Hello Friday! I welcome the day with open arms and an open heart, relishing the possibilities of the day. Heat envelops my mind and soul as I count my blessings and think of those without a home, a family, loving friends to turn to in an hour of need. I am very lucky.
When I was younger, I would spend my time in the garden plotting revenge against my brother for some infraction or other. When the anger passed, a deep sense of peace resonated through me. I would sit on my own for hours, basking in the sun, listening to the steady drone of the bumble bees, drunk on nectar. The earth stood still and the smell of red soil under my fingernails, staining my skinny little legs and bare feet overpowered the heady scent of the rose bushes close to me. I could feel a surge of energy run through me and sat there, mesmerised by the power of nature. Of course there was no deep understanding at the time. I was a child enjoying the peace and tranquility of the world around me, shutting out other emotions that had plagued me before and allowing my body to just relax and enjoy being still.
This whole thought process has been prompted by a post written by Be Like Water (Click on her name to read the article). I have discovered my alone time again after so many years. It is as precious as finding diamonds in the back garden! My alone time has varied from spending time at home with no music, television or other distraction disturbing me, so that my thoughts are the loudest things I hear. This simple time helps me to discuss issues that may bother me during the week when I don’t have time to address them or have the children speaking at me at the same time so I cannot even think straight. Sometimes I sit in the garden and quietly watch nature go about its business. Unfortunately I don’t get the same buzz I felt when I was a child, but I think with practise I might reach a level of peace, which is better than nothing. With a house full of pets and children, finding alone time in the holidays can be difficult. That’s where the beauty of technology jumps in! I plug my earphones in and blast music at a ridiculously dangerous level until I feel my energy levels boost again.
I am sharing this with you today because I know life is extremely busy for most of you and we seem to be juggling more balls than we have hands to catch them. Life is running away from us. If you have a chance, embrace today, Friday, and count your blessings. There may be things you don’t see as blessings; more thorns in your side. Count them anyway. And when you’re done, know that I’m sending a smile your way and hoping you find a peaceful moment to enjoy being you!
Thanks for reading and have a great day. 😊