I wanted to feature this book because it is a book that takes a person, young or old on a magical journey. It was a great read and my daughter loved it. The creatures that are in this book create an unforgettable experience.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
picture from pottermore.wikia.com
The featured movie is Harry Potter and you can take your own pick of the which of the series. I love them all.
I asked my kids what made them believe and they said this movie made them believe in magic. I have to agree it is pretty awesome to see all the wizards, magic and magical creatures. The movies are amazing but if you have not read the books, I suggest you do. I love to read a book and watch the movie and see the differences between the two.
What movie makes you believe in magic?
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Ojibwe - (believe) - debwetam - deb - way - tom
Lakota - (believe) - wica'la - we -chon-lah
What does believing mean to you?
Friday, February 28, 2014
Artwork found at Deviant Art by Beaver-Skin
Elf tip #3 - Offering Tobacco. When you see an elf making an offering, please be respectful and do not disturb them or ask questions until they are finished. Offering tobacco is a prayer. There are many reasons that they do the offerings - one of the main one is to be thankful for each gift that they have. Whether it be a new day, food in their stomachs, warmth on a cold day, or friendship. Sometimes, people forget to be thankful for the good things that they have in life - it is a good reminder.
Learn from the elves and be thankful. Take a minute to give thanks for the good and great things you have when you wake up in the morning. It is these moments that bring joy to the rest of our days.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
They said listening to the elders speak and watching the ceremonies take place. Most of the cultures would not be the same if they did not have the expression of their languages. It is the magic that connects everything together.
I love to listen to other people speak their languages. I do not understand but they are still beautiful. I have two stories to tell about languages.
The first one:
I was talking to my friend on the phone. She is American Somona. She stopped our conversation because her cousin came in. They were speaking their language and I couldn't understand what they were saying but I just listened . There was so much excitement in their voices, it made me smile. She came back on and apologized and I laughed. I did not mind the wait, it was beautiful to witness. The love and pride they have in their language and culture. So in her language - Talofa (Hello)
The second one:
I was with my friends and we were at my house. Our kids were playing and we were visiting. My oldest two made their little sister cry as siblings are bound to do from time to time. I went over to them and talked to them in our language - telling them to play nice and say sorry. They did and went on their merry way. I went back to my friends and sat down. I started talking to them, but all of them had a weird look on their faces. I finally stopped talking and asked what? They told me they could not understand me. Apparently, when I went back I was speaking Ojibwe to my friends and it did not even register with my brain. I said sorry. It took me minutes of concentrating to get back to English. It hurt to have to go back to English. I love my culture and my language, and I need to find out ways to incorporate it into every aspect of my life.
What is your experience with language either your own, learned or heard?
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
I have to believe in order to survive . Believe in so many things that my life is never empty. I wanted to share this piece of jewelry that is for sale that is about the word "Believe". This piece is by AmorettiInspirations
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Red is the word of the week, well because it is still February and I still the love in the air. Red is one of the scared colors of my people. It represents many things to many different people.
Ojibwe - (red - add to the front of a word to describe an object) misko - (miss-coal) OR (be red) miskozi - (miss-coal -zee)
Lakota - (red) luta - (lou - tah)
What does red mean to you?