In some ways I feel like one of those blessed to “know” life deeply based on the quote above. In other ways, I know better. In light of my personal battle across the last span of time, I resolve to keep a gratitude journal as the last part of my daily blog.
I think too much sometimes. I could learn from those who think less, and just look and act facing forwards with no deep reflection that spirals within and without. Not really my way. Not how I learn and grow. I am a thinker. I accept and embrace this part of me. But I am learning there is more. Far more.
Yesterday I spent a wonderful afternoon browsing and keeping company with one daughter. She actually thanked me for what I do for her ( I nearly fell over ). I don’t expect what I do to be acknowledged in a positive way – yet she did. We picked up some groceries and odds and ends we require, we browsed a few shops looking at what might be Christmas presents, and tried on clothing and shoes. Butter chicken and rice was dinner for her, while I had a simple mushroom omelette which met my needs. And it was hot.
Today I have brunch planned with a much loved daughter; likely brunch and shopping as she has her eye on jeans shorts and I found some perfect pairs yesterday. It will be a leisurely time but an exceptionally good time.
The afternoon and evening I have ear marked for some readings I need to do in preparation for the classes I have tomorrow. I have a presentation to give on a selection of pages. I thought I would organise it as a quiz rather than just reading it out to everyone, so I need to put some thought and preparation into that!!!
Geni is heading to the beach with some friends( I need to wake her in 8 minutes!!) so all in all it should be a good day.
I am feeling better able to face life today. The cloud is still there but contained; accepted ( not quite embraced.)