This week I received an unexpected delight. My editor, Jenny, from Marengo Union Times, asked me to write […]
I’m mellowing into our new political climate. Perhaps mellowing is too sedentary a word. This weekend I began to see some plus sides. I’m not one to use the phrase, “all things happen for a reason,” or even “it must be God’s plan.” However, I can see that people can be energized toward good when they see the unsavory side of human nature, and we can do God’s will in the wake of tragedy. I love our new environment stimulates so many people to demonstrate, boycott, listen, discuss, get involved in local government, etc.[tweetthis] Each of us, no matter how small, can make a difference. [/tweetthis]Most of my sadness has abated and I can see sunshine in my days. I’m sure it helps that I literally see more sunshine and the days are getting longer, as well as warmer.
Here’s a few more things, in no particular order, that I am grateful for this Monday morning:
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I spent the weekend on the road: sitting in the car, sitting in the pee-wee football stands, sitting in a hotel. I had a lovely getaway. And, I’m so happy to be back home again. Here’s my list in no particular order:
[icon name=”heart” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Cuddly cat sisters. It really is nice to have a companion who sits on my lap while I stroke her. When they come in pairs, it’s just that much nicer.
[icon name=”heart” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Yoga. I mad today’s intention gratitude. Along with several things that popped up, was the very practice. Plus, my muscles shouted out, “too much sitting” in a way they rarely do.
[icon name=”heart” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Children with good manners. I ran into some people who lacked manners this weekend. Perhaps that highlighted that I take it for granted the consistency “please and thank you,”
Whoa! I feel a little stressed this morning. Wait! It’s already afternoon. The weather remains mild. I have work that pays. My family is healthy. I have enough to eat and a cozy house. Having too much to do is self-inflicted stress. I did my daily reading and hurried through the briefest of meditations. I met CeCe for yoga, and five minutes later wished it was over. So I tell myself, ‘just breathe.’ [tweetthis]It’s all good. Too much is more, not less. Count your blessings.[/tweetthis]
[icon name=”smile-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] A week with grandchildren: Miss E, Miss S, and Mr. C. What wonderful kids. They practically take care of themselves. All three climbed into bed before 8:30 and got themselves up and ready for school without a word of fuss.
[icon name=”rocket” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Rocket Clubs and newspaper assignments. Without the newspaper assignment I would never have met some fellow science geeks, saw adults and children bonding over rocket blasts, or met a new writer friend. Wonderful.
[icon name=”heart” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Marching band competition. The best
This week I had three separate frets. By the third fret, Loved-One got a bit anxious.
“You’re always so calm,” he said. “It’s hard for me to see you agitated. I’m afraid you might lose it.”
Mind you, [tweetthis]I just clamped my jaw tight and began swift and furious paper shuffling.[/tweetthis].
In one instant, I made cell-phone calls in quick succession. No throwing or shouting or swearing or stamping, or hitting of animate or inanimate objects.
“Let’s go for a walk,” Loved-One suggested.
I really wanted
Today’s challenge: write a riddle poem. This poem should describe something without ever naming it. Perhaps each line […]