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I Thank you

The end of one year and the beginning of a New Year. Very simply, with grateful appreciation, I thank all  who follow  Mothernatureisaman.  To have my words read is a joy beyond description. The lovely bonus , reading your comments. Your words mean as much to me as the venue I have to deliver my thoughts to you. I  add Twitter  followers who also read my blog. Heartfelt thanks to one and all, and may the New Year bring you good health, peace, love of family and friends, and the joy of kindness to yourself and others. Paulette

New Year Resolutions?

Continue to dream the dream

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I have never been a fan of making resolutions. Like most diets, they are broken rather quickly. A very simple rule is reigning in the missing dwell. My husband and the life we lived together. Concentrating less on the voids and filling those wells of sadness with what I have in my life. Occasionally, the pity party invitation arrives, whether welcomed or not, but I have learned, not to stay too long. I have my glorious memories and his energy and spirit for life. Going through the motion with no emotion is not emotionally healthy, and that is the time for the grateful list to come out. You don’t necessarily have to write it all down, but if it helps, go for it. I do quietly in my mind, and then realize it is so much longer than the other list, and just like that, a down mood lifts and…

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Wonderful Quote

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Just read this on my Facebook page and not only do I believe in the words, they work for me. I count all my furry loves in this group as well.

” Everyone you have ever loved in your life becomes a part of your soul. They never leave. They’re always inside you, and you can bring them out whenever you want,”                  Nate Kenyon

A soul connected love never dies. The person may not be with you in the physical sense, but their energy and love never leaves  you and is most certainly a part of your life, every day and every night. If you believe in guardian angels, they are watching over you. Believing this way is a belief system that gives great comfort to those of us who don’t question, but exalt in memory and feelings. Once you have loved and been loved, you have experienced in life…

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Heartfelt Thanks

New Beginnings for all

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At this beginning of this New Year, I would like to thank everyone that reads my blog. If you follow, or read on other social networks, I thank you most kindly for supporting me, and as Sally Fields once said, “liking me.” and the bonus is when you leave a comment, or I am notified on email. The creative process is a combination of the agony and the ecstasy. Most creative people have somewhat of a soul connection to each other. We often experience life in a very different way. Our senses are enhanced and our dreams are often unrealized. I have had articles published, but as yet the 80,000 word women’s humor fiction novel has yet to be. I have a co-author, and we are doing some editing, and hope to submit again soon. We thought about self publishing since there is no stigma against. A self published author…

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Happy Happy????

and for 2015…Good Health and Laughter Peace and Kindness…

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It seems to me that so much pressure is put upon us to be happy. In practicing the philosophy of Buddhism, happiness is a goal to attain. We all go through periods of life when happiness is impossible to feel. I realize it is perfectly fine not to feel happy all the time. Perhaps if born with a cheery personality, the feeling of happiness is easy. People are trying so hard to be happy, that they feel guilty not being happy all the time. Then, there are others who relish in their unhappiness. I prefer to use the description content or OK, and that is perfectly OK. There is much that contributes to happiness that I live by. A glorious feeling, although somewhat illusive. My brother , a psychiatrist for over 50 years said” patients look for a happy pill.” There is no such thing, if they dislike their life…

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Less is More/Letting Go Of Stuff/ Or Maybe Not

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Fortunately, I don’t need to lose weight. I have been eating healthy and doing yoga for over 35 years. What I would like to do is let go of some stuff. I live in a minimal contemporary setting with little or no clutter. What lurks are the things. Some I haven’t worn, some I will never wear, some I wear rarely, but they are part of me and I can’t part with them. I once designed a line of clothing called Sensuous Sweats. Casual very practical and timeless. I rarely if ever buy clothes, shoes, handbags etc etc. I have learned over the years to collect what I love, and go shopping in my closet. I think of myself as very low maintenance. If by some miracle, I met a new love, he would never have to buy me anything. The only wonderful luxury would be a woman masseuse to…

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Merry?…..2013 and now 2014 Update….

Another year, another time to remember, and another time to be forever grateful.

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The holidays, any holiday, but there are holidays, and then there is a holiday season. The holiday season is what I’m addressing. It’s that time of year, when applying behavior modification has to be very strong. By that I mean, think only of what I am grateful for, and not my voids. Controlling your thoughts may be one of the most difficult emotional tasks. It can be done, but requires work and energy. A favorite quote of mine is from the teachings of Nichiren Daishonin… “One should become the master of one’s mind rather than let one’s mind master him.” The words certainly seem easy enough, putting them into action, not so easy..The investment of effort brings positive results. First I try not to go back into my other life when the holiday season was full of joy and excitement. Festivities galore, topping it all off with a very formal…

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All I Want For Christmas is my Other Glove

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A little metaphor based on Rainbow Bridge.
You see them all over town. On the ground, in the subway, on the bus, on top of the mailbox, outside a taxi, inside a taxi. A single glove just sitting there all alone. Sometimes covered in dirt, rain, or snow. No match in sight. Sad little glove. Actually they come in all sizes and colors. So this is a story about a lost glove. I am giving this one a personality. The glove felt useless because it was no longer in use. Nobody wanted one glove. The little glove had nowhere to go, but be put in a drawer and not be used again. The little glove wondered how it’s match was lost, it happened so fast. On a lap perhaps and fell off when someone stood up, left on a counter, fell out of a pocket? Oh well, how much time…

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Holiday Time

Wishing everyone Holiday Greetings and all good wishes for the New Year.

Judge Not…..The Lovely Land of Twitter

I remember talking with friends about social networks, and how silly I thought they were. After all, none of my kids were on including two grandchildren. One grandson who just started college is on Twitter, but the rest, including friends, no. Perhaps they are all too old. Started my  blog, and through Twitter, Bershan Shaw found me and wanted me to write for URAWarrior and Bershan Shaw. A twitter friend,  a wonderful poet Sylvester Anderson is  also writing for her. I don’t follow many celebrities and I would never pay for followers. We all find each other. The heart , soul,  and intuition seem to be the compass.  Animal lovers galore and of course creative souls, business and professionals, healers of all types.

The magical quality is  diversity.. Lovely connections are formed, and there is a loyalty that some of us share. We never unfollow unless we are unfollowed.   I once knew a comedian.  He had a few followers, and the next thing I knew he had hundreds of thousands . He told me he paid for them, and sadly I judged him for having a lack of integrity. I mean who is impressed by that? I love the expression quality over quantity. Having 3,000 followers who either found me or I found them, is a lovely feeling because  when someone is inspired by my words,  my sense of purpose is strengthened. The world can be a scary crazy place at times, but so far, the experiences that I have had are life affirming that there are wonderful wonder-filled people out there in the Lovely Land of Twitter.