Friday, August 28, 2015

Weekend Blessings

I have been off this site for a few days, trying to recollect my thoughts after the traumatic events this week. I've been still doing the writing prompts on my other blog, trying to keep my mind in  creative state, as opposed to an anxious state. Please take a look and comment if you have some thoughts, at Sam and Writing.

I mention the other blog, and I am back on this one, as writing has become a great source of satisfaction and peace for me. I was never much of a diary keeper or a journal writer, but somehow, typing a story, a poem, and anecdote, or a rant, and reviewing it, editing it (not always the best) and publishing it in a forum for others to see feels therapeutic to me.  It brings me a great source of contentment that I  didn't know I was missing before. In trying to downsize my lifestyle, I have up sized the amount of time I am investing in myself, at least the cognitive side of myself. 

It is the start of the weekend.  Blessings abound, and I again find my self with renewed appreciation of what I have in my life.  I am disappointed in myself though that it takes  hearing about someone else's tragedy to  reiterate that appreciation.  We have a family wedding this weekend so my older daughter will be home. We have plans for wine club tonight. Sunday will be filled with yard and home work. Simple, real, and life affirming activities this weekend that are all gifts. 

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  1. I hope that you have a great time with all your family this weekend. As a family we are celebrating 100 years of marriage this weekend (I will be posting about it shortly). Basically my parents celebrate 52 years in a couple of weeks, Mark and I have just clocked up 25 years; and my sister and her husband reached 23 years at the beginning of August. You can't beat family time! Jx

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    1. Those are wonderful milestones. My parents were married 63 years! While no longer with us, they sure left a legacy of what family is.

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  2. I was shocked & sorry to read your last post Sam - am just playing catch up on my blog reading. That was so very sad about your co-worker ... I must say, you wrote the post very well. I hope you enjoy the family wedding this weekend, weddings are lovely events. Often as families we only seem to come together for funerals so a wedding is such a happy occasion. Julie :-)

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    1. I remain close with my extended family but I see that with my cousins. Even now, I see my grown niece and nephews less often (my son too) as they build their lives and family and have immediate obligations. The wedding was on a beach at a Mississippi marina. Gorgeous setting for a new family to start.

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