Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Balancing Act

My mantra for 2006 - and quite possibly for the rest of my life now - is balance. If there's one thing I've learned in my 36 years on earth is that everything hinges on this one delicate aspect. Have I acheived it since the beginning of the year? Sure I have. I find balance where my breathing is quiet and centered, my body is relaxed and I am one with myself and the world. And in the next instance, the kids are pouncing on me with requests and expectations and the scales tip out of sync again. Balance is a moment by moment chore and in all honesty, its hard work. But what I've realized as of late is that I can either throw a fit about trying to keep the scales even or I can allow the universe and Creator to tip them in one direction or the other from time to time and go with the flow. Trust me, going with the flow is MUCH easier.

I say all of this because in my quest for balance, it appears that I'm out of sync with some aspects of my life when in fact I'm going with the flow. I haven't been blogging in some time because I've been wonderfully busy with other aspects of my life. I did want to give you a quick update and hopefully some fibery good pictures (coming soon) so you can be assured that all is well. I miss bloglandia more than you know and cherish the quick snippets of time I get to visit your blogs even though I don't always get a chance to comment. So many of you are like my extended family and I miss catching up with you.

First of all, many thanks for your comments, compliments and emails about the fortune cookies. They have truly been fun to make and I'm glad that others have enjoyed them too. I've been busy knitting though up until recently, I was working on commissioned tote bags and not a lot of "me" knitting. I was recently accepted into the Richmond Craft Mafia's Spring Bada Bing craft show so I'm knitting through my stash for that right now. If you're in the area on April 22nd, stop by and say "HI!" I've spun just a little bit and hope that will change too in the coming weeks. I've been getting my house in order in anticipation of spring - lots of cleaning and dusting. I am so glad that I made it through the Winter with very minor SAD issues - yippie! I used a full spectrum light periodically thanks to your many suggestions and I really believe that it helped me through some of the rough spots. The Things are doing well and are growing like crazy. King Thing has been exceptionally attentive in recent weeks. We've been blessed with an abundance of friends and love. My plants including my orchids are all blooming. Life.Is.Good!

I hope that life is just as good for all of you too. I keep you in my thoughts and prayers especially those of you dealing with the curves that life throws at us. My heart aches for our world as so many horrible things keep happening. But I also find beauty and love and peace in each moment - a chirp of a bird, the wind whistling through my hair, the sun on my cheek. Enjoy each moment and in it you too will find balance.

9 comments:

Heather said...

this post is so lovely and your insight into what makes it work for you is astounding...

kudos and hugs muse

kelly said...

I loved your post... very wise & peaceful.

I think that some times balance is found in the unbalanced... & I applaud your quest to find it & keep it.

Thanks for your lovely thoughts.

Wanda said...

I totally understand the need to find balance and sometimes you just have to do what works for you. Since I'm back to work and now a stepmom too, I can relate. I blog when I can, but when I do, I do, if I can't, I don't worry about it. Take care and nice to see you pop up into blogland.

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