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There are basically two types of people , one who tell “going with the flow” the type two people are who “plan everything” . I keep changing from type 1 to type 2 (it depends tho). According to me its good to plan things but sometimes when those planned things don’t workout we get sad . So “going with the flow” is actually best option !
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Although my world can turn upside down in a moment, or my movement may be restricted, I see myself as the picture above the word for the day, as that young girl jumping up and kicking her heals.
Mother said it is the same for you when you’re an aging senior as when you are young, Joy never really leaves you. So grateful she was spot on with that.
Thanks for sharing your mother’s good news, Blossom. A senior customer of mine, upon learning that I am in my fifties, said to me, “oh, but your life is only just beginning!” That seriously made my day and I think of her often when I’m feeling five and some decades.
The whole of existence is an image of the ecstasy of the creator. Flooding rains are here again, so I walked outside and looked towards the heavens, the big fat rain drops splashing on my face. What a blessing this experience is!
Live in gratitude.
i am going to live it, enjoy it and worship it
In the spirit of the Dead Poets Society, carpe diem… and, in the spirit of Rilke – surrender to earth’s intelligence and do my best to rise up rooted, like a tree in a healthy, exquisite old growth forest of trees on Haida Gwaii…
Tons to do today. Some of it feels heavy, scary and burdensome. Will keep grounding, rooting, connecting, surrendering to the beauty and spaciousness of the vast container of home, inside and out, and keep breathing!
Best for a beautiful day, and Friday all …
I plan to visit with a dear friend and spend time @ the Ocean. I look forward to watching the waves. I also will read my book, Where the Crawdads Sing; I am so enjoying it.
Happy Friday to All here. 🙏✨❤️
Always I begin again…
to soften, to slow
to be open-hearted,
to take nothing for granted,
to be a light carrier.
To be easy on myself and others.
Be grateful for the meaningful goals that I committed to “yesterday”, push through the inevitable resistance that comes with sustained action, remain open to adjusting course as I set goals for “tomorrow”, and remind myself throughout of the privilege of doing good work and striving toward meaningful ambitions.
The first part of my day is devoted to obligations and chores, but as I move through them I reflect on the benefits of having them done. For the past three days I’ve spent afternoons/evenings on my hands and knees working in my garden. Today rain. Now it is time to watch and wait to see what will happen, what will thrive and what will need to be re-thought. Now that my yard labor is done (for the moment), this afternoon I will walk. Though it might be a soggy one, I look forward to observing the wet woods, maybe looking for some fungi to photograph.
I have a long work day today, but I am grateful for the work. I get to live and work in one of the most beautiful places on earth, and I’ll try not to forget this. I will practice gratitude and being present. I will also be available for honest connection.
It is a treat to be able to work with the earth and living things.
I have been working on presence, order, domestic tasks, letting go of stuff, health, better relationships… and yet this “work” at changing my habits seems seamless and comfortable.
I had an interesting discussion yesterday with a friend who was getting discouraged by various aspects of world news and the atmosphere of hate we see growing in some quarters. It had been getting to me too, some months ago, but then I found guidance by remembering what folk would do during WWII when things looked so dark… they had their jobs to do, and they got on with it. My “jobs” are to lower my carbon footprint, to help homesteaders and new farmers to be more successful in an earth-loving, sustainable way, to help my community, to encourage tolerance of our differences when i can, to nurture my friends and family and guide them to doing the same.
When the world and people suffer so much and the future looks troubled, it is focusing on the work and the gifts of today that comfort and bring joy. It is not an escape from realities, but a shift in my mind. I can enjoy a tree while I plant it. 🌱
Nice. Thank you!
Beyond holding this sadness I feel in response to seeing and hearing exclusionary practices in the region I call home, within a container of happiness, I will enjoy the company of a good friend.
Beautiful Carol. Wishing you many sweet moments in a vast container of happiness, and a soul nurturing visit with your friend!
I will continually, with kindness, bring my ever wandering mind to the wonders of the moment. The shine in my granddaughters eyes, the sound of my husband’s laughter, my freedom, my children, my breath and an accessible God in me.
