I am Lucky…

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 πŸ™‚ )

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.

osho zen existenceMy 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. Β 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

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

~Anonymous

And here’s a quote about being lucky.

Luck is believing you’re lucky. ~ Tennessee Williams

So yeah – I feel lucky. Β And here’s a nice crochet Four Leaf Clover! (video tutorial by Bag-o-Day Crochet)

crochet four leaf clover

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 detailsΒ . Thank you Theresa!!

 

Thank you so much for reading!

~ Tami

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21 responses to “I am Lucky…

  1. Tami, I love this post! Such a great description of your intent, and of your practice being kind and enjoying the moments with your daughter and in reading others’ blog posts. Your photo of the crocheted shamrock really pops out – adds liveliness! I’m honored you included a link to my blog post on mindfulness – thank you! Have a wonderful day! πŸ™‚

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  2. I wish there was an option to LOVE this post! This was a truly beautiful message that spoke to me on a lot of levels. Thank you so much for the time, thought and humor you put into your writing…I really enjoy each post! The more I know about you, the more I feel like I’ve met a kindred spirit. ✨✨

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  3. You didn’t lose me. I love posts about cat litter….! The rest of it was good reading too!! I am glad I bumped into you in Blogland.

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  4. Reblogged this on lyncrain and commented:
    I enjoyed how Tami discussed her passion of crocheting and tied it all together by mentioning Teresa Barker’s in the moment. The poem was the icing for me because I’m a huge poetry fan so kudos for creating an inspiring read today.PS. Thanks for the reminder I have a litter box waiting too.

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  5. Love this post ❀ Having a bit of a ‘crisis in luck’ this week after having some bad news and well, you reminded me, as you say luck is believing you are lucky πŸ€ and you are so right -I must try harder at taking some time out for mindfulness. Cat litter.. you’re funny πŸ˜‚

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    • I’m glad you liked it. And take time out for ‘my-fulness’ – I just made that up and I think I like it – especially when bad news hits. Sometimes we worry so much about others we forget to think about ourselves. πŸ™‚

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  6. That’s a cute shamrock. I made a few last year but I gave them all away. I believe that you have to give some ‘luck’ away for it to come back to you.
    I also love hearing about having good connections with daughters. All too often I wonder if I’m the only one who enjoys her teenaged daughter.
    Thank you. Have a beautiful week.

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    • We are lucky, though most times it really is just a matter of respect and communication and not luck at all. πŸ™‚ I didn’t realize how wonderful my own mother was until I was an adult. I’m glad I’m getting a jump on it with my girls.

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