Random Photo of the Day #14…with a Story Starter…and an Ellie update

Hello everyone! How’s it going? I don’t have a lot to update on, other than I went back to work this week. It’s been awesome so far, but I am exhausted! Tomorrow (Sunday, you know it might be Monday where you are right now) I shall just relax and do nothing…okay, I’ll clean my room and things like that. That’s all I have to say. I’m just happy I get to live another day :).

Today’s photo of the day reminds me of the beauty of this planet and how cheerful nature can be. Look at all those colours! I just love to stare at this photo — you know, in a non-creepy way — and it always inspires me whenever I look at it. Enjoy and don’t forget to unroll the love! 😀

Story Starter: I love…

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❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

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Random Photo of the Day #13…with a Story Starter…and Ellie’s daily update

Good evening (morning or afternoon) everyone! How was your Thursday? Only 1 day until the weekend! Even if you have to work on the weekend, just celebrate…no? no? Okay.

There isn’t much to update, except that I go back to work next week! So, I’m just enjoying the last few days. I’m staying up late —I always stay up late, but let’s pretend I don’t and make a big deal out of this — to watch Grey’s Anatomy at 12am. The reason why is because my sister lives on the other side of the country so she’s 3 hours behind me. We like to watch it at the same time :p. Tonight’s episode should be interesting, there’s a weird bug going around at Grey-Sloan memorial hospital! 

Today’s photo of the day is self-explanatory, when you look at it :p. Look at what I found! This photo is all about peace. We want peace and we want the world to be peaceful. Will it ever happen? Until then, think about things that make you feel peace. 

Enjoy the rest of your day/night :D! Ta ta for now!

Story Starter: They envisioned a plate full of hopes…

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❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

Random Photo of the Day #11…with a Story Starter!

How are you guys doing today? I hope Monday treated you well (I know it can be sneaky and evil). Let me tell you it was WARM today, yes, Ontario…was…warm…TODAY. Thanks Mother Nature! It felt so good wearing a light jacket. 

The A to Z challenge commences tomorrow and I’m ready! In fact, my good friend (I wish) Robert Downey Jr. posted this photo on his Facebook page. Let me tell you, that’s how I prepared for the challenge! They say on the challenge’s page that we can choose a theme or go random. Can you guess which one I’m choosing ;)?

I watched the series finale of “How I met your mother,” and let me tell you, it was good! This last season wasn’t great and I gotta be honest, I’ve missed a lot of episodes. I’m not going to spoil it, but I can say that the ending can be disappointing for some viewers, but it reflects on the reality of life. It went a bit fast, though, but there were funny moments (as always). I wasn’t a huge fan of the show, but it was entertaining to follow when I had the chance. 

It’s funny how my “Random Photo of the Day” posts have turned into a medley of Ellie’s updates and photography. Ah well, that’s how life gets exciting! Here’s the photo of the day! I picked one of my favourite places, Niagara Falls. It’s so peaceful, you get beautiful scenery, and you get wet! Add it to your bucket list :).

Au revoir tout le monde! (trying to make my ancestors proud)

Story Starter: One goal on my bucket list…

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❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

 

 

 

Random Photo of the Day #7…with a Story Starter!

Hey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Okay, that was loud…well, I guess depends how you read it :p. I hope you’re all enjoying your Sunday! Today, I changed the entire layout of my room, and it turned out better than I envisioned. I’m so excited! I was bored of the old one, so I just woke up early and decided to make a change. 

Today’s random photo is dedicated to GOOD memories. I think we all need to remind ourselves of the good we have in our lives, even if it isn’t much. This photo was taken during a Christmas lights exhibition in Vancouver. As you can tell, my favourite holiday is Christmas! And yes, one of the reasons I do is the release of different penguin merchandise during that time :)! 

How about YOU? Any good memories?

Story Starter: And in fact, I took a walk down memory lane to replay…

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Of course! The world doesn’t rule me today!

Random Photo of the Day #5…with a Story Starter!

Hi everyone! I hope you’re all doing well. I’m stuck indoors, because we have a freezing rain warning (Ontario is still stuck in Winter). So, it’s time for another random photo!

I starter a new blog posts series today, so if you want to check it out, here it is: Through the eyes of my childhood

This photo was taken in Vancouver, BC, in 2010. It was the year of the Winter Olympics and I was living there then. Honestly, it was such a great time for the city! Lots of events, lots of athletes, and of course the Olympic cauldron. I witnessed the Olympic torch being carried throughout the city, met Walter Gretzky (hockey fans know who he is), and ice skater Patrick Chan (who won silver at Sochi). Overall, it was good times!

Story Starter: The incandescent fire was felt through their hands, as they sat by fire not only for warmth, but to light their damaged hearts…

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Of course! The world sort of rules me today (freezing rain)!

Random Photo of the Day #4…with a Story Starter!

First of all, Happy First day of Spring! It feels like an ice apocalypse here in Ontario – poor Mother Nature probably got her heart broken by an Ontarian, and now she’s taking it out on all of us – but, I checked online and it’s supposed to get better.

It’s supper time for me, and therefore I’m hungry. How fitting would it be for me to post a photo of food? How about 2 photos? Today’s post contains a bonus! How awesome is that? However, in the spirit of being inspirational, I’m going to turn these photos into a learning experience.

How many times have we gone to the supermarket and impulse bought items, only to throw them away a few days later? I used to do that, not all the time, but quite a few. Let me tell you, now I only buy what I know I’m going to eat and it has worked for me. You have to remember how luck you are for having the means to eat at least, one meal a day. Even if you aren’t sure of what to buy, just buy what you know you will eat on that day, and then go to the supermarket the following day. It also gives you an excuse to get out of the house. Preferably, walk there and enjoy your city/town 🙂

If you need some ideas for snacks, here’s a list of my favourite ones: My Top 10 snacks.

Story Starter: I am grateful for…

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Of course! The world rules my stomach!

Random Photo of the Day #3…with a Story Starter!

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Welcome to today’s random photo of the day! Everyone is a winner, and all you have to do is sit back, read, and enjoy. We have 4 doors for you today. There is not catch, you can pick all 4 doors if you want, they each have something different in it. The only thing you have to do is choose which one you want to see. Scroll down!

Door One

This photo was taken in Belcarra, BC.

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Door Two

It is a beautiful and relaxing place. The spot I took it at is a great place for reflection and photo taking.

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Door Three

Here it is!

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Door Four

Story Starter: Its calm waters helped her identify the empathy within her soul…

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Of course! The world doesn’t rule me today!

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Random Photo of the Day #2…with a Story Starter!

First of all, thank you to all of you for reading my posts! You are all wonderful! So, here’s a photo dedicated to YOU. I took it a few years back – I didn’t realize how interesting my life was years ago – on an ordinary day. I don’t remember exactly what I was doing, but it looks like I was on my usual walks around my neighbourhood (in Vancouver). All I remember is looking up at the sky and thinking, “Boy, that sure looks like a heart. I should take a pic!” So, I did! Nature has beautiful ways to remind you that the world has a lot of goodness in it. We all deserve to be happy and loved, and to think we are worthy; because we all are.

Your story starter is four words that you can use to write about something that is good about you, or that you love. You can comment, write or just think about it. I always say, “count your Blessings, not your mishaps”. There’s a lot of evil in this world, so it’s good to remind ourselves of the good within us.

Story Starter: I am… I love…

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