21 Things That Make Me Show Up For My Life

  1. Sitting for MEDITATION, (As of tomorrow,  I have meditated for 1000 consecutive days.)
  2. The melodious sound of LAUGHTER,
  3. The successful completion of a challenging YOGA session,
  4. A long, lazy NAP in the middle of the day,
  5. FLOWERS.  FLOWERS.  FLOWERS,
  6. The warmth of a CANDLE-LIT room,
  7. The smell of LAVENDER and NEROLI essential oils wafting through the air,
  8. Engaging in more of my favorite things: READING, WRITING, DRAWING, PAINTING, spending TIME with my Family & Friends, and discovering NEW THING,
  9. A cleansing CRY,
  10. The sound of WINDCHIMES and a COOL BREEZE on a scorching Summer day,
  11. DANCING to and SINGING along with 60’s and 70’s R&B music,
  12. WAKING UP TO THE BIRD FEEDER that hangs outside my bedroom window — covered with my feathered friends,
  13. COOKING my favorite New Orleans dishes,
  14. HOME,
  15. REMINISCING upon memories of a treasured loved one who has passed on,
  16. CONSOLING one who needs consoling,
  17. VOLUNTEERING for a good cause,
  18. SAYING and HEARING the words “I Love You,”
  19. RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS, 
  20. Something that TAKES MY BREATH AWAY, and
  21. PRAYER.

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20 Things That You Don’t Know About Me

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secrets (Photo credit: Ramon Snellink)

  1. My nickname in one of my high school yearbooks was “peanut.” I hated it then and I hate it now.
  2. I do not like having my photo taken. I am known to run from cameras.
  3. I have 6 g’children, 4 girls and 2 boys.
  4. I used to be so clumsy when I was little that at one point, I had not one, but two hickies on my forehead. NOTE: I was 2, so I am not referring to the type of “hickie” that you are thinking of.
  5. As a baby, I was so bald that my Mom resorted to taping ribbon to my head.
  6. Snakes, pre-historic-looking lizards (no, really, lizards in general) and big hairy spiders terrify me.
  7. If I have to chose between “cat” or “dog,” I chose cat.
  8. I am a world-class worrier.
  9. I speak to my grown daughters almost every day.
  10. I love singing and dancing to 60’s and 70’s R&B music.
  11. I’ve always loved playing jacks.
  12. When I was young, my favorite sports were tether ball and volleyball.
  13. I do not like opera.
  14. I like country music.
  15. I love books.
  16. I love to write, and would love to be an author.
  17. I was getting my yoga teacher training certification, but had to stop because of my health.
  18. I am taking painting and drawing e-courses.
  19. I meditate to force myself to stay still.
  20. I cry at Kodak commercials.

Blessings, Lydia