“When something bad happens you have three choices.
You can either let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.”
― Dr. Seuss
― Dr. Seuss
This past Thanksgiving weekend was a very different one for me as I’m sure it was for most everyone this year. It’s 2020. What more needs to be said. Right? My weekend was different for me for reasons other than the ongoing awfulness (I don’t know if that’s a word) that is the year 2020. This was the first weekend since I bought my house 3 years ago that I didn’t plan some major project to do during the 4 days that I had off. I can’t hardly believe that I’ve been in my house now for 3 years! It’s gone by so fast!
Rather than painting a room or laying flooring or building shelves, I rested, relaxed and Enjoyed my house and myself. Other than some laundry, there wasn’t a thing that I HAD to do. So I didn’t do anything much. Certainly nothing constructive and I think that just doing almost nothing was good for me!
I puttered in the kitchen and cooked a nice meal for myself for Thursday. I took my dog to the park for walks. I watched TV, catching up on some shows and I watched a couple of movies. I started a new embroidery project. I called and talked to both of my brothers and my BFF and had nice conversations. I sat on my swing chair on the back deck and watched my little dog wander the yard and soak up the sun when he could.
I don’t remember the last time that I had a weekend that was as relaxing and peaceful as this past one was.
I think that with the state of the world these days, most of us tend to look at things differently. We see the value in the little things more. At least I think that most people do.
I am feeling very Blessed and quite happy and content with life.
Yes, I think that sometimes, doing nothing, is just exactly what we need to do.
Copyright (C) 2020 Penny Wilson
My interrogator was ruthless casting doubt on answers lies I had told myself I denied denied what I saw right in front of me The rituals repeated my history looking me square in the face Wringing the facts from me one at a time Finally spent and weak from validity I stood tall and erect to face tomorrow leaving the past behind me Copyright (C) 2020 Penny Wilson
Just under the surface lies hidden Hatred Hatred fogs the mind Hands that can build that can breath life into each of us turn to fists Voices cry out against the hate Two strides forward today we pray only one stride back We stumble seeking answers seeking unity Today and tomorrow Forward Copyright 2020 Penny Wilson Image by John Hain from Pixabay
We all need to be reminded of these “rules”!
To listen to my heartbeat and feel my lungs fill with air. To have nothing I have to do no place I'm expected to be. I want to listen to the quiet. The noise of this world has grown and I cannot endure much more. I wish to listen as the stars find their path across the sky. I want to watch the morning dew dissipate with the rise of the sun. The sound of songbirds is enough for me. Copyright 2020 Penny Wilson
This is not a new post. But felt it was appropriate, considering the hardship that my BFF is going through right now. Please read and you’ll understand why this woman is so precious to me.
How do you say thank you to someone who has always been there for me? She has been my biggest supporter, my biggest cheerleader, no matter what I wanted to do. She always had my back.
This little woman is a ball of dynamite. She is a true lady in every sense of the word, but will cut you down to the stumps like a she-bear protecting her young if you dare hurt anyone she loves.
She is an enigma. She has been ill off & on most of her life. She’s been misdiagnosed and was supposed to die several times. But you cannot keep her down. She powers on and has proved the doctors wrong over and over again.
The doctors did finally come up with a diagnosis, but that hasn’t stopped her. Although her condition is degenerative, she keeps on keeping on.
Despite her hardships, which have…
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Since I am still going to work every day, my family worries about me during this uncertain time. I do my best to reassure them that we are very careful and being as safe as we can be. It’s just a skeleton crew at work right now. I get texts and phone calls now much more often than I have in the past. I miss my family and my friends. I’m sure you do too. Reaching out and communicating is incredibly important right now. I’m touched and feel loved with each text, email or phone call. It’s not as good as a hug, but it’s just as important.
Please be sure to take that minute to send a text or make that phone call. It might just mean the world to the person on the other end.
Thank you for joining me on this journey. ❤ Penny
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