I’m so grateful to be able to write and publish my work. And grateful for all of you who read, and have followed me. I’d like to ask a favor. As I near 1,000 blogs posted on various social media apps, I saw over 900 people are being notified when I publish a new blog. Could we try and make it 1,000 followers who are notified as well? That would be so exciting! Please, encourage your friends and family to follow. As I get closer to publishing my children’s book, I hope word of mouth will help get it out there and read. Thank you so much!
Have a couple appointments today; haircut with Mom, and a later doctor appointment. We’ve picked what to have for dinner, so that dilemma is avoided for the moment. It’s almost time to stop and get some fresh produce from a street-side vendor. I’m waiting on a Black Diamond Watermelon. Nothing like it on earth.
I still have the final organizing of my office studio to do. Too many interruptions and then I get distracted. It’s normal, and I need to reel it back in before I’m adrift in stagnant water. My brain is churning with more ideas for my novel. The characters are telling me they’re ready to play again. Looking forward to spending time with them.
I think we interrupted the life-cycle of our Butterfly Bush. It used to grow over six feet tall and be covered with butterflies by now. I miss it, and might get another one. The humming birds loved it too.
My daily meditation talks of fear. Fear rules some people’s lives. Caution is necessary, but abnormal fear is not. So many people talk of their anxiety I wonder if it is fear gone out of control. I’m no doctor, and I wonder a bit if some of it is over-scheduling on their part. Don’t get me wrong, I understand a lot of people do suffer with anxiety. They often need medication to cope. As he’s gotten older, the Babe is one of those people. Since his bypass surgery it appears he gets anxious to the point it’s not good for his blood pressure. It happens.
The folks I mean are those who over schedule with extra classes, lessons, team practices and games, that they have no time to enjoy their homes and families. Yes, kids need to have structure, and at the same time, they need time to just be kids. As a kid, there was no better feeling than knocking on the door, to see if your friend could go bike riding with you. I hope you have your kids and grandkids have some of that feeling in their lives.
Sometimes we would walk to the business district of South Omaha. Or go to a local city park, Highland Park, where the city had little green sheds full of inexpensive crafts, equipment to play box hockey or tether-ball. My friend Peggy and I would spend hours up there. It was a lot of fun, unstructured play. We had such a good time.
We need to believe in creating what we look for. If we look for stress, disorganization, and anxiety in our lives, be careful that we’re not creating it for ourselves. You can work at reducing your stress, disorganization, and anxiety in your life. It can be done. We have to work hard and be consistent. You will be surprised at how much better you feel.
It’s about time for me to leave to get Mom. I need to place my Target order for pickup on the way home. I love ordering groceries on line. It’s so convenient. I hope you all have a beautiful day. I’m planning on one. See you tomorrow!