Crazy as a Loom

Sunday, June 9, 2013

A day of rest. wow.

Sunday.  One of those days.
Quiet.  And that's ok.

I was touched by Cait's post HERE over at Barefoot Weaver.  She talked about sometimes just not feeling all wonderful about her life, even though she knows she should.
Ain't it the truth though?
Your rational mind tells you that you should be grateful, you should be happy, you should be bouncing back from whatever blows life is dealing you.
But one day you wake up, and you can't go with any of that.
Nothing seems right.  Nothing feels right.  You start this, and move on to that.  You can't get interested in anything, or motivated in any meaningful way.
Everything just seems to suck, and you can't snap out of it.

That's when I say to myself: It's ok.  Tomorrow is another day.  It will be better tomorrow.
And usually, it is.

All winter long, between surgeries, with my life and my well being hanging in the balance, or at least it seemed that way, I thought about all the things I wanted to do with my one "wild and precious life".
Taking time to just be in the moment seemed to be at the center of every scenario I came up with.

I'm practicing.



Siting on the porch today listening to the wind chimes, I was reminded to listen to that inner voice, the one that tells me it's going good, or not so much.



Nexxie kept me company.

 He knows exactly how to live in the moment.
 We can learn so much from our cats and dogs.  All we have to do is be still, and listen.

 Today I'm just keeping still, and listening closely.
It's all good.

13 comments:

Deb said...

That looks like a comfy spot to sit and just 'be'. Hugs to all. Deb

Country Girl said...

You always know how to keep on keeping on, Hilary. xo

DJan said...

Love those Nexxie pictures. And here I am again, just letting you know how much I enjoy hearing that you are continuing to heal. :-)

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

My animals always bring me back to center, somehow. Your photo shows exactly what contentment should look like....sitting on a great porch in a comfortable chair with a loving pet at your feet, and a terrific rug. All you need is either some lemonade, iced tea, or a big glass of wine.

Karen said...


It took until I was in my mid forties to "learn to be still"...one of my favorite songs of all time because it's just so poignant.

When you get to that place, where you can slow down and not question and just BE... well, it's where I want to be, always.

Cait Throop said...

Oh Hilary...I'm going to be sitting on that porch in a couple of weeks soaking up all that lovely quietness for a bit...I am grateful to be alive but sometimes it just all seems too much. Today was a good day, full of hope again. Thanks..

messymimi said...

We could all learn a lot from our pets about how to live and just be. Especially i find the kittens to be very "in the moment."

claudia said...

There are days when I wonder if all the struggling is worth it. Then there are days that I think boy! A little elbow grease and everything is great! We have to have the downs or the ups just aren't so special.

Country Gal said...

Listening , watching nature and my girls (fur babies) keep me going when I am down and out . Thanks for sharing . Lovely photos ! Have a good day !

Loomatic said...

Hey, I am just thrilled the weather has changed and you are wearing sandals! Yay Sandal season :-)

We have had days of rain and cool weather again so I am envious of your covered porch and handsome companion.

Sigh, I dare to dream of my porch someday.

Daryl said...

nothing much sweeter than the good company of a good cat ...

Gayle said...

Nexxie is crazy about you. What a little charmer. We all are crazy about you, too, want the very best for you. You are perking along just fine, me thinks.

Rita said...

It's a still and listening day here, also. My Karma cat always keeps me grounded, too. :)

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