Saturday, November 17, 2012

Weekly Recap: Giving Thanks

The word of the week, no, make that a much longer period of time, is grateful.  The grace of not burning down my house, coupled with a week of good self-care has made for a quiet but extremely pleasant and productive seven days.  The weekend promises more of the same - quiet, but productive.  As soon as daylight arrives, I will spend some time in the garden this morning followed by a trip out to ride the trail in Parker county with Talia.  And I think I will take in a movie of some sort.  Ralph or James, I've yet to pick.

Tomorrow, I'll be riding with the group out in Parker county and then have home-made pizza with the bombshells, and we'll share vacation photos.  Until then, I will strive to remain in the now, in the moment and relaxed.  Turns out, I stay physically tensed a great deal of the time - taking a death grip on the steering wheel, sitting at my desk with my shoulders in my ears, brushing my teeth like I'm punishing them - just generally being wound too tight a lot of the time.  It's time to bring my awareness to this - no wonder my arm and neck hurt all the time!  

Take good care of yourself.  Be kind to others.  Live in the present, not in the past, tense.



  1. Ahhh quiet and productive... I love those days/weeks. Glad you are feeling more in the moment. Have a great ride today! I can relate to the being tense and not realizing it! When I let go of that I feel the relief through out my body and soul...

  2. It is good to take a step back and take care of yourself.

  3. It's easy enough to have a death grip on the wheel -
    the way people drive!
    Good to see good things happening all around blog land!


We'll try this for a while.