Thursday, July 26, 2012

Thankful Thursdays...A minute to reflect.

For those of you who actually take the time out to follow me here on this little blog, I have been out of my mind busy with my new business venture!!  It has been at the very least, six weeks since I have had any free time to sit and write.  
Hayley (my awesome business partner) and I couldn't really take an other day.  We have been pounded with  at least 12 days of 100 degree temperatures, with the promise of another 10 days of it to come.  Between the heat, juggling our kids, working long days at the shop getting it ready to open...We Were Exhausted.
Tuesday I stood up from bed, just in time to spend a few minutes (still half sleeping) with hubby before he went off to work.  I think I drank my coffee sitting up asleep, I don't remember half of the cup!!
Naenah and I struggled through her schoolwork for forty-five minutes, then I needed a nap.  So, I text Hayley, asked her what she was doing.  
Me:  What are you up to?
H: Nothing, on the couch.  Sleeping.
Me: Good, stay there.  I'm gonna take a nap!!
I crawled up into my hubby's wonderful recliner and tuned in to the second season of Downton Abbey.  I didn't move much all day.  Nae didn't either.
Suffice to say, I think we needed to take a day off.  It felt good.
The day gave me some time to step back and think about what needed to be done at the Salon.  Its Hayley's salon, I call it the Shop.  Clear my head, get my barrings back.
I have had so many things to do, I haven't had a chance to just sit and let my mind wander.  
I got that time this morning.  Thinking of all the things that have happened, are happening, are going to happen.  Immediately I start to feel Grateful.  Its floods my heart.
I lost a great uncle a week ago.  He is an amazing man, and I so Grateful to have heard his wonderful laugh one last time.
My Aunt's birthday was yesterday, Nae made her smile with A recorded birthday song.
My dad's birthday is tomorrow, posted a day early on FB, so all the world knows!  
My daughter starts school in 21 days.  A kindergartner.  She was just born, or so I thought.  Now, its five years in the making.
I got to chat with my dad, all three sisters, my mom and Grin this week.
I have amazing support from my new community here.
I'm just Thankful.  I truly am.  My life is no where near perfection, and I like it just the same, even better than.
Travis and Naenah make it all worth while.

Your turn.  If your reading this, leave me a note.  Tell me one thing your Grateful for this week.

Bright Blessings!!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Impending visit from the Tooth Fairy...

It's happened.  I have always prided myself in the firm grasp of the knowledge that Naenah is growing up, that there is no potion, spell, or amount of money that I can pay to stop time.  But, today, I got hit with it.  A simple act has made me stand still and reel from the dizzying reality that I thought I was constantly prepared for.
She came to us in a panicked/excited/terrified frenzy, just after her short trip to the bathroom mirror to confirm that her bottom front tooth was loose.
"Its loose, its loose!!  See it?! See it?!" she said as she ran back and forth between her Daddy and I.
We both smiled excitedly and took turns looking with her wiggling that poor little tooth. Just after about five minutes of excitement, panic set in.  She was in tears, sitting on the couch trying to stay calm crying to herself.  I looked up to see pouty lips and a sob she was trying to hide.
"Baby, what's the matter?"  I asked her.
"Momma, is it gonna hurt?  Me losing this tooth?  It is gonna bleed really bad and hurt?"  Now the tears had overflowed down her sweet worried face.  It was all Trav and I could do to stay where we were and not jump up to be by her side.
"Oh honey, it won't hurt that much at all.  It will feel weird to be missing a tooth, but by the time its ready I don't think it will hurt that much at all."  I told her, on my knees mentally, praying that I was convincing enough for her to buy it.
"okay."  She sighed, wiped her tears and went into the bathroom for another Look-see before going to her room.

