Ok..2006 is here...now let's see where we go...  

slidein2meplz 62F
1363 posts
1/1/2006 10:54 pm

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Ok..2006 is here...now let's see where we go...

2006 has arrived...
and in fine style I might add.

I was fortunate enough to be able to spend quite a bit of time on offsite chat with 13+ other fine Blogland citizens.

It was, I have to say, just as grand a New Years Eve party as one could've imagined.


Lot's of good cheer, lot's of well wishes..plenty of words of encouragement and support. Ton's and ton's of humor.

I think last night's New Years Eve...was probably one of, if not the absolute best one I've ever had.

I'm Buddhist...and in Feb. this new year... I will have been practicing for 20 years.

Each year on New Years Day...we have a huge meeting/celebration and I guess you could sortof call it a "Kick off" to start the new year with.

We start out with our morning prayers...which is verbal...we all say it at the same time. Actually, what it is, is chanting...ok.

Then someone will read a message of encouragement for the new year from the President of the lay organization.

There will be experiences shared by several different members. Sometimes these experiences are very emotional, sometimes they are hilarious...but the main message of the experience is to show actual proof of how they used the tools of Buddhism to overcome obstacles in their lives.

Then usually theres some sort of leadership appointments or updates on events coming up.

And then...there's entertainment. Which is always good and always fun.

I feel very fortunate in many ways because not only do I have my family...I have my Buddhist family and my Blogland family for support, guidance and a helping hand when I need it.

Some of you may have noticed I at times mention the number 3 as being a mystical number...(this is in terms of the Buddhism I practice...not in any other term or other beliefs).

Well...for me.. 3 is mystical...because I have 3 famlies...how cool is that?

I would like to share with you the Buddhist daily guidance for January 1, 2006

Those who wake up each morning with work to accomplish and a mission to fullfill are the happiest people of all. Each day is one of supreme purpose and satisfaction. For each day is New Year's Day. Please exert yourselves vigorously with the determination to live each day to the fullest, so that you may compose a golden diary of life.



~~~ Just me, poppin to say HI! ~~


rm_DaphneR 58F
7938 posts
1/2/2006 12:04 am

Those are great words to live by any day of the week Slide.

Glad you could make it to the party last night. I still can't believe Trav forgot the dip.

Have tongue, will use it. Repeatedly.


slidein2meplz 62F
1994 posts
1/2/2006 9:43 am

    Quoting rm_DaphneR:
    Those are great words to live by any day of the week Slide.

    Glad you could make it to the party last night. I still can't believe Trav forgot the dip.
yes DaphneR they are....and they're meant to mean just that daily, however human nature takes over and we soon forget the meaning. I'm glad I made the New Years Party too, it will be one I will remember always...even tho Trav forgot the dip. It was awfully nice of Bulge and Lil to buy rounds for us all though...I wonder what the bar tab ended up being. hehe.

~~~ Just me, poppin to say HI! ~~


slidein2meplz 62F
1994 posts
1/2/2006 9:50 am

    Quoting rm_sexyfitwoman:
    I like this Bhddhist guidance thing.

    I have thought about this, what is it that makes people feel good, and it is daily accomplishments.
I like it too...in fact I'm so surprised with myself that I've stuck to something this long. It has helped me more than I can explain thru the years and it's only thru sheer proof of the practice that keep us going. Proof in the pudding, ya know.

I'm not out to propagate it, but if someone has a question, I'll gladly provide an answer. Same with if someone were to show interest in the possiblity of giving it a try, I'll certainly point them in the right direction of where they can call or go to in their area.

~~~ Just me, poppin to say HI! ~~


slidein2meplz 62F
1994 posts
1/2/2006 5:15 pm

    Quoting candy69sosweet:
    slide; thanks for inviting me to the party, it was a blast! I'm so veryveryhappy to be included in one of your "families" and hope to ramain so for a long time!

    Those are great words to live by, thanks for sharing.

    Kisses & Hugs,
    Candy

You know it Candy girl...and I'm glad you hooked up with me and we were able to "go to the party" together. You and I will be bud's for a long, long time..sister!

Kisses & Hugs, Slide {=}

~~~ Just me, poppin to say HI! ~~


slidein2meplz 62F
1994 posts
1/8/2006 7:40 pm

Okay, Dokay...C69SS

~~~ Just me, poppin to say HI! ~~


Luvwetcunt1000 48M
1258 posts
1/22/2006 5:47 pm

Those are great words to live by, Slide. Thank you for sharing. Now I feel so much better taking it one day at a time and making the best of it.

Take care.


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