“The Point of Power is Always in the Present Moment! “
In honor of Louise Hay’s 91st birthday, I decided to narrow-down (if possible) what she taught me over the years. She certainly did “walk her talk”.
“The Point of Power is Always in the Present Moment” No matter what happened in my past or whatever anxieties I have about my future – my power is in the present moment, and the thoughts I allow myself to think r.i.g.h.t. t.h.i.s. m.o.m.e.n.t.
Maybe that is why “Moments That Matter” is my by-line….hmmmm.
Thank you, Louise – Rest In Peace.
PS – Flank Steak on the grill for Supper on Sunday today!!
Interesting article – I certainly would have used this information in my book “10 Little Rules for Your Creative Soul” if I knew about it back then! https://www.mindful.org/something-creative-can-boost-well/
This is a good article in you are not satisfied with your current job. It gives us insight into this whole concept of “reinventing yourself”. Times have changed and we may want to consider this approach before we jump from the flame to the fire. The suggestions get us to think about what we WANT instad of what we DON’T HAVE. Knowing what we WANT is always the best place to start. If not, we just keep looking for something or someone to make us happy. And we all know the answer is inside of us. That’s living from the inside out, and it so yummy!
Moments That Matter!
Question of the day…Why Do People Make Art?
Moments That Matter! Rita
Grand Rapids certainly knows how to host an epic party! Art Price #9 left me inspired, more informed,more aware… and experiencing the Yummy Giggles all day long.
The concept of having unusual, creative and meaningful art displayed in hundreds of venues all over town can be daunting, especially in 93 degree heat. Browsing the town, going in and out of restaurants, bars, hotels and businesses feeds your soul and feels like a sprinkling of fairie dust all over you. Such fun!
Being a volunteer at “Let Go” in the Amway Hotel by Pamela Alderman was a life-changing expereince – in many ways. Check it out online. So you will be reading about my learnings and gratitude for several days. Not only have I changed but my art will, also.
Someone once asked me to consider this. “If you had the cure for cancer but noone ever knew about it…what good would it do?” So I’ll write about how important telling your story is, and why it needs to start from the inside out.
Thanks for givng me time to let all of this soak in before sharing. I go back again tomorrow and hope to get a video interview with Pamela. All is well.
Moments That Matter!
I’ve learned that one who does not like golf is a misfit. And it is so sad, really.
Now I think I might know how a young couple feels after they get married and everyone starts to ask them…”When ar you having children?” If one answers “We are not going to have children” or anything short of “we are trying:”, there seems to be opposition, doubt and questioning about how you should want to try to have kids and how that all works. Rarely an “ok – I get it”.
When i simply say “I don’t like golf”… like I would say “I dn’t like olives” it is not accepted readily. I even had one friend tell me I was not “getting it” because the other players use their own handicaps and I use mine – so there is no competition.
I do get that. And I also get how much fun all of the ladies are, and the patience they have with me and what fun it is to go back to the clubhouse to eat and drink and be merry.
What I don’t get is why I can’t make it clear that the procrss of golf does not thrill me. I just don’t like it. I don’t like all the rules. I drive past a golf course and find myself saying…”Thank goodness I don’t have to play golf today!” Most people say…”Wow – I wish I could play golf today!”
Ss, I’m a misfit and probably missing out on a lot of fun. And maybe next spring I’ll take some lessons and surprise myself and lots of other people. Right now, I’m happy to be your caddy, drive your cart and fetch drinks… and have more fun than actually playing.
Moments That matter!
Today our Supper on Sunday was a big, delicious, outrageously yoummy brunch of bacon, sausage, and blueberry waffles. Two grandsons were here and they are teens, hence the brunch instead of the breakfast, as they sleep late these days!
But the real message of today was The Art of Trying to Fix Things. We’ve lived in our home for nearly 24 years and things just need to be “fixed”. Updates, painting, replacing and sprucing up….Some small tasks and some seriously big projects. It can be exhausting and at the same time exciting. Our grandsons helped us with some chores and we realized how strong, dependable and bright young people they have grown into recently.
Yet sometimes, a situation cannot be fixed. It may need to be fixed or fancied up, but getting started and involved may even cause more damage. We were asked today for advice about such a situation, one close to home. Lending an ear and offering an opinion, if asked, is welcomed most of the time. There are times, however, when we can’t rush in and solve a problem that isn’t ours to solve. As much as people or things need “fixing up,” it doesn’t always mandate our direct involvement.
This is one of life’s tough lessons. It doesn’t make us feel good. It doesn’t feel like we are doing anything to help and we want to help. We feel guilty. Truth is – sometimes it is not only not our responsibility, but more importantly, does not serve the people or situation in question.
Supper On Sunday can allow us time to reflex on when to jump in to help, or when to watch from a distance with love and compassion. Trust me – if we keep our hearts open and filled with kindness, we will know when the time comes to eagerly leap with joy, resolve and total commitment to help.
Moments That Matter! Rita
Creativity shows up in so many different ways. For me it is painting, decorating, and sharing home-cooked meals with my family and friends.
Sometimes…I forget that many folks don’t know how to cook or don’t want to cook, hence the increased rate of eating out these days. It’s all good. No judgement here for certain. It merely reminds me how good it feels to be able to share what I love to do with friends, especially those who have helped me or supported me.
Sometimes I can delight someone with a WOW meal, a night of connection and interaction, as well as demonstrating how much they mean to me. I open my home to certain people. Planning for the perfect meal, shopping for the best ingredients, inviting them in, serving them with love, and creating Moments That Matter is pure joy.
It’s a gift I love to give. It gives me the yummy giggles. It is what expressed creativity does for us all. This week’s Supper on Sunday (yummy Stuffed Cabbage) was for friends who always answer my distress calls when things go wrong or break down when my hubby is out of town. It’s the least I can do. And it’s the most I can do. Love it!
Today Supper On Sunday was a protein drink and lots of water! I’ll make up for it when my hubby returns and I fix him a pot roast with all the fixings. He likes my cooking and doesn’t get many good meals on these business trips.
Instead, I painted for hours on this new Collection called See The Sea…10 one-of-a-kind frames from the waters of Key West. This video will tell you the story! I may have to take a trip down there again to try to get more of these unique treasures. Enjoy!