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Fairy Days

There was a poem read to me as a child called “Fairy Days”, I actually think it was part of a larger collection of poems about fairies, but this part was my favorite: SOME days are fairy days. The minute that you wake
You have a magic feeling that you never could mistake; you may not see the fairies, but you know that they’re about, and any single minute they might all come popping out; You want to laugh, you want to sing, you want to dance and run, Everything is different, everything is fun; The sky is full of fairy clouds, the streets are
fairy ways; Anything might happen on truly fairy days.
Some nights are fairy nights. Before you go to bed You hear their darling music go chiming in your head; Sometimes you look into the garden, and through the misty grey You see the trees all waiting in a breathless
kind of way. All the stars are smiling; they know that very soon The fairies will come singing from the land
behind the moon. If only you could keep awake when Nurse puts out the light . . .
Anything might happen on a truly fairy night.

So why did I suddenly remember this poem? I’m not sure it was really all that sudden, but, today was a “fairy day” for me. One of those rare days when a succession of unexpected nice things happen. And I am posting to affirm my gratitude to the spirits. Of course, I’ve been saying “THANK YOU!” pretty much all day long. Especially since each time something really nice happened, I thought to myself how nice, and then not really expecting anything else to happen. And then, suddenly there was another reason to say thank you to the spirits.

Now I would like to add one more thing, when you look at situations with gratitude and thankfulness, the situations will look and feel completely different. This is especially true when at first a situation doesn’t look positive, keeping an open mind and at least remaining neutral may help you realize that there was a nice surprise waiting for you.

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There’s More

If you keep a gratitude diary, good for you. However, it’s not enough. Being grateful is only the beginning. To truly appreciate anything or anyone, you must put some work into it. If for example, you list your spouse in the journal, but you never spend any time having fun with your spouse and truly enjoying their company, you’re not really appreciating them.

Same goes for your children. You could write down every day how grateful you are for their smiling faces and laughter ringing through the house, but if you’re not down on the floor, making the laughter ring and smiling right back at them, how will they know you appreciate them?

You can be extremely grateful for your next door neighbor, but if you never take them a plate of food or a bouquet from your garden, will they know you appreciate them and think they’re a great neighbor? Or the sweet teenage girl who makes your latte every morning at the Starbucks; you look forward to her smiling face and most days you think you’d die without that latte, have you every offered to pay for a latte for the girl making yours?

These are just examples. I’d love to hear from all of you. What can you think of to show appreciation to another person?

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The Jukebox

This song started playing in my head sometime during the night. The only way to get it out of my head is to share it. Happy Saturday!

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Why! It’s a Major Award(s)

First let me say that I have been nominated for awards recently and just have not had time to respond. I do, so, apologize. I am truly honored when I’m nominated and it warms my heart to respond to comments and debate our topics here on wordpress. Also, please let me take this time to apologize that I’m so far behind on reading the blogs I follow. I have the email notifications in my in-box and I’m getting to them slowly. I have found a true family here on wordpress and in the very near future I will share with you the reason for my getting so far behind with reading the blogs I follow.

Now, to the awards, first let me thank Lisa at Road to Nowhere for the Super Sweet Blogging Award. I have to jump on Lisa’s wagon and say I’ve been labeled many things over the years, but “sweet” has never been one of them. So the questions to answer are:

Cookie or Cake? Cake, especially the kind with nuts, and thick frosting made with real butter. Crap, I’m hungry.

Chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate and I love the dark, dark, dark chocolate.

What is your favorite sweet treat: cheesecake or frozen yogurt? Cheesecake, turtle cheesecake with caramel, nuts, chocolate, did I mention I’m hungry?

When do you crave sweet things the most? Only morning, noon and night. THis is my one true vice (well, other than coffee). Life is short, eat dessert first!

If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be? No idea. I really can not imagine anyone giving me a sweet nickname. When my loyal followers read this, please someone give me a “sweet” nickname.

Next, I must thank make believe boutique for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. The rules say I’m supposed to share 7 curiosities about me. Well, if you’ve been reading my blogs for long, you know there are way more than 7. But here goes:

I have a sweet tooth and it loves the company of coffee.

I love all animals even reptiles and amphibians.

My favorite kind of humor is sarcastic humor. And I can usually find something to laugh about especially during stressful or sad situations.

I once considered being a minister, but realized my spiritual practices are too out of the box for most churches.

My favorite author is Stephen King and I own several hardback first editions of his early work.

I love all music and can play the flute, piccolo and piano (although I’m not great on the piano). My favorite music is rock before 1975, especially Elvis, the Beatles, etc.

I love to travel. If someone says go, I’m in the car waiting before I know where we’re going.

Another late award thank you goes to Spilled Cookies for the Sunshine Blogger Award. The questions for this award are:

A goal I have: To comfort and heal others with my gifts.

