Doing Good at Feeling Fine

This whole thing where I work really hard to live in the moment (ruining my previous hobbies of “pre-worrying” and “dwelling on how things could have gone) has really been working out. Little things keep happening and I just look at them as bumps in the road as I sail down my merry path. And, hey, look, today’s tarot card even shows my merry path!

It is always fun to me when I’m subconsciously thinking of something, and my reading literally draws a picture of it. Archetypes amuse me.

My quest to enjoy the moment led to me just sitting at last night’s high school football game and listening to the drama and pageantry, without worrying about winning or losing. It was just pleasant to be around nice people doing small-town things.

In fact, the current plan is to go with the lady who sits next to me at the games and watch the Away game next Friday. She is a whiz at football, so almost as fun to watch a high school game with as my kids’ friend Wes, who analyzed the games from his trombone spot. He’s now a high-school football coach, so his dream came true, even if his parents didn’t want him playing the game. I’m so glad to make new friends.

Football action. Note how many people the other team had in the stands. They were from a LONG way (Katy, Texas). They won State last year, and we were the only team that beat them. I hope it’s that way for them this year, too.

On my way home I got to see a huge owl eating a kill, then flying off when my car approached [hn hn – Vlassic typed that by laying his head on the keyboard]. Then I found a big spider in the garage, but Vlassic scared it off before I could get a picture.

Why it is hard to write. Vlassic be messing with my mouse.

Today I’m continuing to just enjoy little moments, like when I interrupted a hawk just before it got a squirrel. I now know why there are so few squirrels out here. And of course, watching the dogs enjoy the little bits of green grass we still have (it did rain 3/4 inch Thursday night, which was quite a relief).

Happy Penney in the cool grass.

First Saturday of the Month

It’s always nice to go to the Amazing Grace Thrift Shop on the first Saturday of each month. Once again, it’s a chance to meet people and relax, while also helping out the dogs and cats. Our Milam Touch of Love organization has really been doing amazing stuff, like arranging to drive a dog to the other end of the country to get to a new owner.

Thrift shop autumn display. The owner really enjoys decorating.

People’s kindness and generosity always amaze me. And I am glad I am taking the time to notice and enjoy it. Another example: I wanted an autumn leaf on my fingernails, and my nail friend just didn’t know how to do it. We tried a number of techniques to avoid actually painting a nail, and she spent SO much time trying.

The final product actually came out really pretty. It wasn’t perfect enough for Tina, but I think they look great. It was so kind of her to make the effort. See, life is good when you are kind to people.

Author: Sue Ann (Suna) Kendall

The person behind The Hermits' Rest blog and many others. I'm a certified Texas Master Naturalist and love the nature of Milam County. I manage technical writers in Austin, help with Hearts Homes and Hands, a personal assistance service, in Cameron, and serve on three nonprofit boards. You may know me from La Leche League, knitting, iNaturalist, or Facebook. I'm interested in ALL of you!

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