Losing faith in myself and having loved ones to come in out of the rain to love and encourage me, being drawn by God to quench my thirst with His gift of grace, Mondays as "do overs", being being kind to ones self and seeking out new ways to love others, fresh gigantic strawberries, independence, and loud morning birdsong.
Being able to go to Publix for groceries, unload the dishwasher and cook a meal, cutting coupons from Sunday's paper, singing "The Mummers Dance" from Lord of the Rings, AND The Wild Rover, sisters in love, Irish "scatting" (diddledee ditie don...), and getting my piano tuned tomorrow.
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The gift of an early morning, my musical instruments, my art supply "toys", decorating with Roosters, clean put away laundry, lighting scented candles "just because, and really good Reuben sandwiches at Donovan's.
Irish contemporary music on Pandora, selling some artwork, connecting with old and new friends, salads, teaching art students to paint and young guitar students to play 'Elvis', a miss placed white egret in our cul-de-sac, and Diet Snapple Green Tea.
Giving myself a sabbatical for the weekend, singing Celtic Women music with the guitar, finding a lost pair of pants in my closet (what does that tell you?LOL) learning new things, with grace, and trying to keep things simple with thanks. and being "inappropriately happy.
Choosing to be Mary in a Martha world (Luke 10;42), Celebrating the little things, enjoying the journey on the way to the destination, steamed fresh green beans, red onions, garlic, mushrooms and Parmesan cheese for lunch, and pink calligraphy pens.
Believing mirrors; people that believe in us and encourage us, facing our giants, "coming clean", butterflies... have you noticed that they are trendy right now?, gifts of potted flowers from my valentine, and my 6 year old red headed piano student Brady playing me a song that he wrote w/ his little guitar along w/ Petterbrooke Chocolate and a Sponge Bob card. For real! I love my job!
Taking responsibility for my own happiness, cooking good but simple meals, picking up a phone (what's that) and calling a Friend, a well balanced life with out performing the balancing the dinner plates on a pole act, forgiving myself for 'the dropsies' due to numb fingertips, the joy of loving others and allowing myself to be fully loved in return.
Iced coffee with protein powder, my art studio... I want to hide out in there today, a new Enya CD "Paint The Sky With Stars", Panda Puppy ( My 8 year old Sheltie), attacking problems head on, and piano students "fighting" over who gets to play the "Twilight" theme music at the next piano recital.
A hot shower first thing in the morning, holding my tongue (work in progress), caramel corn rice cakes, lowering my steroids so now am losing some weight, number 2 pencils, and another dreary, cold and wet morning... coffee? Chai tea? Diet hot cocoa... I have plans.
Three Sister's Cupcakes, daughters - in - love, believing in God, figuring things out, trying not to do foolish things, "having to practice music (gee, rough life), recording my new compositions with Cypress Recordings Monday, "get over it" and attacking difficult situations "head on".
Super Bowl at The Ale House with friends, Starbucks mini Java Chip ice creams, being married to your best friend, taking matters into your own hands, and then placing them in Gods, going to the studio today to record my new songs, the sound of a humming dishwasher, really good coupons and singing for St. Patties Day!
Stop obsessing and start doing, fruit... lots and lots of fruit, "The Lupus Blues" new composition ... 'I may have Lupus but it doesn't have me'!, coffee... lots and lots of coffee, knowing when to ask for help and knowing when to do it myself (I HAVE to get physically stronger and out of this wheelchair!) trying to learn how to stop working so hard, and roosters! I love roosters!
Believing in God to provide new tires for our car, my new stool to play guitar in and cool guitar picks, food in the pantry, a fresh peach in February, using what I have on hand (great cooking adventures), watching the Super Bowl tonight with friends.... okay for me it is all about the commercials!
Take time to say "thank you"... with snail mail.Include you business card and any other appropriate marketing materials. Include a discount on your art. Make them feel special. Every client can become a personal friend. Give freely.
Our freedom to go to our church of choice, blank sheets of paper waiting to be filled, "Butterflies For Lupus", clean sheets that smell nice, Glenn serving me coffee during piano lessons, and phalo blue paint.
Going to the Mayo clinic today... again, doing an overhaul on my art studio, my newest art student- we painted a horse, Rotisserie chicken from Costco, sleeping through thunderstorms, finding my Celtic Women CD, discovering a big box of new acrylic paint that I had misplaced, and encouraging other chronically ill peeps.
Wow! Thank God I'm alive! Amen?, Contemporary Irish/folk music- a new fun discovery!, Arnold Palmer ice tea mix, Fun "girls night" with my two daughters, pursing my closet of ALL of my leetle pre-steroid clothes (8 sizes too small-it was a healing 'self-love thing to do), palmettos, Butterflies!, and puttin' on my "paintin" clothes!