Love is the endless ocean of God.
I’m with Kevin on this one 🙂
I am a people person and I try not to exclude anyone. I love and appreciate our human uniqueness. One of my favorite lyrics says, “All the freaky people make the beauty of the world,” and I stand by that! Happy Sunday, friends!
Babies and stars and Mother Nature and all of her natural rhythms. The ocean and her waves and the way I feel when I am surfing. The sun and the way the light paints the sky and goes thru the trees and flickers like diamonds on any water surface it hits. The way I feel when I’m dancing with my husband. Love. Miracles.
The old version of myself would have had plenty to say to this question, but the person I am today has given voice to all of her convictions. I am a better person because I learned to speak my truth and to speak up for myself.
A simple smile can do wonders! Being present with someone in distress with an open ear and a closed mouth, offering words only if they need/want them. Praying for those in distress. Offering a meal, a few bucks, a helping hand.
Challenging situations or not, I always do my best to embrace the world. I have learned to live and let live, to let people be who they are rather than who I think they should be, and to trust that everything happens for a reason. So I love and embrace no matter what, to the best of my ability.
Keep up the good work! That’s what I can do!
Happy World Gratitude Day and International Day of Peace, y’all. These “Days” are really just normal days for many… my wish is that it will become that way for all 🙂
This past Saturday, I played in some very small waves. I had my heavy board that can catch anything, and I really had fun out there! As for what it awakened in me… I think play always awakens our child-like spirit, that part of us that is innocent and free and doesn’t take everything so seriously.
Vanilla. I’ve always loved the taste and smell if vanilla, and it often takes me back to being a little girl, hanging out with my great-grandma Jewel. She always had vanilla pudding pops for me, and I always loved my time with her. I can still hear her voice…so sweet 💫
Speaking with intention holds more energy than mindless chatter. When we use words with intention, they matter more. They resonate better. And those words always come from the correct place inside – the place of love that only wants the best for all of us.
Good always attracts and produces more good, which is always more enriching for us than the opposite. Kindness and decency are easy to practice, easy to accept, and they just make you feel good!
I can’t just pick one! There’s my cat, BC, who is my soul cat and has been thru so much with me. He’s a snuggly, tolerant little guy. And then there’s our dog, Ruger, who is big and goofy and protective and loves body surfing as much as I do. Birds singing in the morning. Dolphin playing in the waves. And my previous three cats, Moke (RIP), Buddy the Wonder Cat (RIP) and Vola the Vivacious, living her life with my ex. They all played a significant part in my life, and ...
I can’t just pick one! There’s my cat, BC, who is my soul cat and has been thru so much with me. He’s a snuggly, tolerant little guy. And then there’s our dog, Ruger, who is big and goofy and protective and loves body surfing as much as I do. Birds singing in the morning. Dolphin playing in the waves. And my previous three cats, Moke (RIP), Buddy the Wonder Cat (RIP) and Vola the Vivacious, living her life with my ex. They all played a significant part in my life, and I am definitely grateful for them all.
I will continue to be generous in giving love, light, kindness, compassion and forgiveness as I go thru each day. Remembering to be generous to myself as well, particularly with compassion as I’ve been a little judgy with me lately.
For me, personally, what’s calling out is the confidence and composure I had for my last panel interview when I moved up into leadership almost a year and a half ago. I will be paneling again for a new, higher leadership role in another department the last week of this month. I’ve already experienced a little anxiety thinking about it, but I know I can do it and I know I can do it well. I need to remember that, and take that piece of strength into the next few weeks with me.
My mom. She has always been such a great support for me, but there was a time several years ago where I was sitting in my rock bottom. And she loved me, helped me the way I needed her to, lifted me up, and didn’t think any less of me for what had happened. She has always been a good mom, but it’s been in my adult life when I’ve recognized and been grateful for her sustenance the most.
My role is to share love and light everywhere I go, and I’m not sure that they particularly create a more equitable, peaceful world, but I am sure that they are good for the world no matter what. Peace!
I’m glad she was around to see you retire! I hope my mom is when my time comes. She is about to retire herself, and I’m SO happy for her!
I can’t believe it’s been 20 years. I remember exactly where I was when I heard the news, and exactly how the rest of my day went because of it. God bless all of those taken from the world that day, and all of their loved ones left behind.
Hi Suz! Welcome 🙂
Much love to you and your son. Last week, the cheese industry lost one of its best – and youngest – educators to suicide. Pat Polowsky was a genius, and I’m so grateful I got to take the Certified Cheese Professional course under his guidance (he was one of a small handful at the Dairy Institute who helped teach). Just 29 years old. I hate it for his loved ones… and all the others in this world who have to deal with loss due to suicide. Blessings to all.
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