Wednesday Wisdom (8.10)

Joshua Tree National Park, Vince Lombardi quote

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.

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Wednesday Wisdom (3.23)

flowers next to boulder, blue sky

My desire
is always the same; wherever Life
deposits me:
I want to stick my toe
& soon my whole body
into the water.
I want to shake out a fat broom
& sweep dried leaves
bruised blossoms
dead insects
& dust.
I want to grow
something.
It seems impossible that desire
can sometimes transform into devotion;
but this has happened.
And that is how Iโ€™ve survived:
how the hole
I carefully tended
in the garden of my heart
grew a heart
to fill it.

Desire
~ Alice Walker

Wednesday Wisdom (11.4)

Some of the most life shaping decisions , quote

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.

Autumn Equinox

Happy Fall Y'all photo with seasonal tree background

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)

ย  โ€œCome said the leaves to the wind one day, Come oโ€™er the meadows and we will play. Put on your dresses of Scarlet and Gold, for Summer is gone and the days grow cold!โ€
George Eliot

Quote borrowed from Nuggets of Gold who shares lovely and insightful thoughts each Tuesday – be sure to check her out!