A life of purpose, helping others. I am deeply grateful.
I am appreciating time. I retired recently and love that I can establish my own daily rhythms. It is helping me understand what is truly important.
The gifts of compassion and forgiveness from people I hurt, knowingly or not.
“It is what it is.”
It really all comes down to this, especially when I am fuming about something. Better to let it go.
Looking out my window at the trees and birds flitting about, while squirrels walk the power line. A beautiful sunny day here in the Pacific Northwest!
Smile at everyone I meet–it is my practice, even if they can’t see my mouth behind a mask, they can see my eyes!
I have lived in a beautiful part of the country for many years. I have good friends and a caring family. My husband is a patient and loving man. I was able to retire this year and am enjoying the downtime for now. I have mostly good health and things to look forward to. I am indeed fortunate. Thank you for the question today. It is good to focus on the positive first thing in the morning!
What is extraordinary, really? All of our lives have meaning, and if we can also find a purpose to our lives, it is even better. Just being alive is an extraordinary accomplishment!
I never thought I would get married, but here I am 31 years later! My life is so rich with friends, family and of course my dear husband. I had a great career. I was so unhappy in my 20’s I couldn’t even dream of the life I’ve had. I am so grateful.
My grandmother, who was a haven of love for us.
I have learned that harsh words have a lasting effect, and that in tense situations I need to think before I speak.
Friends and family–they will forever be in my heart, regardless if they are here physically or not. I have been incredibly fortunate in having so many dear people in my life. I do not take it for granted.
Enjoy my lunch with a friend outdoors, go for a walk in the spring sunshine, and tell my family how much I love them.
Spending the night with my grandma when I was in grade school. I loved helping her cook, and sleeping in a big bed with cozy comforters. I felt loved and appreciated.
I need to talk to a person about our relationship. It is uncomfortable and I fear she will just pull away. But not talking feels worse. Wish me luck!
I have a patch of ground that doesn’t get enough sun to plant vegies. I have looked at it over the years, wondering what to do with it. Maybe I just need to plant some wildflowers back there. I will look into this today.
I love this, Trish! And it is so true.
Good for you, DeVonna. Some relationships simply aren’t good for us.
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