Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Friday, March 17, 2017

Early Morning and In a Good Place

First thing this early morning
the computer is signed on and I see these words
and Memories arise.

Learning  From The Birds

I stand in the middle of perfection.

There is no on else around me.

The cries of the geese are beautiful

They hold only joy, not a trace of fear

Rick Bass
The Great Migration....

A busy time, small trips I have wanted to take being taken care of, much paper work sorted and some
changed along with thoughts continue,
It is all good....
He is patient with me, he sits still and listens, rarely corrects but when he does I listen.
His lifestyle of the last 20 years has taught him much and his mother is pleased with many simple
practices he devotes himself too.   During this short time together do not know if he realizes it
but I learn much from him.  My reading, yoga, healthy eating, times of stillness have once again begun  (My years of constant busyness and doing make thoughts arise of what have I really accomplished).

So this early morning begins with a smile on my face, peace in my heart and thankful for much.
Thankful for my daughter's and grand children and their lives.

Life continues as a  journey  of learning and growing even in these last years is teaching me much.    I
 Wish some issues were  different and would change over time  but have
learned to accept they are not my responsibility, when you do all you can with a good heart
that is really all you can do.     I am well aware over my lifetime I have had control over much, some I wanted no control over but it was handed to me.  I know longer want this control but thankful when it comes
to a lot of personal decisions and control I am still in control.

I love fresh herbs, miss my Basil, Rosemary and Chives that  I grow.    About a week ago
sprinkled some seeds in little pots and if the weather is ever stable they can be transferred

Cortisone shots in shoulders early yesterday morning has helped with some pain,  Nurse shared that much
medication I am offered I refuse.   Yes, and this one will continue not wanting to be drugged,
 doing all she can in a
healthy way as long as she can...


Marcie said...

I love the words you shared in the beginning of this post. A beautiful thought, the geese flying joyfully!

Glad you are enjoying your visit with your son. This is a special time.

The tiny herb seedlings are beautiful!

Carolyn Marie said...

You inspire me! Thank you for your beautiful words

Judi said...

I love the words at the beginning of your post. I, too, am very rural and love to go outside even in the dark and really listen. Many things are being "said" in the quietness of the day or night.
I love your line "when you do all you can with a good heart that is really all you can do."
thank you for your blog.

Judy said...

Enjoy your "Son" shine!!!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Marcie, Carolyn Marie, Judi and Judy,
Thank you
a long enjoyed day, so happy to be home...

joared said...

Always enjoy seeing life emerge as with seeds sprouting, growth as with plants rooting. Glad some pain relief. Enjoy your son.

My Journey To Mindfulness said...

joared, thank you. all is well

Rebecca said...

To your peace.
To your good heart.
To living in the moment.
To learning.
To healthy habits.
To peace.

My Journey To Mindfulness said...

Rebecca, thank you, a sunny day, I want to sit outside but cold.
Long day yesterday, I am weary. Wish you lived near :)