The world goes on, big changes and small.
I celebrate some changes and despair at others.
I try and respond with peace and love, especially to those who may hold opinions different to me; it is easy to love those who agree with me, but to respond with curiosity and a compassionate heart to those who differ?
It's not easy. But there is so much beauty in it when I can hold my space and do it well.
On a bad day I cry and cry, especially for the innocent, those harmed in peaceful protests, children in pedophile rings, violence in the middle east, assylum seekers.
So many things that are broken.
On a bad day, I get angry, I feel incredulous, confused and appalled.
On a good day, I hold onto the hope in my heart and remember and reflect on the things that are going well in this world as I send love and prayers to those who need it.
I read about triumphs and I help when I can.
Because I have a lot of love to give.
And give it I will....over and over and over in ways that are possible for me.
I am always doing the best I can in any given moment and I give myself credit for that, even when I go unconscious or afraid in regard to what is happening in our world right now.
I might be a little speck in this universe ( I wrote a song about that not that long ago!) but I will damn well shine my light!!
Soooo....what is new in this little corner of the universe??
We have listed our beautiful house for sale, we have had one open and a few nibbles so far so we will see!
I bought orange lillies.
We saw the gorgeous Super Moon. We drove to the edges of town, where the crops begin, so we could see the horizon. It was cloudy so our first glimpse was a little higher than we had hoped...but still so bright and beautiful.
And....drum roll please.... I rescued the most beautiful dog who had been left to wander in the mid north and ultimately surrendered after the local council contacted the owner.
Introducing Jessica, our lovely 8 1/2 year old Staffy x Rescue doggy!
Enter me who has been on the look out for a dog, particularly a staffy or a smaller sized heeler or kelpie x for the last couple of months!
This time last year we took a sweet rescue boy home on trial, a staffy x terrier, but after trying for about a month we decided to return him. I cried a lot of tears in that month...and afterwards. He was an anxious fella, under socialised and he had a lot of fearful behaviour. He needed to be an indoor dog to help him feel safe but he was a terrible mismatch with our cat. In the end, he went on to live with the local dog trainer for a month of TLC then found a great home where he sleeps on the bed with his owner, just what he needed, precious boy.
We have had Jessie for 4 weeks now and she is a keeper. She is the sweetest, friendliest girl to all people, she just loves affection and being told how good she is! She loves her new kennel that my husband made. She can rest to watch the action or snuggle in behind the windbreak for warmth.
She has a few quirks that we are learning about, particularly a desire to be dominant over some little dogs....which tends to not go well, funnily enough. Apparently she used to live with a little dog who was not nice to her so she has some baggage there.
Other that that, she is learning some basic training (she already knew sit and shake hands) and how to walk on the lead without pulling....and our bond is growing steadily and beautifully. There is more work to do regarding excitement and over stimulation when she is out and about, particularly pulling over to see other dogs. When she is home she is just the most relaxed, happy, friendly, chilled and playful dog, depending on the time of the day! :-)
So...welcome Jessie....we are so happy to offer you love and a happy home in your senior years!