So I had just said goodbye to my daughter after an exhilarating walk in the sub-30 degrees this morning.
I was high on life, thanking God for my new home and for the opportunity to spend more time with my daughter. It just doesn’t get better than that.
As I headed back along the bike path, a huge flock of seagulls took off and flew right over my head! Seriously! They had just taken flight as they approached me on the path; so close that I could hear their wings flapping!
And then, I heard something else. The plop plop of seagull poop dropping all around me! Too late to run for cover. I stood there like a total idiot, hands over head, laughing hysterically.
So, as they say, “Sheeet happens!” Get over it. And keep moving!
We are gathered here together, in the sight of God, to give thanks:
THAT WE ARE NOT TURKEYS!!!
One day last week I woke up in full-on misery. Questioning everything. Doubting everything. Everyone. Particularly me. Questioning my pea for a brain and wondering how I could have made so many mistakes in my life! I could do nothing right that day. I tried moving furniture which has been my panacea for the last sixty years when I’m feeling down, and even that wouldn’t go right. Nothing looked good. Nothing felt good. Oh, woe was me.
And then this wise person said to me: “You know, sometimes when we’re so full of anger but we stuff that anger in, and don’t deal with the thing, the actions, the person, that caused it — we turn all that negative energy inwards and beat ourselves up. We punish our self. We blame our self. We become our very own black cloud. But as soon as we recognize the anger and DEAL WITH IT, the black cloud dissipates; the sun comes out and the depression lifts.”
So, for all you non-confrontational folks out there, just like me, try it. It works. Amazing stuff. And when you’re free to smile again, take a walk. Breathe!
Morning lights. This is a special time of day; one not to be missed.
I think this is God’s way of saying “Good Morning! Yes, it’s true! Here is yet another beautiful day made just for you.”
And I think God asks himself, “Will they get it right this time?”
I have moved to Mill Valley, California and a new adventure begins!
Actually, I was raised in Mill Valley, so perhaps this is an old adventure which has come full circle…
Hey Harry! Yeh, Sally?
Something’s going on. She’s putting everything we own in boxes! What’s the deal?
Yeh, I know. She’s been acting really weird.
Makes me nervous!
Yeh, me too…
Let’s sing. We always feel better when we sing!
Ohhhhhhhhhh, the Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea in a beautiful pea-green boat: They took some honey, and plenty of money, wrapped up in a five-pound note….
Love that song!
Yeh, me too!
Next time, I wanna be the owl.
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