Thursday, September 1, 2011

Rant # 20:

You know how you feel when you have an absolutely perfect day? Well that's the kind of day I had today. It began with the love of my family. Charlie lays in wait for me to open my eyes. Once I do, he pounces as if he hasn't seen me in ages. Then Roxy gets involved in the mayhem and finally Jon steps in to bring some control back into the picture. Every day starts that way in our home. How can you feel anything but gratitude for all that love?

When I woke up this morning, I was already prepared for a beautiful day. We had done the groundwork for our totally renovated home. We only had one big meeting with our painter to solidify our remodeling plans. The rest of the day was all ours. I could catch up with my emails, make some phone calls without time constraints. Even threw in a few Skypes. I didn't have a single thing on the agenda that I didn't want to do. How often does that happen?

The thing about today that made it such a standout was that the early morning love that I have become accustomed to just didn't stop. Every contact with every person all day was filled with love. There was no effort on my part. The love was just flowing like a refreshing waterfall. All I had to do was bask in the glow from the light that was infusing my spirit.

I realized today, as I often do, that every day can be this way to some extent. Of course there are problems that have to be dealt with from time to time, but those inconveniences don't have to dominate your day. They most certainly don't have to dominate your life. When you program yourself to ask "What can I give?" rather than "What can I get?" every day, you have set yourself up for success. When you make it your mission to share your love with others, you don't have to worry about it coming back to you. It simply will. With practice it becomes automatic. You have to remain diligent and avoid those pesky negatives, but in general everything falls into place all by itself. Perfect days really can become the norm rather than the exception! It is your choice. Others can only affect you to the extent that you let them. I repeat. IT IS YOUR CHOICE!

                                       Peace and Love,




  1. What a day! Sounds like the love and caring permeated everything for you. I'm reading this before shutting down for the night, so it's a fine way to end the day and put good thoughts into my mind before I sleep. I should have good dreams.

    Judy Stone-Goldman
    The Reflective Writer
    Personal-Professional Balance Through Writing

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  3. Thank you so much for the comments. Phew!

  4. Perfect day, perfectly stated! As our beloved Pattie always says, when those negative thoughts come into our minds, be aware & state "cancel that!" (with love, of course). Our attitude and what we bring to the world Is our choice -- you are right about that, Bill!
    Even with Atti's current issues, life seems to be flowing for me too... love that feeling!
    Enjoy your holiday weekend! xxxooo to you, jon & pups :)
    Heidi & Atticus
    "commentary to give you paws..."

  5. So happy your day was perfect, Bill! Your dogs seem so happy, I'll bet they think every day is perfect for them. :-) You are so right about our reactions being a choice. I tend to let work stuff (people) get me down sometimes, focusing on why they're so negative and why they see things in such a negative way and really letting that bother me. I need to turn that around and focus on all the good work stuff (and people) and recognize how many think in positive, joyous ways. Thank you for sharing your perfect day -- it uplifted me!

    caregiving. family. advocacy.

  6. Trish, you always are uplifting to me. In the short time I have known you through your writing and your loving spirit, I have come to think of you as one of my rocks. I think of rocks as what create a foundation. You are loved by many, told by too few, but the knowledge of that love is perpetual.

  7. I would love to have a day like that. The love alone would be worth any slip ups or mistakes that came my way. It's good to feel appreciated, but like you said, sometimes you really have to start by giving as opposed to thinking of how to take.