© 2011 Lynsey

Coming home

Weekends are often about trying to cross a few chores off the list. Cram in a movie. Catch up with whanau. Cook. Clean. Fix. Make. Repair. Tidy. Dump. Do. You know the story – you go back to work on Monday to recover from the weekend. I ran out of steam on Sunday afternoon, quite suddenly. Fine one moment, power nap the next. Hey, I don’t care these days, it’s called ‘paying attention to your body’.

I dropped off to sleep and it was one of those wonderful free dives into the ocean – deep, dark, endless.

I woke some time later beyond refreshed. I could recall the edge of a dream – the feeling rather than any specifics. I felt terrific – the feeling was as though I’d been away for a very long time – a very extended journey, and now I was back. Back, and feeling great about having been there and back.

I wondered about this – for me it’s a time when the fragrance of change is in the air. Autumn. Seasons. Flavours. I’m ready to come back – ready for the changes that are shaping up. It feels good. Great.

I know a number of you are on the road or are on journeys or are out of sight of land. You know who you are. It’s ok. It’ll work out fine. Come home, come back when you’re ready. Don’t rush it, there’s no need. Trust yourself. We love you. Look for the signs. Find the wings. The road awaits. It’s within. Your heart. Your dream.

02. Every day is an opportunity for a new beginning.
19. Every day make time for yourself.
36. Every day be still. Connect to your inner being. Listen and be guided by it.


  1. Karen Cornell
    Posted April 10, 2011 at 6:33 am | #

    Thank you for this post, especially the last paragraph. I printed it and gave it to my sister and her two teenage children. They’ve all been drifting, trying to find their way. I printed the paragraph, read it to them, and gave them each a copy. They know who they are.

  2. Lynsey
    Posted April 10, 2011 at 6:45 pm | #

    Thanks, Karen, for stopping by and for sharing with us and with your family – best wishes to you and yours – it’ll all work out better than you can imagine in the end.

  3. Jill Alexander
    Posted April 24, 2011 at 9:45 pm | #

    A new look at Fresh New Day and “the” most pertinent piece of writing I’ve read in ages – this last paragraph – it resonates – what special people you two are – and I know you are doing the right things with FND!

  4. Lynsey
    Posted April 24, 2011 at 10:56 pm | #

    Hi Jill – thanks for dropping by and, as ever, your kind and encouraging comments. xoL

  5. Trev
    Posted April 26, 2011 at 9:46 am | #

    I LOVE this. You inspire me Linny G.

  6. Lynsey
    Posted April 26, 2011 at 10:29 pm | #

    My job here is done! Thanks, Trev – back at you my friend.

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