Rebel

Nature shows us

There is a need for

Universal rules

As part of the

Ordered chaos

Supporting all forms of life

On our planet

I respect nature’s rules

And I try to abide by

Spiritual ones

But I will always

Rebel against

Certain rules of man

The ones that limit us

From being all that we can

E.A. Fussell

11.28.2022

Fence sitting before flight

Perched precariously

Between two futures

Straddling the fence

Not knowing which way to go

Wanting to sit comfortably still

Resting for a spell

Knowing I never will

Praying for direction

Before I take flight

It’s time to catch the wind

Spread my wings

And soar to new heights

E.A. Fussell

11.27.2022

Aging female songs

Perimenopause

Menopause

Postmenopause

Songs of an aging female

Life plays many versions of these tunes

Whether we like them or not

Expanding

Contracting

Expanding

Like an accordion

Our bodies are constantly changing

Often beyond our control

Life pushes our buttons

Squeezes

Pulls

Pushes some more

Keeping us ever wondering

What version of the song comes next

Good nutrition

Faithful exercise

Prayer and meditation

Cannot always sway

The radical hormonal changes

Life keeps playing, and playing, and playing

I am like an accordion

Trying to play my own tune, see a smaller point on the scale

But my hormones have shifted (again)

Now they prefer to expand

I am soaked thru with sweat, frustration, and a primal cry

Life doesn’t listen, it simply hangs me out to dry

E.A. Fussell

11.19.2022

Shoo them away

“You cannot keep birds from flying over your head but you can keep them from building a nest in your hair.” Martin Luther

We can’t stop bad suggestions from entering our thought world, but we can choose not to dwell or act on them.

As we turn back our clocks today we are given an extra hour of opportunity.

Be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Romans 12:2 KJV

This version

We are constantly transforming:
physically,
emotionally,
intellectually,
spiritually.

We don’t notice the small changes that are constantly happening until we look in the mirror one day and realize how quickly
all those little changes
have become visible.

Distractions abound. We are often focused on a chore, task, errand, goal while time keeps marching on and life keeps transforming with each passing year. Not just for us but for our loved ones too.

Sometimes the changes are subtle, sometimes profound, sometimes devastating. We never really know what any given day may bring our way.

Let’s take some time to appreciate the current version
of ourselves,
our family,
our friends,
our life.

E.A. Fussell
10.29.2022

Chang no to ON

Change your circumstances. Reprogram your thinking by switching “no” to “ON”.

When someone tells you “no”, think game “ON”. List ways to overcome or get around the no. Use your imagination, step outside your comfort zone, there is always a way to get where you want to go.

Sure, there may be times when no is the appropriate answer and abiding by it is the correct response. But more often than not, “no” can be an obstacle tossed out by life to see just how much you really desire an outcome and test just how much effort are you willing to contribute to the pursuit of your purpose. Obstacles can only hold you back if you allow them to. Faith can move mountains of “no” when you are “ON” a focused mission.

If you can believe something is possible, you can achieve it.

Ann Fussell
10.25.2022

Un-hurry yourself

Honey child
Your energy introduces you
Before you even speak
Un-hurry yourself

In this age of speed
Where we are bombarded
With information
It is invigorating to
Slow down
Rest your brain a minute
Or longer

In this age of distraction
Turn off the noise and chatter
Focus on this moment
Hear the whisper
Of your own soul
Bask in the luxury
Of awareness

In this age of constant
Movement
Where being busy is idolized
Allow yourself to hit pause
Find a comfortable place to sit
“Do” nothing
Just “be”

High speed internet, busyness
An overfilled schedule
Are all obstacles to attaining
Whatever you are seeking
It’s counterintuitive but it works
Take time to do nothing
And something will occur

Uncomfortable
Yes, sitting with yourself
With your own thoughts
Disconnected from the
Digital world
Listening to your soul
Can be very uncomfortable

The more uncomfortable it is
The more you need it
So take time for yourself
Let go of the pressure to be
Constantly busy
Disconnect
To truly connect

Honey child
You are enough just as you are
But if you insist on being more
Un-hurry yourself

E.A. Fussell
10.26.2022

Fierce and beautiful

We are dynamic creatures
Housing many forms of energy

Ignore the push and pull
Of the outside world

It’s just noise
An illusion

Meant to distract and minimize
Hold you back from being

You

Stand firm and fierce
Let yourself bloom

Ignore the enemy’s chatter
His timeline is limited

The battle was won
Before we were created

He can’t do anything to
Change the outcome

But he wants you
To think he can

Believer
Take a deep breath

Remember whose you are

E.A. Fussell
10.14.2022