorders have deep roots into feelings of disconnect. It’s not the only root of the problem but it’s a major one..
Fact as I see it # 3
With all the ‘possibilities’ to make social connections available now at our hand reach everywhere not many of us feel truly connected and happy with their relationships, being taught or know how to foster real meaningful relationships
Do these issues ever touched u personally?
Why do you think this is happening?
Lonely or Alone?
Today I was asked by one older gentlemen either I was single..
Before you asked me below in a comments either he was hitting on me I will say: no, he wasn’t.
I know his lady of the heart and he probably had a chat with her about me. They came to church holding hands. Both in their late 70th-80th. So cute and smiling together..
I forgive him his childlike bluntness of course, but it made me think of how much we, humans like to pass judgments… Like: ‘she looks attractive enough to be married. Why isn’t she?”… … “ Something must move really wrong with her..”
The most interesting part is that judgements (or assumptions) usually do not come from happiness.. We judge usually from two reasons: 1) they have what we want but don’t have; 2)we see ourselves in someone else and the part we judge we usually judge In Ourselves…
I don’t know which one comes to play when people see single person (probably depends on how ‘happy they are in their romantic relationship is, which is pandora box to be left for some other time;))
Suppose, we judge based on hating Ourselves to be Alone or Lonely (because I think this is what most likely happened here..)
There is a big difference between being Alone and Lonely.
You can be alone and as happy as a clam(ask me where did I get from.. I have no idea:🤪)))
On the other side You Can feel acutely Lonely at Thanksgiving dinner sitting next to your husband and kids..(oops other Pandora box again;)) Yes you can be Acutely Lonely surrounded by people that claim to love you..
So what is that that makes us feel LONELY? Disconnect. We have inner longing to not only belong and to be accepted. We want To Feel Connected..
More about it later..
For now I will leave you with my Sunday’s watercolor. Will explain more about it later as well..
Just for now a little tiny tip:
Don’t be quick to judge. Remember: happy people don’t judge..
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