September 24, 2012

I know I’m serving up a good one in this post because it poses The Most Important Question Of The Day. The topic first surfaced for me last month during an appointment with my rolfer.

You all remember my rolfer, Cathy Allen. She is a bodyworking genius at digging into muscle knots and bringing elasticity back to flesh points that have turned into concrete.

Anyways, she had me on her massage table and suddenly asked a question:

“Do you find moments of joy in your everyday life?”


Actually, I knew just what she was talking about. She could feel it in my system. The proof was how knotted up I was. All the rushing that goes on throughout the day as I ping pong between work, housework, the bills, my kid, the dog, our cats.

The body doesn’t lie.

“Breathe,” Cathy suggested kindly. She could tell that when I’m really focused on a task, I hunker down over whatever it is I’m doing. The ability to breath in a soft and natural way disappears.

Ever since that August appointment with Cathy, I’ve been haunted by her question. It pops up in my head multiple times during the day and night. When it does, I make a point to breathe — and proceed with the business at hand with a little more ease.

Before I go, please allow me to share a bouquet from my yard.  Don’t ask me what this plant is called because I have no idea! But fall arrived on Saturday, Sept. 22, and will be with us until Dec. 20.

Even though everything is nearly dead already in my garden, these pretty things were still around. Seemed like a good idea to bring some of that beauty inside. A little bit of daily joy.

The seasons are transitioning and so am I.  :)