A good friend of mine is an experienced life coach and writer/editor. I have a link to her Contemplate Life Coaching business on my blog. www.mariankerr.co.nz will take you to her site. On her website she includes articles, book reviews, her blog and all the details about the great services she offers. The stunning photos are her work also!
The supermarket shopping needed to be done today. While cruising the isles selecting what we needed I came across one of the staff stocking shelves. Nothing extraordinary about that. However she was singing while she worked. I don’t hear many people singing while they work. It was a pleasure to hear.
I’ve just enjoyed a chat in the sunshine with two of our neighbours. We shared stories of our health and wellbeing, our pets and a few happenings from the neighbourhood. We laugh together, commiserate over the tough bits of life and encourage each other to keep on smiling and enjoying life. They are a vital part of my support network and we know we can rely on each other in times of crisis. It is good to have a sense of an immediate local community.
I live in a place where rainfall is generally regular and plentiful. This summer/autumn has been vastly different. We desperately need rain. My garden looks very sad in places and I may lose some plants.
No doubt in a month or two we will be back to normal with rain falling more than we would like it to. For now though, something that is very much an ordinary feature of our life here, is missing.
I recently found a book at our local Public Library that has been immensely helpful to me. It is called ” The Mindful Woman – gentle practices for restoring calm, finding balance and opening your heart” The author is Sue Patton Thoele.
It is easy to read, light hearted, meaningful and offers real options that work to remind me to keep breathing, stay with what is and gain peace of mind.
I hope to read more of Sue Thoele’s books.