It’s the Thought That Counts, Right?

As a little girl, a Christmas arrived when it occurred to me that the Giving of Gifts might be as fun as Receiving of Gifts.

I wasn’t getting a lot of gifts anyway, due to farming parents who struggled to survive in a prolonged, severe drought. But I could make everyone happy! This would be an amazing Christmas! I could lift everyone’s spirits with just the right gift for each!

Dad smoked, and big brother Dave would soon, if he wasn’t already sneaking a smoke behind the barn where everyone inhaled and coughed out their first lungful of smoke. Putting to use an idea I had just learned, I surreptitiously gathered tin can lids from the kitchen trash, being careful to keep fingers away from sharp edges, and stashed them in my dresser drawer beneath my jeans. When no one was around, I carried them out to the back yard along with Dad’s ball peen hammer and pliers. I hammered the lids with the ball, forming artistic dents. I crimped lid edges upward with the pliers, creating a sophisticated fluted look. Tah-dah! Ashtrays! I’d gotten a bit carried away and made more than necessary, so I put the extra ones in my playhouse in case a useful purpose came to mind.

My eldest sister Jane’s gift was easy. She loved pretty jewelry. Our monthly Jack and Jill magazine had featured how to make jewelry by linking paperclips together. One silver paperclip necklace and bracelet later and Jane was good to go.

Middle sister Ann’s gift was yet to be determined. Then one day I watched her fuss because she couldn’t find the right size box for a collection of small rocks. Ah-Hah!

“Mom, is your Dr. Scholl’s corn pad box almost empty? Can I have it to use?”

“I suppose so. What for?”

“Shhh…it’s for a Christmas gift.”

I was the youngest of four kids, so by this time Mom wasn’t surprised by much. “Okay.”

Ann’s gift was secured.

What about Mom? I stewed on this up until a few days before Christmas when I noticed she began sneezing. Mom had a cold. Mom needed lots and lots of tissues. That evening when she went out to milk the cows, I carefully pulled out a handful of tissues from the kitchen Kleenex box. Mom’s gift was secured.

Now all I had to do was wrap these thoughtful gifts up and put them under our tree, which consisted of several large branches cut off the bottom of one of our Junipers, stuck together in a wet bucket of sand and bedecked with antique ornaments found in dusty attic chests and multiple years of paper cup bells and other cherished decor fondly created by four kids.

Its the thought that counts, rightDuring my next naptime, a daily event required for Mom’s sanity, I sneaked into the upstairs hall closet to rummage through the carefully saved and folded wrapping paper accumulated from previous Christmases. I wrapped the presents as best I could. I couldn’t wait!

Christmas Eve was so exciting. I whispered to Mom that I needed to stay up late to put presents under the tree, she nodded, and ran interference in case anyone happened to drop by the living room.

That Christmas morning is engraved deeply in memory. Funny, I have no memory of the presents I received.

My gifts were a hit! Almost. Dad immediately lit a cigarette so he could use his ashtray. Dave placed his up on the dresser for pocket junk. Jane wore her jewelry. And Mom loved her Kleenex, making a show to pull them out of her pocket to use as she prepared dinner.

Ann’s gift didn’t go over so well.

“Mom!!!” She wailed, and as the middle child who necessarily had to assert herself frequently, she was good at it. “Eleanor gave me an EMPTY CORN PAD BOX!”

It was difficult for me to see the problem. Ann had complained only a few weeks ago because she didn’t have just such a box. It was a pretty bright yellow. I pretty much wanted Mom’s next empty corn pad box for my own use. Why was Ann so upset?

“She gave Jane jewelry! And I got an empty box!”

I did apologize to her years later when I had a more adult perspesctive on things and the subject came up over a glass (or more) of Dad’s homemade wine. We agreed that she had evened the score several times with her own antics. I think she may have scored higher than me, but I’ll let that one go.

After all, it’s the thought that counts, right?

–  Ellie Hadsall

“Take life into your own hands and make it happen. It’s your life; Lead it!” 


Follow this Cosmic Gathering blog to automatically receive future posts! (click on the blue in the right-hand column on this page)


Ellie Hadsall is an author and director of Cosmic Gathering, dedicated to unconditional support for your transformational journey.

Ellie’s Latest Book: PATHWALKER  (see side bar —–>)

Review: … This is the BEST non-fiction book I have read in years. I could not put it down! The story is super engaging, Eleni, the main character, is so wise and inspiring. The story of a community based on deep respect, for the earth, for nature, and for each other, gives me hope in these times of corruption, chaos and extreme unrest… more reviews


Ellie Note: Any ads inserted with this article are selected by WordPress to support free blogs, which I appreciate. The ads do not necessarily represent me or my works.

