The magic of love is in its purest form. A smile across the room, a hug from a child, an ‘I love you’ from a friend, and a cuddle from a pet. The simplicity of a gesture, a look, and a touch is the Creator connecting with us through one another. It’s that authentic and natural. Keep a tally of daily gratitude: “The sun came out today. The cold is less severe. I have heat, shelter, and food.” Love comes through the light in everything around us. Close your eyes for a few minutes and take in the present. You are alive. This is temporary. Will this issue today matter in a year? We are forever evolving, growing and learning. You are always loved. I love a quote by Aristotle: “The secret to humor is surprise.” The single most wonderful feeling is allowing life to surprise you every day. Those are the miracles of the ‘aha moments.” Have a blessed day!
The absence of proof is not necessarily proof of any evidence. You want to hold certainty in your hands and it can’t be done. It’s not available. The proof of life is in living and being aware of your humanness.
Imagine: You lie dying on a bed. Do you speak about politics, religious indifference, race or cultural issues? Nope! You speak about loved ones. You tell stories of your lovers and spouses. You share about your childhood. You do not listen to this timeline full of sensational news. You don’t care what is happening out there. You want to know about places far and wide that you didn’t get to visit. You express your love of sunrises, fast cars, delicious food and beautiful company. You marvel at the journey, often with regret and other times with admiration. Politics, war, injustice and indifference do not matter at this time. They are not held captive in your presence.
Why? Why do we give so much energy to those things that will not reside in later years when we will be ready to transition into death?
Make your thoughts count. Create energetic moments that will transcend your existence when you are in your last breath. You are a creator of your reality. At the end of your life you will remember the first pretty girl you kissed, the puppy you got that Christmas, the horse ride you took in the trip, the way your child felt upon your chest…. You will not care how much money you owed or if you cleaned under the bed or if there is expired food in the pantry. Life is a precious commodity so use it for greatness. Make moments count so that when you are ready to embark into the light you will feel joy and not sorrow; love and not hatred, admiration and not regrets.
Go be happy. Fake it till you make it if you must. But, remember that you decide how you feel and react to everything that happens around you. Don’t keep waiting for a tomorrow that might never arrive.
Have a blessed day y’all! Mucho love!
Ah…this morning I am a composition of unfinished thoughts searching for the next sentence to find a safe completion. I am grateful for beautiful and lovely company the last few days. I was able to visit with my youngest son who left home almost two years ago to “find himself.” In the process of searching he has realized that the pursuit was in him all along…usually with the return to his roots. He will continue to hit walls and pick mazes that cause him delays in his exploration. I reminded him that the reason the grass is greener on the other side is because it is over a septic field. Not everything that shines is gold. He has to figure things out on his own and will continue to do so. At almost 20 it is difficult to take guidance from many.
I am in complete gratitude for memories…and the reminding of so many things that have changed in my life. I am forever filled with a sense of finality and closure from past drama. These last few days have left me with the conscious awareness that Matt stands by me through things I never imagined someone would stick around for in my past. This union, tightly knotted in stretchable material, clothes us both with certainty in not wanting to bail out when things get a little tough. I have to continue to remind myself that some things matter and others really don’t in the large scope of life. Nothing is perfect. My imperfections are not as magnified as they seemed in my younger years. It’s all about the choices and picking my battles wisely. This comes with time and wisdom of maturity.
I have made a shift in awareness and given a promise to my higher self after these past chaotic months. As I wake each morning I want my spirit to whisper, “Welcome back! You get another chance to love, grow, and touch another…and vice versa.” I want to hear these words not only when I am in a wonderful happy place. I want them to reach the truth of me and speak louder when the mornings might not be that great (God knows we all have them). I want to be reminded of my blessings through the sun’s ray, the morning dew, the gentleness of my lover’s breath on my neck as he sleeps, the giggles of an eleven month, and all the strokes of greatness painted in my life moment to moment. I want to remember that it’s just another chance to celebrate this journey I’ve called Life. Every day is my birthday. Every day I am made anew with discoveries, magic, and mystical events. Growth and awareness do not ascend or descend. They are straight lines that move through our timeline from birth till our last breath. It’s up to me to grab on to that and be grateful for the opportunities ahead.
The unfinished thoughts become strokes of genius at the end of mindfulness. Letting things go is a chess game of consciousness where one move leads into another. And, it is there…on that game board that we get to enjoy the element of surprise, miracles, and divination. Have a grateful day…count each blessing with all of your heart! Let the spirit of gratitude guide you through this season!
“Before you act, listen. Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try.”-Ernest Hemingway
Before getting out of bed this morning I struggled with moving. After such a delicious night of continuous sleep I began to think it was a crime to get out of the coolness of my covers and room. Once I opened up the blinds, the sliding door, the windows and I breathed in the cool mountain air, the fog ever so present, I geared up to take this day with zest enjoying the laughter of an 8 month old in the background. It is hard to stay put with so much beauty around here. Just like the quote, before you act, listen. Listen to your body and your spirit. It will always tell you how to act, react, love, pray and try. By stopping and paying attention to everything you are allowing spirit, not ego, to watch out for you. You are connecting with the Divine. It’s that simple. Tell yourself something that counts in your life. Hold it for a moment and then go out and cherish the possibilities this new day will bring. I am grateful for this adventure of life.
Have a great morning and a fabulous day! Gotta go get me a morning piece of nature, love and life…!