The wind in the trees – I think the most beautiful music in the world. It speaks to me of change, of things moving. Heard a lot of it yesterday (the remnants of Hurricane Jose.)
It is exponentially better through surrender to God’s plan for my life. Case in point: this weekend, I plan to visit the San Gennaro Festival in Little Italy in New York. I am open and opening to life and its gifts.
The single thing I like best about myself is that I am a generous person: most especially spiritually and emotionally, but also materially, given the “small stock” I have been given.
I truly take pleasure and delight in others’ successes and happinesses and I would hope that this will continue. I don’t know how I can do it much “more” than I already do! It’s the thing I like most about myself.
I have a nagging sense that I should write more. Yesterday, I received one acceptance and one rejection (gently done) of two pieces I had done. There are two other themes in the offing that I haven’t been able to “get my head around.” I tend to be an anxious sort and so “write, write, write” is tugging at my head and heart, even though I haven’t got some “substance” to put down (the Creative Process.) God help me to write well!
I guess fear would be my hindrance…could faith & trust be my furtherance?
Fall is coming in the Northeast US and what comes to me is the smell of burning leaves. It evokes memories of my childhood. Dusky evenings spent outdoors with the snap of coldness in the air. The tapestry of fall colors of the trees down the hill from where we lived. And then, coming inside to the warmth of the house. Made me grateful to be alive, although I didn’t realize it then.
That’s an easy one. She’s Lucy, a six-year-old, grey and tan cat whom a friend suggested I get during a bad time. It’s taken a long time, but we’re roomies now! She’s sweet, feminine, delicate. She’s a love. Glad I will, hopefully, have her for a long time!
I am not generally an envious person–I want everybody to make it. I have been, however, a highly competitive person in terms of keeping up with my demographic group. I’m just realizing – at the age of 61! – that marriage, common for so many of my age, may not be God’s will for me.
Heard an NPR show on meditation where the author, a scientist, stated that as few as 8 minutes of meditation a day can be beneficial. Eight minutes–I can do that; can spend 8 minutes focused on the quiet and the moment and Higher Power.
Not to have fear & trepidation over the possible sale of my company & the changes it could bring. To tell you the truth, I’m doin’ pretty good with this one! (Well, whadda you know!!)
My Mom. We were never a “kind” family, per se. We don’t have manners, either. We’re honest, forthright, fair, many other good things; but not kind. She has a plaque in her kitchen that reads something about how in the end, the only thing that matters is kindness. It’s ironic because she’s not “kind” either! I do evidence kindness to her: will refrain from “going in for the kill” in terms of what COULD be said sometimes. I’m proud of this. It feels good to be a kind perso...
My Mom. We were never a “kind” family, per se. We don’t have manners, either. We’re honest, forthright, fair, many other good things; but not kind. She has a plaque in her kitchen that reads something about how in the end, the only thing that matters is kindness. It’s ironic because she’s not “kind” either! I do evidence kindness to her: will refrain from “going in for the kill” in terms of what COULD be said sometimes. I’m proud of this. It feels good to be a kind person, and merciful.
My nieces, three of whom are triplets!
Welcome to all who pass here!
Do it all the time to my mother and a friend of mine. Love to see people laugh and the fact that I can make them! Guess I’m a performer!
Thanks, Anna. Will take a look.
Thanks, Francine. Never thought it was for me too!
Good luck to both of us!
I’ve done it 2 days in a row (who can’t manage 8 minutes, right?) The show was good; hope you enjoy it and find it helpful. Back at ‘ya!!
Here is the link. Enjoy!
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