Yes, And ~ week 12

As I’ve mentioned here before, one of the richest memories of my life is how I used to get up at 5:30 in the morning with my dad. It was our time. We’d eat GrapeNuts and tell each other about the miracle(s) we’d seen the day before. I still try to like GrapeNuts and I still try to look for miracles every day.

Finding the miracles has been harder for me latley. I might notice (my word for 2015) lovely people, places, or things, but I’ve allowed circumstances, over which I feel powerless, to cloud my ability to recognize them as miracles. That’s gotta change.

Here’s how I’m going to change it. Yes/And. I completely accept the reality that YES there are many things going on the world, over which I have no control. AND while I continue to attend to what I can, I’m going to focus on the light, the good, the possible, along with the people doing the light, good, and possible.

YES, the divisions, gloom, fear, and darkness will still be around. My focus, however, will not be as glued to it, as it has been lately. I’m going to focus on the power of miracles. When I find myself tempted to dwell in the negative longer than is necessary, I’m going to seek out AND people, places, and things. AND people, places and things are the miracles Daddy and I used to share with each other daily. I’ll share some of them with you here.

Iseeds don’t really consider myself a control freak, unless I perceive there are too many things our of my control.  Then I start to feel kinda freaky.  That happened this week.  So I made the conscious choice to put that control freak in the backseat, where she belongs by sowing seeds of hope.

I’ve long loved buying zinnias (along with many other treats) from my pals Susie and John at our local Farmers Market.  YES, I’ll continue buying from them AND I’ll supplement their flowers with the ones that will hopeFULLy
grow in my own meager garden.

What kind of seeds have you been sowing lately?