I was thinking that there was a challenge to write a post entitled “A Good Day”, not sure where I saw it now but I wanted to try out the new Mesh App .
(I am hoping this does not give access to my dashboard as it wouldn’t let me use the basic link as I was signed in)
Anyway, I used to walk a dog called Benji ( a lovable Black Labrador) for some elderly friends and one of the things we loved to do was to go to the beach together. Instead of writing a post with lots of words about a good day, I though i would let my pictures do the talking . At this stage I am finding Mesh just a little bit cumbersome to use but as it is new they are working on the bugs every day so I will enthusiastically look forward to playing with it some more.
Hope you enjoy a good day at one of my favourite local beach spots with one of my best mates. He is still patiently waiting for me to get back to him on the next walk…. so far has been waiting for a long time since the last outing …. and yes.. I feel guilty about that 🙂 He has been with me during the darkest of times, and for that I will never forget his wonderful personality. He is, by the way, … very much still alive even though it doesn’t sound like it . I have just been busy with other life challenges and need to get back to my old friend.
So yesterday, I finally got to redeem a long awaited gift from a dear friend , across the “ditch” ( from Australia) in New Zealand. We were childhood besties, and even though over 50 years has past and we rarely if ever see eachother, we are keeping that friendship alive via cyberspace and that is something to be ever thankful for technology for !!
Earlier this year, after the passing of my father , which had been a very stressful six months, I shared a deal on Facebook from one of those “super deal marketing sites ” ; this was a great value local package here on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland and I made an off the cuff comment about how I could do with this and so could some of my friends. Not being very financial I didn’t take the offer up myself but had shared it in case anyone wanted to take it up. At the time I had also contracted Ross river Virus which had left me feeling achy and tired and generally pretty awful for a few months.
The next day I got an email from the marketing company to say that I had been gifted an hour and a half of Bliss by my dear old friend. How awesome is that? When you haven’t seen someone for years and yet such a lovely connection is still there. She even tolerates my little quips on FB that accuse her of taunting me into some very risky behaviours as a child resulting in more than a few scrapesSuffice it to say, she was a leader !!!!
Back to the massage…. The time during the massage was just blissful….. the woman had a darkened room, with some beautiful oils to scent the air and her touch was just perfect for what I needed. She had a very peaceful kind of meditation music track playing with soft drumbeats that lulled me into a sleepy state….
Until the chimes started!!
Now I know from practicing Transcendental Meditation for few years that you are not supposed to be in a prone position and not supposed to go to sleep ( although inevitably that can be the case from my experience!!) but I sooo wanted to drift off. Every time the chimes cut in it was like being called for dinner in my grandparents day 🙂 So for an hour I lay blissfully drifting and running to dinner in my dreams !
I must say that apart from the dinner calls … it as very relaxing. Add to this bliss a mini facial for the next thirty minutes and i was soon drifting on a cloud of bliss.
After leaving there, and because it was in a beautiful beachside area, i took my camera for a little wander to find some birds ( of course) and I was not disappointed. I have not yet processed those images but will follow with a post including them next.
What I wanted to finish with was the after effects of this massage ….. apart from feeling relaxed, I went on to feeling quite unwell later in the day and into the evening.
I was wondering if any of my fellow bloggers who are physicians or health bloggers know if this is to do with the lymphatic system as it has happened twice to me now. The time before was after an intense reflexology chines foot massage a few years ago. Just a general feeling if being unwell and feeling slightly sick in the stomach. Today I still feel a little sluggish and weird and I am now scouring blogs in search of mild detox drinks that I can make to help my body seeing as it looks as if it is full of toxins , without causing me to pass out, give up food or other such dramatic suggestions.
My world through my camera …. while I practise mindfulness and being in the moment as often as I can, I am never the less inclined to record so much of what I see on a day to day basis. I find solace behind the lens, it brings me joy to create beautiful images and fulfilment to record something that just needs to be told. I fell as if my camera at times is just an extension of myself and it will find an image in what may be the tiniest little part of the day or the world around me . Living with depression for much of my life I have been able to use it as a tool to refocus ( pardon the pun)