 

Want support on your life journey? Ellie is available for personal and spiritual mentoring. She assists you to resolve stuck circumstances, surmount obstacles, shift and stabilize your view of life into a positive zone, connect with your Divine nature, and become the valued Being you came to be. Clients experience no judgment, only new clarity and empowerment! For more information: http://www.CosmicGathering.com. Consults are available in person, on phone or via Skype.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements
Posted in Articles, Humor | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Christmas Dress I Didn’t Get

As a college sophomore subsisting on loans, I was excited when my boyfriend Ron suggested we go Christmas shopping together. He wanted me to try on dresses so he could choose one for my present.  I found a dress I absolutely adored – a hot pink knit with a black patent leather belt. I strongly hinted that this was the one I wanted.

When he invited me to spend Christmas with his family and casually mentioned, “Bring a dress and your black patent shoes in case we go dancing”, I was delighted to know I was getting that dress!

gift, present, red paper

On Christmas morning, his family convened around a colorful tree surrounded with presents. In my childhood, we had often been too poor to even buy a tree, so this was a treat. I received several gifts from his family but kept waiting for that big dress box that I was sure was hidden somewhere behind the tree.

Finally, he handed me my gift – a box so little it wouldn’t even hold the belt! I was deeply disappointed but smiled bravely, removing the paper.

Inside was a satin box. I opened it to reveal a dainty, shiny, golden watch. Speechless, I looked at him.

He explained, “You always ask me what time it is, so I thought you could use one. I didn’t want you to guess, so I misled you a little. Hope you’re not too disappointed about that dress.”

Gold watch, Christmas, present, giftWhat Ron did not know, was that as a little girl I had dreamed of owning a gold wristwatch. No one in our family owned a watch. I had vowed to myself, “Someday, Ellie, you’ll have a gold watch and then you will have made it in this world!”

Many Christmases have passed since that one long ago, but to this day, somehow, my husband Ron still knows what I want, what I need, often before I do.  And  he still manages to sneak in surprises.

I still think about that hot pink dress, though…

 – Ellie Hadsall

“Take life into your own hands and make it happen. It’s your life; Lead it!” 


Follow this Cosmic Gathering blog to automatically receive future posts! (click on the blue in the right-hand column on this page)


Ellie Hadsall is an author and director of Cosmic Gathering, dedicated to unconditional support for your transformational journey.

Ellie’s Latest Book: PATHWALKER  (see side bar —–>)

A Soul’s Journey Through Reincarnations

Review: … This is the BEST fiction book I have read in years. I could not put it down! The story is super engaging, Eleni, the main character, is so wise and inspiring. The story of a community based on deep respect, for the earth, for nature, and for each other, gives me hope in these times of corruption, chaos and extreme unrest… more reviews


Ellie Note: Any ads inserted with this article are selected by WordPress to support free blogs, which I appreciate. The ads do not necessarily represent me or my works

Posted in Articles | 2 Comments

Ahimsa Saves a Worm

“Ahimsa” is the practice of non-violence.
Treat all things with respect for their place in the scheme of life. All things are connected.
In practicing ahimsa, in return you attract no harm.
A tiny striped worm offered me a chance to practice ahimsa today.  It deserves another chance at life.
worm on a board looking toward green leaves in a garden

Champion Kale Eater

It and it’s relatives have been devouring our kale.

I brought kale leaves in, washed them thoroughly three times, soaked them in water to allow any critters to float out to be rescued. Then I patted the kale dry in a towel and stored it in the refrigerator for three days. I pulled it out to use in a green drink and found a few bad spots, so tore them off and put them in the trash. Now, the next morning, I find this one crawling its way out of our trash!! This is one tough critter.
Little Striped Worm is now back out in the garden, probably dining on more kale.
I’m okay with that. I’m also okay with the slight chance that I missed seeing a few more little worms and dined on them in my green drink.
The garden belongs to both of us. Accidents happen. It’s the circle of life.

 – Ellie Hadsall

“Take life into your own hands and make it happen. It’s your life; Lead it!” 


Follow this Cosmic Gathering blog to automatically receive future posts! (click on the blue in the right-hand column on this page)

Ellie Hadsall is an author and director of Cosmic Gathering, dedicated to unconditional support for your transformational journey.