Something unusual about me: I’m one of the most unusual people you will ever meet.

My passion: I have many, healing others, helping others find their unique spirituality, saving endangered species and the earth in general, William ūüėČ

Favorite time of the year: I don’t really have a favorite. I love snow so I’m always happy in winter, but I love lazy evenings on the patio in the summer.

Favorite vacation: So far it’s been Sedona Arizona visiting the energy vortexes.

Favorite physical activity: dancing.

What puts a smile on my face: my daughter and grandson.

Next up, Hey, I told you I was really behind. The next thank you goes to Peace with my life for the Versatile Blogger Award.

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On to the Beautiful Blogger Award from Lead Learn Live

Both awards require 7 random things about me.

I’m not a house-wife type, nothing in common with Martha Stewart.

I love to laugh

I love children

I secretly listen to KISS – love the make-up and weird stage antics

I walk outside almost every night to gaze at the stars and moon

My favorite meal is chicken livers, fried potatoes and cottage cheese, with buttermilk biscuits.

My dream car is a Dodge Challenger (I’ve already owned a Camaro and Mustang).

I must also thank The Hand Written Life for the Liebster Blog Award.

These are the questions:

Favorite word in the English language: idiosyncrasy, because it sounds like the meaning.

What I’m listening to while I write: football

Last thing I ate which I really enjoyed: Green chili stew (homemade).

During a job interview, the interviewer asks me to make them laugh, what do I do: tell them a funny story about my daughter.

The world is about to blow up, but you’re being saved, and are allowed to take five things to another planet (aside from the clothes you are currently wearing), where you and only 999 other people will now exist (ignore the bleakness of this question). What do you take? Musical instrument, books, photo album, jewelry from William, my favorite boots

Favorite drink in the morning: coffee

Last book that made me cry: Mister God, This is Anna

Most ridiculous way I’ve been injured: fell off a boat and dislocated my should, and yes, I had been drinking

Favorite city in the world: Salem, Mass.

Most embarrassing album in my music collection: Bobby Sherman

To borrow an old line from a Crowded House song, would you rather a mansion in the slums or a caravan in the hills (i.e. a nice house in a not nice area, or a tiny living space but with views)? Believe it or not, I’ve had both. I still miss my “dream house” in the not so great neighborhood. But we have a really nice house now, with a great view, we just wish it were bigger. I love views, but I have to say, and please don’t think bad of me, not much tops a really great house.

Finally, I nominate all of my wonderful followers. These are great awards and all my readers are amazing people. So, please, everyone who reads this post, pick the award you think will be the most fun to respond to and say the award is from me.
Love you all,
Katrina

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Twas the Night Before Christmas

Santa_in_Sleigh

Twas the night before Christmas and all throught the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse,
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there,
The children were nestled all snug in their beds
While visions of sugar plums danced in their heads
And momma and her kerchief and I and my cap
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter
Away to the window I flew like a flash
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave a luster of mid-day to objects below
When what to my wondering eyes should appear
But a minature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer
With A little old driver so lively and quick
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came
And he whistled and shouted and called them by name
Now Dasher, now Dancer, now Prancer and Vixen
On Comet, on Cupid, on Donner and Blitzen,
To the top of the porch to the top of the wall
Now dash away, dash way, dash away all,
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricanes fly
When they meet with an obstacle mount to the sky
so up to the house top his coursers they flew
with a sleigh full of toys and St. Nicholas too
And then in a twinkling I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof
As I drew in my head and was turning around
Down the chimney St. Nicolas came with a bound
He was dressed all in fur from his head to his foot
His clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back
And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack
His eyes how they twinkled, his dimples how merry
his cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow
And the beard on his chin was as white as the snow
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath
He had a broad face and a little round belly
That shook when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly
He was chubby and plumb, a right jolly old elf
And I laughed when I saw him in spite of myself
A wink fof his eye and a twist of his head
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread
He spoke not a word but went straight to his work
And filled all the stockings then turned with a jerk
And laying his finger aside of his nose
And giving a nod up the chimney he rose
He sprang to his sleigh to his team gave a whistle
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle
But I heard him exclaim ‘ere he drove out of sight
Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night.

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Holiday Music

I really could not think of a better way to spend Sunday than with some music which stirs emotions for the heart and spirit. Enjoy!

