Reflections

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  1. Robin Ann

    Hot cup of coffee in the morning and waking up to a sunny day after a great nights sleep. I cherish time with my children, being in touch with friends & family often. Making fun plans, spending time with our silly dog Stanley. Finding time to go for a walk or exercise. Lately seeing the daffodils starting to bloom and birds singing in the morning. I cherish Spring time!

    3 months ago
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    Carissa Thomas

    I cherish the sun that peaks behind the clouds, bringing rays of light through my window illuminating the living room. Such fleeting light, yet finds it’s way to touch down, kissing every object it reaches. How it makes Kikos black fur glisten as she sleeps peacefully on my lap, paws and ears twitching as she dreams. I cherish this moment as she warms my lap, forcing me to stay still as pet-laws define. I notice the feeling that I should get up, but for what? Her resting on my lap reminds me to return to the present. That I don’t have to rush to the next thing. I can sit and let her sleep, I am allowed to cherish this moment and just be.

    3 months ago
  3. Don Jones

    I like the word cherish.
    On the early morning walk down to the water, there is a tree-lined street. It is where I start a prayer as Bella sniffs here and there, like reading a newspaper. About halfway down that street, a house has a beautiful wind chime, that has slow, deep, chimes with a sound I listen to as it fades into eternity in the early morning breeze. It always brings a smile. If I lift my gaze, I see Venus shining brightly in the eastern sky. The morning star, resisting the first light behind it. As we approach the water’s edge, if the tide is in, the gentle lapping on the foreshore is a little hypnotic with its rhythmic sound. As the first light emerges, the birdsong breaks into a symphony of celebration. As my daily prayer comes to a close with the sign of the Cross on my chest, this fresh new day unfolds before me.

    3 months ago
    1. Carol

      Don, Your morning walk and prayer is a prose poem…I felt like I was walking along and praying with you.

      3 months ago
      1. Michele

        Yes, it was very descriptive and easy to picture in my mind.

        3 months ago
      2. Josie

        I had the same reaction, Carol.

        3 months ago
  4. Kevin

    I would say that it is how my wife and I bring our day to a close. It’s not what we do, but rather what we choose not to do. By this I mean we try to hold our late afternoons as a time for us, with nothing planned, with no “must” thing to do or specific place to be at. We may spend this time together to randomly chat, to share a drink, or, read quietly by ourselves in separate rooms but close enough to interrupt each other just because we can!

    3 months ago
    1. Michele

      Welcome back Kevin:)

      3 months ago
      1. Kevin

        Thank you, Michele!

        3 months ago
    2. Carol

      Kevin, Good to see you posting today. We miss you!

      3 months ago
      1. Kevin

        Thank you, Carol, it’s good to be back.

        3 months ago
  5. Carol

    daily phone call from my sister; a home that’s warm in the winter and cool in the summer; indoor plumbing (I’m old enough to remember the out house!); my own washer and dryer as I can not lug laundry baskets to a laundromat; visiting this site and enjoying being a member of this on-line community; my daily walk in my neighborhood; watching the birds and squirrels who visit my feeders and bird baths daily; access to interesting programs at the local library and council on aging; the freedom of my own car for local transportation; My mother-in-law use to say, “A woman needs her own wheels and a few bucks in her purse.” I also enjoy being retired and having time to journal.

    3 months ago
    1. Joseph McCann

      Yes, indoor plumbing. I too have lived in two homes with outhouses. Had running water in the kitchen sink but no toilets.

      3 months ago
      1. Carol

        Joseph, My experience was exactly the same…running water in the kitchen only!

        3 months ago
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    Lauryn

    Feeding my 7 cats. I do this 3 times a day.

    3 months ago
    1. Robin Ann

      Wow seven! They must keep you busy.

      3 months ago
  7. Barb C

    My husband bringing me my first cup of coffee in the morning.
    The cat deciding to curl up on my lap.
    Hugs and kisses.
    The sky growing lighter as the sun comes up, with the dawn chorus twittering, chirping, singing.
    Reading poetry and coming to this site to start my day.
    Recording a poem for my daughters to listen to, and checking our WhatsApp shared thread to read and to share bits of our daily lives.
    Walking a few laps around our neighborhood loop to move my body and oxygenate my brain on a workday, looking at the sky, the progression of the seasons in the trees and plants and bushes, listening to the birds, enjoying the movement.
    Reading in a quiet room.

    3 months ago
  8. Ingrid

    My health !!

    3 months ago
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    BreAnna Johnson

    I cherish alone time to read and play happy music while sitting in happy thoughts. I appreciate sitting in silence and noting how still yet purposeful my surrounding is and applying it to the waiting season of my life.

    3 months ago
  10. Charlie T

    I cherish the sunrise and being able to
    sit and observe it. Usually while doing
    something else. Like petting a cat or
    meditating or pondering the daily
    question. It seems like a sacred time.

    3 months ago
  11. Yram

    Coming to this site, having a warm robe, a hot shower, opening up the blinds to welcome the day, hearing my husband’s cane on the floor, and knowing I have a good book to read later.., these are things I cherish.

    3 months ago
  12. Pilgrim

    Morning coffee and a good book. Simple yoga. Watching the sun come up and into the backyard. This may be followed by various squirrels enjoying themselves out there, and various birds blessing the day with their songs.

    3 months ago
  13. Laura

    My first cup of tea in the early morning silence. Long walks in the afternoon as daylight begins to wind down.

    3 months ago
  14. Michele

    Being able to use a toilet in the comfort of my home. After my daughter’s trip to Guatemala, I realize in this day and age, there are still places that don’t have that luxury.
    My daily morning ritual of coffee and coming onto this website.
    Petting and loving my cat.
    I cherish my kids and family – everyday.

    3 months ago
  15. Avril

    This act of self-care, posting on the question page, is one everyday thing I cherish. I cherish my husband bringing me a morning cuppa. I cherish my cat alarm clock. I cherish my daughter’s laughter and noise. I cherish my my exercise ball I sit on to type.

    3 months ago
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