Pitch Perfect, Last Call Pitches

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No real spoiler alerts; just my views on the movie.

I went to watch Pitch Perfect 3 LAST CALL PITCHES the other night. There is a small theater that I like to go to, Called the ROXY. It is small and intimate. It holds maybe 150 seats in each of the two theaters that it has.

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I have seen the first two of the Pitch Perfect movies. They were funny and kept you laughing threw the whole movie. I’m not always one for watching a series of movies as I always wonder how they will out do the others ahead of it.

I was surprised, this movie was funnier than the others, and I found the story line to be much better than the others. Rebel Wilson is so funny in this movie, again bringing her humour along for the ride. She will keep you on your toes wondering whats shes going to say next.

Anna Kendrick is also an amazing actress. She plays Beca so well. Anna make you want to be great friends with Beca and you feel like you want to cheer her on.

I would give this movie a 10/10 I laughed out loud, and I truly loved the music they sang and the comedy in this movie was fun. I found that this movie tied the story together you got to see what the girls did in their lives now and where they wanted to go on in the movie.

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Here is a list of all the cast in the link below

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This is also the review from Rotten Tomatos. I dont go by these reviews as everyone likes a movie for diffrent reasons or dislikes a movie for diffrent reasons. I posted the link for those who like to read what the reviews are.

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/pitch_perfect_3/

Heres the trailer to see what all the talk is about.

I hope you enjoyed my personal review. 

Tonia

 

 

Chapter ONE: Spiritual Awakening

ARE YOU READY FOR CHAPTER ONE!

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This book’s main purpose is not to bring new beliefs to your mind or try to convince you of anything but to bring about a shift in consciousness, this is to awaken.
I WILL BE POSTING THE VIDEO FIRST SO THAT YOU CAN WATCH IT AND THEN AFTER OR WHEN YOU HAVE TIME YOU CAN READ WHAT I WROTE AND MY THOUGHTS ON THE CHAPTER. I figure that will be the easiest.
Enjoy

A NEW EARTH ECKHART TOLLE

SPIRITUAL AWAKENING: CHAPTER ONE
To awaken to your lifes purpose, not to tell life what your purpose, but to ask life what’s my purpose.
You need to find times of stillness to have your purpose reviled to you.
You need to learn to be still with flowers, tree’s, the ocean, and looking at the beauty of it. Let your self just BE, let yourself look at things like you have never seen them before. The smell, the texture, the colour. The world around you is virtually alive. Be present in the moment. Invite stillness into your life.
If you were to just go and be with the tree’s, flowers or the ocean, you start to feel the stillness of it and the presence of it. Sacred is the essence of who you are. Looking at the beauty around you.
The present is now, let go of the labelling of things, flowers, the trees, sounds of birds around you, the breeze blowing, the waves coming in. Become present in the moment.

Everything we do is a means to an end. Just to get there. We need to take in these moments, threw out the day. Being frustrated because we are never really present, always looking to the future, always living for the next moment. Be totally present.

When you are praying for things and its materialistic things, that’s coming from your ego and you will know this because you won’t be satisfied when you get it. You won’t be happy always wanting more. It satisfies you in the moment. That’s your ego talking. The world can’t make you happy, things can’t make you happy, happiness comes from a deeper place. (I sure whish more people knew this)
The question to yourself, are you ready to open your consciousness, to be awaken, are you ready tp take this journey with me.
Reading this book is a process, open your mind and enjoy the process, take notes save your favorite chapters and make notes.

Meet me next SUNDAY WHEN I POST THE SECOND VIDEO AND MY TAKE ON THE CHAPTER, READ AND WATCH CHAPTER TWO.

The Language of Letting GO, Melody Beattie

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What do you do to get inspiration? What books do you turn to for your daily reading? Do you turn to the Bible, do you read books that give you peace? I read THE LANGUAGE OF LETTING GO. By Melody Beattie. This book was recommended to me from a dear friend who has since passed from Cancer. I have been reading the daily messages for many years. I make note of important events in the books as well, and its great seeing the notes from years ago. It’s a great positive read in the morning before I start my day.

