The Promised Photo

Wednesday, Feb 03

Here’s Wendy with one of the dolphins I wrote about yesterday–I’ll be posting other pictures as we go along. 
As I write this, Button, my 20 year cat, is on my lap, doing his best to keep me from using the keyboard.  🙂  He’s a lovey old guy for sure, and he sure likes attention.  When I meditate mornings and evenings, he’s always there to help out.  
Yes, I have finally managed to get into the meditation habit, and I can’t say enough about the benefits.  At first, it was really hard to sit still for 30 minutes–as many of you will recall, I have a walloping case of ADD–but now I actually look forward to the experience.  I’ve been practicing pretty much every day now for a couple of months.
I’m almost at the end of The Course In Miracles, too.  Took me the better part of two years, but I was in no hurry to be finished.  I plan to go back through it again, this time using some study guides I’ve been keeping on hand for the purpose.  And I’m on Day 74 of the 40-Day gratitude journaling project I told you about a while back.  (For more information, see Melody Beattie’s book, “Making Miracles in Forty Days.”)
Here’s one thing I’ve learned about miracles: they are not necessarily spectacular, parting-of-the-Red-Sea, burning-bush type things.  Often, they involve a simple shift in the way a person thinks, a reminder, a sudden idea.  I don’t know about you, but all my life, I’ve thought of miracles as huge productions with casts of thousands, and I think I’ve overlooked plenty of them along the way.  One more reason why it’s a good idea to keep a gratitude journal.

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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