I look at the way my life is flowing along nicely, and I am glad. Things happen, necessary things. Some of them happen because of me, some because of others. Bills paid, groceries purchased, we eat well and live comparatively well.
Illness is always there in our lives, in our household, even our dog has a chronic illness that requires treatment, including tablets twice a day! But the tablets are also purchased, Missy takes the (disguised) half tablet when given to her, and she allows to have her eyes treated with her medicated gel.
Missy is almost mindful sometimes, although other times she gets very loud and excited. There was a cat close by this morning. I could hear Missy barking, but I knew my husband was outside and he would deal with whatever it was. I felt calm, but interested to kjnow what the uproar was about. It was the same cat that’s been around before. Missy couldn’t get to it, the cat left, and all became calm again.
At the moment, Missy is lying down in the next room waiting for my husband to get home again. I’ll let her out again in a few minutes, she’ll go out, pee, possibly roll around on the grass then lie down on it. She loves rolling around on the grass, and I wish I could see into her head and know exactly how it feels for her – it looks like it must be something very special, the way she gets into it … It looks like some blissful thing indeed!
She’s lying down with her head toward the door at the moment – Is she being mindful? Or is she possible meditating? I will never know, but I am a writer, so I can imagine, and make up stories about how it may be for her, or for another, possibly imaginary dog. I’ve written three books about a dog, a made up dog, named Buster the Dog. These books were fun to write. In the books, I pretend I am Buster the Dog. The first book was about Gardening, the second about Mindfulness, and the third was about the Dog Buddha.
I felt very happy writing these books, and getting the illustrations from a clever friend. The books have more than paid for themselves financially, and also have given me and other people much fun and happiness with my words. I like making other people smile, and even sometimes laugh. If I can keep on doing that with my words, what a glorious life that will be.
I try to be mindful, I think on things and then react, most of the time. Sitting at peace, outside, at one with Nature there for me, the grassed backyard, the trees, birds, the sky with clouds, or sun. The world is all there, waiting for me to do the things I need and want to do, good things, good times … My mind is at peace sitting outside, or even where I am right now, on the sofa, window to my left, where I can see different trees, and birds who come along for a drink from the bird baths our there.
Life surely is good. I always work to remember that, and remember that every bit of good I can do, will add to the greater good for all. A fine thought, surely – one I’d like everyone to take up and think on, and do, as well.