Amazing…

Yesterday…a song was playing in my mind…as I opened my eyes to welcome the day…Just the Way You Are…by Bruno Mars…so…of course…I had to Google it…and watch it on YouTube…

Thing about it is…it got me in such a good mood…as it continued to play in the background of my thoughts…could be that…Bertha…just kept playing it on her iPod…which brings up a thought…

Hmmm…

All these years…when I’ve woken up with songs floating through my brain…it’s just been…Bertha…playing her stereo a bit too loud…somehow that doesn’t surprise me…

Anyway…she woke me up with the song again this morning…and…reminded me…that the words of the song are so true…I don’t have to wait for anything to be…amazing…I don’t have to lose weight…I don’t have to get rich…I don’t have to win a Pulitzer Prize…no…all I have to do…is…feel it…

And…listening to the song…I do feel it…

Amazing…

Jane

Doing It My Way…

I thought I’d give the update the challenge that…Bertha…issued a couple of weeks ago…you may remember…it was the one to love everyone…even the people that I don’t like…

Now…I wasn’t exactly sure how that was going to play out…I’m not always successful of consciously…in the present moment…stopping my brain and thinking…I love you…or anything else that doesn’t relate to my next comment…

So…consciously adding…love…to my interactions probably wasn’t the best way for me to go…plus…it didn’t cover all those people that I don’t necessarily interact with…even in my thoughts…

After some contemplation…the solution was simple…spend some contemplation time…sending love to…everyone…it’s working…and…I like it…I also actually feel more loving towards the people that I’m interacting with…most of the time

I’m using a process that…Bertha…came up with a few years ago…after getting quiet…I just start by thinking of my neighborhood…no one in particular…just my little spot in the world…and…I send them a blessing…

I send you peace…I send you love…I send you happiness…and…I send the same for me

I then add my town…my state…my country…and quickly envision a globe…sending the blessing and love to all of it…then…as I sit there…anyone who comes to mind…random as they may be…I send it specifically to them…

It’s simple…doesn’t take long…and…as I said…I think it’s working…thank you…Bertha…for the challenge…couldn’t do it without you…

Jane