(Tangerine Tree, Christmas 2010)
This time between Christmas and New Year’s Day
can be a head spinning time
of planning and resolving.
I even applied this planning to
this year I
(New Year’s 2009)
(New Year’s 2010)
I am changing it
to something a little
(as we say in the world
of student state testing).
to stay alert
to be grateful.
I want to be alert to
the feelings of others,
the next right thing…
So often in my life
the next right thing
involves a sink full
watering my plants,
or folding a load of clothes.
It is rarely glamorous
or involves world acclaim.
It is inevitably in those times
when I don’t feel like washing the dishes,
or folding clothes.
Therein lies the test of my character:
to do it
I also yearn to kick my gratitude level up a notch,
for simple things, and for life’s simple pleasures.
Our tangerine tree is full.
The pecans from our pecan tree have been collected.
We traveled safely during the Christmas weekend.
My grandsons gave me hugs so tight
I can still feel them.
I have a new favorite candle.
I am making chili tonight.
I am going to use up items in my freezer and pantry as best I can.
I am looking for inspiration for my house.
I want to write interesting posts that are meaningful .
I shall be alert and grateful during this in between time.
How about you?