Ellie’s Latest Book: PATHWALKER  (see side bar —–>)

Review: … This is the BEST non-fiction book I have read in years. I could not put it down! The story is super engaging, Eleni, the main character, is so wise and inspiring. The story of a community based on deep respect, for the earth, for nature, and for each other, gives me hope in these times of corruption, chaos and extreme unrest… more reviews


Ellie Note: Any ads inserted with this article are selected by WordPress to support free blogs, which I appreciate. The ads do not necessarily represent me or my works.

Posted in Articles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Visiting Your Attic Library

As a little girl, I used to sit cross-legged on our dusty, hot farmhouse attic floor, sweat running down my body, transfixed by old books.

SQ books, cat, mice, attic, pixabay

Photo by Gellinger (snippet), courtesy of Pixabay

Longfellow’s poetry. The “Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900” book with unedited first-person account of the survivors. My Great Grandfather Henry’s book on Animal Husbandry. An 1800’s Bible Correspondence Book. A yellowed newspaper with a minute-to-minute journal of Lincoln’s last day, including his pulse, respiration, and Mary Lincoln’s ongoing emotional state of mind. My Great Aunt Flora’s meticulously inscribed journal of her wounded soldier patients, medical supplies, and rag bandage inventory from her year as a front line WWI Red Cross nurse. Decades of National Geographic magazines. The Wind in the Willow’s children’s stories.

When engrossed in these words, all of the stifling heat, dripping sweat, dust, and investigating spiders disappeared. All that existed was my journey into another world.

I am the summation of the books and articles I’ve read. As an adult, I continue to learn from websites, audios, and videos. Yet childhood books and articles still weave through my life’s perspective, bringing innocence and hope.

“Take life into your own hands and make it happen. It’s your life; Lead it!” 


Follow this Cosmic Gathering blog to automatically receive future posts! (click on the blue in the right-hand column on this page)

Ellie Hadsall is an author and director of Cosmic Gathering, dedicated to unconditional support for your transformational journey.

Ellie’s Latest Book: PATHWALKER  (see side bar —–>)

Review: … This is the BEST non-fiction book I have read in years. I could not put it down! The story is super engaging, Eleni, the main character, is so wise and inspiring. The story of a community based on deep respect, for the earth, for nature, and for each other, gives me hope in these times of corruption, chaos and extreme unrest… more reviews


Ellie Note: Any ads inserted with this article are selected by WordPress to support free blogs, which I appreciate. The ads do not necessarily represent me or my works.

 

 

Posted in Articles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

If I Wear a Red Dress, I Can Do Anything

Did you ever have something you want to do but don’t have the nerve?

Go ahead. Do it.

The summer I turned sixteen, I bleached my long brunette hair into brassy blonde.

I didn’t have money for a salon so I attacked it myself with an sixteen-ounce bottle of hydrogen peroxide and a gigantic gulp of teenage courage.

I can’t really say how it looked to other people, but to me, I had arrived at a new level of awesome.

Do blondes really have more fun? Only if they think they do. And I did.

Suddenly my conversation became brilliant. I could hold my own against any female in our local town. Because I believed being blonde made me confident and cute, it did.

I smiled and teased with boys, as blonde girls do, and was delighted to find it worked.

joy, little girl swirling, in red, 2

Pixabay photo by Jill 111

I accepted a date with a popular boy who was three years my senior and then learned how to escape from a car when locked in by a boy who wanted to control me but couldn’t control himself. I got out unscathed but with an entirely new mindset about popular boys and a brand-new confidence that I could spit out powerful words when under pressure.

I remained a ravishing blonde through the next school year until spring, when three weeks before Prom, my mom gave me a perm that was advertised as safe for bleached hair. It wasn’t. My hair burned beyond repair, so I finally coughed up money for a salon, where I learned the only solution was a pixie haircut. It’s a cute cut but wasn’t in style until three years later. So, I was either way ahead of the fashion curve or a desperately disillusioned high school junior girl with a boy’s haircut.

I promptly earned the nickname of Elmer and decided to go with it. My prom date was a good friend who didn’t mind my pixie haircut (Thanks, Louis!). Then a week before Prom I had to get a smallpox vaccination which puffed up and scabbed over. I made it to prom in my sister-in-law’s party dress, sporting a burnt-blonde pixie cut and a band-aid on my arm. But it wasn’t a total loss. Louis knew the newspaper photographer, we got our photos in the Sunday morning paper, and my pixie cut looked, well…perky!

