"We become what we think about." ~ Earl Nightingale

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Giraffe Journal

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both self-hosted at WordPress
where I publish as myself
rather than under a
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Thanks for your visit and have a delightful day ;--)
Hugs and blessings,


Sunday, February 3, 2008

Sacred Life Sunday - Reflecting Again


As I do from time to time, today I share
Five Really Good Things Once More.

1. I'm feeling much better today and think I'm over the flu/cold bug from last week. I'm glad I gave myself permission to do less than usual, choosing instead to focus my attention on recovering as quickly as possible ... allowing myself to rest. I'm especially grateful for Zicam, Vitamin C, chicken with wild rice soup, Gatorade, and lemon tea.

2. Today's rain was a gentle drizzle with light winds, rather than a repeat of the gusty deluge of last week that blew my patio furniture out of my front yard. It stopped in time so that Molly and I could enjoy a walk together along the beach.

3. Today I completed my list of 101 Things About Me at Small Reflections and finished the Friday Haiku Volume 10 at Sacred Ruminations albeit belatedly. As of this morning, I was caught up with Blog-related email and comments, although I'm still behind on my visits to others' blogs. I hope to remedy that next week.

4. I always enjoy my weekly telephone chat with Jan, my Taos Writer's Retreat buddy, but today I'm inspired by the goals I've set for myself and believe they'll help me accomplish some specific tasks I've been putting off for too long. In addition, enjoyed lunch with my friend J last week and a wonderful phone visit with Kara yesterday. I plan to call my sister when I finish posting tonight.

5. Because the passing on of awards to some (rather than all) sometimes results it hurt or sad feelings for those who may be overlooked at times, miss*R at Tales of Inglewood has created this "blogging award" to share with every one who visits there. She encourages us to take, post, and pass this award on to every single blogging friend who visits our blog(s) ... and so forth so that it gets shared with love to all in the hope that no one will feel left out again. Here it is for you to take, display on your blog, and pass along to YOUR readers ... and I hope you'll encourage them to do likewise .

Thought for Today
from NATIVE AMERICAN WISDOM
edited by Kent Nerburn and Louise Mengelkoch
"Love is something you and I must have. We must have it because our spirit feeds upon it. We must have it because without it we become weak and faint. Without love our self-esteem weakens. Without it our courage fails. Without love we can no longer look out confidently at the world. We turn inward and begin to feed upon our personalities, and little by little we destroy ourselves. With it we are creative. With it we march tirelessly. With it, and with it alone, we are able to sacrifice for others." Chief Dan George

In case you missed it the 1st time around
to everyone I offer this brief but powerful video

May You Be Blessed


8 comments:

Karen said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better! Something else to consider--had you not given yourself permission to take time to heal, you probably would have significantly delayed the recovery time. You may have been given the illness solely because it was time to slow down.

Welcome back!

Karen said...
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Karen said...

Sorry--that was me deleting the comment--I accidentally hit the publish button twice, posting two copies of one comment.

storyteller said...

Karen - You raise an excellent point re: slowing down. 'Tis great to BE back! I have energy again this morning and am reminded how grateful I am for good health generally.

As for hitting the publish button twice, I've done that myself (though apparently on non-blogger platforms) for I've received a message to the effect that it seems to be a duplicate post. I guess this is one more reason why folks move from blogger to other platforms eventually … reminding we get what we pay for after all. Of course on the positive side, the extra comment may up my Alexa Rank. :-)

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I'll be over to visit later to see what you've been up to. Thanks for the visit and all your supportive comments. Have a delightful day!
Hugs and blessings,

Sandy C. said...

So glad to hear you're feeling better this week. That was very wise of you to take it easy and allow things to fall by the wayside so you could recover :)

Running to see the final part of the 101 list!

storyteller said...

Sandy – Thanks. I certainly enjoyed getting out yesterday to meet a friend for lunch that I hadn’t seen in at least a decade, and I’m looking forward to getting my hair cut and permed this afternoon (a week later than expected). I’ve got to get myself to the polls before I do that, but methinks I’ll wait until the early morning “going to work” crowd clears out … so maybe I’ll go around 10 o’clock. I appreciate you being such a regular reader even in the midst of your current “loan debacle” and I hope that all gets resolved quickly. You take care of yourself so you don’t have a relapse of this nasty flu/cold bug!
Hugs and blessings,

bella said...

i've been miserable sick these last few days. sometimes there is no other choice but to go easy and let the body do its thing.
it sounds like life is grounded for you, your heart freely given to what you love.

storyteller said...

Bella –I’m sorry you’ve been ill and hope you’re feeling better. This last bug was a nasty one! Thanks for visiting Sacred Ruminations. I appreciate your supportive comment.

FYI - I have two blogs and the “Treasure” I left for you is located at Small Reflections … January 29th post. You don’t have email so I’m hoping you checked the little box here to receive follow up comments in email so you can find it. I apologize for the confusion.
Hugs and blessings,