“Your conscious presence
in your own life is powerful.
It’s a gift to be present—a gift for you and
for whomever you share your life with.”
I often find my mind wandering. It’s a time of complete relaxation and self-indulgence and that’s okay when I am alone and don’t need to be focused on anything in particular. I think of this wandering as a gift to myself and it sometimes leads to a wonderful awakening within me. It’s not okay when my mind wanders when I am with someone. Then it is just rude, like giving them a beautifully wrapped gift box with nothing in it.
Have you ever thought of your conscious presence
as a gift to yourself and others?
1.I have a hard time finding a gift for the person whose name I draw for the gift exchange at work.
2.I have no problem finding a gift for the person whose name I didn’t draw for the gift exchange at work.
3.One of the best gifts I ever gave was the “mother’s ring” I gave to my mother. It has the birthstones of my brothers and me. There is a diamond, a topaz, and an aquamarine.She was so excited! I have the ring now and call it my sibling ring.
4.One of the best gifts I ever received was my cat, Dolly. She was given to me by a friend of my brother and came at a time when I needed another heartbeat living with me. She was six weeks old when she came to me and nineteen years when she left. She was the perfect Diva.
The last movie I saw at the theater was so long ago I have no idea what it was!
2. The title of my autobiography would be Crazy Complexities, Complications, and Confusions. I think that describes my life quite well.
3. I would love to learn how to refinish/reupholster furniture…I think, but then maybe not. See #2.
4. I am glad that I learned to crochet because it is relaxing while doing something productive, I make gifts for friends and sometimes for people I don’t know, and it keeps me off the streets and out of the bars.
Celebrating the Small Things
This week I celebrate:
The weather is changing and I am so ready for cooler temps.
I finished one of two gifts that are needed next month.
I got through the day at work though I wanted to go home because I felt awful and thought I would feel better at home. As it was I got sicker when I got home but that is ok…it’s always better to be worse at home. 🙂
This evening we had a mini piano concert here where I live.
A man who lives here is a wonderful pianist.
He is a professor of music at the university
and he teaches piano.
He also performs with symphony orchestras
in many places throughout the country.
We were so fortunate to have him share his gift with us tonight.
We don’t have a piano but of course, he does.
He played in his apartment and we listened in the halls.
Chairs were set up in the halls of the fourth, fifth and sixth floors.
We have an atrium on the first floor and the stairs are open
with skylight windows on the roof and sound travels nicely.
After the concert, there was a reception in the
Community Room with wine , cheese, fruit, and sweets.
The evening was quite lovely.
Made me think maybe I should have
taken more than four piano lessons.
That’s another post.