Thursday, April 26, 2018

Beauty


It's extraordinary how change, a simple change really, can impact me in so many ways.

A few weeks back I left my specialist's office in a state of such agitation I had to pull my car over several times as alternating fear and despair took over my entire being.

There was literally no one to call, I thought. Daughter was away for an extended sojourn in SE Asia and my closest friends lived in Ontario and birth family and I are not close.

I knew I couldn't be alone with myself so I reached out and called a local friend. She was instrumental in getting me into this marvelous building. And it was the best thing I could have done. She immediately dropped out of a social gathering she was attending and met me in a local coffee shop. what I like about her is she is so non-judgmental and we have the same warped sense of humour, tending into darkness at times. I am lucky Daughter and Grandgirl have inherited this. It can be downright strange to some ears.

I found such ease and comfort in her companionship and we were shocked that when we finally looked at the time we had spent 4 hours there, often hysterical with laughter.

Long story short, at home afterwards I recognised I had to put more effort into healthful living and abandon the poor mes, take my stick with me, increase my daily steps and most importantly of all: change my eating habits. A morning meditation admonished me: See beauty.

Accordingly my lunch plate above reflects how I'm eating and my service stop at the dealer's today with my new eyes: the burnt sienna look and the circular architecture had never caught my eye before.


This card came in from an Ontario friend. It really pleased me. We know each other well.



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  1. How lovely that you called your friend and she was so good at calming you down and providing that much-needed companionship.

    That's a wonderful card.

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    1. Yes, a spontaneous connection is often the best. I am so happy that it exactly the way it did.

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  2. I love the card...and your plate and so happy you are taking care of you.

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    1. Thank you E. I hope you are doing better also, you've been hit by quite a few challenges.

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  3. That plate looks healthy and yummy. Usually they are mutually exclusive! I am glad that you had someone to talk to and get over the downs.

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    1. Thanks Ramana and also for your email. I will respond in due course.

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  4. I clicked on the pic of your lunch plate, WWW and now my mouth is watering...YUM! Added to which it is equally as stylish and arty as the car showroom and the greetings card- but with the added attraction that it will be very enjoyably recyclable - via your taste-buds, digestion etc.!

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    1. Amazing what we can see when were are aware to our surroundings (and plates!)

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  5. Excellent post all the way round! Why won't we take care of ourselves??? I wished I was near and could come over to laugh darkly with you...

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    1. Me too Jan, I think we'd have a blast!

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  6. So glad you found a friend who knew to come, that card is quite something, as is your lunch. Hugs.

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    1. Yes I feel very fortunate. She was exactly who I needed at the time.

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  7. That is an exceptionally beautiful meal. I need to lose weight too and I would be happy to have that set in front of me.

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    1. I am making it a pleasure to prepare. Normally I feel resentful of the time needed when I could be doing ??? What is more important than fuel, I ask myself. Pretty fuel. Healthy. I keep hoping it will work Jenny :)

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  8. Beautiful plate, delightful card! Car showroom so elegant, lovely reds! And a friend in need is a friend indeed.

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  9. That's a good friend. And I'm glad you are taking care of yourself.

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