Down a size! And other ordinary blessings

Wednesday, May 14

YES.  Today I am wearing jeans one size smaller than the ones I was so happy to get back into, earlier in my Weight Watchers journey.  (I’m committed to eating in this healthy way forever, so there’s no finish-line.) 
I’m skipping the meeting today–something I almost never do–because I’ve got a writing project to work on and I don’t want to lose my momentum. 
I finally re-located last week’s winners: Mary Goodman and Debbie G.  Yeesh.  I have a new appreciation for all the things Jen does on a day-to-day basis.  I’ll be selecting this week’s winners soon and promise to announce them on Friday.  Congratulations, Mary and Debbie!
My meditation pyramid has arrived, and Kat, the newest member of the Triple L crew, has set it up for me.  I spent about five minutes sitting under it yesterday, which, of course, is not enough time to get much of an effect, so I’m planning to go for at least twenty minutes today.  I’m excited about this experiment and will definitely keep you updated.  I’m adding a few of my favorite crystals and gemstones to the process, too–as I believe I’ve mentioned, I’ve used smaller pyramids to recharge various stones, and this definitely works for me.  In fact, that’s when I decided to try the larger variety.  Plus, meditation is always good for us, no matter the method.
The weather here in the Spokane area is beautiful now–the lilacs (I have both purple and white) are blooming.  Is there a more heavenly scent in the world?  I don’t think so.  🙂  I love to put a bunch in a Mason jar, set the bouquet in the center of my kitchen table, and breathe in the color, texture, shapes and fragrance.  I so enjoy the simplicity of homey flowers displayed in a canning jar–besides the obvious beauty factor, the sight brings back so many wonderful memories of the old days, when my mother, grandmothers and aunts did the same.  A pretty vase is a pretty vase, but there’s nothing quite like an ordinary jar, bursting with daffodils or tulips, or fat peonies, or cheery zinnias and/or daisies, or roses….

What are some of your favorite blessings?  Just this once, think small.  🙂

About Linda

The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is a #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West.

Raised in Northport, Washington, Linda pursued her wanderlust, living in London and Arizona and traveling the world before returning to the state of her birth to settle down on a horse property outside Spokane.

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