Today is the 1st day of the rest of my life

My father, of blessed memory, used to say that a lot. He also used to say “the road to hell is paved with good intentions” but I’ll save that one for another time.  I never really thought much about every day being a new beginning until I was older, and time became so much more precious to me.  Every day is a new opportunity to start fresh.  To review my priorities and re-focus when necessary. 

When my friend asked me today about blogging, my immediate reaction was … me? blog? why? what? hmmm … maybe? 

As I approach retirement from my second career, this seems like an appropriate time to try new things. Why not?  Wendy 3.0! 

I started my personal meditation practice about six years ago. I was dealing with some stressful situations and needed to find a way to relax that did not involve consuming a box of wine.  I wasn’t sure if I would stick with it, but after a month of daily practice, I started looking forward to ‘sitting’.  Quieting my mind.  Focusing on my breath.  If I missed a day, I felt the difference (and made sure to practice the next day)! 

When I sit each morning to meditate, I am reminded that this moment is all we have.  And, in this moment, I want to share what I have learned to help others find peace.     

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