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Monday’s Random Thought: Mio Marito June 27, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — heartwriter @ 12:40 pm
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A heart shell was my gift this week and this blog will be my hubby’s birthday card. Give and receive, the natural flow of living from the heart.

52 years ago today the man I would marry was born.

This man makes me laugh every day.

He gets me without me having to explain.

All those in his presence, feel good, a bit lighter.

He is my Baloo, my rock, my angel, my best friend.

I thank God for sending him my way for without him I would be incomplete.

 

Hi,  I’m Jenny Gwinn McGlothern, Certified Transformational Master Life Coach, Retreat Leader and Writer. As founder of my retreat business, Mama Needs A Refill, LLC, one way I know I fill my cup is by showing up to a blank page to write. Thank you for stopping by and reading my Random Monday Thoughts, because I will be honest that fills my cup too, knowing others are reading my filled page. Life is too short to blog about anything else unless it touches my heart. Please know I appreciate you joining me on this journey whether you visit every week since I began in 2008 or this is your first blog stop.

Interested in life or spiritual coaching or want to learn more about my retreats in Seattle, please find me on FaceBook, www.FaceBook.com/MamaNeedsARefill or visit my website: www.mamaneedsarefill.com)

 

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Monday’s Random Thought: Not Defined by Past June 20, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — heartwriter @ 5:59 pm
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Camping with 25 4th and 5th graders last week our hikes were blessed with heart rocks, EVERYWHERE.

First day of summer.

Thoughts of childhood at this time of year leave me feeling, alone, sad, ready for school to begin.

Past memories need not define the memories I create today.

Firsr day of summer.

Thoughts of what lies ahead leave me feeling connected, joyful, ready for my kiddos to be out of school.

I anticipate an open road of possibility, love, light and grace.

The past need not define my present.

First day of summer, I am here, now. I am ready.

Hi,  I’m Jenny Gwinn McGlothern, Certified Transformational Master Life Coach, Retreat Leader and Writer. As founder of my retreat business, Mama Needs A Refill, LLC, one way I know I fill my cup is by showing up to a blank page to write. Thank you for stopping by and reading my Random Monday Thoughts, because I will be honest that fills my cup too, knowing others are reading my filled page. Life is too short to blog about anything else unless it touches my heart. Please know I appreciate you joining me on this journey whether you visit every week since I began in 2008 or this is your first blog stop.

Interested in life or spiritual coaching or want to learn more about my retreats in Seattle, please find me on FaceBook, www.FaceBook.com/MamaNeedsARefill or visit my website: www.mamaneedsarefill.com)

 

 

Monday’s Random Thought: Dinner Table Talk June 13, 2016

Filed under: From The Heart,Uncategorized — heartwriter @ 4:38 pm
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I mostly ignore the news on purpose. I don’t turn on the TV, we no longer get the paper delivered to our home and I rarely scan the news online. I get too angry. The disheartening, depressing headlines shatter my heart and make it difficult to think of anything else. I breathe in the pain and sadness that runs rampant.

Friday night I couldn’t help it. I read the news. After staying up until 2 in the morning, I cried myself to sleep. The story of the unnamed young woman and her rapist’s prison sentence caught my eye and my heart. First there was her letter, then the U.S. Vice President’s letter, the rapist’s father’s letter and then the blogger’s letter in response to the father. There I went, breathing in the sadness and pain.

The next morning the unnamed young woman was the first person on my mind. Without knowing her name I sent her bright white light and continued to do so all day long. Later over dinner I brought up the whole story to my family. Our fourteen year old daughter and eleven year old son both had opinions. Questions. Solutions. Empathy.

This incident left me feeling raw and I am not even involved, connected nor do I share my own similar experience. But in reality, aren’t we really all connected? The part that leaves me scratching my head is the part about the boy and his parents not taking responsibility. Would this add light to the situation? Would it make room for healing? I believe it would. What if the boy took responsibility for his actions and what if the parents expected that from him?

I told my kids at dinner that if this was our situation I would never stop loving them, but I would expect them to take responsibility. I want both parties involved to experience light again. To live again. My desire for the young man is that he acknowledge, admit, accept and take ownership of his part in this and then to be an example, live life again. My hope is that he and his family don’t allow this to define them, but rather they plant a new seed. A seed of truth.  A seed of love. My desire for the young woman is already beginning. She is speaking her truth. My hope now is that she goes on to have a full life, full of love and joy and not let this define her as a human being. That the seed she has planted with her words be a blossom of love touching many.

