Last week at a mindfulness course we did the mountain meditation. I listened to it again this morning. It says to compare ourselves to a mountain. Life happens. Storms rage. Winds howl. The sun shines. Snow glitters. Continue reading “One Hundred and Forty Seven: Mountain mindfulness meditation”
One Hundred and Thirty Nine. Life itself. I’m grateful to be here. I’m grateful that I’m grateful to be here. Continue reading “One Hundred and Thirty Nine: I’m grateful to be alive”
I find unopened boxes a great joy! They bring about exuberant excitement and great anticipation!
Most of the time, when I buy something that I have long wished for, I will bring the item home, stare at its unopened housing, and Continue reading “Unopened Boxes! One Hundred Forty Six”
I’ve had this reason swirling in my mind for a while. It’s not really a reason, but at the same time, it is.
This summer I was going through a particularly hard time. One day, as I was swimming in the sea, and I was getting very tired from the current, I thought to myself “What if I just stay here? Let the water overtake me? Wouldn’t that just be better?”
But then I thought – No, I want to go down when I’m up. I want to leave This World when I’m on top and not when I’m feeling so low and down. I want to leave on a positive note, I want the world to remember me for the goodness I have brought into it and not the opposite.
The thought didn’t make anything better, but hey the waves didn’t get to me that day.
I’m willing to push through in order to say, this was a life well-lived. I want to end on top, when I’m up and not down.
Journaling. One hundred and forty four. I can’t believe I’ve never written this as a reason before…. I mean, journaling, c’mon, it’s one of the first! Well, really it’s not the first, as can be seen, it’s reason 144. Continue reading “One Hundred and Forty Four: Journaling”
Random acts of kindness 101. Bottled water.
We were driving down the road and saw these stacks of bottles.
The guy there offered us some, just because.
He took a pack of 24 and placed it in the boot of our car. Being that I only drink bottled water this was/is a real favour for me. He actually offered me more, and more, but I was too shy to accept.
What act of kindness has someone done for you today or can you do for someone else today?
I thought this was really helpful. I think I should dress up now! Put on makeup, curl my hair (and post a selfie on here???) Continue reading “One Hundred and Forty Two: 20 Questions to Ask Yourself if You Feel Like Giving Up (reblog)”
Surviving California Fire!
Surviving a major Natural Catastrophe, such as the Northern California, Camp Fire, that burned over 100,000 acres of forestry, including over six thousand residential homes, and many businesses, nearly wiping out the entire town, just two days ago, is a reason to live!
Trying to drive faster than the flames could catch me, with my Australian Shepherd, two meowing cats, and one hay-munching bunny Continue reading “Surviving California Fire! Reason One Hundred Forty One”
This post is a reblog. Never stop believing in yourself. For you can. You will. End of story. Continue reading “One Hundred and Forty: Never Stop Believing In Yourself (reblog)”
Just as I am about ready to drift off to sleep, the most peaceful feeling comes over me. In this lovely state of tranquility, all is well, and there is great hope for the future. All things are possible for everyone! There is reason to believe, trust, and rejoice! God dwells within me, continuosly, and He cares for my loved ones.
Drifting off into sleep is a reason to celebrate life!
I saw this post and I loved it. Written about Continue reading “One Hundred and Thirty Seven: Feeling like drowning (reblog)”
Today I am sad.
Today I can be sad Continue reading “One Hundred and Thirty Six: Today I can be sad”
Two years. Two years sounds so long. And so short. It’s been exactly that. Two years. Since I chose to give life a go. Two years that have gone by really fast and really slowly at the same time. Continue reading “One Hundred and Thirty Five: Two Years”
This is my first post on this blog. I’m honored to have the opportunity to add my two cents here and it ties in nicely with my Reason to Live.
I struggle with several serious mental health issues and have come close to dying, either from overt suicide attempts or from other actions related to my issues (e.g., drug overdose), several times. I often feel quite alone when it comes to my struggles. Continue reading “One Hundred and Thirty Four: A Chance to Tell My Story”
Loving the rain and anticipating its arrival makes me glad at being alive!
Of course, I am not just talking about a bit of drizzling, here and there, or a dainty rainfall. No, I am speaking about heavy, horse-galloping rain! The kind heard through even the most insulated of walls!
This kind of radical downfall is a sensational thrill for me! I can see rapid crystals hitting the ground, as I feel its thrilling energy and adventurous Continue reading “Loving The Rain, One Hundred thirty Three Reasons”