Rory asked these questions a day ago. It seemed a fun place to start the day.
Do you think being outside is good for a person’s wellbeing?
It is absolutely essential. When I’m outside, all my problems seem smaller. The immense beauty and expansive wonder of Nature (something I cannot fully explain) speaks to me. There are forces so much bigger than I. My favorite personal explanation is “It’s a place where I feel comfortably insignificant.”
Once when my granddaughter, at about 8 years old, was having a ‘meltdown’, my cure for it was asking her to go and sit outdoors. It worked. It always works.
I don’t consider it a distraction, but rather a reconnection.
How much of a sensation seeker are you?
This is a good one. I am a bit of a daredevil. But the path I take is usually testing my own limits. As an “eyes wide open” person when it comes to assessing physical danger, I don’t as often take safety risks as I test the “rules”. I think most rules are arbitrary nonsense. Remember the 6-foot distancing during the pandemic? Yeah…that one was actually an IQ test and most people were sadly scoring in the double digits. lol 😉
Do you believe in blind luck?
No. Since I decided to center my life around gratitude it has been even more beautiful. And to feel gratitude, one needs someone or something to thank. I am thankful to God for his grace and love. By finding that life direction which increases my perception of beauty and calm, I haven’t regretted the decision… and I truly don’t care what others think of it. Faith is absolutely a daily decision and no different from deciding what you’ll wear.
Since I’ve looked for miracles (I even did as a child), I’ve recognized SO much. It’s quite like the saying, “You can’t win the lottery if you don’t play.”
3 thoughts on “Morning Dawdler 3/17/23 Looking for Miracles”
Great answers Susan, as l like to say to my mother who used to constantly complain about not wining the lottery – “Mum! You need to buy a ticket first to have a chance!” She simply thought and moaned that it didn’t seem fair that others won the lottery …. ‘you have to be init to winnit!
Always true. A statement that each of us should remember when we’re hesitant to take a chance at life in general. Thanks!
Totally, as the credo goes, no gain no pain and blah blah haha 🙂