Dreamer’s World January 25 2016 – Starting Up Again

And so, another week begins here. After the snowstorm, things are still in flux around here. The government is still shut down, but that is due to all the people who live miles away from the area and commute far too long on any given day. I know that there are areas that got a lot more snow than we did here, and they are still digging out especially in the subdivisions. It was the right decision to keep hundreds of thousands of people off the roads in those areas today, but that has no affect on me. Being a contractor means that I have to work regardless of the weather but since I work from home this isn’t a problem at all.
I feel reinvigorated about writing today. Perhaps it is the start of the week that makes me feel this way, but I am not complaining. I am looking forward to topics and inspiration surrounding me right now.
I took some time to play with The Stooges this morning during a break from the job. Hal (cat) found one of his catnip toys that he must have put away somewhere, so I had him chasing it until he was ready to lay down. I gave him the toy to snuggle up with and he is happy now.
I am getting my walks in during breaks in the routine here. I’ll have lunch in a little while and check on The Stooges again as well as Hal (person). He is watching TV so I have the door closed in order to keep the droning monotony away from me in favor of some music as I work. The daily meetings are slowly passing and the sun is shining. There are still people in the parking lot who decided that today was the day to clear the snow from around their cars. Most of them must have the day off from work, or they are teleworking like I am. It helps that my car is in the underground garage and doesn’t have to be cleaned off 🙂
I think that after work today, I am telling Hal (person) that we are going across the street for dinner this evening at Shooter McGees for 1/2 price burger night. It will get us out of the apartment without having to put either of our cars on the road, so that is a great option for later today. Eventually, we will venture out to the grocery store again but that isn’t something that we need to do right away.
As the workday begins to draw towards a close, I am doing some research on how to improve my blog template. I have some ideas and have researched how to implement them by finding some reference material and videos. This will be a task that I will work on as the week progresses.
Work is over with for today, Hal (person) is showering before we walk across the street for dinner. It will be good to get out of the apartment even for a short while.

Pictures That Speak Volumes #71

My Good Time Stories

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This is an incredible photo that shows the beautiful silent language that animals sometimes share with humans. I believe that animals can sense when people are hurting, suffering, or experiencing times of despair or hardships.

There are times when I feel that animals were put on this earth for not only the enjoyment of the human race but also for healing, joy, and comfort.

Look at the absolute happiness and delight in this crippled person’s eyes…proving once again, that a photo really is worth a thousand words!!

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An Entire Neighbourhood Secretly Learned Sign Language To Surprise Their Deaf Neighbor

Awesome story to start the week!

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Muharrem, a deaf man living in Istanbul, received a huge surprise. one morning, everyone he bumped into in his neighborhood responded to him with sign language!

A team of people from Samsung and the Leo Burnett ad agency spent a month setting up cameras and teaching people throughout his neighborhood sign language. On the appointed day, Ozlem went for a walk with her deaf brother, who was stunned to meet so many signing people in a world where those who can communicate in sign are often few and far between.

The ad was designed to raise awareness about Samsung’s new call center for the deaf and hard-of-hearing in Turkey. It’s nice to see advertisements that can both raise awareness and make the world a better place.

Muharrem’s neighbors spent a month secretly learning sign language

Muharrem’s neighbors spent a month secretly learning sign language Hidden cameras were placed throughout his neighborhood One day, Muharrem, a deaf man living in Istanbul, and his sister Ozlem headed out for a walk… …and were greeted with an unexpected “good morning” – in sign language! The local baker was in on it too, offering bagels in sign language This man at the grocer’s dropped his oranges and when Muharrem and Ozlem picked them up for him… …he offers them each an apple – in sign language Muharrem’s confused – why is everyone signing? Et tu, taxi driver? This man is confused, but his sister knows what’s up As they head to the town square, the team prepares for the finale He’s surrounded by his signing neighbors! His reaction says it all! This goes to show how important it is to break down communication barriers… …and how meaningful that can be for people who experience those barriers every dayMuharrem’s neighbors spent a month secretly learning sign language Hidden cameras were placed throughout his neighborhood One day, Muharrem, a deaf man living in Istanbul, and his sister Ozlem headed out for a walk… …and were greeted with an unexpected “good morning” – in sign language! The local baker was in on it too, offering bagels in sign language This man at the grocer’s dropped his oranges and when Muharrem and Ozlem picked them up for him… …he offers them each an apple – in sign language Muharrem’s confused – why is everyone signing? Et tu, taxi driver? This man is confused, but his sister knows what’s up As they head to the town square, the team prepares for the finale He’s surrounded by his signing neighbors! His reaction says it all! This goes to show how important it is to break down communication barriers… …and how meaningful that can be for people who experience those barriers every day

Hidden cameras were placed throughout his neighborhood

Muharrem’s neighbors spent a month secretly learning sign language Hidden cameras were placed throughout his neighborhood One day, Muharrem, a deaf man living in Istanbul, and his sister Ozlem headed out for a walk… …and were greeted with an unexpected “good morning” – in sign language! The local baker was in on it too, offering bagels in sign language This man at the grocer’s dropped his oranges and when Muharrem and Ozlem picked them up for him… …he offers them each an apple – in sign language Muharrem’s confused – why is everyone signing? Et tu, taxi driver? This man is confused, but his sister knows what’s up As they head to the town square, the team prepares for the finale He’s surrounded by his signing neighbors! His reaction says it all! This goes to show how important it is to break down communication barriers… …and how meaningful that can be for people who experience those barriers every day

One day, Muharrem, a deaf man living in Istanbul, and…

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Dreamer’s World January 25 2016 – Image That Makes Me Think

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This item hangs on the wall near our kitchen. We purchased it many years ago because it is colorful and makes a nice conversation piece. Perhaps there was another reason that I was not aware of at the time, but I often find myself drawn to it as I take my daily calendar picture since the calendar is close by.

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I look at this and see things that I never thought of before. Rather than the sun contrasted with the moon, it is just a face that represents the night sky. The eyes seem to hold something important, and if you look and think about it, you start to understand the meaning. Perhaps I am being too melodramatic, and I am just inventing all of this, but it seems real enough to me.
     I see the colorful rays and they remind me of the beautiful variety of life that is around us all the time. Sadly, we are often far too busy to really notice any of this. Our own lives and our own perceived problems and issues and priorities get in the way. We are conditioned to ignore things that are not directly related to our daily objectives as a price for being a “successful” person. Odd, because in the bigger picture it is the missing out of these wonderful varieties that diminishes our lives and we never even know it.
     Perhaps this is nothing but a touchstone of sorts, one that reminds me that there is beauty in everything and that is all around us all the time. This item has hung on the wall for years, I see it every day but seldom take the time to lose myself in it and just enjoy the fact that it is here. We all need something like this that catches our attention long enough to make us realize that there is more to life than the normal routine. It is amazing that whenever a person finds this thing, whatever it is, that you can see the child-like wonder return to their eyes. It is the innocence of seeing something beautiful that just captivates us.