Some thoughts on feeling lucky…….plus a poem!
Part of being mindful and living in the moment is taking time to appreciate everything. Whether it is crocheting my Mindful Mandala, spending time with my teenage daughter, finding other amazingly talented, creative, and kind people, or changing the cat litter – there are moments, could be minutes, hours or days where you need to take a step back, breathe it all in (not the cat litter) and marvel at the serendipitous nature of life.
Did I lose you with the cat litter? (I know I didn’t lose some of you 🙂 )
It really is all related.
My last post was about a website that has a tool to help designers create patterns. Granted its a really neat website – but what was more noteworthy to me was the incredibly positive responses that it received. I was delighted that I was able to point people to a website that could help them to grow and explore their creativity. I was touched by many of your comments about me and my little blog.
Thank you all – I truly appreciate the comments and that you take time to read and enjoy what I write.
My Mindful Mandala – I let my teenage daughter choose the card and colors for my most recent session. The rounds I’m working on now are very challenging – maybe not as challenging as having a close, healthy relationship with a teenage daughter, but I’m learning new things with every round. This refers to the rounds of stitches as well as the rounds of life with my daughter. Straight up – she is a sweet, good kid and I enjoy every minute I spend with her. She chose the Existence card – I will go over that more when I post my next few rounds of the Mindful Mandala.
Finding other amazingly talented, creative and kind people. I have to confess – when I first started this blog my searching Word Press reader for blogs to follow, my intent was not so altruistic. I initially thought I was just going to follow people so they would in turn follow me. In many ways it still is very self-serving. Every day I am inspired, impressed or entertained by your blogs – and yes it is true I read them all and I will continue to do so until it ever becomes physically impossible to keep up with it.
Here’s the poem I promised – I’m sure you’ve been patiently waiting for me to get to it. If any of my brilliant, worldly, literary followers know the author please let me know.
A Single Rose
A single rose stood all alone
surrounded by a wall of stone
around the wall were roses too
still neither knew the other grew
So often we like humans dwell
to deep within our human shell
going through life not understood
nor making all the friends we should
And here’s a quote about being lucky.
Luck is believing you’re lucky. ~ Tennessee Williams
So yeah – I feel lucky. And here’s a nice crochet Four Leaf Clover! (video tutorial by Bag-o-Day Crochet)
Don’t worry I didn’t forget about the cat litter. Theresa Barker wrote an excellent post about mindfulness in every day life – #beingthemoment 2 – attention to details . Thank you Theresa!!
Thank you so much for reading!