Snow and Cold
Monday, December 13, 2010
Here we are in the middle of December, again ( this being my 64th or so). I am running behind on getting my Christmas packages ready to go, the house is muddy from two dogs who can't decide if they want out to potty, back in or, 'oh my, that snow is fun to run in" , three more pajamas to sew, etc.
It's time to breathe.... my thoughts are pretty scattered. There was a tragedy in our family at Thanksgiving and I see my grandson barreling in the wrong direction. He seems to be trying to live his entire life in one month..... making poor choices, reacting in lieu of thinking, just hell bent on more than he can handle. Or is he ? At 24 he isn't going to listen to anyone. Neither did I at the same age, in fact I had 4 children by then. The road has been challenging, yet, here I am...
The season is one of peace and joy. I will slow down myself. I will set regular exercise as a priority. I will avoid the temptations of the season as I hope he will avoid the temptations of life. I will try to live more deliberately and by example, with my cool thought, my generous love and my immense thankfulness, I will quietly lead the way. If I can't control my impulses by now, how can I expect it of others ? I will do what I can. Thank you my Spark friends for your thoughtfulness and kindness in listening. Peace, peace to all.