This is ME today!! However I got up, dressed up, am now ready to show up for life and definitely will NEVER give up!!
Amazing what a simple thing like a shower can do for me…a refreshing attitude adjuster!! ###
Why do I often pretend to be happy? When I definitely am not. Probably to avoid other’s questions which would put me on the spot.
PRETENDING makes it easy so others think I am all okay. And I am….a lot of the time …depending on the day.
PRETENDING means I don’t have to answer prying questions. Or have others look at me in their sad and sympathetic way.
i don’t want other’s sympathy. As I know they often don’t know what to say. So…I pretend everything is ok….and it is sometime each and every day! ###
Spent a very FUN day at the “Reading Between The Vines” author event at the Snus Winery yesterday. The rural setting was so calming and peaceful to me and it reminded me of “growing up” on an Iowa farm!
Of the 25 authors present I had met only a handful prior to the event. Such fun exchanges meeting so many statewide authors!! Had a successful selling day, conversing with other authors and visitors to the winery and book event….and enjoyed some wine…”Catnip”..was my favorite!
Driving home from the winery area I deliberately choose a relaxing and peaceful route through the countryside. It was the best therapy for me!! I was so calm and relaxed!! My return journey home seemed to reconnect me with my rural Iowa upbringing..it was calming and also exhilarating! And it was so MOTIVATING!! How?? I set as my goal to “finish” a work in progress….my 3rd children’s book entitled “My goldfish died. I am so sad!” which addresses the issue of loss, sadness and grief. It is time to finish it!!! I can do it!!
Grateful for such a wonderful day! ###
Outside my window the sparrows often feed at my birdfeeder. I have been known to wish that they would dine elsewhere so that my more colorful bird friends….the cardinals, the finches, the blue jays and the woodpeckers wouldn’t have to jockey for room at the feeder.
However, there is much about the sparrow that I have often overlooked. Qualities that I hope to embody during my life’s journey.
Spending time by myself as a child prepared me to feel secure and okay with “spending time by myself” as an adult.
What do I like MOST about “spending time alone?” the QUIETNESS! ###
My future dreams and goals are:
Please share a future dream/goal. ###