Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Little gestures....

Sometimes its just the littlest gestures that can mean so much.  When I am the reciever, I am so grateful and when I am the giver I feel such joy.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Day by day...

Day by day, little by little, moment to moment, inch by inch, step by step. Learning to listen to my heart and my gut. Learning to respect my own decisions. I only have control of my own mind and my own ideas of life, of fairness, of right and wrong, of truth and of love. Thoughts become actions. Actions have consequences. Consequences have the power to lift others or to hurt others. Pureness of heart is crucial to living our truth. Living our truth is crucial to our happiness. I believe these things to be true, but somehow it doesnt make it easier. That part is hard to deal with. So back to the beginning I shall go...day by day, minute by minute....

Monday, January 17, 2011

A little Cooper trivia...

Lots of times when I'm standing still or sitting somewhere, Cooper will stand or sit next to me with one paw touching my foot.  To me it's his way of holding my hand, like a little kindergartner would hold his Moms hand on the first day of school.  

Sunday, January 16, 2011

A challenge for myself 2011

Lately I've been thinking that I need to slow things down.  It seems that life has been in fast motion and fast motion just isn't working for me these days.  For me, it seems that many times I'm busy doing something, but not being 100 % in the moment.  It's almost like I'm doing something with the intentions of getting it done so that I can move on to the next thing that needs to be done.

 Yesterday morning I was taking a shower and thinking of what I needed to do for that day.  I decided to quiet my mind and shut out all the other "things" that were yelling at me in the background, and to just focus on cooking that day.  We were having friends come over and I knew what my menu was going to be, and so I decided that cooking would me my only main goal of the day.  The house was clean, my artwork could wait till tomorrow, and so could anything else.

So I made my list and went to the grocery store.  I didn't hurry.  I took my time and made sure I bought everything that I needed.  I cooked all day.  I enjoyed the smells.  I combined all the ingredients with care and interest.  I tasted my creations.  I tried new things from a cook book.  I didn't even mind doing the dishes.  I felt calm and happy.

I know it's not possible to handle everything in life like this, at least not physically possible.  But maybe there is a way to make my mind and my soul be in the moment 100 %- all the time.  I'm going to be working on this.  I think it's time to give myself this gift.  I also think it's going to be a challenge-hahaha  I wish this for you too.  To live each moment, in that moment 100%.  It could just be the key to happiness!  :)