Since I haven't been around for a while here's a super short recap of recent events. This super cute little guy is my nephew Jaden, and while they were visiting us the week before Christmas he had a bit of a medical complication that was quickly resolved, but was still mighty stressful for his poor mom (sis), and the whole family, and not very pleasant for him either. He had to get a shunt in his brain replaced, and serious as that sounds, he is already home and completely fine.
Meanwhile, back in Suelandia... This pic could be captioned, "I luv mom's butt." "I luv it more dude."
One day this fb pal posted this thing about this monk talking about being present, and how if you just stop for a second and look around at what's going on that exact moment, and appreciate something about it, you'll be happier.
It was exactly what I needed at that moment, because I was in a loop of stress. Once I did that, checked out the trees, the snow, the silence, and breathed in and out, I felt WAY better. (Thanks Pete!) Then I noticed that is what the cats, especially this little guy-- Ray-- do for me.
Speaking of cool things the universe has tossed my way-- tah-dahhhhh.
Dan has even gone with me a few times.
I think there's really something to having a whole broad range of experiences etc, highs and lows, to give you a palette kind of.