Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sunday's Reflections

November is almost gone, 2015 is almost over....two facts that I just can't wrap my brain around.
Where did the time go?

It has been a very good Thanksgiving week.  Time with family, lots of food, beautiful weather.
Memories were made.

The rains have moved in today, though it is still warm, much too warm for the end of November.
With all this rain, maybe snow will visit us in the next few weeks, those temps just have to drop.

December's calendar is starting to fill up.  That is ok, it should always be a busy month, we just have to remember to breathe and pace ourselves.  It is all about enjoying the moment.

The last of the Thanksgiving turkey made wonderful soup tonight, along with homemade apple pie.
Back to veggies and smoothies tomorrow.  Even with the holiday, I still continued my 10,000 steps.

Time to recharge, get ready for classes tomorrow.
Goodnight, Sweet dreams

Saturday, November 28, 2015

What We Think

a quote for this Saturday night...

"All that we are is the result of what we have thought.  The mind is everything. What we think we become. "  - Buddha

Friday, November 27, 2015

Joy of Kids

The house was full of food and family yesterday.  The backyard was abuzz with kids this afternoon.

My brother Ricky, and Jordan, Breezze, Daizy and Joy came over and it was full tilt boogie. 

Those kids ran for almost two hours, just for the joy of movement, fresh air and sunshine.  Just for the joy of being kids.

Rick, Ricky and I just sat and laughed...and wished we had half the energy.  Ha! Maybe in our next lives.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Too Short

The light of the moon shinning down on all creatures is driving our dogs crazy tonight.  They keep barking at any and everything.  Just after dark, a small very young deer walked gingerly up to our birdbath for a sip of water.  She stared at me with large dark eyes, so beautiful, so trusting.

Our fridge is full of leftovers, no one left our home hungry today.  I think about those who are hungry, who are cold, who are without home or country. I think about those in our military far from home.  I think about my students at work who could not go home.

Tonight, I wish I could feed everyone, I wish I could give everyone a soft warm bed, I wish all those who are away from their homes could be home.  I am blessed and everyone I know is blessed and yes we all go through hard times but we have roofs over our heads and food in our bellies.

I think about our friends who lost loved ones this week, about our friends who are sick....but yet, there is still so much to be grateful for. The moon shines so brightly tonight and as I look at its light, I pray for peace, for humanity, for kindness.  I pray we remember, to do unto others as we would have them do unto us.  Life is too short for is too short for is too short.

Goodnight, Sweet dreams

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving.  Since my parents have both passed, holidays are bittersweet.  Filled with good memories yet sadness because of those who aren't here to celebrate anymore.

My brother Ricky and his family are coming for lunch, so is my sister Pat and her daughter Jayna.
My friend Fred, who works with me will be here too.  Life goes on, new traditions are created and precious memories are held in our hearts.

I have so much to be grateful for, family, friends, work and better health than I have had in years.
Sending you all blessings for this Thanksgiving, may your day be filled with good food, loving friends and family and gratitude.  And may the beautiful full moon peaking through my window tonight shine his light on all of you.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Real Compassion

There are times in my classroom when there is so much love and kindness flowing from the students that I leave there with the sensation of floating.  Today was one of those days.  As class ended, I sat there and thought about humanity, if we could only spread what we all felt for that hour the world would change.

My quote on the board today was from Pema Chodron, " Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity."  Every person in class today felt that shared humanity.
For all the darkness that seems to prevail around us, there is light.  I believe there is more light than darkness.  We have to remember and recognize our shared humanity.

My Thanksgiving wish is early this year, but my wish is that we all recognize our shared humanity.  That we all feel real compassion for each other and that the light of humanity shines brighter than ever before.

Goodnight, Sweet dreams

Monday, November 23, 2015

All You Leave With

I am sharing this from FaceBook tonight, my friend Connie Jean posted it today.
It resonated with me,   especially after attending two memorial services this weekend.
Goodnight, Sweet dreams