Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Day 17,367: Shameless Like the Sun

This song.
This video.
On repeat for me today.
Compatible with spring showers. 
I've overflown my banks.
The theme continues.
Miracles, miracles, miracles.
All around us.
So grateful.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Day 17,365: Miracles

A miracle happened today
Something I've been needing to do my work more efficiently
Something I'd made peace with doing without for a dozen years
Arrived at my door on this otherwise ordinary day
Maybe there should've been champagne
And a marching band
Perhaps some fireworks
Instead there was stupefied silence
You just never know with miracles
Some days it's just water out of faucets
Plants and children growing overnight
Other days it's what seemed impossible
Finally showing up at your front door
For this I am so grateful

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Day 17,361 Gratitude: Beautiful Transformation

I shall ceaselessly sing the praises of good mail days.  Thank heavens for them and their contents.  Today's good mail is good medicine.  My friend, Kate, in Holliston, Massachusetts made these just for me.  The prayer beads AND the sketch with a bead-by-bead description of how each one will support me.  To declare that these are already immensely treasured would be an understatement.

This journey from mother toward crone (or queen, if you prefer) ain't for sissies.  The only way through it is through it ... with all of the tools that can be gathered and patience that can be mustered.  On clinched-fist days, it can help so much to have something to hold.  It helps even more to feel held by something greater in return.   

For all of this I am so grateful.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Day 17,353 Gratitude: Sweet Time

Spring has taken its sweet time showing up.  Seemingly within the last 24 hours, everything has decided that its the right time to bloom.  Right in line with this Aries New Moon.  And with it a long overdue lunch time return to my workbench wherein I wrapped not one, not two, but THREE pendants.  These are commissioned wrappings.  A simple request to make pre-owned stones simply wearable.  No frills.  Easy peasy.  The perfect project to help me return and remember.  The way the stones roll and warm up in my hands.  The way the wire melts like butter around my fingers.  The way it feels so good to make something that makes someone else so happy.  For all of this, I am so grateful!