I’ve been having some “ings” in my life and on my mind. Here we go:
Learning how to love. Learning how to listen. Learning how to focus. Learning how to believe. Learning how to let go. Learning how to be delighted. Learning how to accept.
Appreciating love. Appreciating comfort. Appreciating husband, children, grandchildren, family, friends and acquaintances. Appreciating one more day, if I may…how ‘bout 30 years more?
Noticing the clouds. Noticing the first buds of each of the Christmas cactus in our home (thank you plant man). Noticing what has changed and what remains the same.
Discovering a new street, a new store, a new neighbor, a new way to style these same clothes in a new way. Discovering a fabulous place to eat, a skill a friend had but hid.
Finding a bargain. Finding a long forgotten story and lyrics started for a song that somebody somewhere should sing, finding a short cut one day and a longer scenic route another day that elevates your commute…
Leaning into the chores, into the pile – one paper from one box at one time and eventually the box is cleared and a stack dwindles then disappears. Leaning into the flurry and the hurry of the holidays. Leaning into his shoulder and the warmth of his embrace.
Giving what I can and sometimes more than I should – time, money, service, and opinions. Giving what I choose – time, money, service, and advice. Giving-in to my place in this circle of life. Giving up wasting time. Giving just because I can, I should and it feels so good.
Believing that good will triumph over evil. Believing that we be together again. Believing that it will happen for me and beloved others. Believe thing someone will read this post and find it relevant.
Being still, being positive, being human, being woman…just being.
Hoping that the work I’ve done, speaks for me.
Praying and planning for just a bit more time…
I’m saving the sage notes —to jump start this glorious New Year for understanding,rejoicing what is and can be—thank you Candelaria for your words, your art. l
Thank you for reading and taking time to make comments. Happy New Year. Carpe diem.
Appreciating you for taking the time to share these wonderful ruminations of the simple yet beautiful things in daily life that most of us miss because of our focus on the noise of the continuous coverage of the parade of negativity. Thanking you deeply.
I appreciate your thoughtful comment. Thank you for taking time to read and respond. Happy New Year.
I love your “ings” Candelaria!!
I certainly find this post relevant my friend.
What wonderful words to begin 2019.
Keep shining…..keep smiling.
Thank you, Peggy. I loved your first post of 2019 as well. Keep being a positive force in this world.
KnowING your why?
Awesome! First time reader! Thank you! Outstanding! Just like everything you do!
Thank for taking time to read and leaving a comment. It means a lot.