The clouds* in our sky are back, but the local winter weather spared me this afternoon. My quick errand downtown and back was raindrop free. I am taking the small blessings and appreciating them the very best that I can right now.
*The mental clouds, however, have not lifted.
I didn’t find exactly the perfect CLEARANCE bargain that I’d gone in search of, but still, reasonable prices all ’round, and I got out the door for under nine bucks. I consider that a major bonus. (See? Bright side, people, bright side!)
As soon as I get this post up I’m going back upstairs to ride the couch, and read more of (and hopefully finish) THIS book. I haven’t written in the new Heart’s True Desires spiral yet, still debating about whether to start tonight or wait until I begin a new day tomorrow.
On our card altar this afternoon I was directed to the last draw of our unfortunately illustrated (and yet brilliantly insightful) deck from Toni in Australia. This is absolutely a sign, no question.
“Goddess Of Beauty ~
You are a wondrous being of light;
there is nothing to change or fix.
You are a wondrously beautiful being of light, yet you cannot see it because you are comparing yourself to others instead of looking honestly and lovingly at yourself.
Meditate upon the image on this card and allow your light, and natural beauty to shine through. You are beautiful just as you are. There is nothing to change or fix; just love and accept yourself as you are.
As you honour the beautiful person that you are, others will feel the light and warmth radiating from you. As a result, you will attract wonderful and generous people into your life that will love and appreciate you for all you truly are.
Just be yourself – that is where your beauty lies!”
Or maybe I’ll go lie down instead, card in hand, and do as the Universe says here in this suggestion. Some Quiet Time seems to be in order.
Angels, Gods, and Goddesses Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno
9.177 with an average speed of 10MPH, and time pedaling of 55 minutes, 01 seconds.
to my class and back was pretty much what I thought, less than five: 4.003, in 26 minutes and 55 seconds. Average speed was 8.9, no doubt due to the fact that the pool is even MORE uphill than The Burrow.
J.D. and Hanna and Emma,
and their father.
Text from my son,
“Most heartwarming thing I’ve done in a while: knelt down to pin a Jr Deputy badge on a kid like a Norman Rockwell painting. Made his night; he even promised to share the badge with his little brother, since I only had one.”