Yep, it’s still April. Mother Nature is doing her thing and Spring is for sure coming … sooner for some of us than others. We did have freezing temperatures the last two mornings (thankfully I hadn’t yet washed my jacket or my mittens!) and then the sunshine warmed things up nicely. I’m even wearing flip flops for Holly’s afternoon walks.
And since it’s Friday, I’m sharing a quick look into my world through the lens of:
Thinking about … “Real Life”. My Friday morning small group is studying Brené Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection. Today we talked about Guidepost #5 – Cultivating Intuition and Trusting Faith: Letting Go of the Need for Certainty. None of us felt like we lacked in intuition, or faith, but many of us – ME!! – felt like we were struggling with uncertainty. and (at least for me) it’s mostly uncertainty related to what life is gonna look like … after all this. I’ve made and nurtured some amazing relationships online this last year. I shared about my reservations and someone pointed out that I used the phrase “In Real Life” three times. I said thank you. and then reflected that I need to re-frame “real life”. Real Life can’t mean simply “sharing close physical space”. This Friday morning group has seen a lot more of each other’s real lives (we’ve shared the insides of our homes! and our totally unmade faces) on Zoom than we ever would’ve seen meeting in a room, in a building, across tables. I’m thinking I need a brand new way to think about rejoining … and that seems BIG. and exciting.
Grateful for … Holly in my lap. She seems to be doing OK right now and maybe that’s all I get to wish for and be thankful for. When we went to the vet last weekend, the doctor told me that we’d be cycling through ups and downs. We had an awesome up this week. and today started a down. … and we didn’t get a lot of sleep. and … I’m grateful she’s resting comfortably… in my lap.
Inspired by … all my fabulous friends on Instagram to visit my local independent bookstore TOMORROW. Yes, tomorrow is Independent Bookstore Day. I should make a list, but honestly, I just want to browse the aisles. stay tuned!
FUN … yesterday was the last day of the tennis season and my partner and I won! I even got her to take a photo with me
The summer season starts in June and I’m looking forward to it!
Looking at that last photo makes me realize how fun it is to simply SMILE! what’s the last thing that made you smile? wishing you something to smile about this weekend! and for sure, I hope it’s the best weekend available to you.