My sweet friend, Tessa, gave me a book called "The book of Awakening"
It is a daily inspirational book helping us find the life we want by being present in the life we have.
On the Feb 24th , the passage was right on the mark.
"When feeling urgent, you must slow down"
To quote.." Now more than ever, when we are feeling urgent, you must cut the strings to all events. Now more than ever, when the weights you carry seem tied to your wrist, you must not run or flail. When feeling like I can't sit still, I need more than ever, to just sit still"
With all that we have to do each day, from the mundane, the necessary, the not so pleasant and boring. We must remember to at least sit still for 5 or 10 minutes and to be in the moment and calm our nerves and sooth our hearts.
It is easier said than done. With 1440 minutes in a day, we can sit still for 5 minutes, right??
I am going to TRY and take my own advice. I do not want to wake up 20 years from now and not have a clue what just happened. I want to be present in each moment, to give gratitude and thanks, to be calm..
I love the way the sun shines in my kitchen window;
I love watching cattle graze;
I love being in my studio and just piddling around
and never knowing what my finished piece will look like until I am done..
What would we do without it?
Just when I think I can not love more...
We get this gift from heaven..
My beautiful stepdaughter delivers the most precious baby boy...
Colt arrived Thursday, Feb 9th
7.2 lbs 19.5 "
A head full of dark hair like his mom and big strong hands like his dad.
The sweetest, most beautiful baby.
His big brother is pretty proud..
My heart just grew in size 10 times over.
My life just got more joyous
Love just got bigger...
on a side note..
I will be in Atlanta for the next week or so. I will be there taking my dad
to his radiation treatments. My parents are staying with my brother who lives close to Emory University Hospital. My brother is a Delta captain and will be flying, so I am taking over for the week. I am looking forward to spending time with my mom and dad. I love the Decatur area where I will be staying. My first priority is to take care of my Dad, make sure he is comfortable. But I do want to get my mom out to a few good antique shops if she is up to it.
I am wishing all of you a very Happy Valentine's Day that is full of