The old brain is on underdrive today as I come to the end of a lazy day. The slower pace was greatly appreciated after a restless night and too few hours of real, restful sleep. I’m having visions of an early night after jotting down a few words.

Though the lunch date didn’t materialize, I spent several hours catching up with a friend by phone. It’s been awhile since I just spent a few hours talking about everything and anything with a girlfriend, I really need to find a way to bring more of it into my life.

Girlfriends make life sweeter, and understand things the male of the species just doesn’t get

i admit it. It took me a very long time to recognize the value of girl friends. As a teenager, I felt more comfortable in the company of guy friends because I didn’t have to pretend to be anything other than myself, and didn’t have to learn the rules of what, to me, were overwhelmingly complicated games. As the years went by, I continued to gravitate towards men as they usually didn’t understand the meaning of “catty”, much less, how to play the game.

Contrary to popular belief, men can come from Venus and women can come from Mars.

Over the years, I’ve learned that generalizing based on any quality or characteristic is only going to give you general misinformation. I’ve seen men who were cattier than any woman I’ve ever met, and women who are completely down to earth and sincere. I’ve also learned that the key to attracting those with whom you feel comfortable is in what you put out into the world.

Using what and who you are attracting as a gauge

I’m learning that just like emotions are a good indicator of whether something is or is not good for you, the people and things which are showing up in your life, and your reaction to them, is a good indicator of what you are putting out into the world.

For example, say you notice that you’re attracting a lot of delays and grouchy people. You might think, “Oh, I’m just low on luck today.” But you’d be wrong! Look instead at where your thoughts are settling and the answer to the unpleasantness will be instantly revealed. If you happen to like it that way, far be it for me to tell you to change anything, but if you’re like me, you’ll take a step back and start thinking about what you’re grateful for, what makes you joyful, who you love…anything to raise your vibration to a level which will attract pleasant, happy people and events which make you smile.

This is why I end my day with gratitudes. It gets my brain and heart ready for another amazing day!
1. I am grateful for restful days which build up my energy for marathons of activity.
2. I am grateful for a visit with my grand furries, even if Athena is still too wary to come close.
3. I am grateful for long conversations with friends.
4. I am grateful for the freedom to spend a few days visiting my kids.
5. I am grateful for productivity which carries me quickly towards my goals and dreams.