Monthly Archives: May 2019

Walking a Labyrinth

Hello, I hope you had a wonderful week. 🌻 I’ve been taking advantage of the beautiful weather… working around the garden…& walking the beaches. I think you will enjoy today’s post… 🐝 especially if you can’t walk the beach each day. Today you will get a little sand between your toes, and a little beach in your heart. perhaps even walk away with a little beach philosophy for everyday life🐳 🐠       Walking a Labyrinth by Marcia Ren Published July 2016   🐡🐠🐟🐬🐳🦀🦞🐡🐠🐟🐬🐳🦀🦞🐡🐠🐟🐬       Denny Dyke creates labyrinths… and… he is very good at it.🐠     🐟No doubt in my mind this guy is talented.🐡     I introduced myself mentioning I was a newbie to the Oregon coast…write a blog and was interested in learning a little about him. He was extremely helpful with sharing about himself.     Two things I’ll share… First, he’s … Continue reading

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Turn up the music…♡

  “The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling.” -Fabienne Fredrickson   The following post has been re-edited   Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ..♡   Aren’t these the sweetest teacups. … One of my greatest pleasures on a large or small scale, is to prepare a beautiful tea party. ♡ All the thought, planning, effort, ingenuity, and creativity that goes into each party is my way of showing appreciation for friendships and love.         Celebrations enlarge my capacity for JOY. I love everything about planning an event. By remaining  focused on my good feelings and my pleasurable purpose things seem to fall into place rather Sweetly.        I devote myself to these events as a way of celebrating life. Serving wonderful food, seeing … Continue reading

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Que Sera Sera

“I like joy; I want to be joyous; I want to have fun on the set; I want to wear beautiful clothes and look pretty. I want to smile, and I want to make people laugh. And that’s all I want. I like being happy. I want to make others happy” -Doris Day Hello, sweet friend… 🐝 Thought I would share a post I wrote when I first moved to the Oregon coast in 2015. It was called The Photo Shoot. I’ve re-edited this post in loving memory of Doris Day…a most loved…honored woman and the champion for animal welfare. 🌻 No doubt Ms. Day and I have lots in common. Did you know that she never tells her real age. She said she forgets if she’s 92, or 93. That is so amazing because I too forget how old I am. I agree with her age is only a … Continue reading

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Reflections on Mother’s Day

Hello, sweet friend… These last few days have been gorgeous here on the Oregon coast… and I’ve been inside with a sinus infection. I’m hoping I’m on the mend…finally feeling better after a week of  antibiotics…yippee!                         “It is the wise mother…who gives her child roots and wings.”                                                                                             -ChinesProverb The following post has been re-edited from a previous post.      With Mother’s Day just around the corner I’m stirred by the memories they conjure up.              It has been 7 years since I retired from teaching elementary … Continue reading

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Hope Floats…

“Hope is a thing with feathers…that perches in the soul…and sings the tune without the words…and never stops at all” ~Emily Dickinson Hello, sweet friend! Earlier in the week while Joe and I were preparing a meal together…I asked if he had any suggestions for my blog post. After thinking about it he said… “you could write about Hope” He went on to explain that there were reminders everywhere of new life blossoming…beginning again.  (I reflected back a few days to a seal I had seen on one of my beach walks…it had been laying on the sand appearing to be in distress) I’ve heard it said that the most difficult task in life is learning what we can control and what we can’t control…then acting appropriately. 🐝 That’s the whole point of the Serenity Prayer: “Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage … Continue reading

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