Share Your World #45

Cee’s Share Your World this week:

Describe your own outlook on life in seven words or less. (NOTE:  does not  have to be a sentence.)

Live with a peaceful and compassionate heart

Where do you like to vacation?

Flint Art Institute

In recent years my only vacations have been:  (1) going to my home town, Flint, MI, with my mother and (2) house sitting for friends in Marin County.  I love both for some similar reasons and some very different ones.

Since I’ve lived both places there’s such familiarity and I’m beginning to appreciate how much more relaxed it is for me to vacation in familiar territory.  To get to eat in favorite restaurants, see beloved places, know where I’m going and how to get there…

Flint is also a lot about my Mom and visiting with her friends.  She’s 91 and the friends are all within a few years of that.  I pushed for the first trip we made on the theory we might not have many more chances to see these friends.  It’s been miraculous to have all but one still living and getting around so we’ve been able to see them every time.

sausalito-st-house

Marin has always felt like a magical place to me and the house sit at the hollow on the hill where I used to live is like returning home.  All my friends out there — the delightful exception a friend I’ve known since ninth grade — are people I met at spiritual retreats/workshops, most of them in connection with Nine Gates Mystery School.  We resonate, we connect, we go deep.  It’s hard to describe what those friendships, that energy, and that magic do for me.

Candy factories (sweets or treats including chocolate) of the entire world have become one and will now be making only one kind of candy. Which kind, if you were calling the shots?

My opinion would change from day to day I suspect, or depending on what kind I currently had around, but at the moment I’d say Trader Joe’s dark chocolate peanut butter cups.

Complete this sentence: Something that anyone can do that will guarantee my smile is… 

Tell me a story about an act of kindness.  Or a picture of your dog or cat…

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

After months of one try after another by pain specialists, a technique last week is doing some good for my mother and can be followed with a procedure that will last a year.  Yea for no longer having to sit around in doctor’s offices one or twice a week!  This week I’m looking forward to a week in which we already happen to have no doctor appointments.

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3 thoughts on “Share Your World #45

  1. I’m glad you are able to have enjoyable trips and visits with your Mom, and that you both have a week free of doctor appointments. I’m sure that will be a nice respite. Hearing about acts of kindness make me smile too. My mother will be 100 in a few months and has Alzheimer’s. One thing that is guaranteed to make her smile, is showing her photos of animals on my iPad. Youtube videos of animals makes her smile and laugh. That is such a pretty photo with the tree reflecting on the water.

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    • Alzheimer’s is such a rough one — so nice you’ve found out what can still make her smile!
      So glad you liked the photo — I used to have a little apartment at the other side of that house (since absorbed back into the house) and that view is one that feeds my heart.

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