Tuesday, August 23, 2011


In between moments of fun and the busyness of life, I've had a weird, weepy melancholy the past few days.  My grandma's best friend turned 80 on Saturday.  I wanted to be there to celebrate with her, but travel is not an option right now.  That was also the one year anniversary of my grandma's passing.  I guess that added to the emotions.

So many things have happened in my life over this past year.  I'm in a place of reflection and self-examination.  I have a clearer picture of things I want to accomplish, and I'm hoping to have the strength to get them done.  I also know what I'm ready to let go of.

I dusted off my piano the other day and sat down to play.  I was shocked at how difficult it is now.  Music is one of those things that requires practice to maintain, and I can't remember the last time I played.  I wasn't very good, but I discovered it still gives me great joy to make music.  I've promised to make more time for the things that give me joy.  Playing the piano, reading a good book, spending time with family and friends.  All those things and more.

I just found this post by a friend.  She shared the poem, The Pleasures of Ordinary Life.  It speaks to what I've been feeling.  You can find it Here, at Gathering Round the Table. 


Donna said...

Did You Hear The NEWS?????
Jesus Is Coming!!!!

Look Busy!!!

Hahaaaa....I Know you're smiling!
Live, Laugh and Love...A Lot! You just can't go wrong with that combination sweetie!
Glad you're moving forward!!!

Donna said...

It's always good to take stock and ask yourself if you are really doing what you want to do. Time is a'wasting. We have to seize those moments we have left in this world and make them count!

Nita Jo said...

I love getting comments from both of you. Live, Laugh & Love... Second time I've "heard" that this week. So important! And, I am seizing every moment I can! Life has so much good and so much to enjoy! Especially friends like you!