Following my new path:
Just Thinking About… Waking Up
May 4, 2016
Waking up with bright sunlight streaming through my window this morning made me glad today. Glad I was alive to face another day no matter what happens. Glad I could see the deep blue sky, green leaves on my trees and golden sunshine. Glad for all the birds singing outside my window on my feeders- goldfinches, woodpeckers including downy, hairy and red bellied, red breasted grosbeaks, nuthatches, titmice, song sparrows, orioles, cardinals, purple finches and more. Glad I could see all their colors, hear their happy songs, feel the cool air by my open window and touch the warmth of the sunlight. Glad the air I am breathing is clear and scented with the fresh smell of springtime, of the smell of earth after the rain last night and blossoms in my trees. Glad for a house to live in. Glad for running water and heat and electricity and computers. Glad for having a loving family and for love itself. Yes, I am glad today.
We make our own happiness by deciding to be glad, to appreciate life. Of course, rotten things happen but how we look at them and treat them make all the difference. Do we fall apart or do we consider life as a supreme teacher?
I am glad today.
Edward Rogers III Blog: Just Thinking About… Dreams
May 7, 2016
I had a dream in the mystic space between sleep and being fully awake, that time when we can sometimes connect to the impossible or, at least, the improbable. I was walking through a room toward a young Native American woman who had her back to me. For some reason I knew she was happy. She turned around just as I approached her and it was then that I saw what was in her hands. She was holding a plate so full of good foods that some were flowing over the edges and many were stacked high above the plate. Though I can’t recall the foods that were on the plate, I do know that all the foods were luscious, mouth-watering, delectable treats. The young woman smiled at me and handed me the plate. That was it. I woke up with a smile on my face. Take it or leave it, I look at this as a good sign.