Because I am feeling slightly unfocused right now (don’t worry, nothing huge like Scrambled Brain) we’ll begin with our daily draw again. I know, it’s not like we have RULES or anything structured here. (Please oh please oh please read shit in order!) But I do like to announce crap when I feel it’s a sort of upside-down day. And sometimes I’m feeling this way because of other, outside influences, frequently many of you are experiencing it as well.
This is one of my favorite illustrations, in a deck full of gorgeous and rich beauty. I don’t know if it’s the soothing tone, the shading, the emotion, or simply the joy that is “literally” radiating (with glowingly bright rays of happy) out of the guy in the center. Doesn’t matter. It’s uplifting and the perfect way to help me get back on track.
“The High Lord of Gratitude and Service ~ selflessness, humility, conscious action.
The High Lord of Gratitude and Service has arrived to help you find your purpose today. Feeling gratitude for each moment you experience, and loving what is and what has been, will remind you that every breath you take holds a deep and profound awareness. Through small actions and selfless service to another, you are automatically upon your highest path, whether you are immediately aware of it or not. The presence of this Ally lets you know that you are on the correct path to fulfilling your desires.
You are also notified that your actions of service and attitude of gratitude* will yield riches beyond your wildest dreams, as long as those riches aren’t the goal you have in mind.
Giving service with no thought of return is what’s required of you today. This would also be a good time to write a list reminding yourself of all the things in your life and the world around you that you have to be grateful for.
If your question for this situation refers to a relationship, let gratitude be your guide. Be thankful for all you learn from this person. Truly, there are no friends and no enemies, just teachers along life’s journey. Be grateful for the laughter and even for the tears. The attitude of gratitude is a magnet for true love in all forms.”
*The BOLD there was mine, I thought we should take note of this saying, and add it to our new box o’ wisdoms that Judy put together last night. That I created and then posted, because really you guys, how could I not?!
Right, we won’t be doing the Challenger this time because I’m hearing that THIS is what we need to focus on. (The idea here is another one we might consider putting up, getting out of our own heads.) And how wild is it that I HAD this experience today!? Ah yes, I adore the fun and festive way our Universe can be, even when it bites me in the ass and makes me pay attention.
On my quick stomp up and down the hills this afternoon before Dan had to head off to work, I was TRYING to be attentive. I did see this, and it reminded me of the ones I saw yesterday.
Then I immediately saw another. They came in all shades, this two-fer gray one, a bigger black long type, and a small white nearly as fluffy as this style, plus an unnaturally colored blue one. NOT like Blue Jay blue but like artificial faux blue. I also watched three kids with a skateboard.
They only had the one to share, and a jump rope. None of these streets around here are very flat, what do you think they were doing with these items? If you guessed pulling each other up, and letting each other go down, you are correct. They were VERY silly and having a wonderful time. (Moms, they were probably older than 11 or so, not tiny kids unattended. Entertaining, not scary to watch.)
Also from yesterday, I realized you never got to see the other two calendar pages. Which, believe me, you’ll want to. Out House!
Complete with crescent moon, in addition to some sort of decorative flower thingie. (I believe those are massive lilac shrubs in the background as well, awesome. I can not WAIT for lilac season to get here!) And, another favorite . . . . . . Hawaii!
This one said it was a garden in the Poipu Beach Park. Dammit but those islands ARE the absolute earthly embodiment of Paradise for me.
Finally, here’s what I saw today when I got up, a phone photo from Empress. She is still AWAY, but we are almost half-way through now!
With the message saying, “6 dollar dr martens at goodwill? Yes please!” She is going up to see Han & Co tonight after her salon shift. The scheduling changes at this point in the schooling, it appears, so there won’t be another option for her to come home before she’s done. Honey Graham and I are NOT super happy about it, but we’ll survive. He got lots of errands and chores done on his weekend, and just a few minutes ago delivered my Maximum Grand Dog back into my care and keeping. See?
He’s wearing a new sweater that Daniel just finished for him, using MY good cotton yarn. (We’re gonna need more, I can just tell.) Dan perfected this pattern finally, we think, and determined that all of those books he has are only mere suggestions, because Max is an oddly shaped dog. Aren’t they all though? Hmm, maybe just all of OURS are.
Foreign License Plate Report: Just Nevada and Texas, and one that was either Indiana or Michigan. Sad pickings really.
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