gratitude 3nov13 rocking chair thinking

one of my favorite things is my comfortable wooden rocking chair. i like it’s style and contour’s. being a woman of small stature, i greatly appreciate a chair that ‘fits” me as this one does. when i sit in my chair, i just relax into it. its back cushion and seat is covered in a tapestry of deep jewel toned colors; deep red, emerald-green, sunrise gold, ocean blue. it has a bohemian eclectic look and feel, that makes it mine.  there is serenity in that chair as i rock back and forth — so soothing a motion — back and forth.

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via google.com

recently, while sitting in my rocking chair, i thought of a post i had seen on facebook. “worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.” this quote really struck me. i am a goddess of worry. mostly, with my depression, i am constantly worrying when i will go into darkness again. i worry about my children, my grand baby’s, my finances. you get the picture. i have the grey hair to show for it. now, i worry when the wrinkles will really show!

while i love my chair and it’s comfort; i don’t stay in it all day. it is a principle i have been applying to my habit of worry. i allow a bit of time for it — then let it go. there is much we can change; much we cannot. i found a great link i will attach for other ideas i have been using. i do my best to take care of myself, make good choices, and leave the majority of my worrying to the grace of God over myself and those i love.

http://www.wikihow.com/Stop-Worrying-and-Start-Living

today i am thankful for ..

  • this rainy day that i do not have to leave the house
  • my thanksgiving treasures i have out
  • a new craft idea i am working on
  • love .. love .. love
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via pinterest.com

today’s picture .. i already want to be where this woman is

today on my ipod .. for the love of you by the isley brothers

somewhere today you may encounter someone not so happy with life. they may be worried about the things i mentioned and not thinking as they cut you off driving or in front of you at the coffee shop. step outside of your comfort zone and pay i t forward. you may not know when your smile or hello could change someone’s day.

affectionately yours, Laura

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