Saturday, December 19, 2009

Thank you!!!

Thank you so much Elena, Suz and April (and many others) for your kind thoughts, words and support. Elena, I really appreciate the offers of an ear and a shoulder more than you know. I just haven't felt very communicative lately! I'm trying to "get back up on the horse" so to speak! I love, love, love Christmas and it's just totally going against my grain to not be "doing" Christmas the way I normally would! But even when the mind has been willing the body has not. First I couldn't get past the sluggish lack of energy and then I came down with a nasty cold. It feels like the universe was making me go easy on myself, whether I wanted to or not!!! I have been thinking a lot about your idea, Elena, to pick a word for the year. The word that keeps popping into my head is EXPAND. It goes along with my favorite quote----"The world shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." I think my most favorite quote of all time is by Einstein---"Is the Universe Friendly???" It's all about attitude!! Sure I'm sad, sure I hate losing my mom BUT there is still a great big life out there waiting to be lived!! And slowly, but surely, I will get back into living it!!! And the support of people like you guys is a HUGE blessing. Thank you!!!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Early Bird

Up early today, watching a sunrise that I want to call "fuzzy navel" orange for some reason!! It's beautiful, whatever color it is!! Hoping to make the most of the next 24 days---soooo much to fit into each one. Wanting to have a good Christmas but knowing there will be sadness---just don't want the sadness to take over!! Every day is a gift. Reeeeeeeeally looking forward to the Christmas retreat at the Center this weekend!! AND the Susan Branch luncheon next Tuesday!!
So many thoughts, so many ups and downs, but HEY! That's life, right???? I have much to be thankful for!! Pardon my rambling this morning!! Wishing everyone a joyful day!!!