hard work??????


“Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?” By Edgar Bergen
I agree completely so get out and enjoy our public parks, while they remain available to the public.

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for everyone who’s mother has passed


Divine Mother Prayer Dance (The Whole Thing)

O Divine Mother

In the form of Annapurna, the giver of food, we worship Thee.

May we ever be grateful for the nourishment of the teachings…

In the form of Lakshmi, you hold the Lotus of Higher Consciousness, which is rooted in the mud of earthy existence.

Bless me…

As Durga, seated on the Lion’s throne, you courageously slew the buffalo-headed demon of egoism and pride.

Though you are fierce, yet we need not fear you. You seek only to liberate us from selfish ignorance…

As the Goddess Saraswati, you play the Veena, and inspire us with the heavenly lure of Divine Inspiration.

Goddess of Wisdom, come to me.

O Divine Mother

May all my speech and idle talk be mantra

All actions of my hands be mudra

I place down the Siva Linga, and pick up rose petals for my worship.

I scatter the petals in gratitude for thy Divine Abundance.

Placing down the flower basket, I lift up the sacred lamp.

I shine it in all directions, ever  seeking a vision of Thee.

Placing down the lamp I pick up the sacred bell.

May it ring clear and dispel all gloom and negativity.

May I ever hear your call.

Please accept my offerings.

May all eating and drinking be the offering of oblations unto Thee.

All lying down prostrations before Thee.

May all pleasures be as offering my entire self unto Thee,

May everything I do be taken as Thy worship.

O Divine Mother.

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climbing


“When you reach the mountaintop, keep climbing.” Zen proverb

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NDP & Veterans-leader Jack Layton & Libby Davies takes time out for veterans


NDP leader Jack Layton takes time out for veterans

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Who will stand up for the public interest, not just the major telecommunications companies?


Jack said “I have heard from thousands of Canadians who tell me that internet
access and cell phone affordability are critical issues for them. Please
know that New Democrats recognize the importance of these issues in
today’s rapidly changing society.

The following are highlights from our 2011 election plan:

– We will prohibit all forms of usage-based billing (UBB) by Internet
Service Providers (ISPs);
– We will unlock cells phones, allowing consumers to change providers
without changing phones;
– We will rescind the 2006 Conservative industry-oriented directive to
the CRTC and direct the regulator to stand up for the public interest,
not just the major telecommunications companies;
– We will enshrine “net neutrality” in law, end price gouging and “net
throttling,” with clear rules for Internet Service Providers (ISPs),
enforced by the CRTC; and,
– We will apply the proceeds from the advanced wireless spectrum auction
to ensure all Canadians, no matter where they live, will have quality
high-speed broadband internet access.

For more details, I invite you to visit these links:
http://www.ndp.ca/press/layton-to-put-consumers-first-in-digital-economy
and http://www.ndp.ca/platform/leadership-in-canada#section-5-14.  

I am also pleased to let you know that we have released our 2011
election platform. A copy of it with its full costing document can be
found here: http://www.ndp.ca/platform.

Now you know where I stand. After May 2, I will deliver for you. And, I
won’t stop until the job’s done.

All the best,

Please distribute and share far and wide!!!!!!!

Jack Layton and Canada’s NDP / Jack Layton et le NPD du Canada
Canadian Leadership / Travaillons ensemble
canadasndp@ndp.ca / lenpdducanada@npd.ca

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The Optimist’s Creed


The Optimist’s Creed

“I promise myself…

  • To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
  • To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature I meet.
  • To give so much time to improving myself that I have no to time to criticize others.
  • To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
  • To think well of myself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words, but in great deeds.
  • To live in the faith that the whole world is on my side, so long as I am true to the best that is in me.”

Author: Christian D. Larson (1874—154)

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wanted to sleep in…


As this is a day off, I wanted to sleep in, but of course I didn’t — however it’s my day and I’m going to spend it my way!!!!!  Have a great holiday everyone!!!!!!!!!

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