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 this in my head ever since I came across it the other day. I’ll admit the message may be a bit morbid, but it’s certainly on point. Life’s too short to be anything but full of those things that bring you joy. (smile)
Photo taken (appropriately enough) on Isle of Skye, Scotland.
With everything going on lately, this passage really resonated. Sometimes the best you can do is remember that you can find the strength within you.
As a side note, with a busy fall coming up, it may be a bit quiet around this space. Although I do intend to keep up with the photo challenges and maybe a few random posts here and there. Really I just want to keep this space as a happy place and not let it slide into obligation. This blog has never been that and thus it has survived over two years now! (In writing that, I just realized I missed my 2-year blogiversary – oops!) I just need a bit of time to regroup and relax – no doubt I’ll be back in full swing in no time! (smile)
Also, a quick shout-out to my niece who turns 1 today!! (big happy auntie smile)
This theme seems to be popping up every time I turn around lately, so it seemed an appropriate thought for today. Cheers to moving closer to the weekend as well! 🙂
I came across this quote a few months ago and it’s stuck with me ever since. In fact, it has swiftly become my counter-argument every time I find myself mentally saying “I could never…” It’s shown me how often I stand in my own way by failing to believe in myself; a hard observation, but also incredibly freeing…