I love her so much.  I'm so Grateful that I get to be a part of her Life.  Negotiations are currently under way for the highest rate possible with the Tooth Fairy.  We have put in a request for all the bells and whistles, after all, it is her first tooth.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Stop the insanity with Gratitude

  I have witnessed Negative thought ruin lives.  Some will tell you this theory that myself and many others hold is "hogwash".  I have seen it make people ill.  I have seen it make the loved ones of the one so negative ill.  I have been the one to make people I love ill and ill-mannered because of my negativity.
  If you have been following this blog at all, you know the stories I have told to Enlightenment.  If you haven't been following, look them up, it will make more sense once you do.  I have just had an incident with one in such a negative spot.  I have witnessed, on several occasions this soul grow ill.  As well as the Lighted Souls around it.  The negative is never let go, its buried deep within, harbored, kept for fuel.  It grows, festers, and spreads. To others.
  How can anyone bring Happiness and Gratitude to others if its not within in them to give?


Fix your shit!!!!!!!   Fix it.  Before its too late.  Before you hand a death wish to anyone around you that you hold so precious and love so much.  FIX IT.

 Its NEVER too late to back pedal and call yourself out on it.  Never.  Eat the Humble Pie, admit that you are broken.  The minute you do, you will begin to heal.  When you begin to heal, you let the good, the positive, the Love, the Gratitude through.

Everyday after that, it gets easier to Live in Gratitude.  I'm not saying that it won't be a struggle, that you won't have to hang on for dear Life.  What I'm saying is that it will all be worth it.

Step back, take a look.  How many negative thoughts do you have in one day?  Too many to count?  How many times a day do you lose you Lid over petty little things??  If its way more than once a day, chances are you are taking a lot of your Life for granted.  Wasting it on things that won't matter in the end.

Tell me, seriously, what do you do to keep yourself in a Life of Gratitude?

Monday, July 2, 2012

The Full Moon and moving furniture by her light...

  I said it was the right partnership.  Some will argue that.  I think we fit.  She is wonderful in every way, but most all she is human, just like me.  She wants good for her son, and will go down fighting to give it to him.  I like that about her.  What I love about her even more is that she makes the ache of being so far away from my beloved kin easier.  She has a heart that is entirely way too big for her little itty bitty body.  She reminds me of every female that I love and am so far away from, in the best way.
  She thought she couldn't do this, yet here she is.  Doing just what she thought she couldn't do.  I'm so proud of her.  Even when she cons me into going to move salon furniture from her old spot to the new in the middle of the night at that.  I'm easy prey though, it just takes two hamburgers and a root beer to keep me happy.
  Tonight was the first time since we moved here that I have been out of the house with out Nae or Trav, and out in the dark at that!!  I used to pull this stuff with my girls in Cali.  At least once a month my sisters and I could be found running around Safeway or Walmart in the wee hours.  Because sleep eluded us, we were bored, or for the real reason: It was just fun. I miss that.  But, I'm glad to be making heartships here too.
  And if she calls in the middle of the night to move salon furniture by Moonlight, I would help her again.  Because it was fun and she's worth it.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Thankful, for an opportunity

  For the last three weeks, I have been busy.  Sanding, cleaning, scrubbing, painting, sweeping, vacuuming, more painting.  I am exhausted.  I have wondered a few times as I have dragged my sore, beat up body out of bed and got on with it, 'Just how is it that you keep getting up to do this Norma?'  Everything aches, yet there is still more to do and I keep pushing to do it.
  With the encouragement of my wonderful husband and sweet little girl, I have decided that it was time to open up shop.  A Massage Therapy studio that is.  The time, space, correct partnership and the moon were all in agreement.  There are no promises with my new adventure,  its up to me to make it a success.  After all the cosmetic work is done, I then have to turn my attention to the real work.  Being the best Massage Therapist that I'm capable of being.
  I have the opportunity to be to a community something that I have always wanted, Helpful.  
  This is something I know how to do.  I am very capable of doing. I have five and a half years of experience.      Honestly, I really love doing this work.
  I have my worries, I think that is natural.  I just have to stop at worry.  Not let that emotion ramble on to doubt, fear and anxiety.  I think I'm just tired.
  We have a break for a Colorado trip in four days.  My tired body, especially my hands, need the break.  I'll get a chance to regroup mentally too.
  Thinking about this opportunity, the planning and such, I'm so Grateful for a chance to do this here in our new home state.
  Goddess please lift me up and help me be the very best that I can be.