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Snow and Cold

Monday, December 13, 2010



Here we are in the middle of December, again ( this being my 64th or so). I am running behind on getting my Christmas packages ready to go, the house is muddy from two dogs who can't decide if they want out to potty, back in or, 'oh my, that snow is fun to run in" , three more pajamas to sew, etc.

It's time to breathe.... my thoughts are pretty scattered. There was a tragedy in our family at Thanksgiving and I see my grandson barreling in the wrong direction. He seems to be trying to live his entire life in one month..... making poor choices, reacting in lieu of thinking, just hell bent on more than he can handle. Or is he ? At 24 he isn't going to listen to anyone. Neither did I at the same age, in fact I had 4 children by then. The road has been challenging, yet, here I am...

The season is one of peace and joy. I will slow down myself. I will set regular exercise as a priority. I will avoid the temptations of the season as I hope he will avoid the temptations of life. I will try to live more deliberately and by example, with my cool thought, my generous love and my immense thankfulness, I will quietly lead the way. If I can't control my impulses by now, how can I expect it of others ? I will do what I can. Thank you my Spark friends for your thoughtfulness and kindness in listening. Peace, peace to all.

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  • VALERIEMAHA
    Annette,

    Brrrr! At least you have some lively company to go through this chilly weather with!

    I'm sorry to hear about your grandson's frantic behavior. I hope he finds his inner core of strength and quietness...even at 24 it's there! Your experience and wisdom shines through your concern. I'm holding you all up in metta meditation.

    In solidarity and support,
    Maha

    3772 days ago
  • PANFRIEDTROUT
    it's hard when you see a family member or friend on a disastrous course & can't directly do anything about it ... when the 2 best things you can do are to lead by example and then to be there to pick up the pieces...

    thanks for the reminder to "live more deliberately" ...i've been kind of ill*tempered and impatient lately.
    3772 days ago
  • DAISY443
    Oh, if only we could impress our life learnings on the young without giving them our prejudices and mistakes! I pray that your grandson will find the right road quickly! You are truly an amazing friend! Hugs, Carol
    3772 days ago
  • ROBINSNEWNEST
    Oh, Annette. You are a sage. And the path there, I'm sure, hasn't been an "easy" one.

    I know you will. I will strive, too...
    with love-
    Robin
    3772 days ago
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