I helped my daughter dress and began to clothe myself. As I stood pulling up my pants I looked at my purse. “That doesn’t seem right…” I thought. I didn’t leave it open like that. Within a second the mother dressing close by to us said, “My wallet is gone”.
Expectations is first in my monthly series of observations surrounding thought forms, words and beliefs that influence the way I am as a parent and partner to my children and husband. In my last post I dove into a realization I had recently: if I truly was to Follow the Joy I need to unpack and discover where certain beliefs and thoughts really come from. If they don't serve a joyful life then I need to let them go and replace them with something that does.
This past month has been an interesting one. Things have been shifting and changing, as they always do, though this past month I’ve felt a deep cavernous yearning I hadn't felt in a while. I wasn’t sure what that meant until a day or so ago. I had an idea pop in my head that had my heart racing, my stomach doing flips and twirls. Excitement overtook me.
"Letting go of control has allowed our life to flow easier like a beautiful river. Our days together are a celebration of play, learning through play, life and growing as a compassionate loving family. What more could we ask for."
My friend died April 6. He wrote me the week prior telling me he was fading. That he was quite ready. He told me he loved me. I never thought a week later he’d be gone. After a year of dealing with post dental trauma from aggressive dental work that had caused a stroke, severe … Continue reading In Honor of Those Who Have Passed
I wish to become lighter. I'm tired of feeling sad, mad, heart broken. I'm tired of feeling afraid, lost, at a loss, hopeless, overwhelmed. I'm tired. I'm tired of the heavy weight of it all. I wish to become lighter. In honor of my mother her mother and her mother before her. In honor of … Continue reading Becoming Lighter. Choose Love.
UNCONDITIONAL LOVE & ACCEPTANCEThe last few days have been hard. While missing my mother never goes away the quiet simmering beneath the surface bubbles up and over around holidays, big life events, during quiet solitude. Today while I was showering I caught myself thinking about my mother when I was caring for her just before … Continue reading Unconditional Love & Acceptance
PUZZLE PIECES, THE FIVE MINUTE JOURNAL & THE 90 SECOND RULE.As I watch myself growing older partnered with the enormous life shattering experiences I've had to this point, I find myself in a place where things seem to be speeding up. I don't mean time necessarily ~ although that too has been quickening since I … Continue reading Staying in the Moment