Living with my Dad on a daily basis was like two ships passing in the overcast foggy atmosphere of little sun, here in ‘Up North’ Michigan.
I saw a video with a child assigned each week to greet his/her classmates each day with a greeting of choice for the recipient – a high five, hug, or something else.
My mother when we were little called us to the day with ‘Rise and Shine’.
So I asked my Dad if he was game for this.
High five, we have to look in each others eyes to land the hands, that is good hand eye coordination, and a hug? Which side? Both!
It is now a regular part of the day, and we are getting more playful - a hello that sets the day anew. To have that success so early in the day sprinkles confidence for the challenges yet to come, which is nurturing.
How do you start your day?
"when you are interested in people, they provide the energy for learning"
from a conversation at Thanksgiving. I would add and "how"
In this part of the country, in the crease of the last joint of the pinky on the palm of the right hand - in the state called Michigan, there is alot more going on than meets the physical eye. It is a joy to jot it down.
Second grandchild Chloe " hello you are so welcome here "
As I was checking out at the grocery store, the woman bagging moaned " I just know the next phone call is going to be my kids having a hard time at school." The cashier reminded her of how her kids did sound excited and willing to go to their respective new schools.
Coming home I noticed some "other" plants in the Lilac bushes. I thought maybe I should be doing something more useful, but got the clippers anyway. I find being with the plants very enjoyable. Weeding what does not belong - weed trees. It is already quite enough, this garden, old and well established, but not taken care of in a long time. I have spent this year observing it, seeing what is already planted, what it does - when -learning to "prune", recognize weeds, realize I can create a garden or let one go! and here are some lilies that already bloomed and are deciding to bloom again!
For me blooming has something to do with forgiveness, acceptance, and gratitude for being creative.
I can do that too! you can too, why not!
Along with my art practice, I give souls on the move who may be a little stuck, help with resetting their energy.
See my front page for services.
Today the first Zinnia bloomed in my world of summer.
I took an early morning walk on a quiet country road. When I was finished, I drove slowly down the road. A van came up behind me. I pulled over to let it by. The van pulled up next to me. With both our windows down I saw 2 guys.
The fellow in the passenger seat was saying in voice and gesture "Your passenger side brake light is out".
I repeated what he said, so he knew I understood, grateful that they let me know.
How else do you find these things out without some one else to look, and let you know?
I reviewed the moment after and sensed they went out of their way to give a positive friendly caring gesture - not wanting to scare me. Perhaps, I also let go of some images of " men in vans on quiet country roads".
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This blog is one way I share my self expression. My system of well-being is based on what is showing up, right now. I am an appreciator, having infinite conversations