Good morning lovely friends:
The bright Colorado sun is shining through our bedroom window as I visit with you reclining in bed….my body is speaking to me (more like yelling at me!) and I am listening. I believe this is a delayed reaction to our labor-intensive move, the death of my sister, and all the emotions that go along with these life events. The altitude here also requires some adjustment….I’ve noticed this on my daily walks and both my daughters confirm tha...
The bright Colorado sun is shining through our bedroom window as I visit with you reclining in bed….my body is speaking to me (more like yelling at me!) and I am listening. I believe this is a delayed reaction to our labor-intensive move, the death of my sister, and all the emotions that go along with these life events. The altitude here also requires some adjustment….I’ve noticed this on my daily walks and both my daughters confirm that it takes awhile to get used to.
But…oh those daily walks! Although they are shorter for now, the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains as I walk around our new neighborhood just fills me with awe and brings me to tears. What a blessing that I get to live here for the last chapter in my journey! Being born and raised and living 65+ years on the East Coast of the U.S. I am so enamored with the West and all the wonders to behold here!
Not long ago there was an article on this site about Earth Altars. My intention is to create an earth altar in memory of my sister, using the gifts that are so unique to this part of the country. We brought a large piece of the trunk of my beloved sugar maple, Minshi, with us to Colorado and I will build my altar there this spring.
I do miss our quirky little farmhouse and the cows and horses and farmland but mostly I am grateful for the years we had there and that we were so clearly guided to leave when we did. I’ve not even the slightest doubt that we are here for such a time as this. I’m grateful for my Great Shepherd’s “rod and staff”…they are a comfort to me.
~Wishing you all a day filled with wonder and awe at our Mother Earth’s amazing gifts. Om Shanti friends ♥
Good morning my lovely friends
I missed being here with you last Tuesday as we made our way across the country. We were somewhere in the mid-west on that day and we arrived, after a harrowing 2,000 mile journey, safe and sound to our new home in Colorado. The U.S. decided to have the most frigid, icy, snow-filled week just as we were traveling…but the angels surrounded us on our way and I was mindful of the God-hugs. Thank you for your prayers my friends.
It’s been a roller coaster of emotions. So grateful but, fear and anxiety were there, as well as a deep well of grief as my sister died after a long illness days before we left. My husband and I packed and loaded the trailer ourselves, and Mother Nature decided to dump a load of snow on us in the middle of this process. So, since we had already sold our tractor and snow plow, we had to shovel the old fashioned way…..several times! It was a lot of physical labor for our 65+ year old bodies! But I chose to be grateful for the distraction as it provided an outlet for my grief.
So, my friends, so much joy that we are living here in this beautiful landscape….mountains have replaced our beloved farmland. But most of all that we are together as a family once again. Our younger daughter is living with us in our full furnished rental for now, and our older daughter and her husband are just 10 minutes away. I am overwhelmed with gratitude.
And so grateful to be here once again with all of you on this Tuesday. As always, my thoughts turn to our dear Ursula who I believe was one of the angels guiding and protecting us on our journey. 😇
~Om Shanti friends ♥
It is a gift to be here with you this morning. We have had quite the snow storm here in our NJ farmland. I’m grateful for the cozy fire next to me and the warmth of our quirky little farmhouse on such a blustery cold day. I am grateful to be grateful for the respite from our labors. I am so tempted to be frustrated that we cannot make any progress right now. We have miles to go before we sleep. But our 65+ year old bodies are aching all over and I’m lear...
It is a gift to be here with you this morning. We have had quite the snow storm here in our NJ farmland. I’m grateful for the cozy fire next to me and the warmth of our quirky little farmhouse on such a blustery cold day. I am grateful to be grateful for the respite from our labors. I am so tempted to be frustrated that we cannot make any progress right now. We have miles to go before we sleep. But our 65+ year old bodies are aching all over and I’m learning once again to let go and let God….this is a constant lesson in my life as I recognize and repent of my control-freak ways!
“We have our plans and God laughs” is one of my favorite sayings.😊 It has been true all my life and I am learning to laugh too!
Dearest Ursula….grateful for the gift of our friendship across the miles which now endures among the stars.
~Have a blessed day my dear friends ♥
Thank you Mike….the process to bring us to this change was hard in every way. But it is behind us now and I am breathing with less anxiety these days.
~Om Shanti friend ♥
Dear Pilgrim….I feel your closeness in my heart dear friend. Take good care of you. We will visit again when the stars align and we are able.
~Sending you healing love ♥
Good morning Annie….thank you for your blessing…and for your kind words. Writing is a form of therapy for me and I am always grateful for opportunities to humbly share. And I agree….change is good. I do miss our lovely farmland but am grateful for the new adventures that await us in our new surroundings.
I found a quote from C.S. Lewis: “There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”
~With grateful love♥
Cara Anna….I am likewise always grateful to be here with all of you.
~Have a beautiful day my beautiful friend ♥
Good morning Drew…so lovely to visit with you! Have a beautiful day my friend!
Dear Ose…thank you for your kind words. They are a blessing to me and a reminder that my sister is safe now and free from pain.
~With grateful love my friend ♥
Thank you my dear friend. Your words and your presence in my life are a gift to me.
Today is my older daughter’s birthday and I am beyond grateful that this year we will celebrate it together.
I am looking forward to whatever adventures God and the Universe has in store for us! And I am sending blessings right back to you with my grateful love ♥
Thank you for your kind words kCare-Reena. I am indeed very grateful that our little family is together again.
Wishing you a peace-filled day…come visit us again!
Cara Anna….thank you for your kind words and for sharing your own journey on the loss of your papa with me. You have beautifully described the paradox that I was experiencing…we are spirit-sisters in this my friend.
Manda is actually from Flagstaff in Northern Arizona, which is very similar in landscape to Colorado! It’s about 10 hours south of where we are in Colorado. I wonder how our sweet Manda is doing….I miss her!
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I am so happy and grateful that you are still here mio amica! Sending you my love and blessings ♥♥♥♥
Welcome Tamra…….a hidden gem indeed is this sacred community. So glad you have joined us!
Welcome Miguelie….thank you for visiting the lounge. I agree with your wisdom that when we heal ourselves, we are shining a light for the world.
I’m a bit late Sara but hope that you do feel welcomed here in this sacred community.
My own Nana lived with us as I was growing up…..she helped to raise us and provided the closest to unconditional love I will ever experience in this life. She was a gift and a light for my young self growing up in an extremely dysfunctional household. I believe she is still watching over me. 🙏
Good morning Michael….welcome to this sacred community. You will find much wisdom, support and compassion here with these lovely people. I love your poem and hope you will continue to share your gift with us here!
~Om Shanti friend ♥
Good morning Drew and happiest of birthdays to you! So glad to hear that you are all vaccinated! That’s a wonderful birthday present! 🙂
Cara Anna….grateful for our enduring friendship across the ocean mia amica ♥
Thank you for your blessing dear friend. I feel your support ♥
That’s great news Drew! Thank you for sharing with us…like our friend Pilgrim said, it gives us all hope!
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