Throwback Post: Patience While Worrying with Relaxing and Cleaning and Laughing


May 26 2015:

Reminders about life from conversations with Thomas …

Discussing patience with him. He does not like to be patient. As I’m putting him to bed, he says, “Like you need to be patient?” There are some changes going on and I’m getting all worked up about not knowing and not being able to control the result right now, not having an answer right now. I said, “So I should just stop worrying, stop trying to figure it out, just release it, and know that everything will work out as it should?” “Yep, something like that” -Thomas …

My shoulders and neck liked that. They can now move back to their proper location instead of wrapped around my ears. I just LOVE the way this all works. I think others needed to hear this tonight too. Love to you .. xoxo

May 26 2013:

We had a GREAT day relaxing at home with a little bit of cleaning and pulling weeds, lots of laughing and tons of reading! LOVE!!

Thomas and Lillian May 26 2013

The Problem Will Still Be There

March 24 2018:

I look into his eyes during these conversations and wonder where this brilliant and amazing human came from? ….. And think about how grateful I am … Conversations with Thomas today …

The borders in Europe before World War I and after World War II, Winston Churchill, FDR, romantic comedies of the 30’s-50’s vs romantic comedies of the 80’s on, the marches today, and Thomas sharing this thought …

“If you continue to address everything except the problem, the problem will still be there.” …. and this one …. “If you don’t ever address the why of a problem, it’s like putting a bucket under a leaky pipe.”

He loves to create metaphors. He does this almost daily. And he’s good at it! (Photo from earlier this year when we got to experience a ceremony with the Gaden Shartse Monks)

It’s not just wisdom. He runs it through his heart and applies compassion and empathy … He just blesses me so with the thoughts he shares … xoxo

Gaden Shartse Monks Visit 1.20.18 #1