Charged and Ready for the Storm…

Jane CarrollLast night…I went to bed…expecting a winter mix of freezing rain and sleet before morning…now…ice…in the south…frequently means…power outage…so…I prepared by making sure the laptop, cell phone, Kindle, and portable internet hotspot…were all charged…I also had a flashlight on the bedside table and a couple of extra blankets on the foot of the bed…

Now…thankfully…although I woke up to the wintery mix…it was more sleet than ice…so we kept power…but…being prepared…had given me peace of mind…and I’m sure I slept better knowing it was all done…

Bertha…was proud of my preparations…but she reminded me…that in life…I can’t always foresee the potential power failures…so…I need to stay prepared…making sure my spirit is fully charged at all times…

And…she says that…prayer…meditation…contemplation…appreciation… forgiveness…reading good books…singing fun songs…dancing in the moonlight…loving others…eating healthy…exercising…and just being a little playful…done daily…will keep me charged…and ready to go…

Oh…and she’s right…on the days I take the time to do even a few of those…I’m ready to face the storms…

Jane…

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Going Up…

This morning when I was posting my daily gratitude on Facebook…I was Jane Carrolllooking for an ‘E’ word…as I’ve started doing the alphabet…anyway…as I contemplated which word to use…elephant…eel…earrings…everythingBertha…whispered…elevators…in my ear…with the explanation…that… sometimes there are just too many steps to take

Of course…she is relating this to my life…although…not in the way I could first interrupt it…not…taking the shortcuts and trying to get to the top sooner…no…she’s reminding me…that…I don’t always have to take the hard road…I don’t always have to struggle…in fact…I never do…

She reminds me of my spiritual practices…prayer…appreciation…affirmation… contemplation…meditation…forgiveness…saying that they form the elevator of my life…

Hmmm…guess I won’t be taking the stairs…after all…

Jane