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Twinkly White Lights Make Me Happy

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The title of this post says it all!  I love Twinkly White Lights!  Don’t you?

I’m sitting here quietly at night, cuddled on the couch with a blanket draped over my legs and the computer perched on the arm of my couch typing to you.  As I look up over the screen of the computer I see my mantle shining with twinkly white lights festively decorated with the red left over from Christmas and in preparation for February’s holiday of Valentine’s Day!  Quiet soothing music in the background and I’m perfectly content.  Can you feel the magic?

It’s chilly outside, but not snowing.  It’s not the cold that happens when it’s terribly windy, but a peaceful winter’s night.  The perfect night to count our blessings and feel peace in our hearts.

We’ve made it through the first month of the new decade, although I’ll admit it felt like an extraordinarily long one.  Did you feel that way too?  It seems like many people felt that way, but maybe it’s just that January feels longer than most months since we’ve just come from the festiveness of December and it’s quieter than normal.

When we wake tomorrow it will February First and you know that means Rabbit Rabbit!  I haven’t seen my rabbits lately at all.  Mr. Groundhog made his appearance the other afternoon though and we have an outdoor kitty that I’ve seen hanging out in the yard.  I’m not sure if he belongs to any of the neighbors, but he looks strong and healthy.  We haven’t made friends yet, but perhaps one of these days.  So far, he will stand and look at me when he notices me but then scampers off into the woods.  I just hope he has a warm place to call home.

I hope that your January went smoothly as the transition to the new decade appears to have been a transition of sorts for many people.  A good transition, but a little rocky.  But then not all transitions go smoothly, but that doesn’t make them bad even when we fear change.

Have a lovely night wherever you are, whomever you’re with and whatever you’re doing.  I’m thinking of you all and wishing you serenity and an abundance of blessings.  My heart is full of gratitude.  My twinkly lights are shining and my heartlight is too!

Shine On!

xo

 

The Christmas Spirit Is In Action

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I adore the Christmas Spirit which comes during the holiday season!  It warms my heart when people are nicer, more thoughtful and loving.  I appreciate the extra kindness that arrives when generosity of spirit reigns.  How I wish we would continue the spirit of Christmas throughout the year!

Being kind doesn’t require anything spectacular.  It is simply being aware of those around us and being thoughtful of how others may be feeling.  There are many lonely souls who are quietly experiencing Christmas alone.  Neighbors, friends and even those who are in old age homes.  It doesn’t take much to reach out in a friendly manner to let them know that they are being thought of at Christmas.

A small card can make a difference, especially to those who have Alzheimer’s.  Even though they may not fully be aware that Christmas is upon us, to receive a card makes all the difference in the world.  I know that from experience.

Yesterday I brought cards to the Alzheimer’s home where my loved one resides.  As I am a frequent visitor, I bought a pack of Christmas cards and made one out for each of them.  It was a simple heartfelt gesture on my part, but the result made my heartlight grow tremendously.

As each lady received her card, she smiled.  While they recognize me, they do not remember my name, but they know I belong to my loved one who is one of their friends.  I had brought extra in case I had inadvertently forgotten someone and I was glad I did.  I ended up making a few extra cards right there when I realized I was to deliver a card to a lady who was seated with two others whom I really didn’t know and I wasn’t sure if they were aware.  But sure enough, they were.

Quickly, I went back and wrote the cards for the other two ladies and then delivered them.  I smiled and as I handed the newly written card to one woman in particular, her chin wobbled.  “I hope you didn’t think I’d forgotten you!  Here’s your Christmas card!  Merry Christmas!” I cheerily said to her.  She smiled at me and I walked back to my loved one’s table.

A few minutes later, this particular lady appeared, having summoned one of the workers to bring her to “that lady who gave her the card.”  As she sat in her wheelchair she was teary and said, “Thank you.  This was the nicest card ever.  It means a lot that you thought of me.”  That moment of a small action on my part touched her and it meant the world to me.  I reached out to hug her and I got teary too.

While some may think that just because those with Alzheimer’s don’t remember a lot, it doesn’t mean that a kind gesture doesn’t touch their hearts.  While I am not naive enough to think that those cards may not make it back to their rooms to sit on their dressers, it’s that moment that counts.  That moment of Christmas spirit, connection and as a result of a small action, ties two hearts in harmony.

So if you’re contemplating sending a small batch of cookies to an elderly neighbor or sending a card to someone, my advice is to do it.  There’s nothing like the magic of Christmas to make this world a better place.

Shine your heartlights my friends.  Together our lights ignite the sparkle that grows the Christmas and Hanukah spirit!

Shine On!

xo

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving Blessed

May our lives be full of both thanks and giving!

Good morning to you!  If you’re celebrating Thanksgiving today, please allow me to wish you many blessings on this day along with my gratitude for our friendship and the connections we have made.  Happy Friendsgiving to you!

It’s a quiet morning here.  My children are still sleeping in their beds and as usual, I’m sitting here sipping coffee, thinking about life and counting my blessings.  Especially as I grow older, I find myself appreciating The Presents of Presence more and taking the much needed time to remember and to be grateful for all that I have endured to make this moment in time more precious.

Life continues to change with every passing year.  We lose friends and family along the way as we grow older.  Situations change.  People change.  Life can seem more complicated.  But the simplicity of gratitude which is what Thanksgiving represents makes the now, this present moment, all the more real, for we never know what can change in our lives at a moment’s notice.

So, take this day and remember to:

Speak from your heart and say I love you more often.

Appreciate those with whom you have a lasting connection.

Be thankful for all blessings – big and small.

Shine your heartlights.

Connect with kindness.

Be grateful for all of the kindness you’ve received.

Make sweet memories, for they are your legacy.

Enjoy this day that you’ve been given.

