Thursday, April 19, 2007

Looking towards the light

I am grateful for a day at home yesterday, closeness of the dogs, mending fences with my SO, and those who called to check on me or email me after Tuesday night's drama. I'm back at work today, feeling renewed and inspired to go for a run at noon. It seems that when my head slips back into replaying the old tapes or I accept someone else's pain, then my energy just goes way down. But today is another day and it's filled with a lot of promise.

I do have great concern about one of my older dogs who hasn't been feeling well. She is at the vet's today to be checked out with more tests. I love my dogs. This old girl has been so special for so many reasons. She is now grizzled with grey on her head, paws, and behind. She is depressed from not feeling well, yet she still manages to wag her tail and look at me with adoration. I would like for her to be in your thoughts today.

I know that there is a plan for everything. There are those who will be around when the sun goes down and there are those who won't. I think about the loss of life this week and know that for some reason a disturbed person took away a lot of plans, hopes and dreams. As I heard Sister Maurice say, "All will be revealed in time." I know that there is a plan for me or I wouldn't be where I am today, feeling better about myself and looking at all the day has to offer. I am out of the darkness and looking towards the light today.


  1. I'm glad you're feeling optimistic today, although I'm sorry to hear your dog isn't doing well. I hope she does well at the vet's.

    I love the mirrored sunflower pic you have at the top of your post. Really lovely.

  2. Poor doggy. She sounds lovely.
    Glad you're feeling better today Syd.

  3. I think it is always more difficult to stick with our program when things are tough (in reference to your post re:Tues.) I know that even the darkest of nights is followed by the light of day, and that, somedays, maybe all I am thankful for. Not today tho...I am thankful to know you too!

  4. I was just thinking, it must be LOVELY being by the sea when the weather gets good. I used to live by the (pretty chilly) coast in Ireland but I'm right in the middle of the city now. Those pics you posted of the beach look really lovely..
    I miss the sea! You us folks get some great weather over there too. Really hot. Must be great going running on the beach. ah well. enough of my envy! Enjoy the rest of the day!

  5. I shall offer up a word for your old girl. My dogs are the joy in my life. One of the first posts I ever did on my blog was about them. I think of them as my messengers from God. You will know when her work here is done. For today I hope the vet finds good news to offer.

  6. I am glad you guys repaired the fences.

  7. Your doggy will be in my thoughts. And you.

  8. I hope your dog is okay. I have a very old dog, and recently one that was sick (and got better) - a dog that doesn't feel well is heartbreaking. I hope the news from the Vet is hopeful.


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