My hair grew out, I quit being blonde, and I reverted to life as a brunette until grey started creeping in – but I chose to think of it as silver. That’s another story.

Playing at being blonde taught me a lot.

I learned that who I am is not the color of my hair, but the beliefs in my head.

I learned that a flirting girl attracts guys who like flirts. I didn’t want to marry that kind of guy, so I quit flirting.

I learned it’s liberating to be brazen enough to experiment with new ways of being.

I learned I had a wise mom and dad who trusted me to experiment and learn.

I learned to summon an inner strength to stand up and defend myself against someone trying to control me.

I learned there were guys out there who would like me for who I am and not for how I looked.

I learned that by laughing with friends who nicknamed me Elmer, an experience that could have been painful, it became just another funny high school story.

I am the summation of my life’s adventures. Every one of them taught me something more about myself.

There is always something new waiting for me.

I’ve been thinking…I’ll bet if I wear a red dress, I can do anything.

-Ellie Hadsall

“Take life into your own hands and make it happen. It’s your life; Lead it!” 


Follow this Cosmic Gathering blog to automatically receive future posts! (click on the blue in the right-hand column on this page)

Ellie Hadsall is an author and director of Cosmic Gathering, dedicated to unconditional support for your transformational journey.


Ellie’s Latest Book: PATHWALKER  (see side bar —–>)

Review: … This is the BEST non-fiction book I have read in years. I could not put it down! The story is super engaging, Eleni, the main character, is so wise and inspiring. The story of a community based on deep respect, for the earth, for nature, and for each other, gives me hope in these times of corruption, chaos and extreme unrest… more reviews


Ellie Note: Any ads inserted with this article are selected by WordPress to support free blogs, which I appreciate. The ads do not necessarily represent me or my works.

 

Posted in Articles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Engage with the Full Moon

Today’s Full Moon provides energetic support for change.

1) It’s perfect timing to clear out debris. What are you ready to toss in the trash? Give away? Share?

moon w landscapes-1750128_1920 (6)

Pixabay photo by Ttinoo

2) It’s time to release from the unwanted. What are you ready to release? Undesirable habits? Stale relationships? Self-recrimination? Limiting beliefs? Conditioned buy-ins from the past that you know aren’t true?

3) Cleanse jewelry, gemstones, and crystals. Set them out in the moonlight (or next to a moonlit window). Gather them the following morning knowing they are fresh and cleansed of old accumulated energies.

4) Sit silently outdoors in the moonlight, barefoot. Listen to the music of nature, feel the breeze, smell the scent of grass, leaves, and soil. Place the soles of your feet and palms of your hands on the ground and allow the soothing moonlight to drift down into the top of your head, through your body and into the earth to ground you.

5) Meditate in the moonlight.

6) If you are a fire keeper, perform a fire in honor of the moon and nature.

7) Sit beneath the moon and review the many things in life that you have to be thankful for and commit to focus on those every day.

8) If clouds cover the moon, it’s still up there, shining. This magic still happens.

9) Sit beneath the moon and accept that you are a part of the universe, you belong here, you are valued, and you are loved.

Because you are.

-Ellie Hadsall

“Take life into your own hands and make it happen. It’s your life; Lead it!” 


Follow this Cosmic Gathering blog to automatically receive future posts! (click on the blue in the right-hand column on this page)

Ellie Hadsall is an author and director of Cosmic Gathering, dedicated to unconditional support for your transformational journey.


Ellie’s Latest Book: PATHWALKER  (see side bar —–>)

Review: … This is the BEST non-fiction book I have read in years. I could not put it down! The story is super engaging, Eleni, the main character, is so wise and inspiring. The story of a community based on deep respect, for the earth, for nature, and for each other, gives me hope in these times of corruption, chaos and extreme unrest… more reviews


Ellie Note: Any ads inserted with this article are selected by WordPress to support free blogs, which I appreciate. The ads do not necessarily represent me or my works.

Note: Add “line” to separate ending info from posted article

 

Posted in Articles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How Do You View the World?

What lens do you use to view the world?

girl i nboots holding camera

Be sure to choose your own.

No one’s lens can put your life into focus but yours.

And if your focus isn’t too good right now, you can adjust it.

Go ahead.

Picture life the way you always wanted it to be.

Be that person now.

(photo by Jessica Lewis, courtesy of Pexel)

“Take life into your own hands and make it happen. It’s your life; Lead it!” 


