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It's funny how things are funny. I feel like when I was working (before retirement) I had no sense of humor. Sure students told goofy jokes and laughter in the face of The Crumbling of Sanity in Education was how we kept our sanity. But seriously, there was not much fun or sense of humor within me. It was so dreary and bleak that I'm not even sure I smiled much. (If the yearly classroom photos are any measure then my smiles were forced and hilarity a rare commodity.) It was survival and maintenance alone. I felt burdened & without hope.

Now there is so much in life that delights me. Smiles burst upon my face as I connect with others and enjoy. I am pleased to meet & greet others on our daily walks. I am thrilled to be seeing and enjoying the sites in my neck of the words. I grin when a certain cocker spaniel slowly awakens to begin his day. I am delighted that I have a new male friend to talk to and spend time with. I enjoy spending time with my mother and helping with what I can. Even the relatives please rather than annoy me. I cherish my time in the garden and am loving being a part of the Water Conservation Garden.. I love having time to myself just to BE. I am happy so I am finding expressing happiness (whether through lame puns, body language, facial expression, words) just to be so natural.

I feel blessed to have this newfound freedom to love life!

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