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It’s Time to Believe Again

Yesterday my blog was about ascension, enlightenment and spiritual evolution. We are on the¬†threshold of endless possibilities for change.¬† What so many are not realizing is¬†the change is¬†not some huge event, it’s a¬†returning to what you and I and every other person¬†was born knowing.¬†¬†Today, in the grocery store a small baby smiled at me.¬† I stopped and said hello, and he smiled even more, then I smiled even more.¬† Looking deep into those little eyes twinkling with their own light, I knew he knew the secret of all secrets.¬† Children get it, animals get it, we who are aged, have forgotten.¬† We call ourselves mature, but what we are is cynical.¬† We’ve allowed the knowledge of the spirits to become buried under the weight of what we call responsibility but is really just the pursuit of the wrong goals.¬† We’ve spent years preparing for the end, the end of what? Poverty, sickness, sadness, rudeness, selfishness; we have the power to change all that and more, we’ve always had the power.¬† Are fairies, dragons, angels, and Santa Claus real?¬† Of course they are; as real as the love we carry in our hearts but refuse to give away.¬† We are blinded to the reality of all our childhood fantasies, blinded by fear; fear that once we give in to the innocence we once knew as children then we’ll be vulnerable again.¬† But guess what, children are not vulnerable, we are.¬† Those of us who have forgotten how to live with openness, passion and belief.

Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and
generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your
life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there
were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no VIRGINIAS. There
would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this
existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal
light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.

Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get
your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch
Santa Claus, but even if they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would
that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa
Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men
can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that’s
no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders
there are unseen and unseeable in the world.

You may tear apart the baby’s rattle and see
what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which
not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men
that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can
push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory
beyond. Is it all real? Ah, VIRGINIA, in all this world there is nothing else
real and abiding.

No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives, and he lives
forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years
from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.

What belief from childhood still warms your heart?

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Dream a Little Dream With Me

Dreams, if you know me at all, you know I love to sleep and usually enjoy the places my spirit takes me when my conscious mind is resting and can’t interfere with our itinerary.¬† Last night was one of those nights; deep, healing, mind recharging and heart restoring, sleep.

First, the world received news that Elvis is still with us.  He was healthy, fit and looked like we would expect him to look if he had been healthy at the age of 77.  He agreed to give one concert in Las Vegas and I was there; sitting in an elegant Las Vegas show room listening to Elvis just as I remember him sounding in 1975.

Then, William and I built an island in the center of our kitchen (we have a very nice kitchen now and there’s nothing wrong with it). He then brought home an ice cream maker.¬† But this was a special ice cream maker because after you made the ice cream, if you added milk the machine would take the fresh ice cream and make milkshakes.¬† Sweet, creamy, comforting milkshakes.

Yes, I had quite a night last night.¬† So, what’s the point?¬† Only that the most spiritual people should also be the most human people.¬† Everything we have in the material world is here because we have been endowed by the Great Spirit with imagination, ingenuity, talents and ability to invent or become anything we need or want.¬† And, as my favorite psych¬†once said, “sometimes a cigar, is just a cigar”, and to you I say, “sometimes a milkshake is just a milkshake”, so, don’t read anymore into it than that.¬† Happy Sunday!

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Pay Attention

Okay, now that I’ve got your attention, what are you focusing on?¬† Where are you directing your time, emotions and energy?¬† Regardless of whether or not you enjoy the holidays, this is an important time of year.¬† The days are shorter and the nights longer, colder, and darker.¬† The seasons are changing and many of us are feeling that need to hibernate.¬† Which is normal.¬† But be careful.¬† You may miss some beautiful events.

Yesterday, driving home, I realized it was much darker than the day before, even though I was heading home at the same time of day.¬† While relaxing and shaking off my day, I noticed the moon was later than usual coming up, at least later than the day before.¬† So, right about now some of you are thinking, this woman has no life if she is really aware of these minor events.¬† So, to you I say, not true at all.¬† I just choose to focus on events which give me peace.¬† I love the “tween” times.¬† The sun setting, the moon rising, day morphing into night.¬† Watching as each star begins to shine in its own time and way.¬† Or as night slips quietly by, the moon gently falling below the horizon as the sun breaks dawn and casts red and gold hues across the clouds before fully awakening day.¬† I forget my worries while watching rabbits graze in my yard, the ravens and magpies quarreling over bread crumbs or the smaller birds feasting from the bird feeders outside my kitchen window.¬† I embrace the longer, colder nights with a fire in the fireplace, my favorite music on the stereo while sipping a glass of wine.

These are conscious choices I make.  I could fume over the flat tire, or grumpy people.  I could worry about money, bills and the economy, or I could count cracks in the paint, smudges on the windows or tracks on the floor.  But, when I dismiss these minor inconveniences and focus my energy on sunset, moon rise, red and gold clouds, and birds visiting my space, my heart rate slows, my blood pressure drops, my breathing is deeper and more even.  So, what are you paying attention to?

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Power of Music

Music is the language of soul and spirit.  Music calms, energizes and heals.  It can also clear energy blockages, opening us up to not only giving love, but also to receiving it.

 

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