Rise Above…

You can sink down lower than a mole…or rise Up Up and Awayabove! ~Bertha

Some mornings…when I’m not sure what to write about…I’ll select a Berthaism at random…today…is one of those mornings…

Once I chose it…Berthawho had been quiet until then…chimed in with her explanation…

She says…I always have a choice in how I respond to things…even really negative or painful things…I can let them devastate me…or I can choose to look for the positives in the situation…I can find the lessons…the opportunities for growth…

She says the choice is all part of living my truth…and when I’m in one of those sunken situations…which make me…angry…sad…revengeful…or any of those unhappy of feelings…that it’s time to ask myself…is this my TRUTH…am I a person who seeks to sink lower than a mole…or…am I a person who wants to rise above…

For me…the answer is always…well maybe there’s a little grumbling first…I want to rise above…I want to feel the best I can…I want to be the person who feels and radiates love and joy…

And…then…I do the things that help me feel that way…meditation… contemplation… forgiveness…prayer…just to name a few…

Jane

Send me a message if you’ve been keeping company with the moles…I’d love to help you rise above!

Oh…and the picture is Bertha as a balloon jockey from Bertha-Size Your Life!…she said…flying a hot air balloon is a sure-fire way to rise above.

Call Me Goldie…

It’s my favorite time of year…not hot…not cold…just right…geez…I sound likeJane Carroll Goldilocks…but it is…I love being able to enjoy being outdoors without sweating or shivering…and…I love not needing to use HVAC in order to have the house at a perfect temperature…

My fantasy…or maybe it’s on my bucket list…is to actually live in this kind of climate year round…

And…for once…Bertha…agrees with me…she doesn’t even try to tell me that having extremes of weather make me appreciate lovely days like we’ve been having…because…she knows…that even though I might take it for granted…I would always enjoy and appreciate…lovely days…

But…until the time that I make it to…paradise…I’ll just enjoy these Autumn days…as they come…because…they are…just right

Jane…

Becoming Bertha is due for release in early November…and I have to say…I’m in love with this book…but don’t worry…if you haven’t read… Bertha-Size Your Life!…you still have time…