Wednesday, March 22, 2017

“Reflect upon your present blessings–of which every man has many–not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”

~ Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings

I wake later than usual this morning–a heavy waking that feels as if I am crawling through Jello. I surface from a dream in which we are busy packing and preparing to move back to Canada. As my mind begins to clear I think it is Friday.

Discombobulated.

A consequence of last evening’s busyness and lateness to bed. On top of that I’ve got an appointment this morning so I’m feeling rushed before the day even begins.

I ground myself,  calm my mind, settle into gratitude for the simple blessing of sitting in bed sipping coffee. I read some scripture, wrangle a few words, and gently allow the day to take form.

Blessed.

Welcome and thank you for stopping by. I post early every morning: a quote that speaks to me, one of my photos, and a few words about . . . well . . . whatever is on my mind at that particular time.
4 comments
  1. In the hurly-burly of clearing out yet another house, my sisters and I often eat late, which results in indigestion and poor sleep. Last night? Too many fries for a stomach used to healthy food.

    I must pay attention to the “many” and “some” implications in the Dickens quote. Thank you, Linda.

    1. I’ve noticed, as I have aged, how much more of an impact what I put into my body has on how I feel–and sleep. One of those blessings of growing older, I suppose. Thinking of you as you work through the house clearing, Marian.

  2. Gratitude. That’s a big word. I feel gratitude every day. The roof over my head, the salary to pay the bills, the love of family and friends. I am blessed.

    1. You have a great attitude, Karen!

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