Dancing in the Rain

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This morning I have been thinking about how things can change so much in a year.

Coincidentally, my facebook newsfeed was showing flashbacks from posts I have done in previous years on this date. I feel so blessed at the wonderful Labour Day week-ends I have experienced.

September 5, 2011 – Beautiful cottage week-end

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Last year on this date we had a huge rain storm. I and one of my daughters along with a good friend of mine, found cover in my backyard gazebo, hooked up an Ipod to a portable speaker, and we spent the evening dancing in the rain. It was a great way to celebrate the end of the summer and the changes to come in the new fall season.

September 5, 2014. See the song I was dancing to Here

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This year, the daughter I danced in the rain with, has freshly moved to her own new apartment (first time leaving home), and is creating her own cozy home. I am so happy for her and wish her all the blessings in the world on the new adventures she will have. I will also be joining her later this week-end for a little visit. I wonder what new memories will be made for this day? I wonder what will be shown for Labour Day week-end 2015 on my facebook newsfeed in the coming years?

Nobody knows what the future holds. This is why change can sometimes be a little frightening. But when we embrace the changes, with all the emotions that come with them, and trust that we are exactly where we should be at any given moment, we open ourselves up to all the blessings, adventures and lessons in love that life has to offer.

This is such a wonderful thing!

The Blessing of being Snow Stuck

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Looking out my yoga room window, I see snow falling gently in large fluffy flakes, sticking to everything … evergreens and grass. How bountiful the snow is today.

I let out a heavy sigh. But I had plans … I arranged for a day off work …. 7 hours wasted!

It’s the type of day children dream of. The ever-anticipated SNOW DAY!!!! The no bus, roll over in bed sleep an extra hour, make a snowman, drink hot chocolate, toboggan, meet friends on the street have a snow fight, watch old Disney movies … kid kind of day.

Cue in the sounds of distant children’s laughter and Whoop!!!!

And  yet I scream silently in my head …. BUT I HAD PLANS!!!!!

Hmmmm … when was it that I became an old-lady-grump complaining about such a lovely day?

Looking out the window again, I have to admit it is rather beautiful. I take a sip of my special Christmas coffee – mmmm, nutmeg and cinnamon.

But my carefully constructed plans are shot! I have used a day off work to be productive – appointments with dentist, doctor and last minute Christmas shopping – all of this has been foiled by Mother Nature!

Bah! Humbug!

Yet the view from my window is so wonderfully lovely.

Perhaps I should simply unleash my “inner child” and EMBRACE this amazing turn of events. Maybe this is exactly what I need. It could be that sitting in this yoga room, living in the moment, enjoying this snow fall is exactly where I need to be – exactly where my body, soul and mind need to be.

Heavenly snow – beautiful healing crystals falling softly from the sky.

I sigh contentedly. After all, everything I need is right here, right now.

I enjoy this incredible moment. I give thanks for the experience of being snow-stuck. I am grateful for the unexpected pause today brings.

What a blessing. A lovely pre-Christmas gift.

Snow-Stuck! How did I ever get to be so lucky?!