This might post late.  Can’t tell yet, I just sat down here.  We’ve been home from my mom and dad’s house less than fifteen minutes.  Had a family birthday dinner (minus a few vital members) on my late grandfather’s day of birth.  It was highly entertaining.

            My children are polite, and understand that these events work best when we all pitch in.  J.D.’s contribution was supposed to be some shrimps and cocktail sauce.  This is what he brought.

canned fishes and cheese
All of it was terrifically good.

             We almost weren’t hungry for dinner.  Except that it included some fresh-caught wild salmon which showed up on our doorstep, gifted from former neighbor Jeff.  Then, cake.  Very very chocolate cake.

             My Empress brought presents, direct from the exotic aisles of our local shops.  Because she* knows me oh so well.

*All three of them do.  I am the opposite of mysterious.

dark and chai chocolate
I don’t even know where to start, oh right, I already busted into that candy.

             Earlier, when I got up, it surprised me by how hot it already was outside.  But our message was hammering at my head so loudly that I needed to write it down FIRST THING!  (I actually grabbed a pen and an old used envelope before I did anything else.)

No matter what you call it,

or how you go about it,

now is the time to connect.

             Whether it’s hugging a tree, walking on sacred sands, kneeling in front of a shrine, communing with a potted plant, sitting cross-legged on a pillow, or any other version, just make it happen.

             This was such a strong and urgent plea, it felt so important.  Promise me that you will all make the effort.  Even if for that quick Three Minutes some time after you read this.  I did, more than once today.  It’s tremendously worthwhile, and it will honestly lift your mood and enhance your attitude.  (I promise!)

             On the card altar we’re returning to our regular rotation, as I was directed.  When I flipped this one over it felt as if we were handed a confirmation.

self-care, oracle cards

“Rest  ~

Rest and relax.

Release guilt and make your needs a top priority.”

             See?  Do this, do this for yourself.  Do this for the higher good.  Do this for everyone you love.  Take a second, take a minute, take an hour.  Just make it happen.  Connect in whatever way works for you.

Today’s Deck:

Self-Care Cards by Cheryl Richardson

Today’s Mileage:

was hot and sweaty and windy and difficult, but I went, and I came back, in 41 minutes 50 seconds, all 7.249 miles of it, with an average pace exactly the same as yesterday, 10.3 MPH.

Today’s Sharing:

is the other calendar page.  This one from Winnipeg, Manitoba.

rainbows, manitoba

             Yeah, awfully damn autumnal.  However, we don’t want to be that boggy/swampy/over-grown pond Karen Buys was talking about in the comments recently.   We need to embrace the seasons, adore the changes, and love the transitions!  (If I say this enough it’ll come true, I just know it.)

LateNight Warning:

tomorrow’s post could be late as well, be prepared.

5 thoughts on “We’re Worthy.

  1. Yeah – I love that dark chocolate – sea salt candy bar. Haven’t had one in a long time.
    Will do my 3 minutes but I’m going to pair it with my Monday meditation thing* even though right now it’s technically Tuesday.
    *See my blogpost from Tuesday 9/3 where I talk about this meditation.

    We call it the “fiscal” day, when referring to a clock day that’s gone over to the next calendar day but we’re still up, continuing our original day.
    (I know you know exactly what I mean.)

    10:58 p.m.

  2. I love that chocolate too! And I just posted a bunch of pics on my blog of frogs in my garden pond…I do a lot of connecting there. Right now it just started pouring, and I am going to open the window so I can hear and smell it better!


    (I’ll go check out the frog photos, so cleansing!)

    10:59 p.m.

  3. Dagoba chocolate is made in Ashland, not too far from where my lovely wife’s family lives (I can’t call her Mrs. Grumpy Pants…)

    Sounds like a great celebration, and a fantastic message.

    Can we call her Mrs Dagoba then? 😛

    Also? I saw the BEST photo of the two of you recently, with matching handbags!!! I nearly died from the cute of it all.
    (Seriously, if you do holiday cards, THAT’S the shot to use.)

    11:01 p.m.

  4. Looks like it was a wonderful feast!

    I need to find a place where I feel comfortable connecting. Might just have to be my bedroom. Oh well … we make do with what we have! And self-care is one of my issues, so all I can say is that I’m working on it! 🙂

    Go out and sit with the raspberries!
    (I know you have a jacket.)

    11:04 p.m.

  5. Sounds like it was a great gathering…of folks and food. Yep, I need to start meditating again. I was doing great for a while and then let it slip. I always feel great when I take the time to just get quiet.

    It’s totally the truth, we always feel better when we take the time to simply sit. Even a few minutes makes such a difference.

    11:05 p.m.

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