It allows me to reflect on the writings from the day. I find as well its just what I need to read or hear that day.

Some of the topics are as follows:

ACCEPTANCE

AMENDS

BALANCE

BE WHO YOU ARE

MONEY

MAKING IT HAPPEN

PAIN

PATIENCE

BEING AT PEACE

RELATIONSHIPS

SADNESS

SELF APPROVAL

TAKING CARE OF OURSELVES

TIMING

TRUST

VALENTINES DAY

WANTS AND NEEDS

These are just some of the topics in the book

This book can be purchased online or in most books stores.

The new revised cover is this one

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https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/home/search/?keywords=melody%20beattie#suggest=1&internal=1

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend coming up and Be ready for this Sunday when I launch the Series. A NEW EARTH, By ECKHART TOLLE

Tonia

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500 Writing Prompts

Having a little fun with this 500 writing ideas, some are just for fun, other ideas are just for fun ENJOY!

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1: WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS: Make lemonade

2: WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS: Make a lemon margarita

3: WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS: Make a sweet lemon meringue pie and indulge in the finer things in life

How would you answer this sentance?

Have Fun

Tonia

 

A NEW EARTH

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I heard about Eckhart Tolle threw Orpah’s book club many years ago. His book A NEW EARTH was in her book club. I wasn’t too sure about the book, when I first heard about it, I thought oh here we go another person trying to get me to believe in something else, their way of thinking.

BOY was I wrong. This book was amazing. This book is NOT FOR EVERYONE AND I’m not here to change your way of thinking, by all means, I decided to pull out my old book and was I shocked after so many years that I had written so much in the book and book marked many pages and highlighted the heck out of it. Just glancing at some of the highlights I can now see why I loved the book and his thoughts, touched me greatly.

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Oprah had Eckhart on as a world wide web series for ten weeks as well. I watched everyone of them, back then. It was every Monday night for an hour and a half.

I watched the first episode the other night and it was different seeing it again ten years later. Our views change over the years and our experiences change. So I thought hmm what if I was to re read and watch the episodes again. I also thought now that I have a blog why don’t I blog about it and get others to do the same along with me. Some of you may still have the book, or maybe you heard about it but wasn’t ready back then but now you are.

In the series I will be talking about the chapters, posting the video from ten years ago that Oprah and Eckhard did, and having discussions about it.

I hope some of you will check back and follow along with me on this journey to a NEW AWAKENING. We need some peace and love in this crazy world that we are living in. My wish for you is that you enjoy this series that I’m going to be doing. If you would like to purchase the book and follow along you can also pick up the book at chapters and most other books stores or order online. I will be starting the first series next Sunday that will give you time to purchase the book or dig it out of storage or find it on your shelf. IF your wanting to read the first chapter that would be great as well.

I will post the blog Sunday Mornings so that you have the whole day to look at it and then you will have the week as well. I’m in Ontario Canada and I’m in the Eastern time zone, I put that as I have followers around the world in different time zones.

I hope you follow along while we look into this book that had so many people talking about it and the web series that Oprah did.

AGAIN I’M NOT HERE TO CHANGE YOUR WAY OF THINKIKNG. I’M DOING THIS SERIES TO ALLOW PEOPLE TO ENJOY THE BOOK AND WEB SERIES ALL OVER AGAIN, OR TO EJOY IT FOR THE FIRST TIME. If you have already read and watched the series, I will be curious to how you view it all now ten years later, I know I will be curious to see how I’m feeling about it now.

I WILL ALSO BE DOING OTHER POSTS AS WELL. BUT THIS ONE SERIERS WILL BE A WEEKLY POST AS I NOTED ABOVE ON SUNDAYS.

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I hope you all enjpy this seriers and I hope to hear great reviews and I hope that you find a postitive experience reading this book. My hope for you, that if you have already read it, you get more out of it the second time.

