For your consideration:

Are you ready for this? Hills are a requirement was all I was given as the message. Are you kidding me, I thought? But I agreed to trust so I did not panic. Then I had that aha moment when my friend, Jackie, was laughing about as a child we were always told, “Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill.” And that felt right.

So here is what I think this message is supposed to be about.

We like to think we grow up but really we just get older.  Age is just a number and nothing more. The truth is we are always the universe’s learning children. Life lessons are the hills. They are required or there is no point.

Getting back to Jackie’s point about making a mountain out of a molehill. When we are living life right, there is a flow. If we are going with that flow there is a peace and gentleness in our life. Even if we are unbelievably busy, we know in our gut we are where we should be. When we try to go against that flow, the correct path laid out before us, that climb gets mighty steep and that hill becomes a mountain. Do some of us choose to take on the mountain and learn the hard way? Oh yeah, all of the time. Been there, done that…..over and over again.

Now there are times when the universe hands us something that feels like a mountain. But the lesson is the same. You can climb it like it is a hill by taking the gentle winding path up it. Or you can try and climb it the hard way. Your choice, it is always your choice.

I don’t know about you but I am getting too old to do life the hard way. I say that but I still don’t always listen and the universe just  smacks me upside the head. As a matter of fact, it happened to me today. Hmmm, must pay better attention. Thanks, Jackie.

Bit by bit, piece by piece, hope by hope actions steps anyone can do….

-Pause for a few minutes, however many you can do, start ticking through your day. What feels right? What feels tough? Notice and let go.

-When you hit those tough spots today, just surrender. It’s ok. Simply throw up your hands and heart and ask for your highest good and outcome. Prepare to be amazed.

-Take in at least 10 deep breaths outdoors.

-And while you’re out there, why not pause and notice the beauty the universe has put before you? There is nothing like gratitude to turn you day around.

What made me smile yesterday?

-A couple of friends, Carol and Jackie, both told me they are reading the blog and like it. That made me smile.

-I came home and told my husband about my bad day. He turned it around and rephrased it as only he can do (Did I mention we call him Doom and Gloom?). Put that way, I had to laugh.

-I met my new physical therapist today. He is a hoot and we shared a lot of laughs.Who would have guessed?

-Bruce took me out to dinner again tonight because finally the weather is beautiful and we wanted to eat on the patio somewhere. We ate on the Aubree’s rooftop for the first time this year. (I know …. we could eat on the patio at home. Shhh, it never occurred to Bruce. That in itself is a smile.)

Blessings and Gratitude,



8 Responses to Hills are a Requirement

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