Follow this Cosmic Gathering blog to automatically receive future posts! (click on the blue in the right-hand column on this page)

Ellie Hadsall is an author and director of Cosmic Gathering, dedicated to unconditional support for your transformational journey.


Ellie’s Latest Book: PATHWALKER  (see side bar —–>)

Review: … This is the BEST non-fiction book I have read in years. I could not put it down! The story is super engaging, Eleni, the main character, is so wise and inspiring. The story of a community based on deep respect, for the earth, for nature, and for each other, gives me hope in these times of corruption, chaos and extreme unrest… more reviews


Ellie Note: Any ads inserted with this article are selected by WordPress to support free blogs, which I appreciate. The ads do not necessarily represent me or my works.

 

Posted in Articles | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sfizio Can Rock Your World

Have you sfizioed lately?

Sfizio is an Italian word with Greek origins that invites us to follow a whim.

Maybe it’s time to try something new, out-of-character, illogical, and adventurous.

You’ll find it to be surprisingly energizing.

Go somewhere you’ve never been, paint colorful graffiti on your wall, read a racy book, have lunch at a different restaurant, go alone to a movie you want to see even if no one else wants to (you can indulge in all the popcorn you want!), listen to a new genre of music, eat all four of those delectable fresh peaches at once, take a weekend road trip without your GPS, talk with a tree, anonymously leave cookies on your neighbor’s doorstep…

Sfizio

It’s surprising how many times a fleeting thought runs through our mind inviting us to do something “silly” or “different” but we ignore it because it’s “not what I do”, or “what will people think?”

Pardon me for asking – but who is living your life?

If a fun idea arises unannounced, something you didn’t conjure up in your own thinking, could it be intuition giving you a nudge?

It is a breath of fresh air? A push to un-stick yourself from a stagnant life? An opportunity to connect with some one, some thing, a new concept, that will bring the answers you have been seeking?

Following a whim hits your life re-fresh button.

How will you sfizio?

Ellie Hadsall

 

“Take life into your own hands and make it happen. It’s your life; Lead it!” 


Follow this Cosmic Gathering blog to automatically receive future posts! (click on the blue in the right-hand column on this page)

Ellie Hadsall is an author and director of Cosmic Gathering, dedicated to unconditional support for your transformational journey.


Ellie’s Latest Book: PATHWALKER  (see side bar —–>)

Review: … This is the BEST non-fiction book I have read in years. I could not put it down! The story is super engaging, Eleni, the main character, is so wise and inspiring. The story of a community based on deep respect, for the earth, for nature, and for each other, gives me hope in these times of corruption, chaos and extreme unrest… more reviews


Ellie Note: Any ads inserted with this article are selected by WordPress to support free blogs, which I appreciate. The ads do not necessarily represent me or my works.

Posted in Articles, Words that Change Lives | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Change with Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice offers energetic support for life change.

At Summer Solstice, Nature is preparing all life forms for the upcoming harvest. What plants are healthy and will bear fruit? Which plants are not proving vital? Their life force will be withdrawn and refocused toward lifeforms that provide harvest, or to provide for other flora and fauna. Summer is a time of “weeding” out what is not working and focusing one’s energy and intention toward that which is the priority.

flowers-meadow-wood-forestWhat do you need to weed out of your life? What beliefs, habits, and behaviors just don’t work anymore? Maybe they once did but they have lost their original value. Is it time to discard the past, leaving space in your life’s garden for new plants? Is something you planted (created) in the past bringing on a harvest that you find you no longer want? Are some weeds (old patterns) taking over your life, choking out your current life priorities and desires?