Shine On!

xo

World Kindness Day Inspiration

World Kindness Day

Kindness has a beautiful way of reaching down into a weary heart and making it shine like the rising sun.

~ Unknown

World Kindness Day, the purpose of which is to highlight good deeds in the community, focusing on positive power and the common thread of kindness that binds us was the other day.  I’m sorry I missed it as it was celebrated on November 13th.  In fact, it happens on that day every year and began back in 1998!

There are a multitude of quotes about kindness, but the one above has a special meaning for me for I have known kindness in my life that has unexpectedly lifted me up when I needed help.  I believe that’s the importance of kindness.  Do you feel the same way?

Kindness counts in so many ways and one never knows how even a smile can change another person’s attitude or even life!  So please, remember to be kind!  Shine your heartlights with the warmth of kindness!

Shine On!

xo

 

Happy Sunday Soul Day!

Happy Sunday Soul Day

I awoke this morning, reminded that I am a soul having a human experience here on Earth.  While I have known this, it was important that I share it with you.  For sometimes, I think we forget who we are when we are mired in the human experience.

As humans we fret (worry) and we sink to those emotional levels of low vibrations.  We grieve.  We feel disappointment.  We get caught up in the story in our heads of what is going on here on Earth.  The human story becomes all encompassing and we forget temporarily who we are because the human experience is so overwhelming at times.  Every little nit-picking bump in the road of life becomes disastrous and bigger than it really is because we are seeing it from the human viewpoint and not from the soul.

I believe we are born as a soul to have a human experience and dare I say, the life lessons we endure here are meant to empower us as we break down the limiting human beliefs we accumulate over time and through various experiences from childhood through adulthood.  When we concentrate on the sometimes harrowing atrocities that we endure, our focus is not on the soul side, but the human.

The human experience allows us to learn life lessons such as forgiveness, trust and being an observer during the life’s harder times.  Our soul is here to witness, to nurture and to guide our human experience when we allow the innate flow of knowledge to calm us, to enlighten us and to lovingly support us.  Our faith and God allow us to observe the soul connection in all with whom we engage.  We can be with the soul in others even when their human reactions are difficult to bear.

We are all one here – a collection of souls here on Earth having a human experience.  Like busy atoms, we bump into each other, perhaps connect for awhile, only to be released.  We may bump on friendly terms or not so friendly terms.  We may merge with others for a time, only to realize that we are not on the same path anymore and thus, we disengage.  But the connections and disconnections are here for learning the life lessons and for training our human side to expand through experiences and wisdom.

Once we realize our soul connection with our human and the soul connections with other souls outside of our own, an inner peace emerges with faith, love and wisdom.  We realize and forgive because we understand that our human experience is prone to making mistakes in order to learn and we are willing to stand in peace without judgement on others.  We are given the insight in observance of the other soul’s human and we are given the ability to see beyond the fractured being through enlightenment.

I am not implying we are two people inside each person.  Our human side and our soul are connected.  Perhaps we forget when we are born as a human and one of our jobs here is to remember that we are a part of a bigger plan and an expansive source as souls.  Once one sparks that connection between the human and soul of ourselves, we cannot forget from whence we came.  Indeed, I have found that avenues of life learning lessons come into play like a growth spurt with the added caveat of the soul now connected and helping our human side to understand the bigger picture here.  That helps to answer the “why” we have chosen to have these human experiences!

I have always loved the book by Neale Donald Walsch called, The Little Soul In The Sun for it aptly makes sense to me in explaining why many of us endure life’s challenges.  Our soul longed to experience the human experience and to learn through it.

If you feel different than others when you are in the midst of a not-so-savory experience, connect with your soul and allow wisdom to enlighten you.  You are not alone as you walk through this lifetime.  Once we realize that we are not alone, that we are Divinely supported and loved, experiences do not take on the magnitude of pain nor error.  Instead, it is replaced with forgiveness, mercy, faith, love and connections.

I am not sure if I have explained myself well today or even after reading thus far, you understand my point.  Sometimes I feel as if I know what I want to say, but it gets lost in translation unless the reader and I are on the same wavelength.

Please let me know if you have a similar knowing inside.  I have had the knowing my whole life, but it was blocked for years due to the human experiences I endured.  In this precious moment, the connection is strengthening and for that reason, I wanted to share it with you.

On this lovely Sunday Soul Day, please know that I am thinking of you, wherever you are and sending my heartlight to shine to yours in connection.  May you feel the abundance of love and light in your heart.

Shine On!

xo

 

 

What Is Love?

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What Is Love?

Love…

unites, comforts, is sacred.

Love…

deepens, cuddles, is affectionate.

Love…

believes, blinds, is infinite.

Love…

cares, listens, is loyal.

Love…

lifts, soothes, is cherished.

Love…

connects, forgives, is non-judgmental.

Love…

inspires, bonds, is universal.

Love…

is passionate.

Love is shared.

Love is heartlights shining.

Love is here to stay.

Shine On!

xo

Rabbit Rabbit July 1st!

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Welcome back to a timely Rabbit Rabbit starring my favorite little outside bunny Clover!  While she’s not white, she’s so sweet and not afraid of me, which of course, makes my heart sing with joy!  We can sit quite companionably outside in the sunshine without her fearing me.  I have seen her with another bigger bunny recently, but that one and I have not met yet.  We shall see.  Perhaps we will have baby bunnies here?  Wouldn’t that be luck for the month of July!  Imagine all those pattering rabbit feet hopping across my grass!  I can only imagine how delightful that would be!

I hope you all have a lovely month ahead filled with all that this wonderful life has to offer.  Stay present and kind.  Shine your heartlights.  Be grateful for what we have in this present moment and allow the presence of peace to be yours.

Shine On!

xo