It’s fabulous… it’s finally FRIDAY… a great and wonderful day to stop off at that store and buy you some BUBBLES… A time to breathe deeply and just blow some bubbles and see whatever you choose in their most remarkable hues as they take to the air and expand your lungs reminding yourself of the awe in your world! The blessings are all within you, all around you, and they are “right here and right now” for you to behold, to laugh/cry/ and make joyful noise as you experience them… as you walk gently or dance into your week-end with …
Yes, yes and ohhh yes, get you some bubble juice and get enough to keep some in the car, in your pocket and for the office. Use whenever you need to breathe, to refresh, to renew and to celebrate the wonder of you with breath, with glorious joy of all that has ever been, all that is and all that is yet to be. Bubbles are the most wonderful element that will take you immediately to a place that triggers the brain to pleasant moments and is often shared with those that see them. Traffic jams are a good place that comes immediately to mind! They just may help you to change that station from the news to some good music as well, helping you to switch the channel of the brain from listening to things that make you tense up to one of moving in unison to the beats that soothe you.
It’s Friday! Not just any Friday mind you, but the Friday before Thanksgiving and the grocery stores are waiting as are the carts and the many goodies that lay in wait for your hands to pick through them and find just the right things that only YOU want… I hope you will not have your heart on Twinkies or are soon ready to wean yourselves off those tasty treats as word has it they are soon to be no more. One more bit of our history and childhood to be gone forever, whatever will we do without them and their other delights especially now that they are found to be “deep fried” at places? It will take a lot of getting used to I know for many!
And oh how folks love to eat! Hours on end will be spent preparing for feasts, for gatherings across the lands, and then lovingly sat on tables… Blessings will be said as many hold hands… Hallmark moments made. And then it is ON>>> Folks will “gobble gobbble gobble” until they are about to burst, and they then will know what that turkey went through to be “stuffed”, as they take to couches and recliners to watch football while the clean up crews attack the kitchens! No wonder many make plans for restaurants these days on such a day I think at times!
Ah when I look back at the traditions of long ago held times, the memories and the beauty of the blessings and love shared around kitchen tables. Those were the days and there are so many times, “I miss back then”.
Yet the great grace and gratitude stay with me, and with so many I am honored to meet along the journey. While traditions may change, the blessings grow, they build on each other and on the memories and the growth along the path.
WE give thanks to our Ancestors, to our wisdom keepers and to our Creator for the blessings that flow within and around to surround each of us in the Universal Connection of our lives. It is not only on Thanksgiving, yet we are reminded then and we often will use that day as a time to regain balance in our steps. A time of gratitude, a time to set the pace of our steps for each day of our lives beginning with eyes open in the morning and the words of “thanks” before our feet hit the floor.
Have a wicked cool week-end readers and warriors of gentle spirit, as this is your weekend to rest, to enjoy to restore. Next week-end many will pack and prepare to go and do, trips will be looked forward to, houses will get cleaned for company, the stores will be filled of carts hitting other carts, and folks fighting over birds laying in the meat section one fatter and more perfect than the other…
Be kind to one another, it’s goin to be a full moon I hear, and surely that won’t help !
Remember you don’t need to take your gun to shoot that turkey in the frozen food section of the store (*as tempting as it is, to say you shot your own turkey)*…
And for those brave and fierce warriors out there, you can always have a steak on the day of Thanksgiving if you are bold enough, it has been done, and it was delicious!
Make time for you this weekend, be bold, be brave, be delicious. Maybe a trip to the mountains, or dip your toes in the sand or the water. Just cos’ you can!
Blessings to all, and I wish you enough as you dance into your weekend!
Walk in Beauty
just keepin it real
- 2012 Turkey Feast will Cost a Little More (hoosieragtoday.com)
- The Absolute Worst Parts Of Grocery Shopping (buzzfeed.com)
- Turkey scratch (goerie.com)
- More shoppers buying groceries at dollar stores, study shows (nj.com)