Archive for the ‘gratitude’ Category

Memories of Daisy

January 28, 2019
rain barrel photo

One section of Mom’s rain barrel, inspired by flowers she and my sister Lisa grew.

One of the Facebook groups I’m in posts daily prompts for creativity. Today’s prompt is “daisy” which, of course, makes me think of my maternal grandmother Daisy. A fun and feisty woman who loved her family, her flowers, and finding the good in every situation.

A couple of summers ago, I helped my mom paint her rain barrel and this is a section makes me think of Granny and the yellow rose by her house that she especially loved. I added the rose to our design, along with the daisies, in her honor. I made this video to commemorate the entire rain barrel painting project. 

I have wonderful memories of Granny and am always grateful when somethings brings her to mind.

Peace with Prosperity

January 7, 2010

Today is the 7th day of the new decade and the year of my Personal Peace and Play Project. I’ve given up goal setting in the traditional sense. I’ve decided instead to focus on what I want from life and “play” my life as a game of improv instead of trying to map it all out. Staying more present in this moment and choosing my next action from what is actually happening instead of what I expect to happen. Moving toward what feels like fun and where my passion and enthusiasm can create the greatest impact.

A water crystal after the word peace was written or spoken over it.

So, instead of focusing on wanting more money, I’m focusing on having peace with whatever prosperity I have. I’ve had times in my life when I’ve had a cushion of money in the bank and have still been anxious about losing it and about making more. The gift of not having that cushion now is that I am forced to focus on what I want from money anyway. I want peace around having $10 or around having $10 Million.

Hence, my Personal Peace and Play Project. I’m experimenting with ways to focus, which includes Days of Gratitude. Another action I’m taking is writing “PEACE $” across the solar plexus area of my chest with a marker each day. When I get anxious, I feel it in my chest. The first time I wrote this was a few nights ago just before bed, when I had felt anxious many times through the day. That night I slept all night without waking up (a very rare occurrence) and slept until almost 8am (an even rarer occurrence)!

And there is research to support my marker. Dr. Masaru Emoto’s work includes extensive research around writing words or speaking words over water crystals and photographing how they change depending upon the words. And, since my body (and yours) is almost 60% water, it just makes sense to me that my marker-ing can only have a positive effect. Here is a video showing a variety of water crystals, including PEACE.

More on Peace and Play to come this year. I would love any ideas you have and what things you do for fun and peace.

~ Namaste