Below Im going ot post the introduction video from Oprahs web site that she had promoting the series. This will also give you an idea for those who have never heard about it a chance to see what its all about. Remember this viedeo was from back March 23 Ten years ago.

http://www.oprah.com/own-a-new-earth/oprah-and-eckhart-tolle-bring-a-new-earth-to-television-video

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Tonia 

500 Writing Prompts

WEll today was a great day at the COLES books store here in town. I went in to find another book and came out with that book and this new one.

Link below to purchase the 500 writing ideas.

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/home/search/?keywords=500%20writing%20prompts#suggest=1&internal=1

Its a book that has 500 writing ideas. WOW what a find. Sometimes we get a brain freeze when thinking about what to write..

This got me all excited, having new ides to blog about and get others involved as well.

I have a few ideas for upcoming blogs and I’m planing a series as well in the coming days. I will write about that some more later.

I hope you will follow along with me with these 500 writting ideas, feel free to also comment and get the conversations going.

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I will be posting a picture of the page before I write in the book and then i will write out what I wrote and post the final picture at the end of the post.

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While Im sitting at the beach, watching the waves crashing downall I can think of is how beautiful the sand is and the smell of the salt air. With the sun shining down on my face, I can feel the warmth on my face.

With paper and pen in hand, I decide to write a note , put in the bottle and send it off, I would simply write.

WHERE EVER YOU ARE MAY YOU FIND COMFORT IN KNOWING THAT YOU MATTER, YOUR LIFE MATTERS. ITS YOUR TURN TO PUT THIS BACK INTO THE BOTTLE AND WRITE WHERE YOU ARE AT.

I WILL START, I’M SITTING ON THE BEACH IN CAYO SANTA MARIA, CUBA. (I’m not really at this moment but this is where I would send off the bottle) TONIA

PEACE AND LOVE TO YOU ALL XOXO

 

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This is CAYO SANTA MARIA, CUBA. My favorite place.

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Do You Belive In Soul Mates?

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Do you believe in soul mates? Do you believe that there is some one, some where out there in this world that is meant to be with just you? Do you think that the one you’re with is your soul mate? The question is, how do you know? When will you know, does everyone have a soul mate or do some people pick a mate based of common ground, because they don’t believe they will find their soul mate so they settle.

How do you know that’s the one? The one true love of your life. What about the people who have been married more than once, they thought at one time in their relationship that their partner was the one and they end up not being the one. Were they soul mates or was it a time in passing until the one finally came.

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Relationships are not easy and many struggle with finding the ONE. The question is though what is the ONE, is it the one you can not live without, is it the one who you are completely on the same page with, your always in sync. Your deeply madly in love. Is that what your soul mate is to feel like, you can’t live with out them.

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Can you have more that one soul mate threw out your life, as we change and want different things as we age and mature our tastes our likes and dislikes change, what we want out of life changes. I know for certain I’m not the same woman I was when I was twenty. And I’m not the same person I was when I was thirty. So what we are looking for in a spouse changes as well. Our experiences also change what our wants are and how we want to live our life. What we are willing to sacrifice in a relationship and what we will not tolerate.

I look back on my past and think I can only say there was one person who I could truly say would have been my soul mate, but for unforeseen circumstances we had not been able to see threw the relationship. I believe if he was still here to this day he and I would still be happily married, all these years later. He passed away when we were just teenagers, he had just graduated High school but didn’t even make it to his graduation. He was a great man who knew me inside and out, he was the man who I could see having a long life with.

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I’m currently very happy in my life, I have a great family who I care for deeply and friends who I may not see all the time but when we do we can pick up where we left off.

I believe men and woman can be friends with out any attachments. I have many male friends, some I have known since grade school.

Will I find my soul mate, maybe some day but, for now I will continue to live my life with my dog and live with no regrets.

SO my question is, Do you belive you found your soul mate?

