Happy Sunday, Journeyer!
Wow…what a week…
I must say that the most rewarding part of the week was having a week off from my “outside job.’
One glorious week.
And to boot?
Hubby was away for the bookend weekends, which meant I had the house to myself and hours upon hours to work on some passion projects.
Remember what Confucius said?
I actually worked until three-hundred hours yesterday and only forced myself to go to bed because I knew the rest of the world would likely interrupt my sleep if I tried to slumber too late.
I prepared the materials for an Basic Level Integrated Energy Therapy® class I’ll be teaching soon.
I created the class materials for a beginner’s meditation class I taught tonight!
I obtained four tickets to our community’s upcoming Clarity Connects event, entrance forms I will donate to local support organizations.
Paying it forward always feeds my happy.
I began planning a surprise retirement party for my father!
I finished reading Sharon Ehler’s fabulous book, Grief Reiki. If you’re looking for a great resource on the practice of Reiki or seeking a way to do self care while grieving, this is an invaluable book.
I had the privilege of witnessing physical, emotional, and spiritual growth by new and old clients…
I had a gloriously productive week, Journeyer.
You probably know this quote: “All work and no play makes Jill a dull girl.”
The week off also afforded me extra hours for some recreational relaxation in the midst of all this productivity.
Warren and I went away for a two day get-away to Atlantic City, NJ.
Unseasonably warm temperatures that soared into the fifty’s made walking the beach a February treat.
We strolled for hours, hand in hand, pausing to take in the waves, seagulls, a pigeon perched on bridge trusses, and artwork patterns etched into the sand.
It was on one of our strolls to the shore that I spotted the “Psychic Readings” sign.
Curious about what someone else might see in the cards, I called the number on the window and was promptly met by Ruby.
I’d chosen a $5 palm reading as the day’s entertainment and was delighted when Ruby projected I had a good long life ahead of me.
Before I knew it, I’d agreed to a card reading, one that validated my soul’s long lifeline, and then went like this:
“You were meant to have three children,” she said a couple of times.
“You were meant to be married twice;” she glanced at Warren, who was staring at a Chakra poster on the wall, after the second and third time she saw this message in the cards she quickly turned over in front of me.
“What are you going to remember most about this trip?” Warren asked as we rolled our repacked bags through the casino on our way back to the car.
“Sitting on the pier, taking in the ocean’s landscape, and just enjoying each other’s company,” I said. “What about you?”
“The fact that you are supposed to be married twice,” Hubby replied. “I find irony in the fact that some of our discussions were about how couples can end up being better for one another in divorce, and then that psychic repeats several times that you were supposed to be married twice.”
“You have to understand that she receives messages in her frame of reference, based on her own experiences,” I said. “For instance, she only saw three children, but she may have been only picking up on the kids here on earth. And the marriage thing? I was engaged before I met you, remember? AND, I’ve often thought about the two of us renewing our vows, especially after all that we’ve survived and worked through. Nothing was said about who I’d marry the second time around.”
It’s so important to remember that things aren’t always how they appear on the surface, Journeyer.
Our vision is limited by the experiences we’ve yet to have.
When we’re willing to open our minds and our hearts and ask what other viewpoints or possibilities might possibly exist, we are able to look at the world and our situations through a different pair of perspectacles.
“I hadn’t thought about it in that way,” Warren said.
I watched his body relax and felt ease emanate from him.
Which leads me to one more piece of happy news!
I have some treat reads coming to a screen near you!
I have a call out for guest contributors to this weekly Happy Happens column and have several new voices who will be sharing how they manage life’s fleeting, happy moments against adversity.
I can’t wait to share these other viewpoints and perspectives with you!
Which sort of brings me full circle in my week’s happy moments, Journeyer. By some collective grace, I was able to balance being well, working well, and doing well.
What about you? What moment(s) brought you some needed R&R, warmed your heart, or brought a smile to your face?
Share something in a comment below? OR, stretch your feel-good power and contact me about a guest post to this series?
Until next time, yours in hope, healing, and happiness,