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aaaah Monday 08/23/10

Monday, August 23, 2010

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I love Monday ! On Monday mornings I meet with good friends for coffee. The topics of our conversation range from politics, to sex and back again. We laugh till we ache.

Still giggling to myself after departing I headed downtown to drop off some items at a local gallery where I show my pottery and fiber arts. Since parking is an issue, I was forced to walk quite a bit farther than normal.... and it felt so good ! There was a light breeze and it was a joyful experience.

When I got home, I did some gardening ( think weed pulling ) ...picked some tomatoes and basil, and then came inside all sweaty ( it's been a looong time since that happened), and took a cooling shower. By now you may wonder where I am wandering with this. right ?

I sat down to meditate near a window that overlooks the now weeded yard. I had filled the bird feeders and picked up the dog leavings. Gratitude nearly knocked me over ! I thought about the fact that I can drive from one side of this country to the other on paved roads. I can get a drink of clean water anywhere along the way. I can come inside and refresh my body and soul without any fear. I am fat because of the bounty available to me, because of my over consumption. Oh, I know all the psycho babble and I use all the excuses for my excess weight.

I live on a pensioners very modest income. Yet, because of the abundance available to me, I do not go hungry. I am far from emaciated. I am not forgetting the responsiblility for sharing what I have.... I am just so darn grateful that I live where I do.

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  • BONNIE627
    wonderful blog.. I agree with you totally.. keep up the good work.
    3916 days ago
  • DENI_ZEN
    I love the way you REALLY know how to enjoy life - and without accumulating all kinds of "stuff" to do it! It's clear to me that you really know how to live, and gratitude plays a pivotal role throughout. Have you ever noticed how well gratitude works as an instant mood-booster? It's true! So glad you've discovered this secret and honor it regularly :) - Sandi emoticon
    3916 days ago
  • THINIWILLBE21
    Isn't it wonderful to truly realize the blessings God gives us and to experience deep down contentment!!!!

    I'm happy for you that you took the time to feel these feelings and enjoy them!
    3917 days ago
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