Sunday, December 27, 2009

The aftermath...

... of the storm, plus the holidays, for me has been mind numbing exhaustion. I really did simplify. I'm proud of myself for this. We baked just one kind of cookie this year. I made less handmade gifts then I had originally planned. We consumed a can or two more of soup then we usually eat around here.

Still, as of this morning I was just exhausted. So I forced myself out the door early, and went for a walk in the still snow covered woods with one of my long time friends. We have been friends now for fourteen years, and it set my world straight to spend the morning with her. I whined and complained, often making no sense what so ever. And what did she do? She gave me exactly what I needed; it was the greatest gift. We walked and talked, and she listened and loved me anyway. Then she offered me an acupuncture treatment.

Today, she treated me on a point on the body that is loosely translated "New Chapter" in acupuncture. I love that. Yes, indeed, it is time for the next chapter. I got up from the acupuncture table no longer needing to look back...
New Chapter.

4 comments:

Melissa said...

To new chapters!

Annette said...

great photographs! I'm with Melissa - here's to new chapters!

liz said...

hello dear friend! Your photos are so pretty. Wish I was with you this morning, sounds lovely. we need to catch up and keep a look out this week, I feel my blog about to be ressurected! Hope you had a great holiday. Miss you!

Jen Chandler said...

Beautiful photos! I'm all for new chapters. That's why I look forward to each new year. Have a wonderful week and get some rest!

Jen