Reminds me of the Mary Oliver poem …
Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean–
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down —
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
With your one wild and precious life?
As for me, I plan to walk outside and watch the blooming going on amongst the trees/woods and flowers. Hoping it won’t be in the 90’s again. My body can’t manage that anymore.
Blessed day, my friends!
Thank you for the poem:)
To feel the fullness of as many moments as I can.
I’m off today and plan to enjoy it start to finish! I’m going to give time to my yoga studies and practice, and hopefully the rain will clear so I can play in the garden 🙂
I get to go to preschool today! There’s nothing like the occasional day spent playing with the kids (as a substitute teacher assistant) to reawaken my sense of joy and wonder.
Some duties were and are to be done and I am enjoying them doing; sending out greetings and heartfelt wishes for their well being to Meg, Mary, and Anna and be open to what the day`s flower-basket is offering. The sun did greet already, grateful for some kind words with a pharmacist I just met, grateful for having had the chance to sharing encouraging words with someone in my care. And now it´s Lunch time. Yummy!
Free my heart from hatred. Free my mind from worries. Live simply. Give more. Expect less and enjoy every moment.
I am glad it is Friday, it has been one long week for me. Happy Friday the 13th!
Enjoy it! I’m grateful for this day. I get to swim laps later ! Yippee!
I plan on finishing mixing the container garden soil I started making a few days ago. And transplanting more veggies I started in April.
We are going to honor a good friend later today, who managed to visit 100 countries in her 80 years on earth, a personal victory for her. It is something she has wanted to do for many years, and she has achieved this dream of hers. Many of the countries she had worked in years ago. An interesting path, and bucket list….
I have a long day ahead of me with work, in fact a long six weeks of tough deadlines to meet, but I made a decision to stop at the end of it. I’m not taking on anymore commissions and I will begin a new way of working. I will build an online shop so that people can buy lampshades I have already made and all the profit will go to me instead of the middleman – the interior designer. I currently work for well below the minimum wage, I have to work from home to be around for my son but I know I am worth more. It’s very common for women who work in home based jobs as seamstresses and makers to earn very little. I’m becoming resentful of the beautiful and skilled work I’m doing for little reward. I’m starting to dislike making lampshades instead of loving it because I’m constantly time pressured on deadlines and I’m working to earn the interior designers more money than myself. I want to go back to enjoying my craft, not feeling stressed and creating something that contains joy instead of blood, sweat and tears. So this day is one step closer to that goal. I simply have to knuckle down, grit my teeth and move closer to my goal.
Such wonderful news Lamme, that you will take the courageous step to start your own business look after the needs of yourself and your son. Yeh! In my experience (walked away from a big, solid employer many years ago), you are taking the best, most important and scary step for yourself. As Kevin says, keep breathing …
When you get there… you may want to look at victoriaampshade.com. They make beautiful high-end lamp shades, and seem to have a successful business model.
One breath, step, day at a time … 🙂
Iamme, congratulations. Wishing you all the best in your new adventure. Honor You…Cheers to prosperity & abundance. ❤️
Iamme, you’ve got this. I have been self employed for the past 30+years with two businesses. Getting started is like stepping off a cliff. Putting yourself out there. Exposed. This is why you get rewarded. Believe me, it’s worth it. Make list’s and try to do something towards that goal every day. Little by little, you will grow this thing.
I would love to be your first customer.
Bravo, Iamme! You can do this! Maybe consider Etsy as one of your selling venues? Just a thought …
Good, good, good for you my friend! Wishing you the very best of luck as you prepare to take that leap of faith that honors your desire to lay claim to your work as an artisan. Of course, when your employer realizes that you are no longer accepting commissions they may try to entice you with a modest bump in pay and try to get you to stay, which can add to the stress of making a change to work for yourself. I will hold you in thought and prayer in the weeks ahead. Remember to breathe!
I wish you the best of luck!
Congratulations on your new choice ! Well wishes to you lamme!
I think you are making a great decision! Congratulations and much success.
Enjoy it 🌞😎🎶💞🍎☕🚲.
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