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Grace, Goodness, and Gratutude

Welcome May! It is still very cool here, and the wind seems more like March than May, but at least it is not snowing!

Regrettably, I posted nothing last week. I was a wee bit under the weather, well more than a wee bit truth be told, but thanks to the kindness and generosity of friends, I am feeling much better. It was a touching reminder of the grace and goodness in the world. Friends stepped up in surprising and amazing ways. I am so very grateful.

I have very few fears but will admit to a huge fear of being incapacitated and of doctors and hospitals. While I realize that the latter two are there to help us, and they do, my fears are based on many quite unpleasant experiences. I had to face those fears up close and personal last week and I got through it with the help of tender-hearted friends. All is well now, and I am very grateful to everyone who was there physically, as well as emotionally and spiritually. I love you all. You know who you are.

Last week was a pause and cause for reflection. I can’t help but wonder if Spirit sent those days so that I would pause and reflect. Once again, I realize that taking time, slowing down, and resting is so very important. I forget that sometimes. I think it is a human failure. Hopefully, a lesson learned, at least for now!

They Roared is in the very last (I hesitate to use the words “last” or “final” - I have said before when I hear the word “edit” a huge infinity sign pops up in my mind!) proofing stage. My vision, and I hope it is true, is that it will be in print before the end of May. I will keep you posted. It is all good and I am so grateful to the team working on this with me.

Wishing one and all a week of peace, love, joy, and slowing down a bit! Blessings.

This came across a feed and it spoke to me…loudly. I thought I would share today because it may speak to you as well.

LET YOURSELF REST If you’re exhausted, rest. If you don’t feel like starting a new project, don’t. If you don’t feel the urge to make something new, just rest in the beauty of the old, the familiar, the known. If you don’t feel like talking, stay silent. If you’re fed up with the news, turn it off. If you want to postpone something until tomorrow, do it. If you want to do nothing, let yourself do nothing today. Feel the fullness of the emptiness, the vastness of the silence, the sheer life in your unproductive moments. Time does not always need to be filled. You are enough, simply in your being.

~ Jeff Foster

art | Dreamtime. By Ellen Uytewaal

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