My feet glide as the sun rises.
My spirit strong, my flesh weak,
I climb over the boulders of my mind.
I take each one as it comes,
sometimes tripping over a root in my path,
that always brings me home.
This struggle of inertia and zest is high,
where I linger longer contemplating my navel,
all before I leave my bed.
I cross rivers and streams,
delight in the critters on my path,
for one last moment.
The alarm sounds and I hit pause.
I hear the coffee percolate and follow my nose
to the whiff of my morning coffee and I begin to percolate.
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Happy Fri-Yay Funday Dear Friends!
Do you know these days when you just want to pull the covers over your head and put your head in the sand?
Honestly, I have so many balls in the air right now, I don’t know if I’m coming or going. It’s all good and I’m elated about a lot of things, but it’s that feeling of “where to start first”?
Yesterday, I woke up and thought “wow, the day has started but it’s already over”. I had to stop my self right then and there and adjust my thinking. I took a deep breath and cleared all of the thoughts in my head for a few minutes. When I opened my eyes, I took my daily schedule out and prioritized to see what was realistic to accomplish and what wasn’t.
Life is a continuous process of stopping, breathing and readjusting to the present moment over and over again, until it becomes a way of living. We adapt to what we actually can and cannot do, rather than trying to put a square peg in a round hole. Listening and readjusting moment to moment are the gifts of the day, if we truly give ourselves space to receive our messages.
The truth is, we can only do one thing at a time, if we are really paying attention. I have always been the queen of multi tasking but when you spill your coffee on the way out the door, can’t find your keys or phone, it’s time to slow down. These days leaving the house is like driving in rush hour traffic with a maze of cars blocking my exit. I’m not complaining because it means the work on the house is getting done, but it’s challenging, none the less.
I’ve just pushed our finish date out from December 15th to December 22nd since it was touch and go, so the race is on. The kids arrive that night so fingers crossed they will have bedrooms to sleep in for the holidays.
My learning this week:
- Set your intentions high!
- Do the best you can!
- Expect the moon and the stars to align!
- Hold people accountable!
- Everyone is disposable!
- Hold your head high,
- No matter the outcome!
- Capture moments that take your breath away!
- Regroup, expect and accept what you get!
Ollie and I wish you a wonderful Fri-Yay and weekending. Whenever I start to complain about what a camera hog she is and how much these animals demand so much attention, I’m grateful they get me up out of the chair to stretch and move.
Stay blessed and remember to set your intentions high and be gentle with yourself!
Enjoy your weekending, until Monday!
I don’t envy your schedule. Christmas canbe very stressful. I hope you are able to enjoy the season.❣
Thank you so much John. I will and you do the same.. but I’ll be seeing you before then! ❤️
You have so much going… prioritize yourself! Blessings!
I so do, it’s true! Thanks Ana Star! ⭐️
I needed this ty
so happy to know! 💗
Cindy, I just love reading your words, thoughts, and heart ❤️. It’s beautiful!! I learned of “mono tasking” this week. It’s true, some things for me are just better when I let go of all the other things to just focus on one! I kept tripping over all the things I tried to juggle and dropped. I fell flat on my faith so many times I learned finally. Well,…I keep learning daily lol. My cancer journey is teaching me to let go of my planning~to take one hour, one day at a time. It’s so liberating…but I feel a bit of anxiety at times when I WANT to plan knowing full well I may be setting myself up for disappointment! Thank you for blessing us all with your wisdom, kindness, humor, and authenticity! Love and hugs! 💕❤️🤗
I’m delighted to read your words karla that know so well.. Love this ” I fell flat on my faith so many times I learned finally. Well,…I keep learning daily lol’
You are a great teacher and we all learn from you. I’m grateful you get me and my raw, honest sharing. How can we be what we aren’t
right❣️❣️ life teaches us, we just have to show up and i hear your frustration which must be frustrating for sure. life and going with the flow.. our teacher always ready to give if we just listen. Love you so much Karla! i’ll come see what you are up to dear friend. 💗
I love you, too, Cindy! I’m so raw and open. I used to hide things down deep and it was not good when it came to the surface. I’ve always tried to be authentic. You’re authentic and we, your readers, can FEEL it. Thank you for your kind words ~you’re a wonderful teacher and human. 💕🥰🤗
awwww, my eyes are wet and my heart is filled with joy reading your words. I’m glad you are sharing your truth as it comes up now and are authentic without hiding. I woke up to this this morning…. and I’m not sure what I’m doing with it but I do know it is meant to share so I want to share it with you first..
