Saturday, June 7

Grateful for the Unmanageability of Life..................... 6/7/14

         I'm dictating tonight's post. One of the advantages of having a smartphone.  My dead laptop in being resuscitated by an angel.  The computer guy, Angelo, said a hundred bucks will make it better. He is giving me a loaner tomorrow.

        The past 4-5 days, I lived with a Tribble. You have to be a geek to know what I mean.  It is fascinating seeing this fur ball approach me.  Its a Himalayan cat, a junkie for
affection. She has taken a shining to the innkeeper.  Precious climbs on top of me when I lounge on the couch, reading.

        She's asthmatic, snorts, sticks out his tongue and sputters, when breathing, the consequence of her physiognomy.  She has a flattened. Pekinese dog-like nose.

        This week, I had a delightful time with someone I love.  I received an additional birthday gift, the best of all.  I am a thrilled innkeeper.

          The gift was sensitive, metaphorical, poetic and magical. Absolutely grand.  I even cried.  Twice.

My Gratitudes:
1. I moved into a new house.
2. I am playing the guitar, a lot. It rejuvenates  my soul.
3. I am thankful for life's unpredictability. It extrudes me into a place where it makes me live by faith. Times of unexpected flux humbles me.  I am reminded that I cannot control every outcome, that it is ludicrous to consider controlling others. The only person I have semi-control over is myself.

     Realizing this fact makes life much more simple and serene, less aggravating.  I release my grip upon an insane mentality that I can change the impossible. Instead, I look at what I can do to take care of myself, doing that.

     Looking at life's circumstances this way unloads a huge and unrealistic burden off of me, emotionally and mentally. Life becomes more manageable.

How About You?
How has your perspective of reality improved? 

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Quotes from the Posts

"I'm mindful that our thoughts affect the words we use, our words influence our actions, our actions shape our character and our character determines our destiny."

From "My Character Determines My Destiny." To read it, please click here.

"Progress not perfection, is better than no progress at all, especially when we're trying to rid ourselves from unwelcome dragons that dwell within the closets of our soul."

From, "Still Learning" which, within four days, became the most popular post
written. To read it, please click here.

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its trouble, but it does empty today of its strength"
From the post: "Life Is Not a Correspondence Program." Click here to read it.

"Even though we cannot control our circumstances, we can control how we choose to respond to them."

From, "Handling Stress and Dealing With an Emotional Bully."Click here to read this post.

"Nope, being busy isn't exciting. Boring is good. Because boring is not boring; boring is being healthy, living a balanced life that has serenity"

From: "Do You Know What It Means If You Are Too Busy?" For more, please click here.