I love to watch anyone's smiley face and it makes me feel happy, too.
People can smile when one feel happy but if we can smile, our body & mind can recognize happiness.
So we had better to keep smiling without thinking too much every day.
Last night, David came back to home late because his working schedule was different from usual.
And we started to sleep around midnight and it was very late time to sleep for us.
I wanted David to sleep well and enough so I don't wake him up after I woke up in this morning.
And he woke up later than usual but he still looks sleepy but he smiled for me with lovely eyes.
I felt so much happiness that I could see his lovely smile even he looks tired.
After our usual routine, he started to dance suddenly and it was so lovely and cute.
I don't know why he could feel so much energy in this morning but I am so glad to watch his happy behavior.
We shared our time in this morning with cheerful energy & peaceful love together to start new day, and it was great for both of us.
Today's weather is very windy with heavy clouds all day long but our heart can shine with positive & happy feelings, I believe.
To start new day with smile & love can make our daily life be happy easily and naturally.
To smile is not hard thing and it can make us be happy so easy, so I want to smile every day as much as possible.
How is your new begging of day today??
I wish that your day will be filled with smile as much as possible to make your heart happy always!!^^
Yesterday, I cried a lot in front of David.
And I didn't meant to make him worry at all but he started to worry about me more than before.
I know how much I am loved by David and I don't want him worry about me too much.
Because my tears doesn't mean special at all just my tool of DETOX of feelings to let go out naturally.
And I don't want David's seed of worries and disturbing at all.
He needs to focus on his new challenge of his job these days and I just want him to concentrate without my something of mind.
But I can understand how care his love give and flow naturally and I really appreciate with his LOVE.
My tears just went outside of my eyes and I felt so much energy of my passion of heart inside deeply today.
My much of tears yesterday could let me clearer than before and I needed to cry somehow.
And David's love and his great generosity can let me cry naturally and his love became so tender & deeper than yesterday.
But I am not child who needs to worry & care too much so just I want him to believe my toughness & strength of mind.
He seems how I am NOW after my tears today and his eyes and behavior changed anyway.
Our energy of love can make us feel each heart deeply as minute as we are.
After our meditation time in this morning, we could feel so much energy of LOVE inside each other.
So sometimes we need to cry or to let our something go outside as we feel at the moment.
We are changing at every single moment and I know how I am now.
Only 5days of 2016 remain in this year and I am thinking many things in my mind.
But I need to focus on TODAY to connect with tomorrow.
Also I have a great vision of 2017 in my mind and I am so looking forward to sharing with David tomorrow.
Tomorrow will be FINAL new moon in 2016, so we will have a nice time together, for sure!!^^
When David & I started to clean old staffs to throw away as much as possible, our living space became so clean & neat.
And our heart became clearer than before and we had a nice time to clean up many old things.
We want to live simply as less as our materials own and we don't own so many materials in our living space already.
When David to moved to this place, his friend asked David, "Have you just moved today or are you living already for a while??" after he checked David's room.
Because we don't bring in so much materials into our living space and his friends wonder we are living actually this amount of materials.
Whenever David & I visited someone's house, we felt how much people own so many materials at living space that we don't need & want at all.
And I tried to throw many things away as much as possible after we moved.
Sometimes David wanted to keep some old staffs which he doesn't need & use at all now.
But I asked him whether David uses them from now in our future or not always.
Some old staffs which I wanted him to throw away immediately seem that David wants to keep anyway...
In Japan, "Cleaning has a power to get new energy" we tend to think recently and some women became so famous that cleaning skill can make people happy somehow.
To keep old materials with attachment is not good for our mind & body, I agree with the theory of cleaning.
And to own many things is waste of money & energy to get more or to keep somehow.
In this world, we have nothing to own when our body die.
Even our bodies, we have to return to this world someday.
All materials are expression of economic & material world for me and I don't keep any attachment for everything.
To have attachment for anything tend to increase more attachment to this world and I don't like the way of living at all.
I love to live simply as monk life.
Little by little, David looked to understand my way of thinking to adjust our marriage life.
And I am so grateful that he has very flexibility to adjust my way of thinking recently.
To clean his old staffs today has just started spontaneously as he needs and I am so happy to do it together today.
David will be a new age in this week soon and I want him to start with clean & pure atmosphere at home at his new age anyway.
And today's cleaning energy can bring us so great energy that we are going to move forward obviously.
In this afternoon, we could take a walk together as we wanted and it was a wonderful time again.
To clean up our living space & to keep our body at healthy state are very essential part of our marriage life.
Plus we meditate every morning to start NEW DAY every day and this habit can let us be happy sooooo much somehow...
To start with nice energy can give us huge advantage to start THIS DAY and we are going for better way as each day goes on...^^
I wish you can start TODAY as you like with smile as much as possible
If we can feel "TODAY IS HAPPY" and everyday we can be happy easily, can't we??^^
Today David and I visited "Zingoji Buddhist temple" together for the first time.
I found this of H.P and I was very looking forward to visiting with David in this year.
