A Real- Life Love Story Of A Sailor And His Queen

He went onboard for 6 months again. And that ‘Long-Distance-Love’ phase struck us again. But, the wait for the calls and video calls was worth it all. It was difficult for me but he always gave me strength. He made sure that he gave me all his time when on port and wrote to me each day without fail no matter how tired he was.  To read more please CLICK HERE:-

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A prayer for marriage

O God, our Heavenly Father,
You instituted marriage
And decreed
That man and woman
Shall leave their parents
And come together,
Bound by love
To live happily
For the rest of their lives;
It is not always easy, O God;
Help all couples,
To be happy;
Many are not happy;
Help couples to enjoy peace
And harmony
Instead of quarreling
And fighting on a daily basis.
Fill all husbands and wives
With the spirit of Love
And respect of you law
For marriage.
Grant them the wisdom
To find peaceful solutions
To their problems;
And be shining examples
In their various communities;
This is our humble prayer
Which we submit to you; Amen!

Rain Rain Go Away

Good news my voice is back. Bad news. More rain. Which is good for farmers…sorta…a bit late though.

However! I started a job as Housekeeper at Holiday Inn Express today. Talk about miles walked!

Hoping the rain up so I can get some fresh air walking time in (and pictures) tomorrow.

Rainy Days & Runaway Cows

So I posted on my blog, acliddle.blog, yesterday that was unable to walk due to rain and the migraine that came with it.

Today it is still raining and while I do not feel sick, I have lost my voice, and I am fatigued.

Rather than another missed post I thought I would tell a couple of stories about loose cows.

I am not sure how they got out but in both cases their escapes were precipitated by…well precipitation..rain, and storms. I am not sure if the cows became restless or what but there it is.

The first story: I was driving home from work, on the backroads through the country. Ahead of me I saw three cars in the on coming lane with their flashers on. Then I saw in my lane, heading towards me a what looked to be pregnant cow. I was able to get around her, for she was not to be detoured from her path. Further down the road I saw the possible pasture she had escaped from. Then I noticed in the ditch another cow who had decided to take a walk. This cow did not look pregnant.

The second story: Today I was riding with a friend; we were going into town for errands. We came around a curve, right before a small bridge and there meandering around, were six cows on the side of road. Not sure what pasture they came from. They were gone by the time we were headed back.

Ah Life in the Country.

Who is joining me in the Happy People League?

 

Happy People

Who are happy people?

 the ones who sing praises?

or those found dancing?

what you say is happy?

maybe just your notion? 

or some society portion?

Wow pal, I sure got a lotion 

that could be good for happy people 

You first need to be honest 

That you care not for its fowl stench

 Only then would you know 

That to join the happy people 

You may oft need to break some dem damn dos & don’ts!

(c) Marie Abanga 2017

p.s: I used to dance to the beats of R Kelly’s “Happy People” song to the point of being inspired to write a poem to motivate myself to always remember it is my choice to be happy. Being happy don’t mean we don’t have challenges, but it means we are happy even being alive and still around to figure out how best to stay happy in this life. I was inspired to put this up today and not later thanks to a post by fellow blogging buddie “upwardjourneys…”. Are you joining me in the “Happy people league”? Here is to the steppin…

Work And Spirituality

Upward Journeys

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One of the key tenets of Buddhism is that you do a job that is ethical.  The funny thing is, what drew me to Buddhism is that it just seems to make sense to me.  Moreover, I look back at my life, and I see it’s truth as it happened.  I was happy, and well; thriving, when I volunteered for the FoodBank.  I got very ill when I worked as a soulless marketer.  I think about all the skills I’ve learned and will learn doing blogging, and I know I could apply it to something soulless and lucrative… but I don’t want to.  Where would I get the motivation from?

Building this idea is exciting and motivating.  It means so much to see I’ve helped someone.  I don’t know if this is spirituality or ethics or just plain sense, but I do this because I love it and I love…

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