Always Here If you Need Me Award

AlwaysThereQuite surprised to find the Always Here If you Need Me award waiting in  my inbox this a.m., compliments of a fellow voracious reader and writer, Julian Froment.   As I have been remiss in doing my duty in the awards arena, I vow to get caught up on all of them, today!  So get ready for a slew of wonderful blogs to visit!

The rules for this award are:

  • Post a picture of the award somewhere on your blog.
  • List 5 things that make you happy.
  • Choose 3 people to nominate who have been a virtual shoulder to cry on, checked in on you when they knew things were rough, or have always been there for you.
  • Comment on their blogs and let them know of the nomination.

5 Things that make me happy

Sitting in the quiet of a summer night, or that magical moment just before sunrise – when the calm of the world enters my soul.

Finding out that something I said or wrote helped someone else through a rough patch.

Having a whole day to write without having to do any pesky chores, like cooking, cleaning the bathroom, laundry…

Going to sleep on fresh, dried-by-wind-and-sunshine bed sheets.

When one of my cockamamie inventions actually works, perfectly, the first time around.

Nominate 3 people who are there for me

Aw…c’mon…only 3?!?   This is why I get behind on awards – the nominees portion of the drill always trips me up!   Anyone mind if I break with precedent and nominate more?  Great,  let’s get started then…

Here are the folks that inspire, motivate and check in on me.   They share the joy of triumphs, appear with hugs & hankies when heartbreak appears and never, ever,  fail to truly make me Laugh Out Loud:

Shamanic Tracking

Poet4Justice

MotherofNine

Daily Echo

LindaLiteBeing

 

The Garden Within

“Take a deep breath – Imagine your body a garden –

What do you see?”

“A barren landscape – and a tree.”

DeepRoots

“Nothing else?”

“No – it’s quiet, calm and peaceful.  Shrouded in mist.  It’s comfortable here.  I feel no pain”

“Who else is with you?”

“No one – I am alone, except for the tree.”

“Describe the tree as if it were you.”

“I am strong – I am steadfast – I have driven my roots deep so I can survive whatever storms may come.”

“Can you feel your roots?”

“Yes”

“Can you breathe in the energy from those roots, up through you?”

“Yes – Oh, Look!   I see buds appearing – and tiny purple flowers – how wonderful”

“Breathe in and up…and again…and again… What do you see now?”

“Beautiful green and purple – everywhere – vibrant – lush”

Energy - down deep and up high
Energy – down deep and up high

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Thank you to shamanictracking for the precious gift of reminding me that in putting all my energy to surviving past and future storms, I’d forgotten to thrive, today.

Blessings to all whose gardens may look dead, but are not.  May you discover your thrive!

Sunset in the Garden
Sunset in the Garden

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