Saturday, November 24, 2012
When the mind quiets and a message comes through, well, I now know to really listen. My assignment for Thanksgiving was to delve in to the things/ people I love more. Not to stand on the sidelines waiting. Children, elderly people and dogs are all part of me- love being around all of them. Through the internet I found some volunteer options and just called around on Wednesday. I downloaded applications to volunteer and made appointments to meet people. And today, I'll be visiting the nursing home and helping out with their crafting time. Perfect!! I love to craft and be around the elderly.
I also delved deep in to Oprah's Super Soul Sunday programming- I found it uplifting and full of messages I needed/ wanted to hear. Have you ever watched any of these shows? I'm addicted. Books have been jumping out at me too- a biography of Crazy Horse, The Highly Sensitive Person, Yoga Cures, and this one by Michael Singer. All are currently being read or on the list of "to reads." And then- a magazine leaped out at me while I was Barnes and Noble, so I had to get that too-- I'm sensing a theme here, hmmm. :)
Oh, and I finally made a DIY project that I will reveal at a later time- it's a present for the holidays I've longed to make and they are done! Went and made a whole bunch of them. :)
A poem came to me summarizing some recent struggles I've been dealing with while on a run on Thanksgiving... here it is...
Though my shoulders seem bowed under the weight of scrutiny, blame and judgment,
I am undimmed as values, truth, and love guide me.
Much love to you all - gosh, this could have been a downer post, but it turns out I've been a productive and happier person for my solitude. xoxo