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".
I have seen lots of cute images of birds resting on the edge of a bird bath, on cards, sculpture..
.in this new place I live there was an object in the garden - I finally figured out it was the pedestal bottom of a bird bath.
I can restore this!
I found a top at a gardening store placed it a part of the yard I thought would be nice for the birds. It sat and I saw no bird flutter in for a splash. I moved it to a new location, a bit more private. Still no sweet birds on the edge. But my oh my was the water dirty. And so fast. I don't know if I can refill this every day. It occurred to me in the middle of the night I created a wonderful breeding pool for mosquitoes. A quiet but audible voice said "Stupid you should have thought that one out first." Well thank you for your opinion.
Fortunately I have created alot of permission and space to make mistakes or is it create and destroy! I don't have to be a slave to former decisions. Destroy - Create.
There are places that are hard to become conscious of on my own - blind spots- where it helps to have a partner who can look with me. I receive guidance this way and also offer it to souls seeking to reclaim more of their inner light
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