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Planning a trip to Scotland in October and trying to look forward to sailing season. focusing on my own wellness and keeping myself busy. Two of my life long friends are dealing with major illness/disease with their spouses. My son might have Lyme disease they tested him today.
No thing. Light. To be aware of the Light within and be grateful. To be aware of stillness, again and again. The love of dear friends. To love.
the photo you posted in the Lounge fits with what you are staying here!
Light and stillness, a perfect object for a meditation.
Without a doubt … to love, obey, and seek the protection from God.
Self care & healing. Letting go of sadness, guilt & pain surrounding the deaths of my dear brother & my mom.
Moving forward with love. Being love. 💜
All of it! The sun, the birds, blue skies, squirrels finding their feast, laundry in the dryer, a working coffee pot, freedom, music … Joy!
That’s a hard question for me.
I’m still searching for meaning.
What IS the point of all of this?
I am here, in this moment, pushing
forward to the next moment.
In this moment, being aware of my
surroundings, is giving me some
sense of meaning.
Nurturing this new life within me, tending to the growth and development of my toddler, and continuing to support and push the students for whom I am responsible — all of these responsibilities and possibilities provide meaning for my life.
That as a human there is potential for the evolution of consciousness.
We’re in the throes of our legislative session and they just released budget proposals. This sounds very prosaic, perhaps, but I have the privilege of doing work I believe in and all 3 budgets (governor, House, and Senate) include funding for the programs I oversee that aligns with what we recommended. This will mean we can give out many grants to communities to make it safer to walk and bike and we’re saving lives through our work.
Beyond that life of work, I’m being supportive for my daughters as they face challenges dealing with their dad’s will and their responsibilities as executors. They’ve never dealt with real estate decisions before and I’m glad I have knowledge that’s helpful to them.
In this very moment, I have a warm cat, a hot cup of coffee, and a loving husband all within my morning circle of routine and I am content.
Thank you for your community work! I participated in the forums for our community walk and bike plan. Important work for our future! So happy to see the legislators paying attention and funding this important plan.
The fact that I awoke and have a boatload of possibilities gives meaning to this day. The routine I like to follow gives me focus for the day.
Today and this weekend I will have guests which will pull me out of my comfort zone. This gives me anxiety and pleasure simultaneously. I give meaning to my life when I work with those “both/
ands” and not get pulled into the negative.
Houseguests stress me too!
What is bringing my life meaning today? Being Here and Now and the blessings that brings. I know from experience some blessings are uplifting and some challenging but they all offer me the opportunity to grow. I share a meditation I wrote in 2019 shortly after I made the move from Louisiana to Kansas to live closer to family due to health related challenges. I was quite overwhelmed and writing about it was helpful. Re-reading it this morning brought a smile to my face and a reminder that everyone and everything that enters my life is meaningful.
Morning Meds Weekend July 12 2019 Just for Today
Good Morning, I have read several articles and quotes in recent days and the one that stands out is: “When life gets you down – just put on your big girl panties and deal with it.”- Anonymous
Today, I am tired of dealing with the little things and the big things. I am just plain tired. My big girl panties keep falling down around my ankles and at the present moment I’ve decided to take them off and admit how small I am.
The “ifs, ands, and buts” keep pulsing around me like hot grease popping and spattering in my brain. At night, my compulsive doubting keeps me awake until the wee hours. It throws me back and forth like a volley ball; I’m constantly lamenting the past or baiting the future. When it gets this intense, I know it’s time to “Let it go…Let it all go.” SO….
Just for today, I won’t be frustrated by the chipmunk that keeps scattering potting soil all over the deck while using my potted Habiscus plant for a litter box.
Just for today, I will remember that the squirrel whose agility allows it to scale the shepherd’s hook in the back yard and pounce on the bird feeder so the seed falls all over the ground is just hungry and very smart. I will probably not even refill the bird feeder today! I’ll just watch the birds and the squirrels share the goodies on the ground.
Just for today, I won’t think about the privacy fence that was blown down by the wind in a severe thunderstorm that hit town a couple of days ago. I will give thanks that nothing else was damaged and no one was hurt.
Just for today, I won’t worry about how much time my son and daughter-in-law are spending dealing with my needs when they have so many needs of their own. I will do my best to accept their help graciously. I will remind myself how blessed I am.
Just for today, I will stop beating myself up for the decision to buy this house. Stop beating my self up for thinking I was well enough to deal with its challenges physically, emotionally and mentally. As my son would say, “That dog died, What’s done is done.” I will acknowledge that it’s too late for “shoulda, woulda, coulda.”
Just for today, I will set my alarm to ring every hour to remind me to single out one person to lift up in prayer…one thing for which to give thanks.
Just for today, I will hold Carol in my arms and let her BE without passing judgment.
Just for today, as my ex-husband would say, “I will mosey!”
Just for today, Carol’s meditation made me laugh and resonates within me. I am grateful for her.
Being here on earth and having this human experience. Every moment is a gift and a blessing. Thank you to everyone who so kindly shares their reflections! I am so grateful I have learned to be grateful! Peace and love to all 💞
The robins and geese are back. The sandhill cranes are here to rest and eat before heading further north. Soon the crows will head to there summer roosts and the turkey vultures will return along with the warblers, blue birds, sparrows, swallows, hummingbirds, butterflies, moths and bumble bees. I must not forget the mosquitos, ticks and biting flies…..can not have joy with out a bit of sorrow! There are fields full of new born calves, colts and fillies, lambs. I just got a couple of weaner pigs to feed. My vegetable seed has been ordered an soon to be shipped. The high mountain snow will soon fill the rivers and irrigation will begin. Spring is arriving here at 7900 feet in the San Luis Valley. Namaste.
What a beautiful description. Those sandhill cranes may be on their way to Moses Lake in my state of Washington, where they hold a Sandhill Crane Festival I intend to go to some year.
My work sometimes has Sandhill Cranes that visit and munch on our lawn. Lately is has only been one, which makes me sad because you usually see them in pairs.
Today I am back in my home after four months of winter travel. I am so thanful to be home and hopefully get a grasp on my life once and for all. There is so much to be grateful for… All of you and this site give my life meaning…and I look forward to it everyday. God Bless.
The miracle that I am alive.
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