"Let's have a merry journey, and shout about how light is good and dark is not. What we should do is not future ourselves so much. We should now ourselves. "NOW thyself" is more important than "Know thyself." Reason is what tells us to ignore the present and live in the future. So all we do is make plans. We think that somewhere there are going to be green pastures. It's crazy. Heaven is nothing but a grand, monumental instance of future. Listen, now is good. Now is wonderful." ~ Mel Brooks
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Today we made our Nature table for this glorious season of Spring and Early Summer. We lived the day feeling this quote within our hearts.......
"And forget not that the Earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." ~ Kahlil Gibran
We wore bare feet ALL day, adorned our nails with a new color of polish, and felt the wind in our hair! It was wonderful. Charlotte and I each held a basket, I the scissors, and off we went to bring the wonders of this season into our home and on our Nature table. We quietly trimmed, and placed, organized, and found all the little things that have made our table and delight.
Charlotte immediately took to playing with all the rocks, a little turtle, a clay cardinal and a little woolen gnome. Creating her world through her imagination. It was such a joy to watch. I'm lucky that I was able to sneak a few stares to soak it all in.
I've learned a lot from my two year old this week. How important it is to live in the moment. Forget the dishes. Forget the wash. It will still be there. But those little moments that occur when you are able to catch a glimpse of that raw power of a child.......it is MAGICAL!!! The wonder. The squeals of sheer happiness. The free giggles with no expectation except to just........feel. Experience. Love. Live!
The life of a two year old is grand. I'm so lucky to be in the space that I'm in to enjoy every moment (God willing) and be reminded that this little creation of mine has the will and the way to create her best life......without even knowing it. Thankfully I will be there to help her remember should she forget.
Peace of the running wave to you ~
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
.....and I'm not sure what. Either is the Spring in the air or just me in transition......or both. I feel accomplished. I feel happy. I feel at peace. Those 3 words rarely ever leave my lips, let alone at the same time! Let me make sure to count my blessings!!!
These past few days I have been eager to live in Charlotte's world. Charlotte is my 2year old daughter. I have had a 2 year old before......2 in fact, they are currently 10 and 8......so this time of life is nothing new to me. Or is it? Other than the fact that I am walking on a totally different path, with a new partner (new as in 6 years new) and am loved, respected, loved, cared for, loved, and well, you get the picture......I am lucky enough to be able to really enjoy it. Don't get me wrong, some days are, indeed, tough. In fact, some days when my husband returns home from work I'm ready to run out the door for a few hours solice.....but alas......these are the joys and the pains of Motherhood. All of my kids bring me joy. All different from the other. Lately, Charlotte has really inspired me to be ALIVE! Creative alive. Awake alive. Still alive! Such wonderful joys. I've dedicated this week to, everyday, doing something simple that will bring HER joy. Painting, playing in the dirt, making play dough. She so looks forward to our new "projects" and can't wait until the next one. Although, as a Mother, I do "projects" with my kids anyway. On occasion, when there is down time......I've never really been able to regimented. This is my new task. To regiment these little glimmers of sunshine into our everyday lives. It will only enrich us all.
Joy. Happiness. Peace. What can be better?!
Friday, April 23, 2010
A month has passed since my last posting. I traveled south for a week or so with my family, let the season have her way with me, got my hands dirty, and am now reveling at the beauties that sleep in my garden. It's glorious. All of it.
I've been through some serious contemplation this past month......as always. It seems as though my triathlon will be deferred until next year as my coach will be journeying on the Appalachian Trail until mid-August. WELL DONE, JOANNA!!! It's encouraging as it is momentous. To know that I've now been given a year to reclaim my body (that which has been at the beck and call of babies......and currently still is) to become strong, train, cultivate focus, endurance, and Spirit. Joanna has encouraged me to take the plunge, is continuing to encourage me by following her heart through this momentous occasion and looking forward to seeing each other next year. Just one more thing to LOOK FORWARD TO!!!
As it is with any decision/choice, we make them. Whether right or wrong, they're made. To better ourselves, each other, the World......or no one. Choices and/or Decisions are made so we know where we are going......they're landmarks to what's ahead. Whether fruitful or not, they happen......for a reason. That's something I have always said. "Everything happens for a reason." Some call it Fate. Others call it Karma. I call it Me. I'm the reason things happen. Just as You are the reason things happen. It's all connected. We are all connected. You make choose to tie your shoe, the person behind you has to walk around you and bumps into the person coming in the opposite direction! This my have just sparked an attraction that might have otherwise passed on by......had you not stopped to tie your shoe! So, well done!
Now, remember, this could all have negative impact, too! Should you be to impatient and choose to be nasty to the person ahead of you at the check out because they can't find their coupons, well, this not only puts all those negative feeling out into the ether's, but, it's also what you will then attract to yourself. I soundly believe in the Law of Attraction. What you give is what you get! This is the one lesson I try to instill in my children.
Please......be a positive Light in the World. For yourself and for others. It is so important that we remember that we are in this together.
Until the next time.....Peace!