A friend of a friend has now become my friend. We have discovered that we are “simpaticos”, very much alike in how we think and process things. It has been a delight and a comfort.
Really, anytime. Tune out the noise, and listen to my inner promptings. This has been a wonderful discovery for me.
Live in gratitude.
I got covid–out of the blue. Things really sharpen when you are on the way to the ER in an ambulance because you can’t catch your breath.
I have had the good fortune of being healthy most of my life, so this was a big scare. I am so grateful for the staff that cared for me in the ER, and for medical insurance, and for the love and support of family and friends through this.
I am looking outside at the trees just beginning to leaf out, and the birds flying around them. It is very peaceful and I am grateful for the gift of sight.
Sometimes, the kindness of my husband. He is quiet and unassuming, but he is doing things in the background that make our lives easier and happier. I thank him often, but I can do it more.
Sunshine, of which we get precious little here in the Pacific Northwest!
My husband and I thank each other often during the day. Even for small things, as those are what matter most.
My husband and I caught Covid last week, and thanks to our vaccinations, the symptoms have been mostly mild. I am grateful for the scientists who developed the vaccines, and I celebrate them today.
I just learned of a friend’s passing. She had been ill for a long time, and she is finally at rest. I feel peace at this moment.
I try not to worry about the future. I can do my best today, to be kind to others and to live in this moment. This brings me peace.
I would like to see less political division. Our lives are affected by it daily and it is tearing our culture apart.
This need to drive people apart in order to win votes is destroying common courtesies and leading to mistrust and fear of one another. As Mr. Rodney King said a few years ago, “Can’t we all just get along?”
Last night my husband hit a wall of grief and despair over the state of the world. I didn’t know what was wrong at first, and he wasn’t able to articulate it. Our 24 year old grandson had just visited and my husband was overwhelmed thinking of all the wars and other ugliness that are facing our grandson’s generation.
I think we are all carrying grief and shock and fear–it is all around us. Whether we are directly affected or not, it is hard not to see the suffe...
I think we are all carrying grief and shock and fear–it is all around us. Whether we are directly affected or not, it is hard not to see the suffering that is so prevalent today.
I don’t know if I can or want to let this awareness go; I believe it is important to stay focused on how I can help.
These are my thoughts for today.
Books have been my lifelong companions, and helped me through some difficult childhood times. I am grateful for every book I have read, and for the ease now of reading them on an I Pad!
When I notice that my neck is sore and my shoulders are up around my ears (!) I take a breath, relax my shoulders, and notice what is around me. Even as a retired person I still carry stress in the same areas I did when I was working. Go figure…
Be calm. Stop rushing. Breathe.
I am so sorry you lost your beloved, Christine.
Thank you, Michele.
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