Tonia

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Travel

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With the weather so cold and snowing here in Ontario Canada, I thought I would repost about TRAVELLING. I have since been on other trips. I drove 18 hours to Myrtle Beach and as I now have a small dog. I wanted the warm weather but she was still to young to leave her with anyone. So I went to the closest place that was the warmest, and that was Myrtle Beach South Carolina. I will add pictures at the end of the blog as to keep it in sync with the older one, I hope you enjoy.

Whereever your heart leads you to travel to I hope that you have an amazing time. Traveling is a great way to relax and enjoy life. Be safe and stay safe. 

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 How do you relax? Do you love the sun, sand, and crystal blue waters of the ocean or do you enjoy downhill skiing in the mountains. Or do you enjoy going on a Safari in Africa or the out backs of Australia, or maybe you would love the cobble stone streets of Italy or Greece.

Nothing feels better than knowing your getting on a plane and heading out of the bitter cold winters of your town. Your body then begins to relax when you know you are heading out of the every day grind. Knowing that soon you will be putting you toes in the white sand or strapping on your ski’s to fly down a mountain.

Your mind, body and soul then relaxes. The tension of the past months begin to fade away. Everyone needs a vacation and time to unwind, its great for your health and soul.

I love to travel to the crystal clear waters of the Ocean. I have been many places and plan to go to many more places. I try to travel once a year. It’s a time I can turn off my phone, and relax the mind. I love to get up early sit by the water and take in the quiet sounds of the ocean. The smell of the salt water. I enjoy taking a long walk on the beach with my favourite music playing in my ears. Having no place to go but the to grab a cold drink, and a bite to eat. Talking to new people and speaking with the people of the resort getting to know their story.

I do not take it lightly that I have been able to travel. I think it’s a blessing that we are able to go and enjoy other islands and places. Being able to meet and become friends with people that we may have never met before. Being able to learn another culture or way of life is a great blessing that we are able to do.

I have had the privilege to have been able to travel to these countries and provinces. I have not listed the following to brag, I have listed it to state that Im a traveller and that I have seen how the poor under developed countries are and I have also seen the more well off  countrys as well.

 BERMUDA


CubaVaradero, Santa Maria, a lot


Dominican Republic a couple of times


JAMAICA

FLORIDA a few times as a child

  

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MEXICO a few times


 ARUBA

  

NEWFOUNDLAND a few times


NASSAU BAHAMAS

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I love going to Santa Maria Cuba it’s a 90 minute bus ride from Santa Clara and your 40 minutes on a cause way alone. The Island Santa Maria is a beautiful Island the people are amazing. It’s a very quiet Island, if you are looking to party and hang out this is not the Island for you. If your looking for relaxing and the most beautiful beach then this island is for you. The people that work on the resorts are all bused to and from work, the have there own man made, El Pueblo (the town)
I had the opportunity to travel to St. Martin and Aruba last winter, I loved both but I fell in love with Aruba. The resort had its own, Island that had two beaches on it, for family and adult only which have flamingos on the beaches. It’s the most beautiful thing that I had ever seen.

I loved Bermuda as well the colours of the houses when you are flying in, is amazing.

St. Martin was nice as well, it was a busy week of water sports and great fun. Touring around the island on jet skies was the high light of the week. Seeing all of the homes and the yachts that were docked in the harbours.

Being in any country is amazing and each come with their own experiences. If you travel often or have never been you should really try to take a vacation. It changes who you are and it’s memories that you will always have. 

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The drive was long but it was worth everything when we got there. The beach was beautiful and the weather was great. We had a suite with a full kitchen and dogs were welcome. It was a great week away with my mom and Ava. We stayed at The Oceana Resort and Spa in South Carolina

 

Tonia

LIFE AS WE SHOULD KNOW IT!

