This prompt of Linda’s couldn’t have come at a more opportune (if you wish to look at it that way) time as the past couple of weeks has seen my emotions swing to extremes.
As I sat at my computer this morning, I realised that I needed to write a blog post but what to write…. what to write…. and then I found this prompt. Okay, technically it is Sunday where I am but I think I probably squeak into Saturday for those of you on the northern side of the equator.
This past fortnight has been a regular roller coaster that has seen me alternate between tears, elation, laughter, self-loathing, happiness, joy, gratitude, fear, sadness, peace and no feeling at all. Just being.
I question life and why things are thrown at us and then I look outside my window here beside the computer and observe that the butterfly (is it the same one or a different one?) that comes daily is flitting to and fro once more. The butterfly breaks my thoughts of sadness or heightens the feelings of joy that I am feeling.
I like to think it is one of the angel babies we have lost in the past coming to visit. Or maybe it is little Suzanne? I don’t know. I do know that the emotion engendered by watching a butterfly brings me joy and a certainty that there is much beauty in life.
I am doing okay you know. The black dog has been brought to heel and is somewhat behaving himself.
As part of my keeping him at bay, I have distanced myself from blogging and spending time on the computer. When I walk away from the computer (apart from my study), I seem to accomplish so much more in my day.
Ha. My butterfly is back. I read once that a butterfly has such a short life span yet still accomplishes so much in that short time. I wonder if it realises how much joy that it brings me and shou
In this life of ours we too can accomplish much if we allow ourselves to do so. To reign in our emotions and not allow them to control our lives. To feel and acknowledge what it is that we are feeling and then to move on to experiencing the joy of breathing and being in the now.
These emotions are tricky little things really and they carry us on carnival rides of highs and lows yet they let us know that we are alive!
And that is a great blessing.
(My apologies if this has rambled. The whole point of Linda’s SOCS posts is to write as you think without editing. So that is what I have done.
I am hearing movement in my house right now. I guess everyone is awake now so I’m off to be with with them. And make my juice. I can’t make it when they’re sleeping. lol)
Have a blessed day all.