Archives For Stress release

Dogs and life

August 4, 2021

I take my dogs to the grassy field

I watch them play with abandon

Down the hill like racing cheetahs

back up the hill like prancing stallions

Down and up

Down and up

Playing with the same red ball

A fourth or fifth replacement

from the original model

I think how crazy it is

that they enjoy the same routine

They are happy to take

their mirror image strides

Over and over again

Resting in their usual spots

Their mouths wide open

soaking in air

They look like they’re smiling

Maybe they are

They have life figured out after all

This is the fourteenth (#14) in a series of 100-word posts I plan to write. My ultimate goal is to create 100 of these 100-word posts in no set time frame. Thanks for following along!

Written by Heidi Woodard

Mindful abundance

November 4, 2019

fall sky

I gave myself an unexpected gift today

It cost nothing but patience and introspection

It had been some time since I opened up my head

To receive the lessons that one can only unearth

When you say “no” to pings and “yes” to prayer

“No” to calls and “yes” to callings

“No” to distractions and “yes” to darlings

“No” to surfing and “yes” to serving

Turning away from all screens

Looking directly into another’s eyes

Being in the moment

Why do we choose in our painfully brief lives

To fill the gaps with meaninglessness?

Overflow them with mindful abundance instead

 

This is the ninth (#9) in a series of 100-word posts I plan to write. 

My ultimate goal is to create 100 of these 100-word posts in no set time frame. Thanks for following along!

Written by Heidi Woodard

Jaycee painting

Painting by my daughter

 

It’s hard not to try to cram every moment

of significant importance into every day.

I would argue it’s even harder to stop and appreciate

what others may gloss over as insignificant.

I woke up today and, although sleep deprived,

I know I have my loved ones still here with me.

I have a house and a dog.

I have a car to take me to the job I am blessed to keep.

I choose to remember that my earnings

do not translate into my value.

The quality of relationships greatly outweighs

the quantity of casual connections.

I am loved.

 

This is the eighth (#8) in a series of 100-word posts I plan to write. 

My ultimate goal is to create 100 of these 100-word posts in no set time frame. Thanks for following along!

Written by Heidi Woodard