a week of NOWS ~ #46

My word for 2018 is focus, which requires paying attention to the moment – the now. So, this year, I’ll be taking note of experiences I may have missed, without focus. Many may seem to be BGO’s (blinding glimpses of the obvious), but hey, I might have missed them.

Here’s this week of NOWS:

a sermon that powerfully and positively shifted my focus;

that, after more than 20 years, not much seems real until I tell Tom;

the grace of gut-level conversation, especially when it includes laughter;

the hope of freshly-installed sheetrock;

a life-changing gift from dear friends;

Farmacy on Main;

that CBD oil continues to enhance 14 1/2 -year-old Blossom’s life;

how white vinegar and/or baking soda will clean almost anything;

the BEST turkey I’ve ever eaten (apple-smoked on Tom’s Big Green Egg);

the healing impact of chosing gifts from my late sister, to wear to her husband’s funeral;

spotting a gardenia bush in bloom in November;

the beloved humans, heron-in-flight, and vocal ducks who attended my brother-in-law’s funeral;

witnessing two heartbroken brothers hug;


witnessing an honor guard folding the American flag; and

that hope and love really do ‘bat last’.

What NOWS did you experience or witness this week?





4 thoughts on “a week of NOWS ~ #46

  1. I am new to this blog which was suggested by my pastor. I resonated with the NOWS today which included for me the death of my sister-in-law, but a fortunate visit the week before her death. This was followed not long after by my diagnosis of Parkinsons. In spite of that the now is that I am enjoying life more including watching Mr. Bean’s Christmas and finding laughter in each precious moment.

  2. Jeanne, i’m so glad my focus on NOWS resonates with you. thanks for joining in and to your pastor for the recommendation. the more the merrier.
    as full as your plate is, with the death of your sister-in-law and your own Parkinson’s diagnosis, i celebrate your choice to enjoy your life and find laughter. while i can’t know your Parkinson’s experience, after living in a body that’s had MS in it for almost 28 years, i can attest to the healing (even if not curative) power of the choices you’re making right NOW. i send you ALL that is good. lisa

  3. Thanks to both of you for sharing these beautiful NOWS. I’m overly busy these days and I’m inspired to stop and notice my NOW moments during what looks to be a chaotic week ahead. Love you, Lisa!

  4. jbd116 (who i’m guessing is my soul sister from Kent, CT 😉 ) – THANKS for connecting. hope your week has been full of NOWS. love you, too!

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