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Whenever I would journal or recite my daily gratitude practice, I always included Dexter. Whenever I prayed, Dexter was always a prominent part of the proceedings. Truth be told, Dexter really gave me a reason to breathe, live, exist, especially during the dark times. And there have been some dark times. 

So how do I go on without a strong compelling reason?

I’ll tell you how.

By looking for and appreciating the simple things and maintaining some semblance of routine.

Lofty aspirations do not apply. Neither do high expectations.

So let’s roll. Here’s some simple things that keep me incarnated:

Chocolate covered waffles at Whole Foods ( where have you been all my life?)

Meeting new bloggers like Rara and Wolfie who are full of vitality, passion, and humanity in the best way.

“Random” people who seem to be in the right place and time, like the cool lady at Target who searched for me all around the store after finding one denim jacket she thought I might like. I did like it and it fit like a glove.

After I was sad about the ending of the Nurse Jackie series, I decided to binge watch back to the very first episode. New motto: After the ending, revisit the beginning. I am currently at Season 3. Noticing nuances I have missed the first time. Kinda like cable series reincarnation. Or Edie Falco shows reincarnation. I like to revisit the Sopranos too. I miss James Gandolfini. He is dead and so is my dad. He reminded me of my dad. No, my dad was not in the mafia. But he was an actor ( amateur) and he liked my mom’s baked ziti. And he was also a complex character.

We will leave it there.

Thanks to the cable guy who gave me Showtime for free so I can binge watch Nurse Jackie.

Free Netflix trial so I can learn why orange is the new black and other cool stuff.

More foods I can eat again; say hello to tomatoes, raita, salad, beans, cabbage, and strawberry preserves. Welcome back!

Cabbage

The radiant August sun, both relentless and nurturing as it showers me with warmth. I love my Leo gals as well. Here’s a shout out to Deb, Renate, Ka, Julie, and Tamrah Jo.

Deepak and Oprah’s Meditation series on Grace. It is over now and I missed a few, but I relished the chance to reflect on Grace.

Dexter

Afterall, without Grace, how else would have Dexter found me?

As like most scenarios, we have come full circle. I am grateful to have come full circle. I take comfort in this fact.  I appreciate circles too. Why?

They are simple things…

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pink hydrangea: litebeing chronicles © summer 2015
cabbage: wikipedia.org public domain

22 comments on “Simple Things

  1. So pleased you are enjoying some Frits of life… It’s upwards and onwards… Barbara

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  2. Linda I am so pleased that you are adjusting and finding comfort in these ‘Simple things’ and I am also so pleased that you found Wolfie.. 🙂 ❤ xxx

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    1. litebeing says:

      Writing about gratitude helps me practice it more regularly. I do the best that I can each day. Connection with others makes a big difference too ❤

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  3. Michael says:

    Sometimes I’ve felt like this also after difficult times, Linda. Suddenly a cup of coffee is a wonder, something to savor rather than mindlessly swill it down. This is how we are opened I think, to the wonders all around us. I’m enjoying hearing of the handholds and footholds you’re finding in the journey up the slopes… Sending love…

    Michael

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    1. litebeing says:

      thanks Michael. So glad you get it! And good coffee has always been a wonder for me!

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  4. renatembell says:

    Ah yes, the simple things. And re-runs! 🙂 I’ve been caught in a temporal distortion-time anomaly watching and re-watching episodes of the entire Star Trek franchise thanks to Netflix! I’ve also discovered a few series that I hadn’t heard of previously. Yes! Yes to Netflix and ice cream, or your choice of chocolate-covered waffles (sounds yummy). ❤ There's room on my couch!
    Thank you for the shout out. Sending love and light~

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    1. litebeing says:

      Lots of Trekkies on WP. I never took to it, but I bet there are plenty of other choices. Ice cream is yummy too. I bought some ( sorbetto and coconut milk based ice cream) yesterday too. 😉

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  5. It sounds like you have lots of little blessings going your way…may the circle be unbroken.

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    1. litebeing says:

      Hi Bev,
      Sometimes it makes more effort for me to find some joy. But it is worth looking for. Yes to infinity!

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  6. Reblogged this on Sindy's Saturday Satsang and commented:
    ❤ Go see Linda and share some of your simple pleasures.

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  7. Hey Sis sounds like when I found fish tacos made me less sad. Those are some pretty good things in that list. Netflix is SO awesome!!! Orange is the New Black was the first thing me and sis watched together. Next we started on “Once Upon a Time.” “Bobs Burgers” is hysterical if you like animated humor, and there some cool spiritual stuff or fringe documentaries. All the Star Treks of every flavor. I LOVE Netflix.

    Just keep finding those things worth living for like these chocolate covered waffles that I will check out, who can afford Whole Foods, but they do sound good.

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    1. I am Like Netflix where you been all my life 😉 ❤

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    2. litebeing says:

      I have not had fish tacos in ages! I probably will only keep Netflix for the trial period, but will make the most of it.Thanks for the suggestions and reblog. I do Whole Foods sometimes to get healthier foods ( like chocolate covered waffles). They are in the cookie section. I bet they would be great heated up though.

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      1. I am still thinking about your waffle cookies Yum! If it were up to me we would cancel cable and just do Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime but sis likes cable.

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      2. litebeing says:

        They are really waffles with dark chocolate, yum! I have cable so I can not justify more of these services. Besides, rather watch on big flat screen than laptop!

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      3. Oh we watch Netflix on our tv, and my computer.

        Like

  8. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature says:

    I love simple things. They are the reason my gratitude and joy are with me every day. Grace is so good. It helps with grief a lot. Don’t you think? Simple things heal big things.

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    1. litebeing says:

      I do agree. Sometimes simple is all that you need.

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