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The Joy in Existing

Monday, March 18, 2013

My Sunday blog on Monday!

I've spent my Monday getting caught up from the weekend.  I had a last-minute guest arrive on Saturday which required a flurry of cleaning (cleaning sure is great exercise!) followed by lots of going out and doing things; shopping, church, a concert, meals, and simply enjoying one another's company.  

I resisted the suggestions to eat out.   I knew I could create better food at home, healthier choices and less expensive!  It was fun to share my favorite concoctions.

Since today is a day off from outside work for me, it became a day to put my life back in order from my fun weekend.  It's snowing right now and it's such a treat for me to be able to stay indoors and just watch.   I've been  making soup all day (and really looking forward to dinner!) and now I'm listening to the plows clear the paths for the end of the workday.  I made a great decision this entire weekend to take some time and simply exist for a couple of days, to experience all that's good in my life.

I read something a few days ago that stuck with me.  It spoke of taking some time after a long journey to look back and see how far we've come.  This has been such a powerful activity.   I love looking back and seeing how much I've changed over the last few years; to know of my resilience and resourcefulness, to be able to see all the things that make me grateful.  It almost overwhelms me.

Last week, I started each day with the intention "I'm expecting a miracle today."  At the end of the day, I asked myself, "What miracles occurred today?"   There was definitely something to find every day and this is a practice I intend to continue.

What was your miracle today?
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    Great blog. My miracle today is waking up and feeling great.
    2220 days ago
    My miracle today is that the sun came out and I got to go for a walk with my hubby in the sun.
    2222 days ago
    Excellent blog my friend. Everyday there really are many miracles that we can choose to see & enjoy. Thanks for reminding us of that gift. Love ya
    2225 days ago
    I was just commenting on a team post of how far I have come and how thankful I am for that! I am blessed and I have a smile because each day is a miracle to be alive and see the beauty! It is there if we look! I know that many are so sick of winter and yes last year we had record high temps and it is a little wicked outside right now, but that snow this today before the winds started up was beautiful! Enjoy each season and its beauty! Enjoy each day!
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    2225 days ago
    Funny about the miracles... My husband and I took an unplanned road trip to MI, as his father is not doing well. The Hubster's horoscope, the day before we left, stated that he was surrounded by angels that would be by his side. He initially took this to mean something more final (which didn't happen, thankfully).

    Instead, we took notice of every kindness that we experienced or witnessed and, honestly, it was a trip of gratitude. Our best buddy offered us a place to stay without hesitation, the traffic was eerily light and easy, and even the weather behaved (though we noticed how WI was snow-blasted when we returned).

    Miracles? Heck, yes. Daily... you simply need to keep your eyes and mind open!!
    2225 days ago

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    2225 days ago
    My miracle today was putting an entire day of work WITH the mild migraine (I was afraid it would send me home before lunch). I am grateful that I can save the sick time for something later in the year...!
    2225 days ago
  • AJB121299
    here is to a nice week
    2225 days ago
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