Thursday, August 22, 2013

Day 1 August Moon

Starting a day late and off to a good start. The reverb for yesterday the 21st:

How have you treated yourself this year? Have you kept your intentions?

I can tell already this is going to be a little difficult. I had the best of intentions for a year full of gratitude and being kind to myself. However once again life has thrown me some big curve balls and I have found myself teetering on the edge. Gratitude has helped me balance all the unexpected events of the year though. I am so aware of the fortunes I do have : my healthy family, my own health, our home, where we live, good friends, food in the cupboard, clothes on our back, indulging in my crafty hobbies amongst the many. We have had some challenging times, for me again mostly work. This has by far been the hardest year at work I have ever had. I am quite sure I would happily never work again!(Not an option). The stress at work led me to pull out of study which was a good move towards treating myself with kindness. I often put way too much pressure upon myself, not something I have ever been able to control. So I guess the answer is I am always hard on myself, however my intentions for this year have kept me balanced, without my mantra of 'being grateful for what I have' , I am certain I would have fallen apart.
I have to say I am still looking for the silver lining..............


  1. Gratitude is one of the most powerful ways to steer ourselves through tough times. Thank you so much for sharing this, Mel. xx

  2. Had been wondering why you weren't participating much in craft group. I hope things do get better for you and that you stay sane through it. Also don't forget a bit of time out now and again, and come see us!