January 6, day 6 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge. It helps me to count out the days. It’s day 5 of the Positivity Challenge. Today’s assignment is to buy myself some flowers and if I can’t, paint some. It is another bitterly cold day. My tire pressures are on the low side despite being pumped up the other day. I rather not chance driving to the store and have a flat. I am too tired to take up the paint brush. And really I have many blooms already, live, painted and sewn. I do appreciate them. It is not necessary at all for me to do anything else but to give them my loving gaze and share them here.

I was going to reflect more on the pandemic and talk about what I learned about myself during this entire experience for my Unravel My Year workbook. I am not going to do that today. Nor am I going to make a pie crust. My excuse is mental and physical exhaustion. Too much news and talk about Covid. I’m up to my eyebrows with it. So no pandemic reflections today. The bitter cold is tiring physically. I woke up to -37℃ this morning. I felt it during the night, waking up 2-3 times before morning. Even though I was warm with enough covers, my body knew. Caroline Myss is right, we are all connected. What is in one is in the whole. I am in the universe and the universe is in me.

She is one of the people that I admire and go to for advice/information/instruction. I don’t know her personally. When I talk about seeking her out, I mean seeking out her teachings in books and online classes. She has many free resources on her website as well as on YouTube. I have bought a few of her books and online classes. I love her talks on Saint Teresa of Avila. I find so much comfort in St. Teresa’s prayer. These few words have the power to calm and sooth me. It’s a good way to close this post and day.

Let nothing disturb you,Let nothing frighten you,All things are passing away:God never changes.Patience obtains all thingsWhoever has God lacks nothing;God alone suffices.


  1. I am with you! I believe that we are all connected. Universal consciousness, the Universe, God, or whatever you want to call it flows through all of us. I believe that we are all part of a greater whole.

  2. Lily, I am totally with you on our interconnectedness. That is why we can encourage others by summoning a good mood within, or help others feel less lonely by summoning Divine Love. I hope that makes sense. Each morning I step out to greet God and say a few prayers. I first greet God, then angels who are present. Then I connect my consciousness with that of anyone in the Universe who prays for Good. Then I pray, and then come back to my Earthly self. Btw, thank you for sharing your beautiful flowers with us. Lovely!

  3. Minus 37? Geez! I hope your heating system keeps you warm! Do you keep enough coffee at your house?
    Thank you for sharing your pretty flowers!
    I will take this as my mantra the next time I feel stressed out: Let nothing disturb you!

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