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Marley And No Rest Time!

3 Mar

Friday’s with Marley…

I was on the phone when Marley walked in the room, she flopped down on the floor with a loud snort. As I was finishing up with my call, the noises got louder and along with barking, backward sneezes, and lip licking there where many eye rolls .

I hung up and said… Marley, for God’s sakes what do you want ? You are being far too rude and far too annoying for my liking!

“Well, what do you expect she said, I am over worked, under paid and I’m not given an opportunity to rest on my days off, just like Prince William. We have no down time or better said, no me-time”

I’m speechless, you and Prince William, no rest on days off?…Thinking I might still be able to step out of crazy before it gets crazier.

But…

…Quickly realizing I’m already in the quagmire of crazy and sinking fast with no hope of escaping…

What do you mean, you are not given an opportunity to rest? You rest for hours every single day…In fact, I question whether you even know the difference between day and night.

…She stands up, indignant… “Do you realize how hard I work? I don’t even have time to be polite.” I’M ENTITLED she barks louder, I’M ENTITLED, I’m the victim in mi casa.”

…Excuse me Marley, did I hear you correctly?

……………No time to be polite? …Entitled?

You, You…YOU, a victim? You are definitely barking up the wrong tree today!

“That reminds me, did you notice those unwanted bitches around the tree I like to visit? Can’t believe the level of narcissism in the world today!”

Marley please!

“Well at least you’re being polite…But that doesn’t get me what I want, when I want it.”

Marley, please focus….I continue with an inspirational quote hoping for an enlightened moment.
“Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within.” Helen Keller

” I agree with Helen she said, if you would give me a snack, happiness would be within me”

I turned on my heels, grabbed my car keys and headed for the door, with hopes that crazy wouldn’t follow…

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Marley’s Champagne Wishes…

26 Jan

Friday’s with Marley…

I had been up late the night before, having far too much fun, so this afternoon the idea of taking a nap brought a smile to my face….I crawled into bed, got cozy with my pillow, eyelids slowly closed and peace finally pervailed… when all of a sudden I heard Marley barking.

“Marley, SHHHH…What are you doing besides keeping me from sleeping?”

“Champagne wishes and caviar dreams” she barks

“What? Excuse me…What are you talking about?”

Marley sticks her nose up in the air, looks at me with one eye and with much self-absorb attitude …”What do you mean “what”, she barks….Isn’t it obvious? I SAID IT in English…”

“No Marley, it’s not obvious,” I said with one eye still shut, trying hard to keep my serenity and even harder trying to pretend this conversation wasn’t happening.

“‘Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous is an American television series that aired in syndication from 1984 to 1995. The show featured the extravagant lifestyles of wealthy entertainers, athletes and business moguls. It was hosted by Robin Leach for the majority of its run.’ And that was Robin Leach’s famous tag line.”

“Marley” I say, “is that directly from Wikipedia? What does this have to do with me? Or you? And why is this so important right this minute while I’m trying to sleep?”

Marley jumps up on to the bed, rolls over, and snorts….

….”I have reached out to Sir Robin Leach with a very insincere sweet and thoughtful email filled with heart-felt nothings… I expect to hear back any day if not any moment that he wants to meet me immediately. He’s going to say that he never thought he’d find a suitable replacement for himself until now….

…Really Marley???

Marley stretches out a little more, getting more comfortable in bed… “You know, you could be a little more supportive of my successful career goals. I mean, honestly, don’t you think you should get up right now and replace the water in my bowl with champagne?…I’m just saying…”

“Yeah right,” I said falling asleep, “in your caviar dreams.”

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Marley and Social Media

31 Dec

Friday’s with Marley…

While still away on holiday, I found myself smiling for no reason. I walked in the kitchen and found a coffee machine with an obvious round shaped on-button… I pressed it and almost immediately heard sounds of joy and peace….Marley walks into the kitchen….

Good morning Marley, how’d you sleep…feeling rested? We have a fun filled day ahead of us, no time to waste, full agenda.

Marley sniffs around, lays down and says…I have great concerns my friends don’t think I’m having fun on my family vacation.

What are you talking about Marley…

…Well, since you asked……You’ve done the lousiest job of posting on social media of all our holiday fun-filled family photos. I mean, have you seen what our friends have posted? Look at all those happy families, photos don’t lie!

Marley, I am sorry if…

…Apologizing helps me feel better but it doesn’t solve this problem.

I wasn’t… oh never mind….

Marley, You don’t need witnesses to validate that you’re having a wonderful time/life with family and friends. Keeping special moments private actually makes you live more of an “authentic life” Not every moment should and/or needs to be public…And at the end of the day, life is about celebrating the love, laughter and beauty of ordinary moments in our relationships with others.

Marley gobbles up her breakfast, licks her lips and grabs her selfie stick…Hey thanks for trying to make me feel better about your short comings but could you just lean in and smile big… After I post this moment with a cute tagline, this vacation will turn great.

