Cutting the Grass…

Jane CarrollYesterday…I cut the grass…for the first time in over four years…well…now don’t get excited…the grass has been cut…it just wasn’t me doing it…and…to be honest…I liked it that way…I liked writing a check once a month…and coming home to a neat lawn…without any effort on my part…

So…when I made the decision…in a cost saving measure…to start pushing my own mower…I wasn’t real happy about it…in fact…I was pretty bummed…

Until…Bertha…whispered…it was just a choice I made…

She reminded me that…I was dealing with XYZ dollars a month…and…I got to choose how I spend that…for lawn service…something I could do myself…or…something else…

I simply chose…something else…

She said…it’s always that way…when I say yes to one thing…I’m saying no to something else…and…vice versa…the trick is to do it consciously…to be aware that it is a choice…that takes away the feelings of being a victim…makes me empowered instead…

Well…I have to say…her little pep talk did help…I became un-bummed…and just tackled the grass…honestly…I have a tiny yard…it only took a few minutes…and I did feel totally empowered when I was done…

And then…I remembered the sense of satisfaction I’d gotten when I  mowed myself…not to mention a pretty good workout…and…all bumminess was gone…

Jane…

Morning Connections…

Jane CarrollThis morning…I spent a few minutes…sitting in Granny’s rocker…just enjoying the warmer weather…watching the clouds play hide-n-seek with the lop-side of the moon…

They were truly magical moments…and…according to…Bertha…it was a great way to start the day…

She reminds me…that doing something every morning…to connect me to my spirit…is time well spent…even if I have to get up while the moon still rules the sky…and…even if it’s only five minutes…it will feed my soul for the day ahead…

Well…I’m feeling well fed…I’m ready for the day…how about you…do you take time in the morning to connect with your spirit? I’d love to hear in the comments…

Jane…

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