Wednesday, January 19, 2011

"One should always treat others as they themselves wish to be treated."

Hero in Me

 "One should always treat others as they themselves wish to be treated."  Hinduism: 3200 BC, From the Hitopadesa-
Luke 6:31 Do unto others as you would have them do to you.

What if the relationship brakes down or communication gets lost in translation???
  There is also an old adage which says,

"He who owns the gold makes the rules."

In both saying we are talking about " GOLDEN RULES "
Have you ever thought about what is your point of view?

Do you see life as an opportunity to bring good into you own life and others or do you see life as an opportunity where the winner takes all ???
  • How much time do you spend "grooming" others?
  • Do you care about anyone aside from " Numero Uno" ?
  • Is everything you do rewarded by monetary gain?
  • Do you have the feeling you can never have enough money or goods ?
  • Have you learned that it takes a really steady hand to steer a lot of goods ?

I was watching an interesting program about the effects of STRESS on the health of members in relationship to their social pecking order.
 Dr. Robert Sapolsky has dedicated over 30 years watching social standing and the effects of disease on the living body.   He is shown here speaks with an interviewer from  Linked In focus on Stress

He found that members higher up on the pecking order, having power and little to do, can take great delight in picking on the lower members of the group, namely females and subordinate males who will not fight back. 
 While this may be great FUN for the BIG MONKEY it can bring on STRESS followed by DISEASE in the member who are being pushed around.

 To see the entire broadcast about stress

Remember your reality is seen from your point of view. 
If you would like to see community pecking order in action go visit you local zoo Monkey House.

For all the Alpha Aggressive out there I have no suggestions because from personal experience you take no responsibility for aggressive behavior.   Please know I am praying for you ;~)

Took My Breath Away

For the vast majority of people who have to deal with the self absorbed be sure to find many positive ways to create stress release and make it part of everyday activities not just once a week or month;
take a walk,
read a good book,
take a long, comfortable hot bath
make something creative, doodle, draw or sketch
listen music, why not dance too
call a friend,
go to a support group meeting such as Al Anon,
buy yourself some flowers or better yet plant a garden
cook and enjoy nutritious organic foods
avoid aggressive people where possible
try yoga, Qui gong or Tai Chi exercise
swim, fish, camp, ride your bike,
or wear a

Dressing Gown to Filter Out Bad Chi

 Kind in mind God is Good and All Things are passing.
   Life grows better and more interesting with experience.

Better with Experience

     Best advice, we all make mistakes, an apology does wonders to heal a broken relationship.
                     Make a continuous effort to error on the side of kindness.

                                              Don't keep the LOVE, pass it around ;~)


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”

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“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”
Buddha quotes

With complete understanding that we take are party with us, create our own heaven on earth and peace comes from within sometimes it is nice to find a quiet place to get away from the maddening crowd.   November 21, 2010 the First weekend of Advent was such a time as this.   Instead of attending liturgy at my home parish I decided to drive my husband 45 minutes away to Lewiston, NY.

This was the evening of the

Tucked away on Swann Rd. in the middle of Western New York farmlands is the Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima. 

Creche - behind the alter  is a depiction of the birth of Jesus as described in the gospels of Matthew and Luke.

there are various chapels for quiet prayer

Here you can write out prayers of Thanksgiving or name the burden that is heavy on your heart.
The Peace Mural, created by Professor Josef Slawinski and installed at the National Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima in Lewiston, was moved Wed., July 15 about 50 feet back from its original home behind the altar of sacrifice in the basilica.

Two flights of stairs, consisting of 63 steps each, lead to the top of the Dome, from where one enjoys a beautiful view of the Shrine grounds and surrounding hills.

The large statue of Our Lady of Fatima is 13 feet high and weighs 10 tons. It was sculptured In Vermont granite. The grayish color of the stone disappears at night under the spotlights, and the statue seems to beam as a star for all people. Four coats of arms decorate the pedestal of the statue. They represent the coat of arms of Pope Paul VI, who bestowed upon the Shrine the title of Basilica; the coat of arms of the Bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, N.Y.; and the coat of arms of the Barnabite Fathers and Angelic Sisters.

                                                              Festival of Lights -  In all there are over 75 displays to be viewed, the Basilica itself is gorgeously illuminated on the outside; inside warm candlelight glows to reveal a fabulous Nativity Scene behind the Main Altar.

During the Festival the Lights are on from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm every night. The Shrine Gift and Book Shop are open until 9:00 pm and the Cafeteria is open until 8:00 pm. The Festival runs from the Saturday before American Thanksgiving until the Epiphany. 

Giant Rosary. In front of the Basilica, a giant Rosary, believed to be one of the largest outdoor rosaries in the world, consists of 59 lights ending with a beautiful marble Corpus of the Lord Jesus nailed to a cross. The Rosary Pool is shaped In the form of a heart to symbolize Mary's Immaculate Heart and her concern for our salvation. 

The Basilica. The construction of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima Basilica was started in 1963. This unique church measures 100 feet In diameter and is 55 feet high. The Dome is covered with two layers of glass and plexiglass depicting a contour of the Northern Hemisphere, upon which rests a beautiful statue of Our Lady of Fatima: Our Lady Is very much in the midst of the world helping humanity to reach the Lord.

This Church was dedicated in 1965 and consecrated on October 5, 1974. On October 7 1975, his Holiness Pope Paul VI, conferred the title of Basilica upon this church. A Basilica is a church associated with the Holy See. One of the privileges accorded to a Basilica is the Plenary Indulgence to all those who gather here for prayer, according to the intentions of the Holy Father.
Our visit to Lady of Fatima Basilica was made even nicer when we stopped in the cafeteria that offered a variety of homemade style entree like; Eggplant Parmesan, Stuffed cabbages, homemade soups and pies.    S

As beautiful as the Festival of Lights was I look forward to walking the grounds in during the summer daylight hours to enjoy the gardens.  

While you are in the area take a short drive to visit Niagara Falls, New York.

Peace is within your heart that is true still sometimes it is important to get away from daily stress to a place that calls your spirit to prayer.

Monday, January 3, 2011



Make the time to share a cup of TEA with someone you love.

Tea With Thee

When I need a little lift
I get together with a friend
and have a little Tea with Thee.
We have alot of fun and talk
the friendship means alot to me

It really does a heart good
to have a friend like you.
How great this world would be
if they could see you and me

and find a friend as great as you!
than they too could have someone
to have Tea with Thee...


I really miss your presence,
I like to hear your views,

I wish that we could visit,
and catch up on the news,
since we can't do that often,
the one thing I can see,
is we can dream together,
and have a cup of tea.

Thank you Jim for treating us to a Christmas Tea to escape the madness of the Holiday Season

from the doll collection in the Tea Room

Looking past, present and future as we got ready to celebrate the New Year 2011 ;~)

You can hunt for this Santa when you visit Murphy's Orchard
  Murphy Orchards 716-778-7926 Burt, New York 14028

Historic Underground Railroad Site, Fresh Fruit in Season, Pick Your Own Fruit, Country Barn Store, Tea Rooms, Gift Shop, Homemade Jams and Jellies, Personalized Jam & Jelly Favors, Gift Baskets, Apple Gift Boxes, School and Social Group Tours, Member Site - Underground Railroad Network to Freedom

Hours of Operation:

Our Online Store is open all year.

The Tea Room, Gift Store, Country Barn Store,
and Historical Exhibits are open April 1st - December 31st.

Country Barn Store:

9:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday, including holidays

The Orchard Tea Rooms and Gift Shop:

11:00 am to 4:00 pm Tuesday through Sunday, closed Monday
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