HOLIDAYS

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I am a sucker for holidays, celebrating each one, always have. With spring bounding in so early the Easter decor cried to be brought out. Cindy, Poppy and I made Easter Baskets out of used egg cartons. I think I have more fun with these projects than even Cindy does. Afterwards I watched them both ride bikes in the driveway while sipping coffee in the sunshine, brisk breeze and chortling birds, nestling into my soft coat and hat. Ahh, Spring! I feel renewed and ALIVE!

Still, the juxtaposition of wintry weather one day and warmth the next causes havoc with brain chemicals and my spirit. Old hard-wired habits arise, excessive worry along with repeated thinking about one particular negative thought like a gerbil in a wheel.

After previous work on these pesky rituals I am much better equipped to use the ‘Stop’ technique, and replace it with a positive thought or memory chalking up it’s presence to the change in daylight. Coming into spring takes adjustment as challenging as the winter doldrums and the acceptance of less light. 

Sitting by the creek after a meditative walk tears come. My immediate reaction is to talk myself out of them and impose positivity. Then I remember Janet Cate’s recent post, a woman of great depth and wisdom. Allow all feelings. With permission granted, my mind, body and spirit settled and a wholeness was felt. Thank you Janet. 

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As the sun set in west a golden glow appeared in the east…

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9 thoughts on “HOLIDAYS

  1. Oh how I know the gerbil on the wheel thoughts!!! Argh!!

    So happy you had beautiful spring feelings.

    Tears are so healing!!!! Although it can be a drag to cry them, man I feel better after. : )

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  2. Tears are indeed healing, they release toxins that built up by emotional stress so it really is good to cry at times when needed. It always feels better and such a blessed release.
    We are getting ready for Paddys Day here, always such great celebrations. 🙂

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