I choose to ignore the news. The unnamed young woman doesn’t have that choice. She was the news. Yes, maybe just last week’s news for another tragedy will come into view.  Orlando happened this weekend. Tomorrow will be another tragic headline. Maybe my being inconvenienced by sadness, frustration, anger and grief is taking the easy way out. Maybe this is my way of not accepting responsibility. I don’t have to let the ugliness of the headlines define my experience of life or pull me down into a dark hole. Talking about these thing over dinner was my first step, now maybe my next step is to be informed and to cling to faith in the dark, instead of ignoring it.

Hi,  I’m Jenny Gwinn McGlothern, Certified Transformational Master Life Coach, Retreat Leader and Writer. As founder of my retreat business, Mama Needs A Refill, LLC, one way I know I fill my cup is by showing up to a blank page to write. Thank you for stopping by and reading my Random Monday Thoughts, because I will be honest that fills my cup too, knowing others are reading my filled page. Life is too short to blog about anything else unless it touches my heart. Please know I appreciate you joining me on this journey whether you visit every week since I began in 2008 or this is your first blog stop.

Interested in life or spiritual coaching or want to learn more about my retreats in Seattle, please find me on FaceBook, www.FaceBook.com/MamaNeedsARefill or visit my website: www.mamaneedsarefill.com)

 

Monday’s Random Thought: Graced by a Feather June 6, 2016

Filed under: From The Heart — heartwriter @ 5:19 pm
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A lover of signs, a collector of cups and hearts, I may have a new thing that has begun to find me…feathers.

During my prayer/meditation time Saturday morning on our back deck I invited my Angels and the Holy Spirit to send me a sign. I do this sometimes. I am not one who has the gift of seeing, like some see spirits, guides, angels, light auras and other things sacred. But I believe in it all. I trust I am on the right path, but sometimes a little concrete symbol helps me to not give up my faith. A sign can be a word from a friend, a timely experience, running across a message, a symbol, an object.

I was very specific and clear Saturday morning. I asked for a feather. I don’t see a lot of feathers, but I live in the Pacific Northwest surrounded by an abundance of birds. As I write this now on our back deck I am being bathed in musical chirpings of many feathered friends.

After my request I got on with my day. Lots of tasks to prepare for a family gathering that afternoon to celebrate my mom’s birthday. In the middle of preparation and planning I met girlfriends to celebrate two friends’ birthdays. A day of celebrating life. Back at home I cooked and cleaned in anticipation of my family’s arrival.

When most had arrived and we were sipping our lemonade in the front room my son came running in from the backyard. “Look what I found,” he exclaimed holding up a beautiful brilliant blue feather. Clearly a Stellar’s Jay gift left in our grass.

Stellar Jay’s have been one of my spirit animals for some time now. Revealed to me during a guided meditation and regularly visiting me on my back deck. “Who is it for?” I asked.

“Either you or grandma,” he offered.

I received the feather from his hands and looked briefly at its brilliance before placing it in my mother’s hair. A gift for the birthday girl. The stunning blue standing out against my mama’s white hair.  She wore it all evening and took it home with her. I forgot all about the feather and all about asking for a sign from my angels until my morning walk an hour ago. I had received my sign and immediately passed it on. Was it a coincidence? No. I believe miracles happen every minute of every day and it is up to us to witness and notice.

I continued my morning walk in gratitude and yes, asking for another feather. A  piece of love to remind me I am not alone, I am supported, I am on this journey aided by God’s good grace. Guess what? Yep. Fourteen blocks later a black feather lay on the sidewalk. Right there on a street I wasn’t going to walk down, but listened to that inner compass to turn right. This feather wasn’t brilliant blue and actually a little dirty. Regardless, another gift. A sign.

I took it home and washed it and as it dries on the deck I am aware that we don’t always receive signs that we are on the right path headed in the right direction. We are too busy to notice. Too caught up in our heads. Distracted by hosting a party. Even so, the signs are always there. Waiting in the grass or on the sidewalk, offered by innocent hands or patiently lingering in the shadows.

Albert Einstein says this, “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

I choose the later, believing my signs, grateful for the abundance of miracles.

Hi,  I’m Jenny Gwinn McGlothern, Certified Transformational Master Life Coach, Retreat Leader and Writer. As founder of my retreat business, Mama Needs A Refill, LLC, one way I know I fill my cup is by showing up to a blank page to write. Thank you for stopping by and reading my Random Monday Thoughts, because I will be honest that fills my cup too, knowing others are reading my filled page. Life is too short to blog about anything else unless it touches my heart. Please know I appreciate you joining me on this journey whether you visit every week since I began in 2008 or this is your first blog stop.

Interested in life or spiritual coaching or want to learn more about my retreats in Seattle, please find me on FaceBook, www.FaceBook.com/MamaNeedsARefill or visit my website: www.mamaneedsarefill.com)