Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Soft Morning

Mists rising then dissipating over time
Birds sleeping, then singing as they slowly wake, then take flight
Runners passing me in their pursuit of sweat
Dogs walking their owners
My feet stepping one in front of the other
On my way to peace.

Constant left and right, moving me through the park
Stepping forward through my life in small jumps
Sometimes backward, but always learning
Who I am, and who I can be
If I am just brave enough to take the chance.

Monday, February 7, 2011

From Hell to Happy - A Journey

I am finding that this is very true. Sometimes you just have to keep going, no matter how hard it is at the time. Somehow God always makes unexpected blessings just when you are sure that you are never going to smile again.

This weekend I had a great hike with the kids in the Gorge. We hiked Oneonta Trail up to Horsetail Falls, and we hiked Bridal Veil Falls. We also had a bunch of time just hanging out and snuggling. Having an entire day together was pure bliss.

Working has been an adventure, and while there are challenges, it has been nice to feel useful and to have a chance to use a more of my skills. I don't know how long it will last, but it is the right place for me for now.

So, if you are struggling today, know that tomorrow there will be something you don't expect, and it will help you smile.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My inner nerd

I have an inner nerd. She likes to read science fiction. She likes to read medical journals and science articles. She does long division out by hand, just to stay in practice. She prefers smart, nerdy guys to jocks. She would rather have a little chaos theory in her life, rather than spend each day doing the exact same thing.

What I hadn't realized before yesterday is that there is something called a Julia set, that may explain a lot about me. In a Julia set, even small changes can make a radical difference is what happens.

I hope that applies to me too. I hope that making small changes, one at a time, will help change the entire outcome of my life.

(If you want to find more beautiful nerdy things, like the one in the picture above, just go here.)