This has become my new favorite quote these days. The idea that you face each challenge, learn from it, then let it go is a theme that I keep hearing over and over, almost as if someone’s trying to tell me something… (*ahem*). I suppose it is a good thought to ponder – and to apply. Liberally. (smile)
The last week or so I’ve felt like my life has been totally out of my control. Everything I’ve purposefully tried to do has fallen apart and it seems the only things that do work out are obligations foisted upon me by outside forces. It’s been incredibly frustrating.
I’m not really sure how to regain control of the situation (or as much control as any one of us can have). I dream of living a more purposeful life, but the reality is much more difficult to come by. Instead I keep daydreaming about a weekend escape, just by myself. I think I’m going to have to make that happen… I need a “reset” weekend.
Oh but perhaps never really enough…at least not for this introvert! 😉
is always the same; wherever Life
I want to stick my toe
& soon my whole body
into the water.
I want to shake out a fat broom
& sweep dried leaves
I want to grow
It seems impossible that desire
can sometimes transform into devotion;
but this has happened.
And that is how I’ve survived:
how the hole
I carefully tended
in the garden of my heart
grew a heart
to fill it.
~ Alice Walker
I Got Kin
So that your own heart
So God will think,
I got kin in that body!
I should start inviting that soul over
For coffee and
Because this is a food
Our starving world
Because that is the purest
I’ve had reason to really ponder these words lately. Now that I have a clearer idea of what I can’t live without it makes me both excited and incredibly impatient to make the necessary changes. But I’ve also learned in life that sometimes it’s important to give the “good enough” the respect and gratitude it deserves for getting you where you are.
This seemed appropriate given that I’m currently trekking through foreign lands and loving every step. (smile) And it also sums up my wanderlust perfectly!
Picture was taken in the Painted Desert / Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona.
This one’s dedicated to my mom, who loved those fields…
Normally I cringe a little every time I see this particular phrase on a sign or Pinterest, but today I’m embracing it. This summer has been particularly challenging for many reasons and so I am even happier than usual to leave it behind and dance right into autumn. Granted the weather hasn’t really caught up with the calendar yet here in the desert, but I see the beautifully shining light at the end of the tunnel! So here’s to my favorite time of year – the cooler weather, the longer nights, and all the glorious colors. (blissful smile)
“Come said the leaves to the wind one day, Come o’er the meadows and we will play. Put on your dresses of Scarlet and Gold, for Summer is gone and the days grow cold!”
Quote borrowed from Nuggets of Gold who shares lovely and insightful thoughts each Tuesday – be sure to check her out!