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Wide eyed wisdom

Hello blogosphere, I am here, well in script anyways. I am slowly catching up on my 30 days to a better blogger challenge. With that being said, I find myself, wandering onto other blogs and reading to my heart’s content. Then I realise that I haven’t written a single entry. I am on day 12 of the challenges and have made changes to profile, followed other bloggers, liked their blogs and even commented on a few. So much so that I re-blogged “lesson on being human from a 3 year old” by everyday gurus. I didn’t realise at first that it would appear on the top of my page, but all the credit is owed to Kozo Hatorri for his wonderful insight.
Speaking of such, I can totally relate to learning from children, from the tiniest baby onwards. They instinctively have a knowing that is out of this world, only because “our” world has become eluded and deluded to the point of pulp sometimes. They really have a way of bringing you into the present moment, they never miss a beat. Yet when we stand corrected, we think its child’s play to listen to what they have to say. How can we expect them to act a certain way when we don’t act accordingly. Expectations are a huge demand on anybody really when you think about it

Their understanding of the world is loving and pure, unscathed and untouched by the scruples of humanity or should I say society. I like the way they give us a break, a break to be ourselves and indeed take time to play. For them playing is learning, where we often find ourselves learning to play again. I wonder what its like inside their minds, ever-changing as the days go by. Each experiencing the world as it unfolds before them.

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Lesson on Being Human from a 3 Year Old

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I know it is a cliche to say that we learn as much from our children as they learn from us, but 3 year old Fox is different. From a very early age, we called him the “Little Buddha,” not just because he looked like a Buddha–large forehead, big long ears, and long half-open/half-closed eyes, but also because he would just sit calmly and contently for long periods of time.

Fox Sitting

I can honestly say that I have learned as much from this little soul as I have from any enlightened master. Here are a few highlights:

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BeautyBeauty is in the eye of the beholder….hmmm is it really?

With all of today’s fad diets,quick get slim fixes,and toxin cleansing how is anyone to know what’s the right one for them. Let’s not forget about the gym/fitness videos, memberships and equipment out there for you. It’s mind-boggling and time – consuming to try figure out what works for you. I’m thinking if we’re not all built the same then why would a one quick fix be right for everyone?

I for one have not been one of those fad diet guru’s, however I do believe in healthy living and all that goes with that. As I get older it does make me wonder if some of the treatment regimes would benefit me now in helping me to age gracefully…cough,choke on my coffee right now. I did decide to take better care of me in every way possible. I guess I’m one of those people who like to take things in stride nowadays.

JanYOUary is always a new promise of a new start to a new year…a new you!Whichever way, shape or form that may take. Here’s a quote note from Audrey Hepburn on Beauty…

Audrey Hepburn wrote when asked to share her “beauty tips.”
It was read at her funeral years later.

For attractive lips, speak words of wisdom.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands;
one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.

~Audrey Hepburn~

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Lovin it

Day 5 assignment, however my 4th post, how can this be? Well here goes a change to see what else there is to see

So I checked out themes and it’s that first instinct that gets me almost every time and when it doesn’t grab my attention, I usually regret it later.
The first theme I looked at, the Spirit theme and hence as you can see I changed it up! It really didn’t take me long; I guess you could say “it spoke to me”.
My next few previews didn’t turn out as well and really didn’t speak to me. Some of them wouldn’t load, and how could they with an outdated browser, computer etc. After checking out a few other themes like Flounder,Chateau,Mixfolio and Crafty. I realized I need to update my equipment in order to have a better blogging experience. I did, however keep some themes in mind for later blogs. So it is with great pleasure that I cut this assignment short in order to catch up with the other ones. I’m loving my new theme and who knows maybe tomorrow, next week or next month I may change it up again.

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Who are the people in your neighborhood?

Progress so far:
Day 1 so excited, a bit confused and maybe just a wee bit over zealous to say the least. Day 2 and 3 assignments easy, peasy, pudding and pie. However leave it to me to make a mountain out of a molehill. Here’s a short blurb of what I like to call
“day 2 of setup”.
Second day and having difficulty with uploading of gravatar. I was really looking forward to taking the zero-to-hero 30 days to a better blog challenge to help walk me through. It seems like so much to write about…so little time. Ah ha, I’ve found it…now take me there. So much to learn and take in all at once. Thank goodness I’m one of those self-taught learners…oh there we go, I’ve found the site “3,2,1…BLOG!zero to hero Starts now”.Whew that was a whirlwind

Naming my blog and editing the tagline was a quick task, so quick I came up with many more. I did have fun trying to write “about” this blog. The past few days have been refreshing and inspiring.
Here are some of the people in your neighborhood…,,
I enjoyed them and wanted to read more. I read two more blogs,

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What’s on my mind?

Before I begin, you may find parts of this same post in other parts of my profile, reason being when i first signed up to this site, I was quick with excitement and started to blog:

Day 1 (not necessarily Challenge 1)

Ahhh, that moment of Clarity when you’ve arrived and wondered why you haven’t sooner. First time blogger mom of three, new to the blogging community. Once a full – time employee of First Nation health, has since been on hiatus. Don’t get me wrong, I’d like to be out there with the rest of the world working hard,sharing, networking and contributing to society. However circumstances have found me here,blessed to be…but that’s a whole other story. Simply put I’ve found my niche in which i get to do just that. It’s ironic how this came to be, a long slow procrastinating process of “what ifs” and “buts”, and here I am.

I’ve always wanted to start a blog and a yesterday I came across this site by accident. I was cruising the web for portfolio websites and came upon here.

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Who I am & Why I’m here

Introducing first time blogger, Ruby a.k.a. rubles, stay at home mom of three. Wow, did I just say all that in one swoop? I reside on a First Nation reserve on a small but most beautiful island in the middle of the Great Lakes, Manitoulin Island, Ontario Canada

That Ahh Ha moment of clarity when you’ve arrived and wondered why you haven’t sooner. Let’s start by asking some basic questions like “why blog vs. personal journal”? I have a journal that I like to call my “gratitude” journal and have written journals before. Perhaps I will share some of it with you, but for now, I decided to start here.

I have many interests and probably way too many likes of things, which is why I’m here as well, for the inspiration of you. I’ve always wanted to start a blog which I’m sure was #23 on my 2013 bucket list.The short end is,I’m glad I made up my mind. I hope to add to this fine community and learn a few things, hence the 3,2,1,…BLOG!Zero to Hero 30 day challenge to get me started. Hoping to share my crafty skills, tips and other bits of info and maybe inspire you too.

Cheers to a successful blogging 2014 year!

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