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In my endless search for peace, I sometimes try to do what Dyer recommends: see this life as a portal for the Holy Spirit and for my communion with that spirit. Everything else that diminishes the light of that spirit, such as “fear, illness, worry, shame, anger, and the like” are to be laughed at.
These look like significant conversation-starters for married couples. I’m going to try a few of these out tonight. If you can’t read the questions clearly, here are some of the ones that stand out to me:
What do I do that makes you feel loved?
What is your idea of a romantic night?
What is your favorite activity we do together?
What is your favorite memory of us?
Wait. It’s not officially winter yet, right? So make the phrasing work… you get the idea.
I’m reading The Four Agreements: A Toltec Wisdom Book, by Don Miguel Ruiz. The book was a gift from a student, who told me, “You made me believe in my writing.” I’m paraphrasing her, but it was something like that. What a kindness… not just the book, which is fabulous, but the appreciation expressed by a student.
I’m getting tired, dear readers. It’s Tuesday, which means it’s my longest workday (five classes, in total … teaching, that is, not attending) —although I have to attend to teach — sort of. I can always transport myself in a dream state, if I really have to. LOL. It’s 5 p.m. or so, I’ve had Chik-fil-A for dinner; I recommend the spicy wrap, and I have class again in forty minutes. So the positive change that I’m squeezing in right now is reading from The Four Agreements.
Friends, sometimes we’re going to make new choices that don’t turn out so well. For instance, I decided to try this new theme from WordPress that would feature my photographs … I’m an amateur at photography, but I take some good shots sometimes, and I thought, “Well, how fun!” So I tried it, and I hate it. Let me rush to say, though, that the reason I hate it is that my page is now populated with images that other people took, that are generally unrelated, and that are not visually impressive. They seemed to work just fine when I originally posted them, within the context of a written theme, but now they just really don’t make much sense.
So why haven’t I changed the theme yet? Because I’m going to put up a couple of my photos, if I can even find any on this new laptop, and see if I change my mind before I flip-flop on the new theme. Secondly, because it gives me a chance to write about trying new ideas and making mistakes along the way… which is how we learn.
Now, let me see if I can find a decent photo of mine.
Footnote: I couldn’t find one of my pretty photos (because this is a newish laptop, and all my good stuff was on the old one … shame on me.) I think there’s a server somewhere with my photos on it. Then I searched the themes for a new one and came up with this one, for now. So what you are seeing is probably not the one you thought I was writing about. How do you like this one?
Here we are, folks. We’ve got Tuesday morning down on the mat, holding him down by one ear. Our hold is loosening, so we’d better get some gumption from somewhere!
I just noticed a tweet about musician Jonathon Davis, who says he doesn’t like flowers in his music .. he likes guts and pain. Well, there you are, dear co-workers of the world. Work, for some of us, isn’t about flowers. It’s about smashing the opponent. Plus, you’ve got to love a band called “Infected Mushroom.” LOL.