“The tapestry of our lives is a road map: worn on our hearts and stitched on our sleeve”.
Maybe I’ll make it a post but I think this is what we’re talking about here which is to be our true selves and not hide our feelings and thoughts.
Thank you so much for knowing my heart and seeing me. I appreciate that. I do get hurt sometimes like we all do when stuff happens or I feel abandoned and isolated but that is life and that can’t stop us from our daily walk with divinity even when we hit a rough patch. Thanks for making my heart sing! 💞
Cindy that is beautiful. “The tapestry of our lives is a road map…”. I feel
Honored you wanted to share that with me! That is an amazing quote! It’s so refreshing to SEE and KNOW a person’s heart. I get hurt as well so I understand. But yes, let’s not let that stop us! My heart is singing along! 🎶🎶💕🥰❤️
Oh I’m soooo happy you liked it Karla. So far no more words are there so maybe they are just for you and me and whoever else reads them here. Yes, hurt is part of living an honest life but we will never stop from opening it again to the love of the song in our hearts. You are a great singer! 💗
Thank you, Cindy! Music and words are so healing to me! 💕🎶🎶🥰💚
Your poem describes exactly how I was feeling this morning.
Oh so good to know VJ! Thanks for letting me know❣️
There seems to be not enough time in a day. I notice everything goes faster and faster. Don’t let it get to you, you will pull trough.
Thanks for weighing in Michael. Yes so true and thanks for the encouragement!~ ❣️
As always, beautiful and amazing.💝
U really sounds inspirational
great post! & wishing you a happy week ahead!
Awww, inspiring and gorgeous one dear 💞💞💞
Love the learnings for the week and also, love your positivity.
Hi to Ollie!
Thank you so much! I’m glad and Ollie says hi too!
Hope you got my messages on your post too. 💗
Cindy a positive and uplifting poem and such beautiful pictures of your Ollie. Happy Fun-Friday and have a happy week ahead.
Thanks dearest Kamal. She is something else that one. Thanks my friend! ❣️
You are always welcome dear Cindy. Have a wonderful week ahead 💘
Clearly I’m late to the party here, but lovely poem. I feel energized just reading it! And oooooh, you have a cat? I love me some cat pictures. 🙂
You’re here and that’s all that matters… thanks a lot and happy you enjoyed it. Oh you don’t have to look too far for cat pics from me.. as a matter of fact I posted her today. Thanks for visiting!!! 💞
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Navel-gazing and boulders of mind so resonated, Cindy! Love it. ❤️
amazing poetry i like poetry ❤️
I love the poem and the play up of words…it made me smile..and the photos as well🌹
oh so glad to know Mich!!! Glad you enjoyed it! ❣️
So trilled to hear ❣️🙏🏼🙏🏼
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What peaceful and thoughtful imagery! I love how it embodies the feeling of rising and shining, and also loved a chance to take a look at your learning this week. 🙂
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What a way to start the day, Cindy! I really don’t know you keep all the balls in the air. Vivid poem! <3
Thanks so much Cheryl! I so much appreciate you always being her in support. It means the world to me cuz I have no idea how I juggle so much either.. xo 💗
Rise and Sine amazing😍
Thanks so much. Happy you enjoyed! 💞
tried to see you on the blog but it appears you aren’t there? 💗
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I am struggling mam! You can see
Thanks for sharing
Thanks for being here! ❤️
Nature, cat, and books! I so resonate with your post. Loved it, thanks
Thanks so much Amber!💕❤️
So visually stimulating. I really enjoyed the sights on this journey and the smell and sound of the coffee percolating. Coffee gets me moving, too. It’s a real god send. 🙂
I’m delighted you enjoyed this post Brittany, thank you so much. It’ a good pick me up for sure! ❤️ Thanks so much! 🙏🏼
Any time 💕
Cats are the best 😻 nice poetry too
love and thank you. Also thanks for the follow.. I’ll see you around1 ❣️