Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Simple Pleasures

My favorite recurring quote this week is "Be appreciative for what is. And be eager for what is coming." So simply said, and yet so profound. For the last several days, I've been spending a few minutes each day listening this and other high-vibrational input from Abraham-Hicks' new CD "Getting into the Vortex" guided meditations via my awesome speaker pillow.

Pushing forward with goals and aspirations is great. However, our strongest point of power is in the now. Celebrating the present moment, with some measure of gratitude and joy, is the most Divine thing you can do for yourself. I'm savoring simple pleasures today, and everyday.

We are safe, well-fed, well-housed, well-clothed, (mostly) gainfully employed and in good health and good spirits. It's only Tuesday, but I feel like I have labored at LEAST 7 days straight!  Yesterday's Valentine's Day was quiet and predictable...just what I needed.  I made my hubby's favorite (and simplest) meal and cupcakes.  We watched some TV as a family, then off to bed.  Did I mention we wake up at 4am daily for work?  Indeed, my favorite time was "lights out."  In that simplicity, I've found bliss.

MiChelle Jeneen
Energy Skills Educator

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Happy Groundhog Day 2011!

Happy Groundhog Day 2011! 

Regardless of whether or not Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow today, clearly, Mother Nature has some serious winter plans in store for us...for quite awhile yet.  Each day, I can feel my energy level ebb and flow; it alternates with the extended sunshine and daylight and the cold, windy, cloudy days.
Crippling blizzards across the North and Southeast, blustery winds here in the West and torrential rains in the Northwest overshadow the promise of Springtime for now.  Today, I'm grateful for my new dog and his soft, Sherpa-like doggie bed I bought at Big Lots for a STEAL, my son's new public charter school and his amazing attitude turnaround after leaving our very-much celebrated (and hugely overpopulated) local high school, homemade cornbread in the oven and my famous chicken stew simmering on the stove for dinner. 

Life is simple, blessed and good today.  It is surely my pleasure to pop some wood into the fireplace, wrap up in my Snuggie blankie on the couch, watch Bill Murray in Groundhog Day, and hunker down for at LEAST six more weeks of winter fun before Spring and the Vernal Equinox appears.  As one momma bear who's not quite ready to end hibernation, I happily say back down the rabbit hole I go!

MiChelle Jeneen, Energy Skills Educator