My grandmother once gave me a tip:
In difficult times, you move forward in small steps.
Do what you have to do, but little by little.
Don’t think about the future, or what may happen tomorrow.
Wash the dishes.
Remove the dust.
Write a letter.
Make a soup.
You are advancing step by step.
Take a step and stop.
Rest a little.
Take another step.
You won’t notice, but your steps will grow more and more.
And the time will come when you can think about the future without crying.
These are the things I’m missing these days.
What am I saving them for?
Do them NOW!
being outside reading
when am watching tv, knitting
(It’s been 4 months of pandemic but I am starting this category now)
“It doesn’t matter how things are.
It only matters how I feel.”
❤ ❤ ❤
(Tonight, TF sang this on fb and it really touched me – cause morning things nervous and then tonight more – taxes thing, J, health ins payment, bites, Fr I was way behind and had lesson, just insecurities and fears)
From 4 years ago:
My mother has suffered a LOT in her life. I won’t go into it but a LOT. And has always been the little energizer bunny, just continuing on. Does. Not. Gossip. Has tremendous compassion. Has a great sense of humor and has grown into a truly open mind. Does have a stubborn streak, which I actually think is kind of healthy. And is just the greatest example of acceptance. As you can tell, I love her very much. (PS for about 3 weeks now she has been her intelligent, funny, lucid self. I’ll take every minute of that we can get)
In the spirit of real honesty, I must admit there are times (few) when I feel I just need a break. ‘Cause it’s a lot watching a loved one age and decline and helping her all you can yet always feeling guilty that you should be doing more… But the vast majority of the time, I’m just so grateful to have these years – decades – of peace and friendship with my mother. They were a long hard road to get to.
exercise – a lot
try some new recipes – Ornish – book How Not to Die …
not lot of time in den with tv
I heard this somewhere:
God is raining His grace upon us every one of the 86,400 seconds in every day.
The only problem is we forget to cup our hands.
I use my conscious intention to manifest my dreams (thought of the day)
I am NOT about to list people who make me uncomfortable. Nope. So task is a no-go.