shining mama & V.
That is all I have to say...:-)
That rimes, V. would say.
But you will not let me go off the hook that easy, do you :-)
do what is doable. start now! (leonie dawson)
These last two days have been under this spell.. Do what is doable. Start now. (by Leonie Dawson). Some time ago I did one of her inspired business courses and this stayed with me as it is so potent - and as there are times when there is nothing else to do..
So what does that mean, staying in the flow? For me it meant certainly not pushing myself over the limit when I burn out.. I am only a human single mother attempting to keep all the control over mostly uncontrollable things - and as I believe that we totally control our reality, sometimes I find myself attempting to fight what I already created - and that means the now..
So, this is a letter of resignation from control:-)
I am so happy with this warm spring, it seems like the first time I noticed it like this. And then I remember a few of other memorable spring days when I had the Realization of Spring..
One happened just before V. was born. That year, the spring was early, we had a very hot and long summer and a great winter with a few snows.
mini vision board for a shining home
So much Gratitude for my subscribers!
Amazing people are joining the shine rainbow and I see the ripples of the inspiration that flows through me. Thank you for the everyday's ideas and beauty - as I am conscious that Ioana is just a channel.
Thank you for the things that brought me here, the higher vibration wind I am traveling on since a few years ago.
V. last summer 2012
I worked in the garden for a couple of hours this morning, turning the compost hope. I was not looking forward to it because I thought it was not a successful experiment but it turns out it was! And I was happy to find 3 pavement stones under it that I did not see when I started to hope last year.. I was thinking how to get some more to make a place for chairs and a path so they are a welcome addition to the few pavement stones I already had:-)
I am also grateful for the lesson today. I felt a bit low in energy lately and I actually need some help. That was the lesson and I am going to let it sink in and am going to think about it. Some things need to change - the only question is which:-)
Grateful for today's empowering tip that came into my mind this morning. It is actually something that I did not make yet - or better said, I started two experiments this morning and I am going to wait for a few days to see how it works before I will post it by the tips:-)
grateful for today
I am today in love with some new designs for FIMO things I saw in my mind yesterday before falling asleep:-)
And for the 2000 busses on every empty A4 possible - as V. is drawing now the whole time with a creative fever that I know so well. He just learned a few days ago to draw a bus (from me, as I had to draw a million busses in the last 2 years) - and now he is drawing variants of busses and naming them, giving them different functions, with one, two or more suns of different colors and with storms outside or inside..
gratitude for art materials
Wow, finally! This morning I opened the door to the garden and sat outside in the sun without socks (naked grateful feet in the sun!!!!).
mmmm it was a long winter and I find it almost incredible that the trees will now start to get leaves, they were so naked for so long.
I almost wanted to take my laptop and go sit in the sun and write - but instead I just opened the windows as far as possible and I sit here listening to the birds being happy and excited. The sky is bluer blue and there are some transparent white clouds somewhere far..
Tomorrow I am going to tackle the garden, whoo-hooo and hopefully V. will want to help with his small tools.
As for today, i am going to finish writing this and after that I am going to make a collage.
drawing a house with straws
Today it's raining and it's a gray cold day. I am grateful to be inside and to not have to go anywhere.
I am sitting in my favorite chair, with an orange blanket on my legs to keep me warm - and it is extra cozy because my clothes are also orange (and purple) today.
I am also grateful for the water and electricity readily available to us. These are part of civilization that I really like and I can imagine why I would choose to live in this moment on time.
Today my love letter is to my body:
Ioana, I love you
I hope you do not mind but I would like to nuance our daily encounter.
This gratitude journal started officially more than a year ago with the 10 things and maybe a few years back with other stuff I did - but I kinda want to leave some of the structure behind. I am not really a kind of person who loves structure anyway and I never was (although I really really tried!!)
So, Life, please allow me to send you love letters that are not lists or, even worse, bulleted:-) I mean, if you are my (girl)Friend as you are, I suppose you also do not enjoy a bulleted letter (what a concept!!).
Thus, from now on, a "simple" love letter to you every day.
If I will ever feel like more structure is in order, I will let you know and I might come back to ten, or five, or one thing a day.
And there is one more change I dared to make in our daily encounter today, as I was inspired (by you, I suppose) this morning.
the first self portrait V. did - a few weeks ago on iPad
Thank you for the way that things went today. We woke up very early as I wanted to be on time for the Breastfeeding group in The Hague. I make and keep their website in order and I was invited by Lida to keep a mini lecture about green smoothies today. As V. did not want to go out already a few weeks and be between a lot of people, I was kinda wondering if I would be able to say anything at all..
V. got less cuddle time this morning with me and he was already complaining - and he broke like always into tears going out.. He complained about everything under the sun until we got int the train - he loves that:-) and in the tram he was also quite ok.
After that it got more difficult for him but I am so grateful that the lecture went well, there were enthusiastic people listening and some went shopping for stuff for green smoothie right after that:-) I call hat a good result :-)
Love that. Today 10 points in one as there were more nice things happening and I will write about them soon.
Today was a special day indeed.
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