Tag Archives: Darkness

Games and Rules!

4 Mar

As I walked into my neighbors home, Thing Two (age 4) was in his mother’s arms completely relaxed. His breathing and hers had become one. Together their chests rising and falling, slowly inhaling with long slow exhales. Calm was in the room as if it was something I could touch. I even noticed my breathing had become slower with longer calming breaths  .

In Thing Two’s hand was a tiny toy he was clinging to, his reassurance that his brother (Thing One) wasn’t going to completely get exactly everything he wanted (or so he thought).  I was witnessing the calm after the storm. Apparently several minutes (thankfully) before my arrival the outburst was set into motion by Thing One’s thoughts and ideas about how a game should be played….I’m not positive on all the details but I think it had something to do with, everyone has to play by my rules or else kind of a game!

Well anyway….

As I looked over at Thing One looking very angelic and playing so peacefully on the floor. He gave the appearance  that he was totally unaware of the how and why of Thing Two’s unnerving, I couldn’t help it, I started to laugh (it really was hilarious). All of a sudden Thing Two said, it’s too noisy in the room.  His mother said with a smile and a giggle , funny how this works…people never seem to mind the volume of their own noise (screaming) but other people’s noise is unsettling.”


…As you know from my past post, I truly believe God works in mysteries ways!

God was winking at me, and now getting my full attention.

This whole scene reminded me of a quote from the Dalai Lama that I had once read…”You can not lose what you do not cling to.”

God gave me that moment in time, to understand that true peace, is in, the letting go.

Sadly for many adults, maturing (respecting others) is far too difficult and letting go seems so terribly unfair.

AND…Let me reassure you, because of great parenting, Thing One and Thing Two are growing taller, stronger and maturing perfectly!

Chris, Nairobi and the Grasshopper!

14 Jan
Dear Readers,

Once again I have met the most interesting person in Oklahoma at the Will Rogers Airport.
Let me introduce Chris…
I was seated with my laptop literally on my lap typing madly while trying not to waste a second of my free 20 minutes of Wi-FI. A woman sat down next to me and I do not even look up until my free Wi-Fi is gone. I started packing up my computer and made a comment about how 20 minutes fly’s by even  faster when it’s free! She confirms my thoughts and we stared to exchange pleasantries. She asked me where I was going and I said home. She asked me what I was doing in OK City and I tried to explain as best I could but even I have trouble understanding which delivers a set of sub skill sets in explaining. She laughed and said  “Perfect! A part-time husband, now that is something I could do.” I didn’t want to ruin her joke but also didn’t want to leave the wrong impression and commented, but when you miss them it is not as fun as it sounds. 
I asked her what her name was and asked where she was going… she responded “it’s Chris and I’m going to Nairobi to visit my 28 year old daughter for a couple of weeks.”
…That of course got me very interested (Nairobi) and I couldn’t stop talking! Come to find out not her first trip and I have a wonderful sense after ten minutes of talking with her, not her last.
Chris boarded first since I’m always in the last (called) zone but before she walked away she said….”I tell people I am a grasshopper. A grasshopper cannot jump backwards or sideways…Grasshoppers can only jump forwards.” 
I loved Chris’s positive perspective, her sense of adventure and certainly her sense of humor. 
The grim reality too many people lack the grasshopper’s strength of moving forward finding themselves jumping backwards (far too often) into dark bitterness of how they were wronged in life….with jealousy, revenge and hate as their loyal companions, morphing into physical and spiritual ugliness everyday! 
I am exhaling compassion, sending it out into the world today for all that pain people hold on to. For all those who lack the positive perspective in this moment in time not even realizing they are their own worse enemy by choosing darkness over light! I will always remain hopeful my compassion reaches them with an awakening to lightness (happiness) and the strenght to overcome their choice of darkness! 
“You may believe that you are responsible for what you do, but not for what you think. The truth is that you are responsible for what you think, because it is only at this level that you can exercise choice. What you do comes from what you think”
-Course in Miracles (jumpforjoy.wordpress.com)
Asklotta and staff will MIND YOUR BUSINESS today in full forward jumping mode (my choice)!
Again, it has been my pleasure to tell you what to do and what NOT to do!
Kindest regards,
President and CEO

Raise Your Glass…

31 Dec
Dear Readers,

Raise your glass to….
To your past love of your life….to someday having another love of your life
To your past commitments …to someday knowing when to say good by
To your past happiness…to someday having such happiness again
To your past health….to someday having your health again
To your past success….to someday realizing your best has yet to happen
To your past friendships….to someday having friends you have yet to meet
To your past distractions of being lost….to someday being silent and finding your way
To your past mistakes…to someday learning from your mistakes
To your past struggles…to someday being thankful for those struggles
To your past fears….to someday being fearless
To your past days of darkness…to someday dancing in the light of day
To your past limitations…to someday turning them into strengths
To your past need for help…to someday finding your voice to speak the words H E L P
To your past lack of faith…to someday finding your faith in GOD 
To your past of being thankless…to someday being filled with appreciation 
Raise Your Glass…
To your past (good, bad or indifferent)… to someday remembering to stay in the present!
Raise your glass… raise it high… to HOPE!
Dan Fogelberg – Same Old Lang Syne
Asklotta and staff will MIND YOUR BUSINESS today with my glass raised high above my head (2013)…high up to the heavens (2013)…. for Hope (2013)… Hope for all in 2013…
Happy Hopeful New Year!
Again, it has been my pleasure to tell you what to do and what NOT to do in 2012!
Kindest regards,
President and CEO
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