Well, last I blogged, I was heading into break, guns of peace and presence a-blazin'. And then the next day I was struck down with the flu which turned into Pneumonia. Sigh.
So as I lay there in various states of repose, I composed a little song:
On the sixteen days of Christmas break Pneumonia gave to me....five antibiotics, four puffs on my inhaler, three cancelled lunch dates, two missed girls nights, a slept-through family gathering, and a fever of one hundred and THREE!!!!!
Ah but through the gloom of missing out on my much awaited break, there is a light shining through and that is my positive attitude.
I'm trying anyway.
No, yesterday, actually I went for my first experience with acupuncture and as I sat there, trying not to be aware of the needles, I allowed myself some much-needed meditation time. And what I did with that time was this: gave myself a major pep talk, ran over some highlights of the past few years, and thought about some concrete things I want to make of this one.
And then I went out for some therapeutic shopping and dessert with my very dear friend Natalie and, I tell ya, even though it's back to work the day after tomorrow, I feel really good.
I am still working on my presence and my ability to be in the now. And I am ready for 2015.
Happy New Year, y'all.