1LinerWeds & JusJoJan – Road Trip

I am off to see two of my grandchildren today. It is an impromptu trip because they are out of school. We are going to lunch and who knows, maybe somewhere to buy some books. I love to buy them books.

Our granddaughter’s reading level is advanced beyond her class. Her teacher encouraged her parents to buy her some books that would encourage research. I found a print on demand book about a wolf named Journey who was tagged and tracked from Oregon to California where he found his mate and his pack. She loved it and has already done a report on the book. (I know because she read the entire report to me over FaceTime. 🥰)

Our grandson is younger and he can also read well, but he does not enjoy it like his sister. He dreams of being a “YouTuber” someday 🙄 even though he is only allowed on YouTube with his parents. Tech Wiz’s both of them.

Today they are excited I am coming over. Even if we do nothing, they are excited to see me.

“Our faces will become works of art that our grandchildren will treasure.”
Adriana Trigiani

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1LinerWed / JusJoJan – Sunbeams

We have had rain for a week or so and the skies have been grey and cloudy. Today I opened all the window shades because the sun is beaming! There is nothing like a house warmed by the sun. I think I write about sunbeams a lot. I love sitting here writing while the sun breaks through the glass and brightens everything. It reminds me we are part of something much larger than our small confined spaces.

Just like a sunbeam can’t separate itself from the sun, and a wave can’t separate itself from the ocean, we can’t separate ourselves from one another. We are all part of a vast sea of love, one indivisible divine mind.
– Marianne Williamson

Yesterday I think I was fighting the universe. In each day there are gifts for us to receive. It is so easy to be driven by another force and bypass those gifts and in many cases not even see them. Earlier this morning, I was reading about the seven universal laws. Some of it was way over my head, but I got the gist of it.

I am taking a writing course and one of the questions was based on the ideas presented in James Carse’s book “Finite and Infinite Games” – examining whether or not we are living our life as an infinite game or a finite game. Interesting to consider. Thinking about nature, this quote stands out.

The contradiction in our relation to nature is that the more vigorously we attempt to force its agreement with our own designs the more subject we are to its indifference, the more vulnerable to its unseeing forces. The more power we exercise over natural process the more powerless we become before it. In a matter of months we can cut down a rain forest that took tens of thousands of years to grow, but we are helpless in repulsing the desert that takes its place. And the desert, of course, is no less natural than the forest.
– James Carse

That is a lot to digest, but makes so much sense.

I am also much more aware today than yesterday that nature and life are both chaotic and orderly.

This post is inspired by nature and by Linda Hill’s One Liner Wednesday and Just Jot It January post.


1LinerWeds – JusJoJan – Finding Peace

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If you are depressed you are living in the past if you are anxious you are living in the future, if you are at peace, you are living in the present.
Lao Tzu

One Liner Wednesday and Just Jot it January are brought to us this week by Linda Hill. If you are inspired to join in, you can find all the rules over at Linda’s place.