Karma

I have often wondered about Karma –  “what goes around comes around?”.  It generally seems that Karma is more   a hit than a miss.   I do something I  think is super special and …. nothing.  Not a thank-you, not a thumbs up from the universe, Nada!  Then someone does something totally nasty to me and …. the universe beams down on them. All the while, Karma is nowhere to be found.  

Then there are the other times –  those times when I am just trucking along, totally oblivious to Karma.  I am not trying to bargain with her or pressure her or sneak anything past her, and there she is!

In the past few days, Karma has just been there!   It started off in such a simple manner that it hardly seemed ‘Karma‘ worthy.

Before we received our recent heavy dump of fresh snow, Kat and I had resumed our daily walk.   Dan had  been joining us.  After a few days, the walks started to bother him – a lot!   Dan is a big man.  He has been working in a steel plant, walking miles and miles, on cement floors, wearing heavy steel toed and steel plate metguard work boots for decades.  His feet have taken a beating.  Since he has been off of work for a few months now, the feeling seems to be coming back to them, making things even worse than usual. 

I knew Dan had foot issues.  I knew he had a number of thick callouses and problems with his nails.   It is one thing to know it and another to really know it. One day Dan was saying how much his feet always bother him and it just hit me how much discomfort he was in.   I started wondering if I could do anything to help. 

The next day we went shopping and I looked around for foot care products.   We came home with some Dr. Teal’s Epson salts.  At home, I found a rubber basin and some foot lotion.  That night, I brought everything out and asked Dan if we could try soaking his feet.    He was more than willing.   Now, this has become a thing we do.  Every night I fix a warm basin of water with Epsom salts, he soaks his feet, one at a time, and as they come out I dry them and massage them with foot cream.

Our evening ritual takes less than an hour from start to finish.   Dan’s feet started looking and feeling better by the third night in. It was amazing.

What was even more amazing, was the unexpected arrival of Karma. As Dan’s feet have been healing, I have found it pleasant and relaxing to work our way through our evening routine. It is like our own little spa date every night. As a bonus, my hands are smoother and softer than they have been for years, the achy stiffness has been melting away, and my dexterity is improving daily. Thank you, Karma!

Ready for our nightly spa date 🙂

Keep safe and have a nice day. 💞

Beauty 2021

Every year I choose one special focus for the year – something I want to strive for. I have been doing this for several years now and have worked my way through love, happiness, and peace to name a few.

I find positive affirmations that are relevant to my focus for the year and I copy them into a journal every morning. Throughout the day, during the ups and downs, I try to stay on ‘focus’. At night, when I go to bed, I try to relax and keep my focus in mind as I drift off to sleep. (That doesn’t always work for me – I am usually asleep before I hit the pillow.🙄)

Typically, I pick a focus for the upcoming year later in the current year and I generally have to spend some time contemplating my choices before I decide on THE one. Last week, it just came to me. 💡 I decided that for 2021 my focus would be on BEAUTY. I knew that would make the perfect focus for next year. As a bonus, I thought it would be especially fun to find moments of beauty to share on my blog.

Yesterday, as luck would have it, my son Dan called. Apparently, we will be kicking off 2021 with the perfect event to celebrate beauty.

Dan & Amanda – Gabby, Lucas and Cason

On December 31st, we will be celebrating the long awaited marriage of Dan and Amanda. It will no doubt be a beautiful ceremony – which Gabby, Lucas and Cason are naturally to be a part of.

It has been four years since Dan and his daughter Gabby and Amanda and her son Lucas joined forces to become one family. Two years later, they were blessed by the arrival of Cason. It has been a long wait for them to be able to make it official but their time has finally arrived!

There could not be a better way to end 2020 and begin 2021, year of BEAUTY, than by celebrating this beautiful occasion.