I grabbed a XL size coffee cup, poured my peace and seventy and walked out of the kitchen!

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Wishing you all the sweetest New Year!

Breathe and Marley!

30 Sep

Friday’s with Marley…

I arrived home on Sunday from a health and fitness awareness retreat in New Hampshire called Breathe. In one weekend I regained my sense of well-being, pushed my physical outer-limits and fed my soul with inspiration.

…Marley greeted me at the front door, jumping, wiggling and barking loudly. I could feel my well-being slipping to the ground as fast as I would on an unsalted winter sidewalk.

Marley, how are you? What’s going on? And why are you pacing like a caged animal?
I had so many questions and I feared very few sensible answers would come my way.

Trying hard to distract her I say, Marley, do you want to hear about my mind-blowing weekend? I had such a wonderful time.

Nope she barked.

I had the good sense to ignore her and started to share my amazing life changing weekend, hoping she would calm down by the time I finished…..
I started telling her about the all day hike, summit two peaks in one day, climbed treacherous rocks to wedge myself through small cavities to get through caves that were magnificent (scary) and definitely a must see in ones life. I continued on enthusiastically about an outdoors spinning class…

Marley interrupted and I knew at this point there was no distracting her, she was like a dog on a bone! Clearly she was going to ignore my happy and calming tones.

Well she begins with a loud exhale…”I was far too busy to even think about my soul much-less feed it…I mean, I only had time to feed my stomach!”

…Marley, I didn’t actually mean…Oh never mind….So tell me, what were you so busy doing????

She stops pacing, sticks her nose up in the air and says, “I was busy sending out emails to friends with information that I knew they already had”.
Yep she continues, I find that to be a great marketing strategy to keep my name in their “inbox”

I’m not understanding?

Why do you think it’s important to have your name in your friends’ inbox…? It sounds so ridiculous and a huge waste of time to me…..There is something I’m definitely missing about this story or certainly missing key pieces!

AND…

…Having to ask, but I know will dread the answer…

…What are you marketing?
Well, she lays down and snorts…”I haven’t decided what I’m marketing as of yet, but when I do, the strategy will already be in place and then I won’t have to work… Yep, efficient and phenomenal.”

I looked at her as she snuggled downed into her cozy comforter and as she started to nod off into her dreams, I realized, there is no making sense of crazy.

I went upstairs, started to unpack, and feeling pure unfiltered joy and happiness ( remembering all the most wonderful pieces and parts of the weekend)…And I knew…
While there will always be crazy living on the outside, happiness is nurtured and sustained on the inside!

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Marley and The Pedicure!

22 May

Friday’s with Marley….

In the world of guilty pleasures, pedicures are mine. Trashy TV doesn’t do it for me, neither does listening to ABBA on repeat. If it was socially acceptable to get pedicures every day, gosh darn it, I would. If it’s wrong to be addicted to the relaxing atmosphere of the nail salon, the faint smell of polish wafting through the air and the soothing water jets on my toes, then I don’t want to be right.

So this morning, I decided to treat myself. After deciding on a rather soothing blue color, I climbed into the pedicure seat, reclined the chair backwards, closed my eyes, and starting floating into a dream-like state of rejuvenation when all of a sudden I hear barking…

….”I want every toenail a different color.”

“MARLEY!?”

“Yo Lotta, color me happy, what’s happening?”

“Marley, I know I’m going to regret this question but what are you doing here?”

“Well, at the risk of sounding predictable I’m working on the Zen state of Mushin! I’m emptying my mind of all thoughts…
….Plus this past wedding weekend in Florida of chasing after golf balls, body surfing and dancing into the early morning really wreaked havoc on the tootsies. My dogs are barking! If I don’t get a pedicure at least once a week I feel like such an animal.”

“Marley, once again, I do hate being the one to knock you into reality and stating the obvious…BUT in your case, it’s going to take a lot more than a pedicure not to feel like an animal and p.s. Maybe you shouldn’t empty your mind completely… I’m just saying.”

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Just A Peaceful Thought

8 Apr

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Inspired by a high school friend’s Facebook post….

…Leaving me feelings of inner-peace and happiness…Hoping it does the same for you!

Namaste!

Today’s Reminder!

25 Mar

“There comes a time in life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it.

Surround yourself with people who make you laugh, forget the bad, and focus on the good.

Love the people who treat you right. Pray for the ones who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy.

Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living.”

Today I saw this post on a friend’s Facebook page.

For me, it was such a beautiful reminder of my center, kindness and inner-peace…

And thought maybe for today, there were others, that could use a kind loving reminder as well…

Namaste!

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow!

23 Mar

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God never waste a hurt…

AMEN!

25 Feb

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Some days I simple need to ask for more help!

Today’s Wind Chill -20

19 Feb

β€œIn the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
― Albert Camus

Staying warm, mind, body and soul…Today, summer surrounds me!

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