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Daily Shalagh

Daily Shalagh is otherwise known as everything I think and say and do. Or another home page.

Your Community

Posted by on Jan 15, 2018 in Ahas, Daily Shalagh, Friendship, Gathering My Lessons | 2 comments

Your Community

The beginning of the year found me dreading my duties ahead. I had somehow volunteered to spearhead our fellowship’s fundraiser and I was not excited. My ego was dreadfully afraid of failing and two wise men gave me some extraordinary advice. One said, “your community will show up for you” and the other said, “if it fails, it’s your community that will have failed not you”. Permission and perspective were gained immediately.   Two days ago, I sent out an email requesting help with the food for this Cuban themed event. I needed some...

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My Recent Shift from I Can’t to I Can

Posted by on Jan 12, 2018 in Ahas, Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons, Self-Discovery | 0 comments

My Recent Shift from I Can’t to I Can

My consciousness of my thoughts and the world brought a new concept to me recently which resonated. Do I think that “the world is for me or against me” ? Say something bad happens to me today, do I think that I deserve this? Is the world thwarting me in my efforts to rise? It may sound silly but I do believe that for most of my life, I had a tragic sense of lost or missed worth. That the world knew that I was less than and I was just complying with that decision until I was worth more. So yes, I believe I’ve held the belief that the...

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January Decisions

Posted by on Jan 10, 2018 in Ahas, Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons, Self-Discovery, The Good Mother | 4 comments

January Decisions

Like a permanent pause, the winter break has extended out with snowy weather. We are all at home again today doing what work or play needs to be done. I am trying stay patient, understanding that this too shall pass and we’ll be busy busy busy again soon enough. It’s an odd place to be. But I also realize it is an opportunity to look at the decisions I need to make about who I want to be this year. And see if I’m prioritizing others over myself. And what fears I may be avoiding. See, not too long ago I was an underachieving...

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An Injection of Hope

Posted by on Jan 8, 2018 in Daily Shalagh, Writing | 0 comments

Sometimes my brain drags. My sight gets bleary, my potential gets weary. Then I wish for an injection of hope. Make my hope dose from crisp sunny spring air, new music, and happy love hormones shot straight into my heart. Infuse it with the shivered pleasure of unproductive guilt-free time spent wandering and looking and laughing at my day and then shoot that straight into my bloodstream. Throw in a giddy grand dose of naughty and a plate full of buttery cinnamon raisin toast and place these between the old and new layers of my skin. And let...

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My Word of the Year for 2018 : Trust

Posted by on Jan 5, 2018 in Ahas, Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons | 0 comments

My Word of the Year for 2018 : Trust

Let me start by saying that by March ’17 , I had abandoned my 2017 word of the year on the side of the road. It asked too much of me. Or should I say, it asked for inauthenticity. A fake it until you make it attitude I couldn’t buy into. My word was Courage but adopting it never made me feel courageous. I didn’t trust it. And then I just didn’t have it in me to find another word. So this year I had a “screw a word for the year” mindset. I went for a walk yesterday in the freezing cold and darned if my word...

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Live in The Chaotic Moment (Now is all you Have)

Posted by on Jan 3, 2018 in Ahas, Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons, Self-Discovery | 4 comments

Live in The Chaotic Moment (Now is all you Have)

This was several days ago looking into my kitchen. I grabbed the moment and my perspective through my camera. The recycling had already been taken to the dump yet a pile awaited its shuffle into the very frigid garage. The counters and stove were covered in grease and crumbs and dirty dishes. The groceries yet to be unpacked. Complete chaos. And having used up all of my leftovers and depleted my grocery supply, I did a fruits,veggies, and milk shop (a woman at the store exclaimed that all she wanted now was a salad!). I went ahead and made...

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Post Holiday Re-entry and My Feelings of a New Year of Me

Posted by on Dec 29, 2017 in Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons, Self-Discovery | 4 comments

Post Holiday Re-entry and My Feelings of a New Year of Me

I’ve been in sort of auto-pilot mode for the past couple months. Knowing I could only handle so much, hoping the world wouldn’t hand me anymore and resenting anyone and anything that did. I was fearful of the thing that would come along and tip my precariously balanced mirage of “all good” over. I chewed my lip and kept putting one foot in front of another. I awaited the post holiday unbuttoning of the pants. And while everyone I loved was taken care of as best I could, my own introverted creative needs for solace and thought were...

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December 2017 in Pictures

Posted by on Dec 22, 2017 in Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons, Keeping House and Mind Alligned, Nest Feathers - Home Design, Raising Fair Fiona, The Good Mother | 0 comments

December 2017 in Pictures

Christmas is a force to be reckoned with. It rolls up on you like some sort of stealth vehicle running on joyful intentions with wicked time constraints. Here’s my thus far pictures to prove that we’re moving right along through the season. And my story is that this Christmas, I was more proactive than ever before so that I can be more present when those wrapped presents are being torn asunder.         Enjoy your Holiday Happenings wherever and whoever you...

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Belief

Posted by on Dec 20, 2017 in Ahas, Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons, Son Shine, The Good Mother | 4 comments

Belief

( Enjoy this post From 2015)   Belief is the word of the week, of the season. Wrapping up the year, this concept means the most to me now. And so I will start and end on what the word belief has meant to me recently in hopes that I can both make sense and find closure in the way I see things to be now. I believe in the wonder and joy of the spirit of Christmas. That the generosity and kindness of man and womankind can rise us above our basic tendencies of smallness to bring about great moments of small humanity. That is what...

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The Minutia of Christmas

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons, Keeping House and Mind Alligned, Little Guy Lessons, Raising Fair Fiona | 7 comments

The Minutia of Christmas

( From December 2014 ) The sound was a thwap and a roll, hollow plastic bouncing and traveling across the floor. My new Christmas tree balls were this moment’s entertainment. The “ball balls” were being extracted from their big clear box and thrown while I hurried to put my laundry away. Although that’s exactly why I bought those, I underestimated the little monkey’s reasoning skills. Every day is jam-packed with holiday fun. Not unlike any other day in my life, I’ve been cramming the carrying out of Christmas details...

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