Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Acceptance


This is a hard lesson for most of us. But as I get older, I surrender much easier. Sometimes things are just not within my power to change and pushing hard just leaves me frustrated and exhausted. So I choose to accept, and with that comes serenity.

How about you?

Monday, September 17, 2018

Mindfulness

Here is this week's mindfulness exercise:



This will be an interesting exercise since extreme cold or extreme heat is an issue for me. Being at ease on either side of the temperature spectrum will certainly be challenging! I don't anticipate any really cold weather but the heat and humidity has been coming around, so we'll see how that goes.

Happy Monday to all!

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Choosing Peace



It's been a very busy week, somewhat hectic, but thankfully not overly so. My brain has been working overtime lately and that can be more exhausting than when I've been physically busy. Nonetheless, I am not in the mood for thinking or wondering or speculating. Some days I don't have the answers and today is one of them. So on this Sunday, I choose to surrender it all and just enjoy a peaceful and joyful day.

Happy Sunday to all!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Compassion


Everyone has a story. One that has changed them and shaped who they are. One that we know little about. I try to remind myself of this, so I can be understanding, patient and kind. Because the world needs compassion far more than it needs judgment.

I hope you've all been enjoying a great day!

Monday, September 10, 2018

Mindfulness

Here is this week's mindfulness exercise:



Trees. They are so beautiful. I can't imagine a world without them. Our property doesn't have a single one on it and it is quite depressing. We intended to plant a couple this year but with the severe heat and drought, we decided against it. We didn't want to chance a newly transplanted tree struggling to survive and possibly dying. So we'll try again next spring. In the meantime, I'll enjoy the abundant trees that are already out there for my viewing pleasure.

Happy Monday to all!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Positive Thoughts


My internal dialogue, the conversation my ego has with itself, can sometimes be negative. And when it is, I view the world through a pessimistic filter. Whenever I find myself in that predicament, I replace those dismal thoughts with uplifting and optimistic affirmations to put me in a more positive state. It isn't always easy to be upbeat, and certainly requires real effort some days, but it is worth it. Life is much more pleasant when viewed through a peaceful and joyful filter.

How about you? Does your internal dialogue ever get you down?

Friday, September 7, 2018

Today


It's a new day. Be mindful, grateful and joyful. And do the best you can.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Coming To Life

I'm back!

I took longer to return than I had intended but I enjoyed the break far more than I thought I would. I actually questioned at one point if I wanted to return at all. But I enjoy the connection with all of you so much that quitting blogging permanently is just not an option right now.


There's no doubt that I needed to catch my breath and there's no doubt that blog breaks will become a regular practice from now on. When will I take breaks? For how long? I don't know. I'll take it one day at a time and decide from there.


I was feeling a little burned out when I paused this site and really needed to focus on rejuvenating and re-energizing. Sometimes I run out of ideas and motivation and even enthusiasm. And that's okay. That's when I take a step back and concentrate on filling my internal well.


I am now ready to come out of my shell and re-engage. I hope you all had a wonderful August and I wish everyone a very happy September!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Pressing The Pause Button


Sometimes we need to put things on hold. That being said, I'm pressing the pause button on this blog for the month of August to concentrate on other things. I'll continue to visit your blogs to say hi and see what you're up to. I'll be back here in September with a whole new batch of posts. See you then!

Monday, July 30, 2018

Mindfulness

Here is this week's mindfulness exercise:



More patience and courtesy from all drivers would be appreciated.