Friday, July 07, 2006

holy moly

a lot of people i know are under the press of some twisty circumstances in their lives and i include myself in their number.

my landlord is having my bathroom re-tiled, and the road in front of my house is being milled and so there are fumes of diesel fuel and hot tar outside, and fumes of mastic inside.

i am also being challenged in other areas of a more personal nature and the sum result of all of this has been a 2-day headache, which i am happy to say i awoke without this morning.

two friends are having pretty severe low back issues. another is overwhelmed by her 3 small children and husband's demanding job. many of us are financially unstable at the moment (even though we are all 'rich' in that we have homes, friends, work, cars, etc.).

summertime is the down time in southeastern az; it's when the students leave, the snowbirds leave, the hippie gypsies leave, and the traffic thins (actually a big plus)--and when one's income depends on the presence of others, i.e. massage, the paychecks can get a little thin.

and yet, and yet, and yet: i am alive, i am breathing, i am not dodging sniper bullets, i have enough food in the fridge, i can go to the store and get more 1) because i have a few dollars and 2) because there IS a store and it HAS food. good, organic, yummy seasonal food too.

it doesn't take a lot of looking around, even in this country, to count myself among the extremely fortunate. if i check out the news and find out what's happening across the globe, my fortune soars!

but here's a little secret i've been told just recently: "THERE IS MORE THAN ENOUGH GOOD IN THIS WORLD FOR EVERYONE TO SHARE."

please, hold that thought inside your heart & mind for a few moments, and visualize the impact it can have on your worldview, no matter what is going on in your lives.

and so, i am holding my concerns and those of my friends in the light of all goodness and abundance, as i hold the earth and all her people, as often as i can.

blessed be.


At 7/7/06, 2:00 PM, Blogger K said...

Nice thought for the day. REally enjoyed it.

At 7/7/06, 2:17 PM, Blogger nancy =) said...

thank you so much for was truly lovely and i so needed to hear it...

peace & love, dear woman...

At 7/7/06, 3:17 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

Beautiful post Taza :o)
Enjoy your weekend!

At 7/7/06, 10:33 PM, Blogger annie said...

sending kind thoughts

At 7/8/06, 7:49 AM, Blogger lightfeather said...

special thoughts for a special day.

At 7/8/06, 1:53 PM, Blogger magz said...

WHERE'S CHRIS?? awhile back, he'd reformatted,
now he's a Blogger 404 error and dont answer emails!

Any thoughts ya care ta share? Smooches, maggie

(hehe, my wordverf woid is txduum LOL)

At 7/8/06, 4:24 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

Ummmm yeah i get the same thingy too for Chris???

At 7/9/06, 4:46 AM, Blogger kath said...


This is so true, and why it isn't reality often lies heavy on my heart...

What it takes to help it become real is more of us knowing it.. like peace.. maybe we can work on that one too.. and an evironment that is balenced and healthy..
are those too many things? there are so many of us.. why can't we keep these balls in the air?

blessing back at you,taz

At 7/9/06, 5:31 AM, Blogger kath said...

forget you? LOL .. never! I finally posted an update today..

Your posts always feel so good, taz.. you are one of those angels.. :) the ones who keep others mindful of goodness

At 7/9/06, 7:15 AM, Blogger Cootera said...

One blessing outweighs all trials...

At 7/10/06, 10:29 AM, Blogger "James" said...

This is a great meditation. I do it frequently when I feel depressed. I simply say, "I am lucky" and then proceed to list the reasons that I am indeed lucky and soon enough my depression is lifted.

I am thankful for arms, hands, feet, legs and many, many more things that I often take for granted. Thanks for this post.


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