Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Follow Your Bliss....

Hello Luvs,

We are ALL part of this planet...
Let's talk about what it means to 'follow your bliss'. It means so many things to so many different people. It can be something that is in the moment or a life goal. Tackling a goal and finally achieving it is an easy one that most relate to. I know plenty where just lying on a hammock and feeling the breeze surround you fits the bill. Is that you? Well, for me that is a given...with a glass of green tea or a margartia added to the mix of course!

Don't forget to look up!
Today started with the goal of embracing the blissful moments that were due to come my way. Do not get me wrong, I have plenty of moments that dare me to pull my fro-hawk (heard that word before?) out because of the frustration. It takes a tremendous amount of effort not to and being a work in progress helps me cut myself some slack. Anyhow, the first order of business was to rise before the rest of the family and do yoga. I then took out long haired, long tongued, prima donna Goldie for a walk. After that I taught a class for two brothers that centered on Sly and the Family Stone. A morning DOES NOT get better than that!

So, now it was time to include my kiddos in on the plan...once I got them motivated to leave the house. If you are a parent I ask you this...does it seem as if they are alert and roaring to go when you need a restful day, then when you are jazzed you could take on the world they plop on the sofa and say do we have to? That is my experience. But, today my tone must have persuaded them because they were ready BEFORE I finished my last thing.

Baby Boy keeping his distance while enjoying the beauty.
Hello Big Boy!
There is a place that our family loves to visit that often has ducks, dragonflies, and frogs a plenty. Baby Girl and Boy like to capture a frog (making sure to return them to the place they originally found them) and have a quick convo. The walking path surrounds the pond, and there is plenty of shade. I tend to use the pictures I take there in my blogs along with my other sites. When I stepped out from the van I was instantly at ease and feeling...you guessed it...BLISSFUL. There is just something about this park. Do you have a place that calms you in this way? Where you feel lighter, part of your surroundings, and allow yourself to take in everything around you? I hope you do!

Managed to capture three out of five!
Next up was food...pizza/salad was on the menu today. While we waited for the estimated time of pick-up we visited the local co-op and let Goldie (did I mention that she came along with us?) relax some more. After all, she has a tough life..;-) This is a place where the vibe is blissful...people are allowed to simply be who they are. You can grab lunch or just sit and people watch. Whatever suits your fancy. It was a wonderful additional reprieve from the heat. Here I snapped a few pictures of the glorious tree that was struck by lightning. Baby girl (who is well past my shoulders now!) seems so small in comparison. It is majestic even with it's flaws. It tells the story of generations of parents embracing the shade it offers, the natural seating it's roots provide, and the towering beauty that seems unmatched.

Baby Girl and her towering friend.......

Still so INCREDIBLY  beautiful!

Poor Miss Goldie....she is tuckered! What a life!!!!

Now we are back home and resuming our individual activites. I am sharing my blissful morning with you and the kiddos have retired to their bedrooms. They are reading, devicing (might not be a word!), or both. I am ok with it because we made the most of our time together and both commented on what a great outing it was. Let me tell ya, it makes me one proud Mama Bear to hear that!

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Til next time,


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