Last year our seven-year-old grandson gave us a beautiful ornate glass star that looks like crystals in a chandelier if you focus your eyes correctly. This year I asked Chris to hang it above the tree.
Beginning with the ruler, measuring meticulously in one direction and then the other, he proceeded to find a spot in the high raked ceiling for the hook.
Fighting to penetrate the hard wood, finally the hook was in place.
Climbing down the ladder, Chris heard his father’s voice in his head say, ‘Don’t worry sport, you can move the tree!’
This is exactly what he would have said.
Olive has found a home. Adoring Grandpa and Hazel.
Being of a fanciful nature my mind plays tricks with me. Mortality has drifted in and out of my awareness, but there again, so has immortality. I still like to dream of a linking up on the other side. A(n) oneness where love unites us; where multiple husbands are not a complication, but a delight.
Living life to the full is a necessity to prevent disappointment when the time of passing arrives. Not being a believer in hell, as such, but a believer in disappointment for a wasted life. Activity may not be a physical thing. For those in nursing homes, where physical activity is no longer possible, positive mental activity is essential. Creating positivity is a blessing for all of those within your orbit.
I like to think of the charm of childhood continuing throughout my life and the innocence and belief in humankind remains positive. Naivety is something I’ve been blessed with!
Finite Creatures: Daily Post prompt by Ben Huberman
At what age did you realize you were not immortal?
How did you react to that discovery?
This prompt allows me to express something a very wise woman said to me when I returned from overseas in a rather broken state.
My husband had left me for another woman.
Of course I was mad, of course I was furious! In fact I felt I could kill him, I was so crazy with grief.
This wise woman said, ‘don’t let it eat you up! If you don’t forgive him, you will become bitter. This is something that can change your life for the worse. You are in charge; don’t let him get the better of you. Once you forgive him, you can let go of that anger. Then you can resume a positive attitude and you will get back on track. Everything will fall into place for you.’
And she was right!
School seems a long time ago. I hated it generally, and I think the school of life offers more. The qualities that I have been tested with and set to learn are: patience, to be non- judgmental and to retain positive thinking.
Patience was probably the first quality put in my way. School had to be borne. Enquiry was not encouraged; in fact you were discouraged from any individual thought. Rote learning from antiquated, racist history books was the norm. English was a breath of fresh air, as poetry held sublime thoughts and allowed one to dream. I majored in dreaming.
My parents were unique probably for their day. Both were the most non-judgmental people I knew. They loved life and people of all persuasions and colour. It wasn’t until I was put amongst narrow- minded people that it made me cling to what I knew. Bigoted, narrow- mindedness, (much as the Australian Government of today), makes me cringe and hold to my own values.
Positive thinking really does make life run smoothly. Worry causes stumbling blocks. Allowing the Universe it’s way, ‘going with the flow’, such clichés hold value. As a child I had no confidence; school did not engender such a helpful life step as positive thinking, this was something I had to learn for myself. Life provides this opportunity. http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/prompt-land-of-confusion/