Selfie-Do Doesn’t Get Done

What are you doing this weekend?

Oh, well let me see… I am going to work in the yard, clean the house, do some shopping, go to the city…

We all know this isn’t true. It’s been a long week and I am tired dang it! I always make a weekend selfie-do list and if I’m lucky can mark one thing off my list.

I should be thankful I can recognize when my body needs to rest. However, I have noticed the older I get, my energy levels are slowly declining and pooey I will not have this kind of nonsense!

So what if I don’t do my whole list? I must take care of me and one thing off my list is better than nothing. At least I have a list with high hopes!

When the weekend arrives…

Image by Robin Moreau

Monday Love

Good morning and Happy Monday!

What are you thankful for today? I am thankful to not only be working, but working with many wonderful people!

My weekend was not as relaxing as I had hoped, but I did manage to get some painting done. I started a new project, first time a fail but that is okay I will be doing round two this next Saturday. Have a great week and let the sun shine on your day!

Psychedelic Giraffe by Robin Moreau

For You

Happy Friday!

A client bought my staff a coffee gift card for all the hard work they do. Early morning coffee requires handling with care.

Being kind to each other goes much further in this world today than being a jerk! Tell someone thank you, or how much they are appreciated.

Have a great weekend and buckle up your latte!

Image by Robin Moreau

Truffle Me This

Good morning!

I hope your morning is full of happy thoughts, grateful prayers and kind words.

Yesterday afternoon it was dumping snow here in the PNW but at least at my home, it wasn’t sticking much. But wet, melted snow means a thin layer of ice to consider.

What to do when stuck indoors? I didn’t do much! I read a little bit, played a game, looked at Pinterest and made peanut butter truffles.

My truffles are such a hit that I was thinking I should start sending them out randomly to friends. Of course it would require a bit of planning but I could probably manage it.

Who doesn’t like getting gifts in the mail? I would plan to send a box of truffles with a small piece of artwork!

Giving to others makes me happy. It is one thing I truly enjoy doing and I never expect anything in return. By giving, no matter what it may be, can impact someone at that very moment. Sometimes you never know what a person is going through. Small tokens of kind words and or gifts can lift a person’s spirit up.

Enjoy your day today, even if it is filled with many “nothings”.

Image by Robin Moreau

It is Well

I am reminded this morning as I sit with my warm blanket, the fireplace and heater on, how thankful I am for my home.

This past weekend as I went to the grocery store in the early morning, it was 27 degrees outside. As I approached the entry doors, there was a young homeless man sitting on the sidewalk.

It was clear he wasn’t in his right frame of mind as he chattered away and laughed with the invisible friend next to him.

I carried on into the store and bought what I needed. Before I headed out, I stopped at the coffee stand purchased a large coffee, added a bit of cream and grabbed some sugar packets.

It was so cold outside.

I approached the young man and asked him if he wanted a cup of coffee. He appeared stunned. I asked him again. He slowly said yes.

As I handed the coffee to him, we locked eyes for just a brief moment. He thanked me, his voice hoarse.

He was quite the handsome young man and what I noticed about him, that struck me so odd, is he had beautiful white teeth. He had a lovely smile.

As I walked away, I looked back once, and noticed he was watching me, smiling. Before I got into the car, I looked at him again, and he was still smiling.

My heart saddened and I wondered what his story was.

I also noticed a middle-aged man was getting into his car. He looked at me and looked at the homeless man and back at me again.

He looked at me with disgust.

I got into my car and noticed the man as he was backing out of his parking spot, he kept staring at the homeless man and then back at me.

Pursed lips.

Maybe the look of disgust was his regular face? I don’t know but it made me angry as I thought to myself, “think what you will, but kindness goes a long way”

Hopefully the middle-aged man will pay it forward.

I don’t know if the homeless man comprehended the hot cup of coffee, as he continued his conversation with his invisible friend, after I had gotten into the car.

I hope the young man finds warmth as I sit here this morning snuggled with my blanket, my dogs and the glow of the fireplace and hum of the heater.

I am grateful, I am thankful.

I will continue to show kindness. And even though some may not notice, or comprehend it, deep down I feel love and content.

One minuscule act of kindness to another.

Potentially unnoticed.

Potentially paid forward.

Image by Robin Moreau