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But she had died slowly…

My neighbor died yesterday.  For good.

I was not very close to her mainly because she kept herself locked in her home most of the time.  She had a dog and a cat, too, that lived with her, or for her, not too sure which.

I wonder about people that want to leave earth but do so ever so slowly.  Sometimes it causes me to look at my own life and wonder if I do things out of balance.  People either eat, drink or other things to the extreme excess or not enough to sustain their life on a daily basis.  By the time you are my age, 65, you either have lived a good life or a not so good one-and the body shows for it, most of the time.

I do remember when I paid her a visit not too long ago.  It was during the summer months and I knocked on her door.  She allowed me to come in.  She did not bar me out.  I suppose that was saved only for her estranged family, how sad.  It was not easy seeing her physical state; she was not healthy to say the least.  Multiple problems and medical conditions too difficult to pronounce.  She did not stray far from her lounge chair much at all.  She could not and would not for fear of falling.  I gave her a dozen  fresh brown eggs and a booklet called The Way to Happiness which she politely thanked me for.

My neighbor said one of her favorite things to do was to look at the sun rise every morning.  I guess that’s one reason why I like to take photographs of the rising sun.  I, too, like to look at the new rays of light that come as a blessing out of the east each day.  And when I think of it, I’d rather look at what she did to help me-which was to appreciate life a little more and to be more active-active in helping others.

Each day there is an opportunity to change- to make life better than the day before.  To live life to the fullest.

Message:

Hello beautiful people! How did you like my thoughts above and photo?  I am very delighted to have you in my life to share my thoughts.  And thank you for all the likes I’ve received, too.  I have a lot of friends I’ve made on social media and also some followers, too.  But I would like to get to know you more, although  this platform makes communicating somewhat difficult.

So I have come up with a new game. At the end of each post I will ask you a question and you can reply in the comment below. Like today I want to know where you are from and what you like to do to help others.

 Okay. So I would like to begin:

I am from Michigan, USA.  I like to write inspirational messages and illustrate children’s poetry books that my husband, the poet, writes.  Where are you from and what do you like to do to help others? You can leave a comment in the section below…and thank you!  I appreciate you. 🙂

 

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Getting Your Hands Dirty

It’s so much more fun to actually do things rather than just be an observer in life

                 participating

                getting your hands dirty

only to find that you love the smell and the feel of the dirt under your fingernails

 

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Off of Automatic

I am free to be.  Free to do.

I am free to give and take.

I am free.  Free at last.

To smile.  To love.  To enjoy the moment.

With myself or another.

Free of it all and freedom to create once again.

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Postulates

Postulates are like thoughts or expressions of prayers-for oneself and others.

Successful prayer or postulates originate as being thoughts brought on by observation. Both need to be positive and carry the vibration of love, admiration, and helpfulness in everyday actions.

The natural law has been said many ways at many times:

Change your thinking, change your life.

What you resist, persists.

What you focus on, brings that to you.

The Christian bible verse of Philippians 4:8 states the same thing: Postulate or think on those things worthy of thinking on-the pure, lovely and good.

Here’s another viewpoint that states the same:

“The more you can invalidate the amount of resistance which the physical universe makes, the more success you are going to have with it because the more your thought will expand to embrace it. Thought, belief, faith—these things are expansive things. …

“It’s awfully simple. If you just looked at life this way and said, ‘Why, I don’t see anything that—offer me any trouble. No obstacles around here that I can see. As far as putting forward my ideas, as far as even thinking up ideas, as far as carrying forward in life at large, I don’t see any obstacles,’ you wouldn’t have any.”

— L. Ron Hubbard
Excerpted from the lecture Illusion delivered on 4 Sept 1951. This can be found in Research and Discovery Volume 7.

Regardless, it’s all a mind-set*.

“Mind–set.” Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 2 May 2017.

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“In seeking the Truth, we discover ourselves…In living the Truth, we define ourselves”. mmr

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Shades of Ability

Since I just published a book on the attributes and potentialities of the human spirit, then I should know what ability means or what it means to be able.  Right?

Sure.  🙂

The ability or inability to do something lies in, perhaps, the very way we go about doing something.  If, for example, I want to paint a picture and do not know what a color, hue or a canvas means or what it means to use shading, or other such art terms, then my painting will reflect it to that degree.  The doingness is dependent upon the understanding of art terms.  The more I know about a subject, its terms and definitions, etc, then the more able I am.  There is an understanding, that with practice and skill, I am able to paint a picture or a better picture.  Maybe one that draws the attention of others.  My art then would communicate something to the audience, like you.

That goes with the marketing of books, too.  If I don’t have a clue to what goes into the marketing of my book, then that makes me less able.   It is a learning process, no doubt.

I have some more homework then, don’t I?  How to do more promotion and on my list of to-dos.  Some expert help has been solicited.  Thanks Rick Lite!

In the meantime, won’t you check out the newest arrival of I AM SPIRIT?

Hope to hear your thoughts, comments or questions.

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I AM SPIRIT book just out!

Front cover I AM SpiritI AM Spirit is a 64 page book of fine art paintings and inspirational words regarding the abilities and skills of who we really are as humans; a spirit living in a physical body. The colorful paintings by Junai Meijer are captivating and infused with the richness of life. Mary Rensberry’s uplifting words encourage higher values and virtues. Each letter of the alphabet is represented by words that portray man’s inherant nature. This is a very aesthetic and inspirational work done in collaboration between author Mary Rensberry of the United States and fine artist Junai Meijer of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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