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Saturday, February 11, 2017

The Here! The Now! The Present!


Receive today’s gift gratefully, 
unwrapping it tenderly and delving into its depths. 
As you savor this gift, you find God” 
Sarah Young

Every day of the year has its well-known holiday and then also, a wacky holiday attached to it. Today we are going to focus on the latter which to me is a great idea considering that today is Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day.

 Think about it, on any given day, we can either cry over the milk that has spilled that we no longer can drink, or we can mop it up and humbly pour ourselves another glass. There is nothing you can do to change the wasted liquid. You must keep on moving. The way we deal with it depends on our disposition. But I didn’t invent this idea though it is National Inventors Day. I am just stating an obvious fact to describe in a great deal, ways to deal with one crisis after another when discord creeps in.   

So here is a thought, maybe we can deal with spilled milk by getting into the grip of music; especially since today is Get Out Your Guitar day. Even better, take a picture of yourself strumming it since it is Selfie Saturday. Looking back at the memories pictures hold, always seems to make me feel good and bring a sense of calm to my world.


So, while trying to keep our moods up and not cry over things we can no longer change, it brings us to an awareness of where we are and how we think. Today is a great day to pay attention to our thoughts since it is Stress Awareness Day.


What drives the flow of ideas within your mind? What adds up the geometry of the landscape of your emotions? Are you someone who is at ease with forgiving yourself, without reservation, for your falls when you slip? Do you make babbling excuses to reasons why you cannot enjoy the joys in life?

Today is a great day to let relief wash over. Don’t wade in the deep end of sorrows on your own, even if you live alone, feel that you are alone in your stance or are single. They say that Valentine’s Day Weekend, is a time when it brings awareness to being single with February 14th also being known as Single Awareness Day. Today, however, is Satisfied Staying Single Day.

There is nothing wrong with celebrating who you are and treating yourself to a hot stone massage, a sugar scrub spa treatment or a mani/pedi. Who said it was a crime to sit in a movie theatre or at a restaurant without an entourage? Go out there and enjoy and love yourself. If you don’t appreciate your own electricity, who else will? Today is a great day for it; especially since it is Be Electrified Day.

No need to feel sad about not getting the roses that your ex might have given you, might you have been together or feeling miserable because you see all those love commercials and you are not in a love situation. Be careful not to make your own self sick over overthinking on a day like today known as World Day of the Sick. But if you are feeling that way, hey, not a bad day to invite over your other single friends and celebrate being single. I mean, it is National Shut-in Visitation Day, so why not. Or you could visit someone who actually is shut-in for real and draw a smile on that person’s face. You could enjoy in peels of laughter as you celebrate the joys of life together while having meaningful conversations about all the idiot guys who thought they were Greek heroes of some sort, who did not make it into your here and now. No reason to feel vulnerable and alone when you are aware of the individual masterpiece that you are.


And as I conclude on this small measure of fun I was happy to experience with all you reading my post today, I also wanted to acknowledge that it is Songwriter Saturday and what better a day during this Valentine’s Day Weekend, then to share with you a song about a relationship that started in fun, had its strength and then ended with an awareness of who I am not and what I do not deserve, being the industrious soul I am. The song is entitled, “You Got to Go” which is the seventh track on my album, Finally JNote. Here is the link to check it out: https://open.spotify.com/track/7MWLb53uwGGk3kVUsCxkRj



Thankful that you decided to join me in my Saturday Kitchen as I cooked up a new and meaningful post. Only, my kitchen is a notebook and my utensils used were a pen and then the keyboard to type. Hope that you enjoyed my meal of words. Please come back again. This one was baked but the next one will be slow-cooked. 

26 comments:

  1. Don't cry over spilled milk day I love it. Right up there with pull up your big girl panties day if there is such a thing.

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    1. LOL! I think that day falls in December. LML!

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  2. There really is a day for everything. I usually focus on the food-related holidays (you know, food blog), but I can totally get behind Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day!

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    1. So many wacy holidays. I think they are quite fun.

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  3. OMG. There seems to be a national day for something anymore! Or at least, now that I'm older and actually paying attention lol. Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. There are tons of "holidays" to celebrate whatever your heart desires. This past week there was National Pizza Day and my husband and I went out for deep dish.

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  5. I celebrate everyday because I have a healthy and happy family, thanks for the lovely post! :D

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  6. It can be hard to not cry over spilled milk. My son just had a bit of a melt down after having a super bad day and spilling his entire dinner from his favorite restaurant. He usually is very mellow, but that sent him over the edge to tears. I tried telling him to not cry over spilled milk, but he was having none of that.

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  7. Loving yourself is the most important love of your life in my opinion. I love what you said about the spilled milk too. Thanks for sharing this awesome post and song.

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  8. What an inspiring post! I agree that many of us spend too much time dwelling on what didn't go right instead of forgetting about it and focusing on what CAN be done today!

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  9. A hot stone massage sounds really nice right now. I had no idea about these extra "world day ofs". Seems weird, but fun too.

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  10. Ughhhh some days can be tough!!! I'm all about positive thinking and finding the positives in even the bad. So you just gotta get up and try again tomorrow

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    1. That's right/ Like
      Adele. She made a negative situation on stage positive. Life should be the same way.

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  11. I really enjoyed reading this post because far too often get upset when I shouldn't. I have been very concious of this and trying to learn to let things go.

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  12. Wow! I had no idea there were so many "holidays" I clearly should start paying more attention! Think of all the fun I'm missing out on.

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    1. Yeah! Just a way of breaking out the box. Somedays we need that. Even in the midst of our seriousness. You know what I mean?

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  13. I celebrate every day because I have learned that tomorrow is not a promise and you never know what might change.

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    1. That's right. We weren't even promised today!

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