#18

14 To Infinity, What Are You Watching? Scenes That Move You

My bedroom.  In particular, my bed.  And the comforter.  Temp controlled nirvana.  Every morning when I wake up, I revel in the stillness and that feeling of security under the covers.  Snug.  As A Bug.  In A Rug!

This has not always been the case. ¬†Insomnia has interfered with a good night’s rest since my 40’s. ¬†I have tips to deal now though and for the most part, those tips work. ¬†Lilac, lavendar and other assorted scents. ¬†Sleepy-time tea, no caffeine after 3, turn off all electronics an hour before bedtime. ¬†With that, I can sleep again. ¬†Yay! ¬†And as I was thinking about something else to add to the infinity list, these last few mornings made me think about my BED.

I work downtown and every morning I pass several bus stops on my way to the office.  As I get closer, I see the walking wounded.  This past Monday, a cooler than usual morning,  I saw a man sitting there at the bus stop, hunched over, head almost on knees.  As I sat at the red light, waiting for green, I could see him from the corner of my eye, sleeping, breathing slow and shallow breaths.  In.  Out.

That’s when I thought damn, how awful to have to sleep outside, wherever one can. ¬†How bone tired and weary one must be to be able to sleep at a bus stop bench. ¬†There are even days when people are on the sidewalks asleep. ¬†Grabbing a¬†restless nap before moving along. ¬†What an existence? ¬†And then I thought about my bed. ¬†How the feel of the comforter brings peace. ¬†How I wish that peace for everyone. ¬†Simple really. ¬†Everyone needs a¬†bed.

Then I remembered, the best scene in the Blindside.

As always, more to come.

#16

14 To Infinity

A good night’s sleep ūüėī.  Since those nights are hard to come by.  Few and far between so take it when I can get it.  Even if it’s medicated sleep.  Yep that’s me but only when I hit the wall ūüėā

New Category ~ 14 to Infinity

14 To Infinity

In¬†this prior post¬†13reasonswhyimhappy, inspired by¬†Virtual Vomit’s Challenge, I was hard pressed to come up with 13 good things in my life. ¬†VERY sad because that is far from the truth. ¬†My life is fantastic. ¬†Circumstances may not always be rainbows and unicorns mind you BUT¬†…¬†MY¬†life is as GOOD as it gets. ¬†I was jaded by¬†events that seemed beyond my control. ¬†My thoughts were weighing me down. ¬†I know in my heart of hearts that my thoughts create my reality. ¬†Being positive could only help but to turn things around.

I am not so naive as to think my happy/positive thoughts can magically control the universe or cure all that ails me though. ¬†Yet they can surely alleviate some of the personal pain. ¬†Buddha ways = zen and inner peace for me¬†at least. ¬†Let the shit storm swirl around me, I will only see what’s good. ¬†And on that note, a new category was born. ¬†Why stop at 13 reasons? ¬†I plan to post one liners and other things that make me happy in this section. ¬†Might not be daily or weekly but whenever the moods strikes and I need to get back to center, this is where I will come.