Once in a Blue Moon…

Once in a Blue Moon…I’ve heard that expression all my life…indicating that something doesn’t happen very often…and…yet…I didn’t have a clue as to what a blue moon actually was…don’t know that I’d ever thought about it…

Of course…now I know that a blue moon is the second full moon in the same month…and they are fairly rare…after today…the next one will be in 2015…

So…Bertha…says I should have quite a busy day today…doing all the things that I say I only do…once in a blue moon…seeing the people that I only see…once in a blue moon…the list could go on…but I think you get the point…

But…she also challenges me…to do something different on this day…to step outside of my box…to actually sit the box on the curb…to see my life in a fresh new way…dream new dreams…the ones that may have seemed too big yesterday…

She challenges me…to celebrate the life that I’ve had…and the life that I am creating…

She challenges me…to see each interaction I have today…as even rarer than the blue moon…because…each interaction will only come once…never to be repeated except in my memory…

She challenges me…to be aware…to be mindful…to be in the moment…to savor the uniqueness of this day…of every day…

And…today…once in a blue moon…I’m listening…

Jane

PS…if the moon is made of cheese…is the blue moon made of Roquefort…sorry…I couldn’t resist…

Listening to a Bad Day…

Today has been interesting so far…I woke up late…my computer froze and I had to totally shut it down…now I’m not so sure it’s running right…

Interestingly…Bertha…has something to say about that…shocking…I know…but…my first response…was to force the situation…kill…conquer…whip the day into shape…take charge…

Well…you probably get the picture…and…maybe you would have the same response…

Anyway…Bertha’s…take on the day…is to let it evolve as it will…she reminds me of the phrase…what we resist persists…and that as much as I want to take control and show this day who is boss…it would actually be in my best interest…to slow down a bit…pull back…and see what the morning is trying to tell me…

Okay…the first one is easy…I’ve not been getting to bed as early as I really need to…hence…I was tired this morning and fell back to sleep five minutes before I intended to get up…I had a bit more trouble with the computer issue…but she reminded me…that I was struggling with what to write about…would it be this or that…and…I was a bit frantic about the time thing…the computer shutting down…showed me that the world wouldn’t come to an end if I didn’t write anything…that I could spend that extra time in meditation…or reading…life would still go on…it also narrowed my focus…and gave me a topic…

Hmmm…she’s right…I’m actually right back on schedule…not sure how that happened…but I bet…Bertha…will be all too happy to tell me…shhhh…don’t tell her I asked…

Jane