January 30, 2017
Monday, January 30, 2017
Today is Monday...I am sitting on my couch next to one of my rescue dogs sipping black coffee and listening to my wind-chimes making music outside. It is quiet right now in this place I have dwelled in for 16 years of my life. Many things both good and bad have occurred here in this house of mine.
It is a beautiful day and there are blue skies with wispy white clouds in the sky and I see the sun beaming through the trees in my front yard. Another rescue dog lays on the floor on his dog bed snoring.
Three gold fish are swimming in my son's aquarium on the piano. And here I sit with my electric blanket warming my legs and I listen to the sounds of the morning.
I am in awe that I am still here in this place. I have loved ones that surround me. My family is under one roof. When I moved into this home my daughters were 5 and 9 years old. Those daughters are now 21 and 25. I had no son...and he is now 9. My husband and I attempted to get a divorce, actually thought we were divorced and found out that the divorce never did go through. He lives in the office of this house and we are friends.
I have been on many diets. I have lost and gained weight. I have been thin and I have been obese. I have been fit and I have been flabby. Through it all, my body has remained with me moving me through each new phase of my life.
This is a year to be good to myself. I will start with small changes as the Spark Community has always advised. Today is the first time in a long time that I have taken some down-time for myself to be alone with my thoughts, to sit in the quiet without the television on to distract me.
It is time for me to be grateful and to express my gratitude. I am so lucky just to be here in this quiet moment. Thank you.