Remember ladies and gentlemen, you heard it here first! Here’s a prayer I just wrote for myself, as I begin to once again give away all the extra clothes I keep for no good reason at all. Well, since I read energy I know there are pretty complex reasons we keep clothes we don’t really need or even wear. I also know it would be really helpful for me to give them away, to lighten my load so to speak. Perhaps you need this prayer too? I’ll let you know on Wednesday if it worked! 🙂
This is an “11th hour” blog post, just squeaking in as a “Wednesday” blog post. Today was a series of unexpected bursts of creativity, leading me to half start about half a dozen projects. Hopefully tomorrow I will have the kind of creativity that helps me to finish those projects! Let’s just say I will have really big and good news for Friday’s blog post, God willing…..
I am now listening to a custom Jazz station I made on Pandora.com. If you haven’t tried the Pandora.com website, I definitely recommend it. It’s free. There are occasional ads, but they are very rare. You could upgrade to a paid version with no ads that is inexpensive. But free is good. You can make and save a virtual station based on music similar to any artist at all. After such a creatively divergent day, the Charlie Parker station I have on Pandora is so perfect. It is cheerful, as if to say, “Good for you Janet for starting six things today! Why not!!!!”
I am listening to Pandora with my iPhone 4 right now. I showed my lounging cats to my friend the other day with the “Face Time” feature, since she also has an iPhone 4. That means you basically see live video during the call. She got to see how cute and relaxed my cats are when no “strangers” are around. This photo of our male cat YoYo is a good illustration of such a look.
OK so time to post. Big news Friday!
Last week’s Snowpocalypse Chicago snowfall is still everywhere on the ground and with this week’s upcoming low temps, it isn’t going anywhere. My absolute favorite snow photo was this one given to me by a reading client.
But really, since we’ve still got a while more with winter, I decided to stop fighting it, and stop complaining about it. Outwardly I do not complain much at all, but today I realized that inside I was really whining about the snow and cold, missing my green tree leaves, missing my summer clothing and warm breezes.
Many people are more disconnected from nature in winter, and this can lower immune systems, and increase stress. A connection with nature and the earth benefits each of us, like having strong roots making you feel more centered and peaceful. So is the answer moving to Hawaii? Well, not today at least. 🙂 One option is to recognize your inner emotional battle with this weather, and let go of it, make peace.
So for the rest of the winter I will make peace with it. I will ease myself out of an inner whining state, and let go of fighting it. After all, I choose to live in Chicago and this comes with the territory, as they say. This photo is me making peace with the snow and the cold. It was fun to make this today. I kind of felt like a kid again.