When I first got sober, I worked very closely with a woman who'd been in AA for 5 years. She was a mentor (in the anonymous programs this person is called a sponsor). My husband and I had just bought a home, and were in the process of moving from married student housing at the… Continue reading Little moments of Grace
The other day as I was buying a few things Goodwill, I commented to Barb (the woman who is almost always at the cash register) that I really appreciated her friendly way with people, and she said, "There are lots of folks who come in here that need a little cheerin' up and I do… Continue reading Making much of something small
For years I have been trying to find a Christmas tree that had the same scent as the ones we had when I was a kid. The place where we've purchased our trees in the past, said it was Balsam that we were looking for, so we that's the kind we've gotten. But they never… Continue reading Looking for the magic
I wrote last evening about the meteor shower because I didn't want to start today's post by saying what a spectacular few days it has been watching the night sky, and have someone think, "I wish I had known about it!" It reminds me a little of, A Christmas Carol, when Scrooge says to the Spirit… Continue reading 2nd (and 3rd, 4th, 5th……) chances
A few days before Thanksgiving, I was out on a run and suddenly had a vision that I was up in a hot-air balloon, throwing gifts down on the houses of people as I floated by. It was a beautiful vision and I felt happy while I was imagining the scenario. For several days after,… Continue reading Loving the vision
Here in the United States, we had a presidential election on Tuesday. As we were leaving a wonderful restaurant yesterday, the owner said to Jack, as he paid the bill, "Four more years huh?" in a very deflated way. Jack said that he didn't even know what to say to her, so he thanked her… Continue reading Think a new thought…
The other day, I began imagining that a ball of light-energy was radiating love and good feelings from my center (solar plexus) to everyone that I met. I found that it took quite a bit of effort to keep focused on that image and not let my mind just wander wherever it wanted to go.… Continue reading looking for evidence
There's been so much good stuff happening in my life lately, and quite a bit of it I've shared here on the blog, but some I've held back on. Not because I don't want to share my life with you. I do. But sometimes, reading about a person's life (when they are in a period where… Continue reading A story-book life….
Appreciating my life, just as it is right now, and also being ready for openings, ideas and events that present themselves as opportunities for more Life, is how I want to live this one life that I've been given. I want to get up every day and say, "I am ready. I may not be… Continue reading Ready or not…..
Jack and I were deciding where we wanted to go to dinner on Saturday night and spent about 15 minutes, each offering suggestions which neither of us liked, until we decided on Saratoga. It's interesting this feeling-out of right decisions. ...why one place feels right at a certain time but not at another. A huge… Continue reading We’ll see….