Friday, January 13, 2012

By Loving Others

By loving others, we get to
pass on lessons in this
schoolhouse of life.
Loving others is the virtue
that is so hard to embody
yet crucial for advancing in
our spirituality.
 In loving others, we elevate others
as well as ourselves and
grow closer to our Higher Power. 
We experience consciously that mysterious, mystical, joyful essence
that is life and God. 
We rise and transcend our false
barriers to enjoy the Oneness that, 
even if long forgotten,
we still crave deep down
in our cores.

--Michael Goddart--

Today I breathe a sigh of relief as I look forward to a much needed three-day weekend.  I am so tired.  Have not been sleeping well lately as my fibromyalgia has been flaring up, making it difficult to find a comfortable position. I've not much planned. Have some unpacking and sorting that hasn't been done yet.  Also have to get some under the bed storage.  Still adjusting to three less closets and two less rooms.  But it's fun.  Even being creative with storage gives me pleasure.

I said to hubby last night, "I love coming home.  I feel so comfortable here." Even my cat has changed.  Her appetite has picked up, and she has stopped that dreadful howling in the middle of the night. I dreaded going to the other place.  Never knew what was going to be there to greet me.  I'd even keep the television very low and tiptoe around so no one would know I was home.  Just never felt at peace.

My son will be coming to dinner on Sunday. Both of us are adjusting.  He misses Mommy's cooking. I miss him as well, but I also know that it is best for him to be on his own.  It's the only way he will grow.  And, by golly, it's not like he moved to another country.  He lives only a train ride away.  

Speaking of trains, I just have to tell you. When we moved here, I felt that we were moving further from my beloved ocean.  Then, when I was coming home the other night, the train pulled into the station and it said, 'Sea Beach Express'.  Turns out I am actually 'closer' than before, only 15 minutes away.  It was the direction of the beach that threw me off.

Wishing you all a wonderful, restful weekend.


  1. sounds like such a positive place..i'm glad you like it so much :)

  2. I'm so pleased you have your home sweet home at last. It's a feeling like no other when you can finally walk away from an oppresive dwelling.

  3. I love how you keep finding more and more things and reasons, to love your new home!!!!!!!

    Sorry about the health issues. Gentle hugs...

    Enjoy cooking for your son, this weekend. :-)

    "There's such a lot of different Annes in me. I sometimes think that is why I'm such a troublesome person. If I was just the one Anne it would be ever so much more comfortable, but then it wouldn't be half so interesting."
    - Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

  4. I'm so happy you are loving your new diggs Mary! :) Sounds like your cat is feeling better these days too. It is wonderful to move, breathe and live life to its fullest in our own surroundings.

    And Sea Beach Express? How awesome is that? It sounds like the title of a movie! :) He He
    I can see you hopping the express and going out to commune with our Beloved Water!

    Have a great weekend and I'll be thinking of you! Big Hugs my Sister!!!

  5. Hi sweet friend....get some rest over this long weekend for you. I'm so happy for you that you have this wonderful new spot.



  6. 15 minutes from the beach? You lucky person you! I am so glad you found this wonderful home. You must be looking forward to cooking for your son this weekend. Life is looking up!

  7. Your add-a-comment-box does not show up, under your last (Sun.) post. ???????????????????

    Someone told me, they could not comment in my blog, and then they could.

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm... Is Blogger having troubles again????????????? -sigh-

    "The night was clear and frosty, all ebony of shadow and silver of snowy slope;
    big stars were shining over the silent fields;
    here and there the dark pointed firs stood up
    with snow powdering their branches
    and the wind whistling through them."

    ~ Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables