January 21, 2013

Today I Will Act As If………………

Posted in Uncategorized tagged at 9:39 AM by Sandra@Just Regular Folks Wandering


  • I am happy with my life at this moment
  • I am brave, strong, and courageous
  • I  can move forward with my dreams
  • I can get through each work day positively,  just for today
  • I can have a good day, no matter what or where I am
  • I am a positive person
  • I am detached from the life choices of others
  • I am not sad and melancholy
  • I can go on without my loved ones
  • I am fine and will be fine
  • I can love myself
  • Fear does not control me
  • That I don’t care what other’s think of me

God, show me the areas where acting as if could help set the stage for the reality I desire.

From the book the Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie


January 13, 2013

Morning Stroll

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:40 PM by Sandra@Just Regular Folks Wandering


Too cold to stop and sit awhile

The frost has crept up on the mile

Spots of sun warm up my soul

Protect me from this bitter cold

Within a ray of sun I rest

So Monday I can be my best

Where would I be without this place

How would I rise and each day face

The life I hate and so dispise

Because I live a life of lies

January 12, 2013

Posted in Uncategorized at 5:46 PM by Sandra@Just Regular Folks Wandering

Walking the two-mile trail this morning at the park, I circled around the lake and stopped for a yogic breath and a little contemplation.  Oddly, the lake lay silent and undisturbed without the usual duck or bird in sight.  Inhaling, I placed both hands on my heart center and deeply exhaled my morning breath.  The warmth in my chest spread throughout my body and I smiled.  Where’s my little friends, I thought, scanning the lake for signs of fowl life.

The lake was quiet today, or so it seemed.  I stood for a while looking out over the water, peaceful and calm unlike my mind this morning.  I studied a half uprooted tree at the edge of water, remembering when it towered and once offered shade.  Curiously, my eyes followed the fallen limb out into the pond.  Gray and gritty, the texture of the bark caught my attention.  I should bring a sketch pad next time.  Suddenly, the branch moved and I had company.  Blending in with the tree’s texture sat a three-foot Great Blue Heron intriguingly watching this fifty-year-old woman.

How could I not see him?  Three feet tall and a cluster of feathers, this bird’s camouflage was sound.  Am I that distracted that I can’t notice a large bird two feet before my eyes?  Is my whirling mind so busy on tomorrow that I neglect to see beauty appear today?  Today’s awakening:  I can’t be enjoying and living each moment, if I’m unable to even see the gifts god places right before me.  Stop and smell the roses, girlie—stay awake and savor every moment, because as you know– life is short.