Monday, August 12, 2013

Additions


I often bring you views of the ocean at the front of my house - but this is a view of the meadow at the back.

"Magical are the additions to one's life that don't involve money or material goods." (an original quote from me)

Following up on the last post, I reflected on what I had added. I try not to take anything for granted but some lovely stuff just slips under the wire and I hardly notice until I think. Hard.

1. Being present at my own life.
2. Participating in the full spectrum of life.
3. Being of service in whatever way I can.
4. Physicality - dancing, walking and, lol, racing.
5. Music, ah the charms, listening to it, dancing to it, singing to it.
6. Writing.
7. Writing.
8. Writing.
9. Excited as each fresh stage of my life unfolds - I must post about the latest soon.
10.Directing.
11.Photography.
12.Rediscovering cookery, experimenting with more exotic and fancier dishes, sharing these discoveries with others.
13.Blogging - making new friends and actually meeting some on the flesh so to speak.
14.Crafting of all kinds.
15.Book Club.
16.Theatre troupe.
17.Gratitude - what a wonderful feeling that is. Focussing on what is in my life and not what is NOT in it.
18.Staying in the moment.
19.Learning from the past.
20.Realizing everyone is here to teach me both what not to do and what to do.
21.Seeing clearly that it is not the years in my life but the life in my years.
22.Some incredibly supportive family and friends.

21 comments:

  1. Beautiful post, worthy of special place near your work station I think.

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  2. It's easy to overlook all the positive things in one's life. There are always more than we think. I get huge pleasure out of music, books and just ruminating on a hundred different subjects.

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  3. Yup. The only way. xo.

    "21.Seeing clearly that it is not the years in my life but the life in my years.
    22.Some incredibly supportive family and friends."

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  4. Just dropped by. Can't stop. Life's so full I've scarce time to draw breath, least of all, blog. Like to catch up occasionally, though.
    I believe we're all born with a blank canvas we call 'life'. We can paint on it what we will. Some produce masterpieces; others should never have been less loose with a brush. I can never decide which I am.

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  5. My brain refuses to cooperate. I think that this is a great exercise and I shall do it over a period of time.

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  6. This list and the last one are a salutary lesson to me too, but particularly this one here. I am on the dark side of the moon just now, have been for weeks. Perhaps it’s time I took your list to heart. I might write one of my own, it might lighten the dark.

    Let’s see if I can come up with anything resembling your positivity.

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  7. I've read both lists - they balance each other.

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  8. I shall copy and paste into my own life for use forthwith! Lx

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  9. OWJ:

    Thank you, life is pretty amazing at the moment.

    XO
    WWW

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  10. Yes it has, so I remind myself on the "off" days.

    XO
    WWW

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  11. Nick:

    Me too. I was going to escape from here on my birthday and thought: what's wrong with you? You live in paradise right here...

    I need reminders sometimes. I can ruminate for a whole day.

    XO
    WWW

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  12. RJA:

    if you want my humble opinion I think your best brushstrokes have been in the last few years... :)

    XO
    WWW

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  13. Ramana:

    Too much going on in your head maybe? Breathe.

    XO
    WWW

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  14. Friko:

    Oh I'm familiar with that territory indeed. Paced by the Black Dog.

    I hope he leaves and soon. it must be time to scowl off elsewhere...

    it does pass.

    XO
    WWW

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  15. Thanks Pauline. Yes, I feel they do.

    XO
    WWW

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  16. Hey Laura:

    I've missed you hanging around. Glad to see your back in the fold!

    XO
    WWW

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  17. Your list is great. I've been immersed in preparing to move, with my 90 pound dog, pulling a U-Haul, a very long distance across the country at age 73. I think I'll put your words in my travel notebook so when I get really frustrated along the way I can just whip them out and feel straight again-- thanks ~~ barbara

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