Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Two Wonderful Experiences

I had two wonderful experiences yesterday.

After reading and writing in the internet cafe at Barnes and Noble, as I drove towards home, I received a phone call from a woman who picked up my music manuscript notebook and spiral which I had left.

I turned around and went back and retrieved it from the cashier, who commented twice on my spiral journal cover, that it was so beautiful.

Since it was an original design that I had sewn, I was delighted to receive her unsolicited and sincere recognition and appreciation.

And of course, it was wonderful to discover that it was not an employee of the store who called me, but simply an individual wonderful person who was able to offer comfort and compassion before I even missed my notebooks.

I love the spontaneous supportive acts of people.

It reminds me of who we all really are and how we all like to take care of each other.

© 2013 Kathryn Hardage

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Gratitude and Courage

As we finish up this calendar year and watch the news agendas, it is inspiring to hear from the people who keep sharing their inspiration.

It is good, because it motivates me to seek out my inspiration and to share it, too.

I am grateful for the politicians who are standing up to the fear-agendas.

I am grateful to the local artist coalitions who encourage us to buy from them.

I am encouraged by the food victories for local farms.

I am grateful for all the little and big movements that are making the issues stand out clearly.

We are all here to enjoy and express a good sense of life.

We are not in competition with anyone else.

One person’s inspiration does not stand in the way of another person’s.

When we all act more convincingly on behalf of our own inspiration, we will see the tide turn again in very significant ways.

A group mentality is only as strong as its leadership and we have seen many fail in the past.

The leadership of many idealistic individuals will prove itself to be the more powerful, because it includes everyone in its well-wishes.

We all respond to that.

Let the mislead wake up and take care of themselves in informed and conscious ways.

Let us all live and share our inspiration.

© 2013 Kathryn Hardage

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Living Tiny is Living Large

As I go through my house yet again, I continue downsizing.

What I have removed, I no longer need or want.

I am beginning to revel in less, much less.

Although I have not been able to condense my kitchen tools to one drawer, I am still happy with what I am discovering about less.

It is not a burden nor a deprivation.

It is freeing.

Very freeing.

As we give up our large space which housed several children, we no longer need to provide for all that activity.

Our own activity takes place in about 600 square feet.

So, now we are planning for other alternatives.

Living tiny is allowing us to travel.

Living tiny is allowing us to develop other businesses.

Living tiny is allowing us to make other connections with other people in other places.

Living tiny is living large.

© 2013 Kathryn Hardage