These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Life Is Good

It was good to have a day to just crash. And crash, I have. Letting the emotional tidal wave pass over and just disappear is a very good thing. I realize that I have an enormous physical task ahead of me in the moving of furniture next month after the closing, the cleaning, and the connecting of essentials (utilities, satellite, etc.). But for now, I feel rested and relaxed. Nice.

My babies were very glad to have me home. They were disbelieving when I came in the door! Honestly, they looked at me as if I were just a dream, and until I was here for ten minutes or so, they just followed me and stared! Last night they slept through the night, something they didn't do while I was gone. They are eating, something they did only irregularly while I was gone. Today, they have slept most of the day, as if they, too, needed to catch up on resting. I've decided that they must go with me when I go get the furniture. Leaving them again for several days is not an option. At their age, they were simply too stressed and I love them too much to hurt them. So, I will be driving in March.

Driving to KC is going to be fun for me, however, because I will be driving a new vehicle! I'm going tomorrow to buy a 4wheel drive, probably a pickup. I'm very excited and looking forward to picking out my options, etc. And then going on a road trip with the babies actually sounds fun.

And now for a change of pace ... I was sent this quote recently, and I want to share it.

So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.
Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours.
Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life.
Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people.
Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place.
Show respect to all people and bow to none.
When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the food and for the joy of living.
If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.
Abuse no one and no living thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.
When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a like a hero going home.

~~ Chief Tecumseh of the Shawnee tribe

In thinking about this, I've realized that it is very reflective of the attitude I've tried to embrace in recent times. It is not always easy, and I do not always succeed in even one of the above points, but I'm trying. I'm finding my peace, a little at a time.

I am focusing on the concept of the Law of Attraction which tells me that what I think, what I say, what emotions I allow myself to carry around, will attract more of the same. Some call this Karma. So if I am grumbling and grousing, gossiping and harboring bad feelings about others, if I'm fretting about things and wringing my hands, then I will have more of that coming back to me. On the converse, I've been really concentrating on reframing everything in my life to the most positive form I can, and believe (sometimes against the perceived possibility of that becoming true) that the good things in my life will grow and divide until there is no room for anything negative to be in my presence.

I think ... no, I believe that it is working. My life is unfolding in happiness and in relative calm. Obviously, I don't escape some stressful situations or events, but my life is good. I'm not rich, but I'm comfortable. I'm not in perfect sync with my surroundings, but I'm mostly happy. I can't think of much more I want. I joke about winning the lottery or marrying a rich very old man, but I'm not sure I'd even want what comes with great wealth. An aunt once said that her money, left her by a husband and she hadn't been aware of the amount of it, only caused her worry. I said I'd like to have that kind of worry for a while. But now, I realize that she had a good point ... just enough for comfort is just what I want. I have all I want. Isn't that what we should be seeking? And Chief Tecumseh said it so, so long ago.

My goal is to have a life with fullness, spirituality, love, beauty, service to others, music in my heart, friendliness, respect, gratitude, and character strength. With that I am rich beyond belief, and my wants are few. Here's another way to say it:

But the struggles make you stronger, and the changes make you wise. Life ain't always beautiful but it's a beautiful ride!
~~ Gary Allen

Here's what I'm wondering ... will you share with the rest of us how you get through the days? How do you calm your life in the rush of living? How do you balance in an unbalanced world?
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PS - Allan brought me a Native American flute from his trip. Yes, my wants are now few!


  1. I am glad you made it home safely and that is very sweet of you to decide to take the babies along on the next road trip. You are such a good,kind person Lynilu.

  2. Patti - You know how those little 4-leggers become part of our families. And I work on the "good, kind" part because as I said in this post, that is what I want coming to me. Life works that way.

  3. But you do WANT a 4-wheel drive pick-up! Yee-ha. And don't overlook a YOUNG rich guy, though they are more rare.

  4. Ah, Seven, I DO want a pickup! I was at The House a couple weeks ago, and the steep driveway was snow packed so I was unable to pull into my own driveway with my current vehicle. I gotta have the 4WD, and yeah, I'm enough YEEEEE-Hawwww to want a PU!

    And I won't overlook a younger man. Note that if it is an older man, he must be very old and very rich with no prenups. A younger man just *might* be able to get away with being less than rich! Maybe! Depends on what else he's got. Uh, got going for him, that is!!!

  5. Glad to see you are home safe and sound.

    Life is a gift... Live it, Enjoy it, Celebrate it, And fulfill it!

  6. Daisy - Thanks, and you are so right. I missed out on living parts of my life robustly, and I plan to LIVE all I can now.

  7. Isn't balance a choice? You can be rich and worried, or you can be poor and peaceful, or anywhere in between.

    I suspect it wouldn't be that hard to be rich and peaceful.

  8. Sandra - Yes, I think it is possible. I also think many (most?) of us have some difficulty with the balance. I guess that is why I am so happy to be in the middle ... I have "enough" but not an excess. I can live comfortably but I can't get silly with my money. It's a good place to be.


If you have something to say about it, just stick out your thumb, and I'll slow down so you can hop aboard! But hang on, 'cause I'm movin' on down the road!!! No time to waste!!!