I slept great last night. Did you? I am thinking about a lady I had the priveledge of working on yesterday. I have been going out to a local bed and breakfast and giving massages to a wide variety of people. I actually love going there. It’s a treat! Last week, I was working on a fellow who’s job was in the creativity field. He asked if I was creative or had any special talents. I told him I write blog but I haven’t been real consistent lately. He asked what this blog is about and I had to think a minute and then I responded...”well, it’s about me” and when I said that it just sounded so stupid and I had to laugh and wondered what the hell I’m doing. I told him I originally started blogging and focusing on the positives in my life as an effort to change my own life and make it better...more enjoyable....and I found that it worked and I hope in some way it might help another human being live a more positive, enjoyable life too. He encouraged me to continue writing, if only a little bit, every day....so here I am....making an effort! Some days, I know exactly what I want to say when I get up.......today, since I slept so hard it took me awhile but then I thought about this lady who is turning 60 on Monday. She had requested a massage for her birthday. Her son set it up for her and I had the honor of performing the kind act of love from a son to his mother. Initially, the massage was silent. She just laid there with her eyes closed and I could tell she was really enjoying herself. About 45 minutes in we started talking a little bit. She talked about losing a son several years ago and we agreed that was probably the most painful life event a mother could possibly ever endure. Then she talked about turning 60 and we talked about how short life is and to never take one day for granted. She said she and her husband recently bought a travel trailer and plan on exploring out beautiful country and how she wants to go and do and see, to really live!!.....It reminded of the quote from Henry David Thoreau that inspired me so many years ago....” I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and spartan-like as to put the rout all that was not life....” I’m thankful for the people who cross my path and give me a gentle reminder of how precious this one life is. I woke up with a terrible back ache....I stretched and thought “I’m thankful for this pain because it helps remember that I am alive”. I would rather have pain in my back than no back at all! Today, my mom is coming over and we are going to my daughters new home. Is there anything more precious in life than spending time with family? I mean really.....If you knew you had one day left on this earth...what would you do? What stirs your soul? What have you always wanted to do but have never taken the time to do it? Have you reached out to that one person you’ve been thinking of and told them that you love them? It’s funny how we and by that I mean me too....get in a routine...a dull boring way of living that doesn’t always capture the true essence of who we are.....or what we desire.....or who we can be if we were truly sucking the marrow out of life itself. One of my greatest pleasures is sharing my thoughts with you. What’s yours? Now on top of the list of things I love.....I’m gonna have to start a list of marrow sucking activities that stir my soul. It’s awesome to have better things to think about, right??
Peace and love to you , my friends !!