01 Feb 2017
in Personal Journey, Random Thoughts
Tags: challenge, choices, depression, feeling good, happiness, inspiration, joy, Learning, letting go, mindfulness, Philosophy, random, thankful
It feels good to feel good. Why do we forget this? Or neglect it? Or choose to stay in an unhappy state, avoiding the things we know will help us to feel good?
There are a lot of really complicated answers for those questions. Some have to do with habit, some with depression, some with disease, fear, outside pressure. Who knows.
The truth is, though, that we can feel good if we choose to.
I forget that too often. Right now I remember.
So I am reminding you. Go do something that makes you feel good. Not because I said so, but because you deserve it. And because you really do have the power to choose.
28 Jan 2017
Tags: give until it's gone, meditation, mindfulness, replenish, sharing, taking too much, tea, thoughts
I stare at the dregs
Sticky with remnants of honey
How did this happen?
Honey for smooth comfort
A touch of sweet
Did I drink it all?
I don’t recall
I took a few sips
Hot enough to burn
Waited for it to cool
And it is gone
Other have sipped
Have taken from my cup
With sweet words
and sly hands
They have gotten drunk
Behind my back
I am left with nothing
Of the cup of tea
I made for me.
17 Nov 2016
Tags: friends, grateful, Gratitude, moving forward, progress, Snow, thankful
It had not been the easiest of weeks for me. The things I need to do to improve parts of my life require temporarily being more messed up. Not fun. And yet I still have things to be thankful for, and this is a good thing.
A good winter coat.
All the little things that help me cope with the big things.
Ways to move forward.
The courage to follow those ways.
09 Nov 2016
in Gratitude, Mind, Personal Journey, Uncategorized
Tags: change, fear, hate, kindness, love, MLK, NaBloPoMo, patience, peace, Philosophy, progress, respect, star wars, stress, time, yoda
Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. -Yoda
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Choose love. Choose to be the light in the dark. In this time of change, when fear is ruling the world, choose not to give in.
Change begins with you and with me. I choose to take care of me and my own. To spread love in my little corner of the world. To offer respect and support to those around me, no matter their views. I choose to take action in my life to make the world a better place for me and my loved ones, right here. I will do what I can to make the world better.
If you do the same, the ripples of our kindness and our change will spread and intersect. We will change the world, one person at a time.
Choose to keep doing what you need to do. Choose to do it with respect, kindness, and love. Choose to be the change.
05 Nov 2016
in Gratitude, Mind, Random Thoughts
Tags: connection, flirting, grateful, Gratitude, lazy days, mindfulness, NaBloPoMo, pizza, progress, sunsets, thankful
Clearly I still need to work on this whole daily post concept. It’s been a busy week, and all too easy to set this aside. So now I will stretch my brain a bit to see what I’ve been thankful for these last few days.
I am thankful for pizza.
I am thankful for flirting.
I am thankful for lazy days.
Not so hard to think of things. Especially when I don’t try to confine myself to “big, important ideas”. I can be just as thankful for pizza as I can for the miracle of a sunset, or the joy that is connection with others.
Maybe this means there are other areas where I don’t have to try so hard.
02 Nov 2016
Tags: grateful, Gratitude, NaBloPoMo, reflexes, safety, thankful
Today I am thankful for quick reflexes. They have been my saving grace.
01 Nov 2016
Tags: blogging, challenges, Facebook, grateful, Gratitude, inspiration, lists, mindfulness, NaBloPoMo, progress, reflections, simple, starting small, thankful, thoughts, writing
So it’s been ages. Maybe two or three. But here I am, thinking about my blog again. Wondering why I never do seem to be able to keep up with it. So instead of just contemplating, I am doing. (for once)
Lots of people I know are taking the time for November to post on Facebook about one thing they are thankful for each day.
NaNoWriMo and NaPloBoMo are totally a thing.
Why not combine them, and get a new habit started?
One new blog post each day, and my topic is already decided – what am I thankful for today?
That’s not so hard, is it?
So I’m starting small.
Today, I am thankful for hot showers.