Over the weekend we were hoping to get some of that disinfecting UV light, but Saturday it rained all day. My brand new tulips enjoyed it though.
I probably shouldn’t confess this out on a public forum, but here we go anyway . . .
I’m sure many people have heard about the Power of Intention. It may also be known as the Law of Attraction. Let me tell you folks, this is a real thing. Whenever I put out a message to the Universe (which for me is praying to God) for something I need, eventually my message gets a response. Let me give you some examples.
It’s kind of a busy week, so this post will be short and sweet. Well, maybe more savory than sweet.
I don’t even know where to begin with this blog post, because there is so much running through my mind that I could say.
Remember when margarine was better for you than butter? Remember when eggs held dangerous cholesterol levels and they suggested egg substitutes? Remember when coffee was bad for you, and then it wasn’t?
That’s what’s great about the internet, you can’t catch my germs as we communicate.
I wish this was going to be one of my quippy posts, but no. I have a serious, personal confession to make, and I’m a bit embarrassed by it. I thought I’d throw it out there. Maybe it’ll help someone else suffering from the same thing to not feel so alone.
I’ve contemplated whether or not to share updates about my husband’s injury. I mean, this blog was not intended to be all about a recovery, but rather, about life’s lessons, studying human behavior, then learning and growing from it all. Why would people want to read about a man’s two broken feet?
The more I contemplated, the more I realized that the path we are on has lots of lessons to share. With each new day in this crisis, we discover something new about ourselves. For example, we should never sell ourselves short. There are so many things I thought I couldn’t do before this crisis, but now I’m doing them. This isn’t just a lesson for me, but I share it for all. There is a spirit of strength inside all of us.
But I digress, because this blog post is the latest update and lesson on our path.
I know I shared this particular theme before, but it’s always a good reminder. Today’s lesson … gratitude. Let me show you why. Below is a ‘before’ photo.
Caveat: This was drafted on Friday the 13th, and is being posted today.
Okay, I’m writing on the fly right after a very frustrating event, so let’s see how this plays out with me just writing from emotion. I’m not calmed down yet, so here goes …
I’m slowly returning from a blogging hiatus after my husband’s accident. We’re still dealing with things, but learning to manage it a bit better. I can’t say for sure, but I hope to post a blog once a week now, plus another for the wisdom quotes I share. I would also like to read more of your blogs when I can. I may not have as much time to comment, but I’ll let you know I read with a ‘like.’ I really do read, I’m not one of those bloggers. 😉
When I first moved to Florida twenty-five years ago, one of the local newspapers gave away free papers on any day the sun didn’t shine. I don’t know if that is still their policy, but I learned very soon that this truly is the Sunshine State.
The past ten days I ran into some bad mojo. Everything was going wrong. I say ‘was’ because I refuse to let the bad ‘mo’ continue into this week.
I’ll start with the title of the blog.
In my blog, Best Laid Plans, I wrote about how grateful I am with all that I have in my life, and that’s true. I’d love to tweak a few things though.
For example, as my regular readers know, the heat and humidity take its toll on me where I live. So, I’d tweak my life by changing my geographical location (which I will do some day). I’d love to live near mountains (you may get a new neighbor, Pete, or Nick).
Well folks, mouse elbow is apparently the same type of pain as tennis elbow, and I’ve got it. It must’ve occurred because I’ve been back to doing a lot of writing, not to mention the addition of blogging and commenting on other blogs. Looks like I’m going to need to take a break this week from blogging.
Here are a few of the things I’ve been doing to help. If anyone has any other suggestions, please feel free to share them. I probably won’t comment this week though. Continue reading “Mouse Elbow”