My goal is to be a whole lot more like my dogs, able to live in the moment and just be grateful.
And here is the geranium I forgot to add before I hit Submit…
Today I am grateful for the summer warmth, though I do think Mother Nature is overachieving just a tad. 😉 When icicles drip next season, may I think cozy thoughts of summer’s heat!
I am grateful for air-conditioning and how its climate control enables the happy husband painting sounds coming from the laundry room.
I am grateful for the gift of humor and those who possess the ability to make us laugh. Such healing there is in positive laughter! When we can see our huma...
I am grateful for the gift of humor and those who possess the ability to make us laugh. Such healing there is in positive laughter! When we can see our human selves in the silly lights we so often show, and in which we all share, we are brought closer in kinship.
Once long ago on a mass transit bus, a young man who spoke no English and I both watched and laughed with joy as bit of cottonwood fluff danced in the window, pirouetted like a ballerina, took a bow, then exited out the opposite window. Such a shared moment of the Universe’s joy just in Being. Laughter was our common language.
I am grateful for the gift of Geraniums. Such cheerful flowers. I have several colors this year, a lovely indulgence, but the ones that seem to grow like weeds for me even from the homeliest cutting are the red ones. What else shouts Summer like a red geranium?
I braved the annual horsefly attack to take this picture of one of our red geraniums.
I won’t even pretend to be grateful for horseflies, especially as both I and one of the dogs are nursing welts from the mean things. Perhaps that level of gratitude is reserved for saints. I certainly have not attained it.
I am, however, most heartily grateful for any creature whose favorite meal is HORSE FLY!
Blessings to you all,
My husband, my health, my fur family, dear friends, definitely my relationship with God (though I think the name Great Spirit comes closer), and the emerging path of how I can make a positive difference in my world in myriad small ways.
Hello, dear friends!
I apologize for my absence. Life has been interesting lately!
I checked in several times but at that point there seemed to be a lull with everyone!
Of course, we only get notifications to responses if we click the box when we post, not in other instances, so our “reminders” to post do not pop up unless directly connected. I wonder if there is a way to send a “How is so and so?” Or “Thinking of You” kind of post? ...
Of course, we only get notifications to responses if we click the box when we post, not in other instances, so our “reminders” to post do not pop up unless directly connected. I wonder if there is a way to send a “How is so and so?” Or “Thinking of You” kind of post?
I am sitting here in the relative silence. I say relative because a rooster or two are having a chat outside, the Labrador who insisted on napping between my legs and the couch occasionally heaves a sigh, and there is an intermittent crinkle of paper as the cat turns over in his bag.
I hope to be in more regularly. I have been thinking of you all. Like I said to Ursula, waving to Pilgrim across Lake Erie on Friday jogged me to come say howdy and remindme how much I missed you all.
Blessings be on your day!
Thank you, dear Pilgrim. I thought of you this Friday, too, as I usually do, and send a little prayer greeting up and across the waves.
Yes, TK, she is. When I stop to be aware of these peace blessed moments, I am filled with gratitude and love as I look at each of the dogs and the cat all snoozing around me. No worries in their hearts, just the serenity of knowing they are loved. Ahhhhhhhhh…
Thank you, Cara Anna. I am glad to be back.
Manda, it is a blessing to have so many folks in here who love their animal friends such that they understand why one woukd “decorate” with paper bags. Actually, the cat has two bags in the living room, a flat one under the buffet that he likes to sleep ON and another at the other end of the room that he prefers to sleep IN.
One must be accommodating, after all. 😉
A good job appreciative of the individual is a deep blessing. 😊 My husband finally has a job in this category. They even let him work remotely on Fridays so he can take me to my weekly acupuncture appointments. (I am often too groggy afterwards to drive.) Such an amazing gift and grace!
Oh, my word. Twice? Friends in their thirties had that happen in Jan-Feb a year and a half ago. They figured it was one flu that had a long tail which whipped back around to smack ’em down again. Some flus are meaner than others!
Glad you are better now!
Favorite dance music or songs?
“Walking On Sunshine” and “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” always get my corpuscles hopping. 😁
It really is amazing what shifts gratitude can make in hearts, minds, and bodies! Bless you for the work you do.
I’m in! 😊
I can be available at 7:30am most days.
I will join, too. I am glad I checked in today and did not miss it!
I wish there were a way to tag someone in a msg and have the system notify them. I don’t mean the insane way Facebook does, rather much more specifc. For those of us who do not make it in every day, some sort f tagging mechanism would be so helpful to keep up with things like this.
Rocks! Absolutely!! I love rocks, too. As a child, I collected any rock I could find. I carried them from all over the yard and stored them in my wooden sandbox — until the bottom fell out and I got my first unintentional lesson in basic physics.
A friend in NM mentioned monsoon season was upon you. I hope it replenishes your ground and protects against forest fires. Here, we are dry. Storms keep going north or south of us, either spitting in the dust or skipping us altogether. ...
A friend in NM mentioned monsoon season was upon you. I hope it replenishes your ground and protects against forest fires. Here, we are dry. Storms keep going north or south of us, either spitting in the dust or skipping us altogether. Last night, radar showed a line of rain from 30 miles north of us to more than 40 miles south of us. We got not a drop.
So glad Jack Bear is getting out and about. We do love our fur babies so! 💝
At the moment, all mine are thrilled that bookclub got canceled and we are home instead.
Happy to see your smilng post, Manda!
Thank you, dear Anna. Your kindness and wisdom is a balm, too!
Your words remind me of a lesson I learned many moons ago while white water rafting as a child.
The instructors made us get out of the boat to practice what you do if something capsized the raft. They taught us that floating with the current would help us keep our heads above water, floating us down to where we could safely climb out. By contrast, panicking and struggling would cause us to submerge in the rapids, creating even more problems, struggle, and fear.
It has been so long since I thought of that “how to capsize” lesson, but it is a good reminder for me, too, in my current need to float.
I saw a video recently for a technique a counselor used with a woman who had developed anxiety about driving. She told her to name her anxiety a name, then tell her or him they could go along for the ride but they could not drive. So the woman named her anxiety “Edith,” and let her harp and carp and carry on as much as she wanted, but she did not get to stop the woman from doing what she wanted and needed to do.
I loved the account and have been looking at how to apply it to anxiety in my life. 😊
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