Creativity: writing and drawing
Gratitude: Even though my day didn’t go quite as planned I still accomplished what I needed
Joy: dinner and drinks out with DirtMan and Oldest
Awareness: At ten months old she decides she is ready. She steadies herself and lets go of the chair. She carefully places one foot in front of the other with her arms stretched in front of her…one, two…all the way to seven step and then she steps onto a toy and tumbles to the carpet. She crawls to the book case and pulls up. She looks around and lets go. One step..tumble. Pulls back up…seven steps…she falls. Over and over she does this all afternoon. She doesn’t give up. She’s my little hero. I think there’s a lesson in this for me.
Creativity: watched some applique videos
Gratitude: lots accomplished early in the morning
Joy: a day with my friend at the quilt show
Awareness: Tired, stiff bones seem much heavier than normal.
Gratitude: started cleaning up the yard debris and made a small dent in the mess, delivery pizza
Joy: a beach hike and nice weather, 70 degrees!
Awareness: I could taste, smell, and feel the sea salt in the air as the waves crashed upon the shore. The wind whipped across the water, tangled my hair, and tugged at my shirt. White caps rode the surf, bubbles clinging to sand until either the sea called them back or the grit ate them. Seagulls quickly scouted to see if the sea had sent treats. The sun looked down in admiration.
Gratitude: was able to get in two of three needed errands at the end of the day
Joy: 75 degrees and sitting in my backyard swing listening to birds, squirrels, dogs, and playful children.
Awareness: Some days I have to remind myself to breathe…I know it’s automatic, but purposeful breathing helps maintain my inner peace while chaos ensues around me. I can only control my own actions/reactions and there I times I forget this.
Creativity: writing and quilting
Gratitude: morning walk, did my civic duty of voting
Joy: an hour of early morning quiet time, surprise text from goddaughter saying “I love you so much”
Awareness: Walking in the brisk morning air while a cloak of darkness still lingered and most of the world was fast asleep, the cardinals serenaded the hope of morning and the sparrows’ shrill call joined the invitation.
Creativity: crazy quilt videos
Gratitude: light at the end of the tunnel…a long hard day is over…and I’m still somewhat sane, ha!
Joy: Love. When all else fails there is love.
Awareness: Everything comes down to choices…usually between acting and reacting. There are times all I can do is breathe. Today was one of those day.
Creativity: working on design for art quilt panel series, drawing, and writing
Gratitude: My mother was only slightly bruised and banged when she took a tumble, less serious than the last fall.
Joy: The abundance of back yard feathered friends, lots of cardinals and robins. Found something I’d been looking for all week…I’d apparently tucked it away in a “safe place”, ha!
Awareness: Air traffic is unusually active tonight. And loud. Sounds like a gigantic vacuum cleaner sweeping through the sky over my house. I almost miss the sounds of the boulevard traffic. Even though the whooshing is loud, it’s a soothing lullaby…or maybe, I’m just really tired.