Sunday, November 24, 2019

Thanksgiving 2019

Where I live, we are celebrating the holiday of Thanksgiving this week.  Although we should be grateful EVERY DAY for all our blessings, our country decided we should designate a SPECIAL day to give thanks.

We have so much to be thankful for:  family, friends, clothing, food, a roof over our heads, and good health are just a few.

But there are oh so many other things.  I'm grateful for every breath I take, every heart beat...all the things our bodies do to keep us alive and we don't even have to think about just happens.

I'm grateful for every blade of grass, every tree, every raindrop, every sunny day, every snowflake, every star in the sky, the moon, the sun.  I'm grateful for music, dancing, hearing, my sense of smell, taste, family games, quiet time.

I could go on and on.  There are so many things to be grateful for.  This Thanksgiving remember to be grateful for ALL of it...the usual things and the things you don't usually think about.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Love,  Paula

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

A Time To Shine

Nature is such a wonderful teacher.  But, as with school, you have to pay attention.

As I've mentioned on more than one occasion, I LOVE  the night sky.  I feel so much peace sitting outside under the moon and stars.  Nothing relaxes me more.

Several weeks ago I was sitting outside by a fire enjoying the beautiful night sky.  The next morning as I was leaving for work, I noticed the moon in the morning sky.  It was still beautiful, but way to the sun.  What occurred to me is that the moon had it's time to shine.  Now it was moving to the background to give the sun IT'S time to shine.  It's still there - just not the center of attention.

We can learn so much from nature.  We don't have to shine all the time.  I don't think we're supposed to shine ALL the time.  We have to allow others to shine too.  And just as the sun helps the moon to shine by reflecting it's light off of  the moon, we should try to help others shine.  We are not diminished while others are shining.  Our turn will come again in right time.

Love,  Paula