i wrote this book years ago. honest to pete, where does the time go??
it’s an odd thing. the book actually brings me peace. which i find very odd. seems to me if you wrote it, it’d just be ‘whatever.’ but it’s full of reminders for me and i find it helpful. and soothing.
someone ordered it today. and yeah! you can find it here. i thought it’d be good to share tidbits around. so i’m doin’ that today.
here’s my tidbit for over here. and yes! i needed the reminder. maybe i really wrote this book for myself!
so i made this little picture yesterday. and it musta really gotten into my head.
because! now! i have started playing a game with it. and i call the game…. yep…. you ready??? the find the beauty game!
i had the great fortune to bike on my local rail trail early this morning. and my goodness, it’s one of the most beautiful places i know. i actually wanted to get married on it! grin. yeah, but um….not everyone wanted that. grinnin’….. but it’s just that beautiful!
and then i went to the grocery store later. and i chose to go the back way so that i could… yep! you got it – find the beauty!!
and wow! not hard at all! it’s perfect colors today…colors that just wrap around me and heal something inside.
there were insects singing, trees waving – i literally waved to one as i drove by as i know it was shouting good things my way.
i need this right now. i mean… i NEED this right now. so i’m in and i’m playing.
thought i’d mention it here in case you needed it too. so far it’s been a delightful game. wanna play?
it has been a looooong few months, hasn’t it?! or maybe ‘hard’ would be a better word. cause time still flies!
what i find the most interesting is how things can slip away without me even realizing that they are slipping.
one thing changes, and there’s a whole string of changes that quietly go right along with it… and i won’t really pay attention to that.
and lately, with all the changes that have been goin’ on, there’s been a lotta strings of changes… which led me to my ‘no! this doesn’t work!’ moment.
i have tried to stay on top of things. i thought i actually was. i have had many meltdowns but i get back up and get back to it.
but no. nope. i haven’t been on top of things. and truth is – things have been on top of me. and it’s time i figured that out and did something about it.
so i’m changing that. started today. got back up way early this morning. i had inched the time back more and more and more so that i was getting up later and then that leads to – yep, you got it – a string of changes!
so this morning, i was up early. and oooooch it felt it. and then i was out for some exercise. and ooooch it felt it. and now i’m back in, settling down to things, and going to go down my to do list. and yeah……oooch………it feels it.
but under all the oooch stuff is an ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh……… cause this feels so right.
i used to sit with the news with my coffee. nope. not doin’ that anymore. it’s not just routine and exercise, it’s filling my brain, and my body. so while i want to get back on top of the drinking a ton of water again, and the really eating beautifully – i need to feed my brain better. my brain has just fried over the state of the world. and an unfried brain is a must. so i took my coffee out in my yard and talked with my plants.
i’m taking my life back. yeah…again. seems i’ve done this before. i think right now it’s a cycle. and if i’m not careful, i’ll lose it again. and thinking ahead and how the world is probably going to go, yeah, i’ll probably lose it again. but! i’m going to get it back for a bit here, and i’m going to hang on to it for as long as i can.
the only thing i have power over is me. and the lack of power lately has been really getting to me. so i’m going to focus it where i can actually use it. and i gotta say…….i feel better already!
the quote/print above was our quote of the day today.
i spent the weekend trying to listen closer. or maybe, just trying to quiet more. maybe that’s a better way of saying it. as i have a lot of inner quieting to do before i even get to the listening stage.
and i think this is why… what this quote says – this would be why i want to do that. and so it meant a bit extra to me this morning. and it reminded me to keep going.
so i’m making a plan to finish as early as i can, and head outside and be out for as long as i can. because out there, i tend to quiet down.