Archive | September, 2013

finding joy

25 Sep

Do you experience joy everyday? 

I had a reiki treatment last week and the therapist told me I need to allow myself to experience more joy in my life. Her comment has been food for thought because I thought I was feeling joy in my life. 

This week I find myself asking, “What is my definition of joy?” Is joy an all encompassing feeling that fills me from head to toe with warmth and contentment? Is joy the smile that sweeps across my face when I find something touching or funny? Is joy the internal “ahhh” feeling I get when I take a sip of a really good latte or cup of coffee? 

What brings you joy? I’d love to have a discussion about this as I wonder how many people experience joy on a daily basis? 

 

the season of Fall

22 Sep

I’ve been incognito for a few weeks now and this typically happens to me as we enter the month of September. 

September brings our household back into the routine of school and a multitude of extra-curricular activities. I love that my children (one teen, and two tweens) have interests but truthfully September can take the wind out of my sails until we settle into the new groove of Fall. Competitive dance times two, horseback riding, drums, karate, swimming. It doesn’t sound like a lot when I list it here, but when we are driving seven days a week to and fro after a long work day…it’s busy. 

Having said that, I enjoy watching my daughters’ light shine when they are dancing their favourite genre of dance; one ballet and the other loves every genre but shines at tap. I smile when my middle daughter is up early and ready to head to the barn two hours before her lesson. My son keeps his light a bit more hidden from others. He’s a talented young drummer who does not like to practice but loves the yearly performance when he’s the young tween playing in a band with three senior teens and truly holding his own. He is also a purple stripe in karate and drags his feet sometimes to go but is very disciplined and loves to show us the new katas he has learned. I was in awe watching him test for his recent belt…moving through all 24 katas with precision. As I type this I realize he never complains about going to swimming, when he swims lap upon lap improving his stroke. He’s becoming quite the dolphin!

Some parents live vicariously through their children. Am I doing the same? Not really. I took up tap dancing because it was something I always wanted to try and I loved it. I get my weekly horse fix watching my daughter ride and have started to plan when I will start taking lessons myself. There is a woman in her 60’s taking lessons now, I can do that too. I’ve inquired about leasing a horse…hmm. Definitely food for thought. 

With Fall, I find myself ready to start into my own extra-curricular. It’s the season that brings the winds of change and this is my favourite season. 

What is yours?

 

it feels so right

7 Sep

My daughter had her second riding lesson today. She starts and finishes with a heartwarming smile that speaks volumes from her soul. 

I can see the future direction we are heading; it feels so right!Image

 

Delicious Soulful Self Love

Active Women Living For Today

Love Travelling

Travel diaries providing inspiration for fellow travellers

Caitlin Jean Russell

Use the 'Search' bar to find more on a location

Aniket Sharma Photography

World through my lens

Clear Blue Sky

Exploring Thoughts, Emotions and Life Clarity

spanishwoods

thoughts from the forest

CJ BANE & PEARL

Leave nothing but footsteps. Take nothing but photos. Kill nothing but time.

Color is Law

Find adventure everywhere

leaf and twig

where observation and imagination meet nature in poetry

Trek Ontario

Hike | Camp | Canoe | Snowshoe | Geocache | ...

We Listen To Mary Magdalene (Lady Nada)

Just another WordPress.com site

Otrazhenie

Reflection

Megan Has OCD

About Mental Health, Daily Struggles, and Whatever Else Pops in My Head

The Better Man Project ™

a journey into the depths

Violet Poetry

Words are powerful and can be used to heal or harm. I believe in using my powers for good. Compassion, celebration of Gaia and our shared humanity, random kindness, the wonder of the human spirit, the poetry of empathy, all inspire me daily.

Nalonmit's Blog

off world, spiritual, health, tim wrote.

Cauldrons and Cupcakes

Celebrating Life, Spirituality, Creativity and Kindness!

%d bloggers like this: