I saw a friend's picture of her daughter's first grade class. It was the official school picture, you know, the ones with the teacher standing to the side and all the kids are lined up by height in rows. Except in this picture, the teachers allowed them to make the silliest faces, just brilliant. It's … Continue reading Remember when the world was new
Sometimes things can be very overwhelming. Bad news in the media, at work, at home, in the neighborhood can make life seemingly unbearable and sometimes even horrible. There's a tendency sometimes to oversimplify, throw out suggestions such as 'make a gratitude list' or even shine over what is going on. While these have been things … Continue reading Life on life’s terms
A large majority of my time is spent undoing some of my thinking and the subsequent feelings that arise out of that thinking. Lets call it the self-centered wheel. It's mostly comprised of cynical thoughts from feelings of frustration and inadequacy and it loops forever. Until I get to a "present moment" place of here … Continue reading What is this feeling?
There is a film with this title and what comes to mind in this movie is the relationship between the characters played by Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson, two of my favorite actors. There's this moment that breaks your heart, where one spouse catches the other in an almost affair. I remember specifically the moment, … Continue reading Love, Actually
Big day is coming and this week has been a flurry of planned and unplanned tasks. I felt really heavy and burdened by a number of things and then the unplanned and unexpected happened. Yesterday came some perspective. Not necessarily the "see the bigger picture" but more like, "connect with the reason why all of … Continue reading Letting Go
I'm considering inviting some guest bloggers to blog on here.One, they can use this for their own sounding board.Two, it offers my readers a view other than mine.Three, it may just be a fun little exercise in letting go and testing my control issues.Your thoughts???