How to Change with Summer Solstice

  1. Write down every aspect of your life that doesn’t work. Be honest with yourself. If you avoid listing something, be aware of this and write it down anyway. We are going to do an exercise to weed it out, with the right timing.
  2. Choose one of the above. Under it, list the following:
  3. What evidence shows up on your life to demonstrate you need to change this?
  4. What is one positive action step you can take to address this? In other words, what can you do differently than you now do? What is within the realm of your current confidence or self-image that you can do?
  5. What do you fear happening if you make a change in this area? Why do you hesitate? What consequences might be uncomfortable? Is the discomfort of the imaginary consequence any worse than the consequences of continuing your currently disruptive action?
  6. How will you feel about your self when you release this old pattern to be skilled in a new, better one? Will you feel hopeful? Relieved? Liberated? Exhilirated? What difference will this make in your life?
  7. Bring this written information with you outdoors and lay down on a blanket in the grass, or on lounge chair, or on a porch or patio. If you cannot be outdoors, do it indoors and sit near an open window where nature can “breath” with you.
  8. Sit or lie down into a comfortable position. Close your eyes. Gently and slowly inhale, and exhale three times.
  9. Review once more the one area you chose to work with in #2 above. Envision it being slowly dissolved and replaced by a space filled with light.
  10. Upon completing the above, envision your chosen positive action as listed in #4 above. Imagine and then “feel” how light and revitalized you will be when expressing this action. “Feel” how light and revitalized you will be when this becomes the new you.
  11. sun, woman on mountain, pexels-photo-1168744Ask the Divine to anchor the “new you” into your personal field of consciousness.
  12. Meditate or immediately go to sleep in order to internalize this change.
  13. Upon awakening, act from your new possibility, regardless of what outer circumstances arise. Through physical action let the universe know you are committed to this shift. (Action continues to anchor the new self-image in your body.)
  14. Observe and write down changes that take place in your life as a result. No matter how small or insignificant; if you think it connects, write it down. This continues  integration of the “new you”.

Following Nature’s law, you have now assessed, released energetic drains, and refocused your mental and action resources on vitality and growth. Prepare to celebrate your upcoming harvest as your new seeds begin to bear healthy, fresh, higher quality fruit in your life.

Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year. The sun lingers, allowing us time at the end of the day for leisure after our many hours of toil. Nature abounds with flowers, fruits, vegetables, and the amazing insects and critter friends whose colors and sounds enrich our experience. Meditdate and take time to be grateful for the simple pleasures and bountiful gifts nature brings.

“Take life into your own hands and make it happen. It’s your life; Lead it!” 


Follow this Cosmic Gathering blog to automatically receive future posts! (click on the blue in the right-hand column on this page)

Ellie Hadsall is an author and director of Cosmic Gathering, dedicated to unconditional support for your transformational journey.

 


Ellie’s Latest Book: PATHWALKER  (see side bar —–>)

Pathwalker Review: This is the BEST non-fiction book I have read in years. I could not put it down! The story is super engaging, Eleni, the main character, is so wise and inspiring. The story of a community based on deep respect, for the earth, for nature, and for each other, gives me hope in these times of corruption, chaos and extreme unrest… more reviews


Ellie Note: Any ads inserted below this article are advertisements selected by WordPress to support their free blogs, which I fully appreciate. The ads do not necessarily represent me or my works.

 

 

 

 

Posted in Articles | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Not Buying Feels Wonderful

Sometimes not buying something you want is the right thing to do.

Recently I browsed for old towels at a Goodwill and came upon a gorgeous woven white blanket. It was large, in perfect condition, high quality, and the perfect blanket. It’s cost? $4.99.

white woven blanketBut I didn’t need it.

“Get it anyway – it’s too good to pass up” argued with “You don’t need it – leave it for someone else to find.”

I couldn’t resist, so put it in my cart and moved on. But my minimalist self wouldn’t let this go. “Someone else might want it who really needs it!”. I turned back toward the rack to hang the blanket back up and noticed a woman moving along the hanging linens, looking at….blankets. She looked tired and forlorn. Not finding any good blankets, she started to turn away.

“Are you looking for a blanket?”

“Yes, but there aren’t any today.”

“How about this one?” I pulled “my” blanket out of my cart and held it up.

“Oh, it’s gorgeous!”

“It’s yours if you want it. I don’t need it.”

“Oh, no! Get it – it’s too nice for you to pass up!”

“Actually, I kept thinking someone else might want it, so came to put it back. I think that person is you.”

After repeated protests, she finally accepted it and thanked me profusely.

Never have I so enjoyed not buying something as I did that gorgeous blanket.

– Ellie Hadsall

Take life into your own hands and make it happen. It’s your life; Lead it!” 


Follow this Cosmic Gathering blog to automatically receive future posts! (click on the blue in the right-hand column on this page)

Ellie Hadsall is an author and director of Cosmic Gathering, dedicated to unconditional support for your transformational journey.


Ellie’s Latest Book: PATHWALKER  (see side bar —–>)

Review: … This is the BEST non-fiction book I have read in years. I could not put it down! The story is super engaging, Eleni, the main character, is so wise and inspiring. The story of a community based on deep respect, for the earth, for nature, and for each other, gives me hope in these times of corruption, chaos and extreme unrest… more reviews


Ellie Note: Any ads inserted below this article are advertisements selected by WordPress to support their free blogs, which I fully appreciate. The ads do not necessarily represent me or my works.

 

Posted in Articles | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment