Who can really say how decisions are made, how emotions change, how ideas arise? We talk about inspiration; about a bolt of lightning from a clear sky, but perhaps everything is just as simple and just as infinitely complex as the processes that make a particular leaf fall at a particular moment. That point has been reached, that’s all. It has to happen, and it does happen.
~ John Ajvide Lindqvist, Harbor
At various points in our lives, or on a quest, and for reasons that often remain obscure, we are driven to make decisions which prove with hindsight to be loaded with meaning.
~ Sri S. Satchidananda, The Yoga Sutras
The first photo is in response to Susanna Conway’s December Reflections prompt for today: Best Decision in 2018. It’s a cup of tea reflecting my decision to continue on as a teetotaler. The decision to take a long vacation from alcohol was made in 2017, but the decision to continue my alcohol-free holiday comes at me pretty much every day, asking “Is that what you want?” The answer, for the past 520 days, has been, “Yes indeed.”
I’m keeping this one short. Thank you for visiting today. Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂
A few of the 10,000 reasons to be happy: 951) I would have saved this for an auspicious number (someone suggested 1,001) but it feels right to acknowledge now. Dale, for her Advent Calendar (that I hope to remember to borrow from her next year because it is a wonderful idea!). Thank you so much for featuring my blog on Day 4. (In case you don’t already follow Dale — I think most of you might — here is the link to Day 4.) I will go back and check out the previous days soon. 952) A septet of turkeys strolling by this afternoon. (Don’t tell them that turkey hunting season starts next week.) 953) The Wabi-Sabi Ranch. It seems to have become a wildlife sanctuary. I’m beginning to think the deer and turkeys know darn well that there’s no hunting on the ranch so they hang out here until the guns and bows are put away. This could create problems in the future, but why worry about that now? I enjoy the visitors. 954) Waking up feeling almost normal this morning. Looks like I’m finally shaking off the Toddler Plague. 955) M, always.