Monday, September 30, 2013
Friday, September 27, 2013
it's another football game tonight.
that means eliza and i get to have a date.
(we're grateful for football games,
jane suggested in her letter from taiwan
that we eat chinese
and watch inn of the sixth happiness together.
(it's my life, mom, she says.)
so we just got back.
tums filled with lettuce wraps, kung pao tofu,
and crispy green beans.
but when the fortune cookies came,
"stop searching forever. happiness is just next to you"
"everything will come your way",
we both looked at each other,
our eyes filling with wows and wonder and tears.
oh, how i needed this tonight.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Friday, September 13, 2013
to feel joy.
to feel peace.
to feel calm.
to feel contentment.
to feel cared for, nurtured, understood,
appreciated, and valued.
to feel safe and protected.
to feel loved, adored, admired, cherished, and nurtured.
to feel wanted, accepted, and needed.
to feel connection to and understanding of God.
to find truth, meaning, and purpose
and how it all relates to my life's mission.
to receive answers to my spiritual questions and hungers.
to know that I'm good enough.
to feel and have hope.
to have nurturing and loving family relationships with my husband, each of my children, and my extended family.
to have each of my children know and feel that they are unconditionally loved by me.
to have each of my children develop, grow, understand, and fulfill the measure of their creation.
to be a friend, a guide, a strength, and a teacher
to my children.
to feel peace and harmony in my home.
to feel contentment about my home and my yard.
to have a home that is warm, welcoming, and inviting to all who walk through the door.
to be a comfort to my parents.
to be a true friend.
to find mutually satisfying connection and relationship with like-minded, kindred souls.
to gain and develop wisdom, compassion, and understanding, even if this comes through suffering.
to radiate light, calm, energy, and spirit
through my countenance.
to have a lean, healthy, strong body.
to have a sharp, active, and keen mind.
to feel beautiful and attractive to others and to myself.
to have others feel love, comfort, acceptance, kindness, and understanding while in my presence and through my actions.
to willingly share my time, talents, and gifts with others.
to help and make a positive contribution for a better world.
to be an instrument in other's healing journeys.
to pass the MBLEx.
to graduate from UCMT.
to always be a life-long learner.
to be content with what is.
to live in gratitude with what is given.
to be financially secure. to have enough for not only our needs, but to live comfortably and with enough
to share and give generously.
to see, create, and share beauty through my photography. to find joy in this.
to create understanding and expression through my writing. to find joy in this.
to feel desire, motivation, and inspiration to share my life's story through my blog.
to travel and explore this wonderful , diverse world.
to create fun times, experiences, and memories.
to live in vitality, vigor, and vim in my older years.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Saturday, September 7, 2013
yoga stillness in the mornings
making a blueberry-peach cobbler
for an after dinner treat.
and eating our fill of those peaches from mama's tree.
september milkweeds blowing in a breeze.
eating our burgers alfresco-style.
our labor day celebration.
and going out later for ice cream was nice, too.
a total surprise package all the way from finland.
just because he loves us so.
impromptu "stop the car" moments.
let's put raspberries on top of the pancakes, mom.