One Week – A Microcosm of Life

Key-Lime-Pie-SliceThis week has been a small slice of my life:

I planted flowers in my garden, which brings me great joy.2015-05-13 18.46.14

I saw one child, a sophomore in High School, through a college level history class and the 3½ hour exam for college credit that followed. Much angst here, only a little of it mine.

ertI battled one French II neo-nazi teacher (oh the irony).

I solidified a summer in Scotland for two, then three, then four.scotland.aspx_

I saw my first born graduate from UW-Madison (Katie Couric was phenomenal by the way… probably the best commencement speech I’ve ever heard). The entire event left this, generally less than teary one, with rivers of tears staining her face.IMG_0410

I did brunch the Sunday following Saturday’s graduation which included a parent with dementia, potential future in-laws and my karate Sensei at the same table, followed by moving out of the Evans Scholars house on campus, Monday.

Ccnm AND early yesterday morning (Tuesday) left with said scholar for Toronto via Chicago and subsequently Detroit, which was a treat, so we can visit Canada’s only Naturopathic Medical school today, Wednesday.

Things that happened along the way? Another blog entirely, much of it over-the-top, forehead slapping frustrating.

Which is my point.

You can’t plan for what goes wrong.

You can’t plan for what goes incredibly right.

All you can do is take a breath…a deep breath…then, count to ten in as many languages as imagesyou know. When you’ve completed that task, open your eyes, look around and hug the ones nearest you, while saying a quick prayer of thanks that they are yours to love.

Then, wake up tomorrow and do it all again.o-WAKING-UP-IN-THE-MORNING-facebook

First, kiss the one beside you and tell that person how grateful you are to have him/her in your life.How-to-Kiss-3

Be well my friends and may you cherish the wonderful moments on your journey and leave all the crap behind.

Slainte! Happy Reading. Leigh.

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14 Responses to One Week – A Microcosm of Life

  1. That sounds like one heck of a week! Props to you, Leigh!

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    • leighmorgan1 says:

      Some weeks nothing happens—nothing much anyway—then all of sudden, life descends. And voila, we step into the moment and wonderful things happen. Sometimes those wonderful things involve planning a funeral and a fitting memorial service within days, I’ve been there, and yet it happens because we rise to the challenge. Here on Main Street, we’ve have plenty of challenges lately, and few of them good, yet, each and every one of us has taken the time to: celebrate, grieve, decompress, breathe, heal, love, laugh, mourn, etc…and we’re still here. Here’s to life lived with Happily-Ever-After in mind, no matter what life throws our way. Thanks as always for visiting and commenting, Hope! We love you.

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  2. Romance lover says:

    With all that on your plate, how do you ever find time for writing? I am always amazed by people that can do it all. Hats off to you, Leigh, don’t slow down. BTW, thanks for the Katie Couric link. That was a remarkable speech. I’m sure your daughter enjoyed it.

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    • leighmorgan1 says:

      Life happens when we’re planning for other things…a soft quote from John Lennon. He nailed it. We just move through what is and we hope for something more. I think the trick is to love where we are now and embrace it. That’s all I’m trying to do. Embrace life. I think that may be at odds with my whole: “I want to be Richard Branson” thing, but maybe not.

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  3. susanrhughes says:

    Sounds like you have a full and interesting life.

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    • leighmorgan1 says:

      Susan, you have young children. What you do in a week would make my month look like a day at the park. I am in awe, daily, of those parents–like you–I know who parent, work, clean, cook, bathe, deal with teachers like my son’s French Teacher (who needs a good spanking), and still manage to call their parents and grandparents and mow their lawns. My point is: life is full and can be frustrating…let’s laugh when we can and enjoy what we have, because it leaves us way too quickly. Kudos to you and all you do!

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  4. E. Ayers says:

    Geesh, Leigh! I’m so glad my days tend to be boring! And tell that grad I said congrats! I know you are proud of her!

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  5. Mona Risk says:

    Leigh, Congratulations for the graduating kid and for surviving graduation week. They make good memories.

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    • leighmorgan1 says:

      Yes, they do! I’ve been lucky that she wants me to go with her to visit potential med schools. It’s been quite a ride so far 🙂


  6. Carol says:

    “My point is: life is full and can be frustrating…let’s laugh when we can and enjoy what we have, because it leaves us way too quickly.” This is so true, Leigh. We never know.
    Yes, John Lennon nailed it with his quote also. Thanks for the reminder. Congratulations on your graduating child, A happy and proud moment!

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  7. Joan Reeves says:

    Such a wise post. Thank you.

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