Photos by notstatic
Lately, life has been throwing me more curve balls than I would like. And in between those it's been busy—filled with travel and friends, some lovely moments...and some very sad moments. The anniversary of my Mom's passing pretty much flattens me each year at this time no matter how much preparation I try to do for it. And I guess I just haven't been able to really catch my breath in the midst of it all. I'm a fan of decompressing. Of space. Of getting re-centered. It's a crucial component to my general health, as necessary as exercise and eating well. So then, what to do? I've been trying to focus on the joyful bits and chuck the bad bits out with the bathwater. It's a process, one I've been wrestling with in recent days. I suppose that's the real challenge: to enjoy the process as much as possible because the curveballs are going to continue to fly at us, yes? I've been doing some reading that encourages the letting go of the struggle. Which relates to the philosophy I follow of believing that abundance attracts more abundance to you. Seems logical, the attraction of like with like. If you wallow in sadness and negativity, you will draw more of the same into your zone. If you embrace joy and acceptance, those will flow freely in too. Well then, I guess the only thing to do is welcome the birth of a new week...and count our blessings (as my Mom used to say) for all that we do have in the here and now.
Above are a few things that have made me feel good the past couple weeks: a new red lipstick, a collection of short stories about the sea, the last peonies of the season, finding a sense of peace with my beloved as we sat in the sunshine yesterday. May your week be a joyful journey, friends.
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