“There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither.” ~Alan Cohen
Gratitude: Resolutions to a few difficulties, Amazon movies
Joy: Knowing I have the next nine days work-free and hopefully healing ensues
Awareness: My temper is short and emotions are high wired when my body is out of sync.
Gratitude: my friend who helped me with PT exercises, order in pizza
Joy: hot tea, a trip to the library (checked out six books), reading, watched a movie with the hubby, call from my sister and a friend, a friend who texted me photos while she shopped and picked up a few things I’d been hoping to get out to buy for someone
Awareness: It’s strange how you think about something and dismiss it and a day or two later you find you find its significance or something of relevance arrives in the mail. Both happened today.
Gratitude: another day of rest,Reading: Book #1 is finished and book #2 is started
Joy: scented candles, hot tea
Awareness: The world stands still. No swirl of clouds move, just a grey motionless sky. Acorns and pinecones sleep upon a bed of pine needles. Tassels of the silver leaf grass are now statues. The golden leaves of the neighbor’s trees droop to its sides as if the day is not worthy of a welcoming wave. No scurrying squirrels, fluttering birds, nor laughing children. The street is not only still but silent…it seems to be waiting. But for what? Tomorrow?
Creativity: Cooked dinner
Gratitude: GPS, reading time, people doing the lifting for me
Joy: Yoga pants, fuzzy socks, reclining sofa, furry companions,
Awareness: I fare much better with a flexible schedule than all free time. Couldn’t decide what to spend my “resting” time doing…a movie or a book? Book. Then which one? I’m not even going to tell you how long it took me to decide. I have a feeling this is going to be a long week.
Gratitude: catching up on things I’ve gotten behind on
Joy: a great PT evaluation appointment, Amazon movies, books, hot tea
Awareness: I’ve decided to focus 2017 on “relishing the moment” as it will combine my awareness, appreciation, and pleasure of life.
Gratitude: Sunshine, fresh vegetables for salad, hot tea, reading time
Joy: music, friends
Awareness: It is difficult for me to remain idle.
Creativity: Quilting, decorated both Christmas trees, wrapped gifts, stuffed stockings
Gratitude: home, scented candles, exercise bike, reading time, hot tea, time off for healing
Joy: lunch with a friend, evening time with the hubby, talking and texting with a friend
Awareness: Neither Time nor distance separates close friends.