Off to NY! I’m so excited about this trip. The City, the cruise. We had to get up at 4:20 this morning but with the three hour difference on the east coast, it shouldn’t be much of a problem.
I always feel like I’m getting a hit of program when the flight attendant announces that passengers should put on their own oxygen masks before helping others. Indeed! It’s all about self-care and self-love. If I don’t take carte of myself first, how can I possible be of service to another? If I don’t love myself the best, how can I possibly love another? It took years for me to distinguish what was self-care and want was just being selfish. Sometimes it’s a bit blurry in which case I’ll opt for selfish. I’d rather err on the side of me though I do try to be cognizant of others and to be compassionate in my interactions.
I hate errant hairs. I have three: two white ones on my neck and one black one on my chin. As soon as they stick up their hard ugly heads, I’m on ‘em like a bee to honey. When DID this nonsense start? I don’t remember having these annoying prickly things? Will there be more as I age? Do older women always get these but are among the things they don’t teach younger folks? Well, young women, I’m teaching you now. As you age, you’ll get stickly, prickly unwanted errant hairs. Get a good pair of scissors and a magnifying mirror because your aging eyesight teases you. You can FEEL the hairs but you just can’t see them! Then pluck those suckers. The real bummer is that they may stay away for a long time or come back immediately, usually exactly when you’re on an overseas flight or a camping trip and just can’t get to your tweezers, unless, of course, they’re on your trusty Swiss Army Knife! But I’m warning you…these things are vicious!
My meditation for today (from A Woman’s Spirit): My Higher Power and I can handle anything that comes along (even wild hairs!)
Today in LGBT history (from Quist): 2014 – Lesbian activist Storme DeLarverie who threw the first punch at Stonewall pass away at 93; 1987 – Barney Frank (D. Mass) is the first US Congressperson to come out.
It’s good to be 67!
What happened with you today?