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Life as we know it, is a beautiful thing. Sometimes we take it for granted, I have recently read the post that the young girl had wrote that her parents posted after she past away. It was a great reminder that the things, that we worry about or fret about, really is not that important in the end. I myself have a certificate to work with people in palliative care and end of life. So, this letter really made me think. What would you do if faced with limited time? Does money really matter? Does beauty really matter? What matters is peace, love and dignity. Being able to tell the ones you love that you love them. Your not going to wonder in the end was I beautiful or not, your going to be thinking of all the beautiful things around you, that you want to take with you, the sun, the clouds the smell of the rain, the beautiful beaches you walked while you vacationed. The sun rising and setting. The way the air smelled after it rained, or the way the grass smelled after it was cut, that’s what’s beautiful in the end, NOT how beautiful you worked so hard to achieve. Don’t get me wrong it feels good to get dressed up and look good but in the end that’s not what your going to be looking back on.

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Any of the people who I have worked with who had been at the end of their life, let me tell you, money, beauty and awards and all the hours they spent at work is the last thing they wished they remembered.

I remember one man who was very ill, I will keep his name private, I remember he would hold my hand and spin my ring, he knew that was me, this was at his very last weeks and days he would do this as he was not speaking much at this time, but when he was speaking a little he said when he feels my ring he knew it was me and that, that was comfort to him. So in the very last days that’s all he would do, was spin my ring and rub the top of it when I was there. In some way it comforted me knowing that he knew I was there, even if he couldn’t say.

You see when we are at the end of our lives does it really matter how great we looked, the money we had, the nice car, the big house, all that does not matter in the end. What matters is the little things, so why not find our inner peace now while we are healthy and able to get out and find that. The next time you step outside whether the sun is shining, or the rain is falling, smell the rain, really feel the sun on your face, smell the grass that someone has just cut, be thankful that you are healthy to be able to do that, If your not in a healthy state remember that someone is always worse off than you, so take that extra breath, and stop to smell the roses.

If your walking along the beach don’t stop and take a picture of it, really take it in with your own eyes and put that memory in your mind for a day that you may really need it. Don’t pick that beautiful flower you see, keep it there for another person who may need to see it that day. Life is full of beauty stop and take a look around, smell the air, see the view and just be with the ones around you in that moment, because one day that moment will only be a memory.

I have attached the letter the young 27-year-old girl wrote. It is worth a read, it will make you think and dig deep into your soul. The link is at the bottom of the post.

If you haven’t said it today, tell someone how much you care and love them today they may be needing it.

I hope that each one of you find the time to reflect on your own life and see where you can find some time out in your day to be thankful for life and what this life means to you. So my question to you is how do you want to live the rest of your life?

http://tribunist.com/news/im-27-i-dont-want-to-go-i-love-my-life-heartbreaking-letter-written-by-young-woman-dying-of-cancer/?utm_source=MOH

THANK YOU

TONIA

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75 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS

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WOW is all I can say, man is this woman a powerful woman and her words speak right to you and threw you. I have watched this woman since the day she aired her first show. She is a beautiful woman inside and out, she is strong and stands by her beliefs. I could sit and listen to everything she says. When she speaks she speaks truth.  And again, tonight she never let us down. Her poise, her beauty and her words spoke to an audience of men and woman standing up for equality and for men and woman around the world. TIMES UP!

YES Everyone Im talking about the one and only OPRAH

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Oprah Winfrey gave one of the most iconic speeches of all time at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards when she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award.

If you would like to read the whole speech I have attached the link. It’s worth checking it out

http://www.marieclaire.com/celebrity/a14776245/oprah-winfrey-speech-golden-globes-2018/

Even if your not a Golden Glob Award watcher her speech is worth reading or watching as you can watch it on line. This show tonight wasn’t about who wore what and who had the best dress and suits, yes people will be judging but tonight they chose to all wear black and stand. I think this is the best Golden Globes I have ever seen, and the fact they all wore black is one of the reasons. It was brilliant, the ladies beauty stood out more than eve, and the men looked ravishing dressed in black, it gives the saying MEN IN BLACK a whole new meaning.

CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners and nominees, here is a link to all the winners.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/07/movies/golden-globes-winners-list.html?=ggnav

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if you were unable to watch the Golden globes I hope this post allows you to get a little bit of an inside look.

Unveiling Of The New 2009 Golden Globe Statuettes

Tonia

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