Over the weekend, I bought a new phone.
The calendar on this one is a little more intense than my previous phone. It gives an enormous amount of options for the reminders.
Yes lovely. I set reminders about everything.
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I spoke with a friend yesterday, and as soon as we hung up from talking, I set a reminder about meeting her for coffee. It was only two days away, but I knew to set a reminder about it.
It’s not that my life is so busy I’d forget.
No love. I get so caught up in the present moment, it’s best to remind myself of future events.
After speaking with my friend, I went to check out a place for pedicures. My daughter and I have been wanting to sit and have one, but I wasn’t sure where. There are so many options where we live, but I’d heard good things about this place.
After making the appointment, I set a reminder. It was for the next day, which is today, but I set one.
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In writing this I realize there are moments of goodness on my calendar. Moments I don’t want to miss. What are you reminding yourself of today?
I saw this posted by SC Lourie this morning.
Here my darling. Allow me to remind you…
Coffee, good friends, and chocolate are staples in my life. Keep going, Sunshine. Your daily reminder.
While making a Chemex, I took a picture.
The first thing I noticed was the steamy aroma pouring off the top, but then I noticed the flower sitting behind it. I wasn’t sure which brought me more joy! Nothing usually distracts me from coffee.
I rescued this flower from Walmart last week to plant in the yard, but it’s too cold yet. My daughter loves watching it bloom in the kitchen.
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I’ve begun SC Lourie’s, “2019 Start of the Year Soul Planner.” My daughter has her plate really full right now, so I’m dropping seeds of it for her to enjoy.
I made a suggestion to her about something that would ease up her schedule, but she wasn’t ready to hear it. I felt my heart say, “You dropped a seed”
People are not always ready to hear your idea, even though you speak from experience, but it can be a seed.
I’m hoping she can grasp this type teaching while she’s young, and not wait till my age. I spent these last few years growing and stretching myself, but this is the year for bloom. I can feel it in my soul.
My daughter talked me into buying a printer.
She’s using it for college, but I’m using it to sow some seeds. After starting this soul journey I’m so grateful for that printer! Samantha’s artwork is divine, so I’m printing out pieces of the journey to hang on the fridge. They alternate every few days.
My daughter will see them on the fridge.
She will be drawn in by their beauty, but hopefully she will take a pause and let the words fall like seeds. After plenty of seeds and some time, she will begin to feel what I feel today. Ready to bloom.
“Now that January is out of the way, we can finally get 2019 started.” ♥ SC Lourie.
“Relax. You’re on a journey of discovery. Let life reveal itself to you.”~ Melody Beattie.
My daughter was packing to go to her Dad’s and asked, “What are you doing this weekend?” I replied, “I’m going to not think so much.”
I’ve just been enjoying the journey.
I once told my daughter, “I don’t have any problems,” and compared to the rest of the world I don’t, but I can create them in my mind.
It takes just as much time to pray as it does to worry. It doesn’t zap your energy, it’s healthier and much more effective.
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In listening to my meditation last night, the teacher was talking about ‘acceptance’ of things as they are.
Some things in life can be changed quickly, some more slowly and some are out of our control.
“Ah…This is the way things are for now.”
Time passes and things change. Sometimes it’s our perspective and other times God steps in.
I remembered telling my daughter, “I don’t have any problems”, but then came to this realization.
Just because there’s nothing wrong, doesn’t mean everything’s right for me.
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SC Lourie is hosting another soul journey!
It begins Valentine’s Day, and lasts 30 days.
Thank you to everyone who joined the November Soul Reset. I enjoyed journeying with you.
I’m going to continue enjoying the journey.
Have a week of splendidness. xx Barb xx
SC Lourie designed Christmas cards this year. I saw them online after Thanksgiving and fell in love. I was so excited about the cards I overlooked the shipping method and she sent them regular mail.
They arrived last weekend from the UK.
I have fond memories of Christmas cards as a child. Mama would tape them around doorways.
They have become a lost art so I’m grateful for the creative souls who are bringing them back to life.
I realized this year I missed them. You give what you wish to receive. The last one was mailed today.
Years ago, my then husband and I had cards printed and engraved with our family’s names and mailed by a mail house right after Thanksgiving.
I don’t know if I’m bending the rules to the point of nonexistence, or if they just broke when my marriage did. It didn’t bother me one bit to mail these cards the week before Christmas.
They are full of love and they are mailed.
I’m truly enjoying the November Soul Reset.
Day Three is talking about gratitude, but not just the proverbial list. It asked me to thank myself.
To say ‘thank you’ to me for being me.
Consider the last time you felt thankful for yourself. Really genuinely. Not because someone told you to. But because it just dawned on you. It just dawned on you that you are pretty amazing. ~SC Lourie
This is rather profound. When I think back of all the things I’ve been through, I tend to thank God, and that someone who stood by me during the storm. I cannot recall if I’ve ever said, “Thank you Barb.”
I encourage you to take a quiet moment with you. Sit with a warm cuppa, and thank you for being there for you. When you think of who you love most in this world let it be you. You are pretty amazing.