Urania ran her palms across her cheeks. “Really Thalia? Cow are you?” Thalia’s belly shook like a bowl full of jelly. “Ummm… Bowl full of jelly? Does that work?” Cal scratched her neck. “In this century, jelly comes in jars… not bowls? And… There are still a couple-a months ‘til Christmas.”
Today I'm standing in front of the PX on Fort Leonard Wood, MO, asking people for donations for Special Olympics and children with developmental disabilities. I'm grateful for life!
Button: “Be careful when following the masses — sometimes the ‘m’ is silent.” 😁
After reading Karen's comment, I was going to post a dumb pun, but apparently I'm out. ☹️
Time to go catalog diving... 😈
Cow are you? Someone's been spending too much time around Jack Herlocker. 🤣
“Presence is not some exotic state that we need to search for or manufacture. In the simplest terms, it is the felt sense of wakefulness, openness, and tenderness that arises when we are fully here and now with our experience.”
Where do the girls get their stuff... Love that cow! 🐄
I found today’s blog and responses moo-ving! Verging on Unbearable Lightness of Being? 🙃 The day offered a chance to hear two folks share their joy over what’s transpiring in their lives. One, a friend of my wife, was excited to share details of an upcoming move. She described the freedom from parting ways with furniture and belongings as she moves to a fully furnished condo. Recognizing the wisdom of donating objects that harbored memories, but had seen no use in years, felt like a load lifted. Unnecessary ballast?
The second was my daughter
-in-law saying she has begun studies to become a dental hygienist. She had adopted criticism from her parents as a child and turned that into negative self talk. With a 4.0 so far. And taking classes long after graduating high school. And being a stay at home mom and homemaker. While we discussed study strategies and what has felt like success to her, my praising her for what she has taken on lit up her face! No “fixing” required.
The enthusiasm of both women was palpable. And I delighted in being in their presence. I’m humming the tune to the spiritual “Oh Happy Days.” “Hunter Moon” tonight, with Mars as an accent. All a palpably lovely day. Thanks to all for sharing yours.