This Zingoji Buddhism temple was located at sacred area with lots of nature.
And this temple was not so big temple that simple & holy atmosphere around here and there.
David and I tried to pray for the temple but the door of main building was closed.
But the gate was open and the sign said "WELOCME!" to us.
And two big dogs started to barked at me and the chief priest of this temple came outside.
He was so kind that he opened the gate of the main building and introduced us inside and some ceremonies a month in a year.
We prayed together in front of the statues Buddha and we felt something pure & sacred inside of each heart.
The chief priest introduced the 7 Gods of Good Fortunes ("Shichihukuzin" in Japanese) outside and we prayed all of them together.
We really had a nice time together and liked this temple & the chief priest a lot.
To pray for God is not religious thing for me at all because I am not strict Buddhism at all.
But to pray for God can let myself feel very wonderful and peaceful and I really like to visit here today.
I believe that GOD exists in each heart of all beings in this world.
So to pray for it can let us connect with spiritual level somehow.
And to visit holy place is so great time that I can feel the spiritual energy inside calmly and silently...^^
Today is David's holidays.
And he woke up early in this morning like he does every day.
He doesn't want to make his holidays useless at all and he already went to take a walk by himself.
I wanted to follow him but my legs feel a little fatigue by last 2 days' continual walking so I let him go alone today.
To enjoy each own time as own pace is important for both of us.
To love each other more and better doesn't mean not always staying together.
After enjoying each time and then we can be together more to talk about each heart and thinking later.
To move body and think at the same time is very precious part both of us.
Too much thinking is not good for David and I learned it a lot last year.
So I let him go by himself sometimes to give his own time to focus on himself.
And I can do my own things during his absence and just I pray for his safe arrival soon...
To love someone means to respect each difference to understand each other better than before.
I am leaning how to understand David more than yesterday day by day.
From the beginning of a new year, only 4 day has passed already, we got to know each other with positive way so much.
We could start our new year as a positive way because we went to the Japanese shrine together to pray.
And we could realized how to live in 2016 for better way and each day is very important.
Today is the 5th day in this year already but still we felt happy every day with a great atmosphere with LOVE & SMILE.
It means a lot for us to establish our foundation of our marriage life.
And this year will connect with next year soon...
Each day I want to cherish with gratitude and benevolence with David's love always.
And I wanted to enjoy each day with pleasure and new day for each other.
To make our life better way is up to our choice of mind & heart.
So I decided to enjoy that I want to enjoy with smile & joy in David's holiday as much as possible...
His smile can give me so much energy to live and I really realized how I love him.
I am so thankful his existence recently and I can love him more and more with respect & gratitude.
I wish his new year will be happier than before with me!^^
I found this "Tsubaki Grand Shrine" of Japanese HP for Seattle life before.
I offered to David to visit there to pray for NEW YEAR together again and again last year.
We found a information which the best timing is the morning before noon, because many people will visit on 1st January to pray in the afternoon so it will be difficult to park our car.
We woke up at around 7:00 a.m. and we drove the Granite Falls together.
It was minus 2 degree in this morning, and I felt I was in the freezer.
We could come to the "Tsubaki Grande shrine" after open gate time and we could our car easily.
And less people are waiting on the line and I could start to pray without trouble.
Many Japanese couple and family were there and this shrine was absolutely Japanese style.
And also we felt so much pure energy around here and there in this shrine and the location was fabulous!!
The beautiful river was located beside of this shrine and this shrine was filled with calm & sincere atmosphere so much.
David & I became to love this place a lot and we want to come back to visit next summer season.
Only 1 place, the shrine gave all visitors offer a fire area to make our hands warm up but our bodies were pretty cold!!
After prayer, we could be so fresh feelings and start with pure energy each other.
David seemed so happy to feel great energy after visiting this shrine.
And our NEW YEAR will be the best in our life, for sure!
May all beings be happy!
May all my precious people in this world have a better new year than last year with BLESSING!!!^^
Yesterday, it was strong wind storm all day long.
And suddenly, just before 17:00, all electricity was cut off!!
Everywhere became just darkness...
I thought that "Power outage (TEIDEN in Japanese) happened by strong storm around here.
At the time, it is already dark outside and darkness surrounded me...
I found a candle & torch and lighten them up.
But I worry about all foods of freezer.
I had same experience in Seattle before with strong wind but it was in the afternoon before night.
But this time, it was night and just I felt some inconvenience without electricity.
I wish that all electricity will come back but it didn't at all.
So I started to sleep in the FUTON earlier than usual but I couldn't start to sleep at all.
Finally at 23:00, I found all electricity came back to us and I felt relieved to know that by neighborhood's lights.
We live with convenient electric materials and I got used to it.
But I don't want to get used to it at all...
Last night was a candle night for me and I thought something inside of myself.
Without electric materials too much, I want to live anyway...
And I just appreciate with all convenient life every day.
I wish for every beings filled with LOVE and Happiness in Peace forever!!
Author:Masuda Keiko (増田佳子)
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