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Here’s a weekly smile based on gratitude:
I’m going to take a Soulful Sunday moment to reflect on the positives: the healing my family has encountered, the second chances, the support with my latest book, the friends I’ve made at work and church, and the long-time friends who still keep in touch. Let’s include my significant other, Kenny, who appreciates my art and respects my time, as he brightens the world with his own creations and remains steadfast through my many dramas. Those who say they “don’t like drama” are just denying their own. We’ve all got it, and it makes us stronger, as long as you’re not creating “the drama.” So I am thankful for that too, as well as the rain at my window and this dog curled at my feet whom I would not have brought home five years ago for fear of allergies and responsibility. My heart is becoming more capable with each possibility I let in. You’ve seen my patron animal here, (the flying squirrel) and you’ll see him again. Every time I’m walking the dog and he sees a squirrel, he chases after it until he’s stuck at the base of a tree, looking up at the squirrel high in its branches, wondering why he can’t just climb up to that high place as well. I imagine the squirrel felt the same when one of his kin just flew off the branch and glided. My dog can do something those squirrels can’t: he can mend a hurting heart and be the most loyal friend ever. Still, when I think of that flying squirrel, I think of the endless possibilities present in this universe, some that we haven’t even yet discovered. We all can soar, we just need to discover our own traits that will make that possible.
The natural/animal world is an endless source of smiles for me!