Friday, March 14, 2014
As a Community Team Member, one of my responsibilities is to write a weekly blog. Sounds easy, right? Then, why do I struggle so much with this? First of all, I spend way too much time thinking about what to write! When I finally decide on a topic, I worry about whether or not I'm communicating clearly. On & on it goes. I do LOVE to text, though! Anyone interested?
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
The Way to Be
Posted: 25 Sep 2013 08:50 AM PDT
By Leo Babauta
Last night I received a phone call from a loved one, someone who I love deeply but have struggled with internally because Iíve been worried about his health.
I want to help him, because I feel Iím losing him.
I want to show him my habit method, so he can give up smoking and drinking and eating unhealthy foods, can take up exercise and meditation, and all of a sudden be transformed into a healthy person again.
And of course, I canít. I want to control something that scares me, but I canít. Iím not in control of the universe (havenít been offered the job yet), and Iím not in control of anyone else. I want to help, but canít.
So I melted.
Not melted as in ďhad a meltdownĒ, which sounds wonderful if you like melted foods but actually isnít. I melted as in I stopped trying to control, stopped trying to change him, and instead softened and accepted him for who he is.
And guess what? Who he is? Itís wonderful. Who he is ó itís super awesome mad wonderful. Heís funny and loving and wise and passionate and crazy and thoughtful and philosophical and did I mention crazy?
I melted, and accepted, and only then could I actually enjoy his presence instead of worrying about losing him or changing him.
And this, as Iíve learned, is the best way to be.
We can stop trying to change people, and just melt into their presence, just notice who they really are, just appreciate it. We can stop complaining about our life circumstances, about our losses, about how the world is, and just melt into it.
Just accept. Just notice. Just appreciate.
This is the way to be.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Where is my cell phone?
On the kitchen counter... my hubby & I text during his down time at work.
Yes, my fourth marriage... just celebrated our 6th Anniversary! Practice makes perfect!
Colored light auburn
Died in June, 2010... Took her own life by refusing to eat/drink
A good man. He died in 1983 at the age of 58 from cancer.
Your favorite thing?
Christmas... is that a thing??
Your dream last night?
Flavored coffee with chocolate soy milk
What room are you in?
Reading, making digital scrapbooks, computers, writing
So many... fear of public speaking, heights, enclosed spaces, snakes
Where do you want to be in 6 years?
Retired, married, and still here at home
Where were you last night?
Something that you aren't?
Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip
Wish list item?
To reunite with my youngest son
Last thing you did?
Shop for Christmas tree lights; LED colorwave
What are you wearing?
Yoga pants and navy blue blouse
Better! I have a loving husband and a nice home.
My younger sister and Dad (both died from cancer) Also, my 3 sons.
White Ford Fusion 2010
Something you're not wearing?
Your favorite store?
Wal-Mart (any bargain store!) Big Lots
Your favorite color?
When is the last time you cried?
Favorite place to eat?
Favorite place I'd like to be right now?
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Friday, May 03, 2013
Just 4 more weeks and I will be a lady of leisure... HA! Some chores are just endless; needless to say! BUT I will be on my summer break. I have already started my to-do list. How many items will I cross off this year? It is always a challenge to get through my summer to-do list. I have learned that more time does not necessarily mean that I will accomplish more... just more time to procrastinate. :( Most of my to-do goals are health related so I WILL focus and make it happen!
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