I'm not the best with waiting. I was the child that wanted to peek at the gifts before Christmas and the one who hated to have to wait for report cards to be issued. I've always been more of a "right now" kind of a girl.
Every autumn I think of a quote, whose origin I have yet to discover, that simply states: The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let dead things go. This year more than ever before I think the wisdom of this sentiment rings true in ways I have only just begun … Continue reading Soft Rebellion and the Lovely Dead
Today I watched The Goonies with a 9 and a 10 year old because indoctrinating children into things 80s is what one does when one is babysitting all week; they find everything so novel and fascinating. But as I was watching, do you know what I realized? I am apparently far older than I feel … Continue reading Being Older
Today I decided to do something I hadn't done with one foot yet: Yoga I'm not talking about just a floor practice, either. There were no warrior poses but I did everything else. And do you know what I discovered? Yoga with one foot is really challenging. I can hear my friend Ani channeling Alan … Continue reading To Leap, Or Not To Leap
Remember how I’m always saying that what you need to hear will come to you when you need it?
Yeah. That happened.
“And this, too, shall pass.”
This is a proverb indicating that all material conditions, positive or negative, are temporary and time solves all problems.
I once read that the great Abraham Lincoln used to have a grand affinity for this proverb. On September 30, 1859, Abraham Lincoln included a similar story in an address before the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society in Milwaukee. This is what he said;
“It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: “And this, too, shall pass away.”
How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction!
When we are in trouble, we feel that we are the only person who is facing these mountains full of doubts…
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I'm pretty sure there were snow showers after I was admitted to the hospital in April and we've already had snow this fall. The trees were bare when I went in and they're almost bare again. That's a long time to do a whole lot of nothing, especially for an otherwise active soul.
Kim is another blogger on a health related journey. When I asked a question earlier this week, she brought me good sense and logic with kindness and humor. (Gah! I so want to have coffee with this lady!) Then something even more magical happened, something that as a writer I adore: What she said to … Continue reading Reblog: Trust Me, Eat The Monkey
It's not a secret that my life isn't exactly going as planned at the moment and at times the proverbial wrenches in the works are so outrageous that it's almost as though God's throwing the worst at me to see how I will respond like a modern day Job. I'm not going to lie, there … Continue reading Finding Happy
Once déjà vu hit and I stalkerbooked my old photo albums, everything came back.
I drifted up to the ticket kiosk. Black leggings, black and white sweater, a bajillion chains around my long neck, very dangly chain earnings, nose ring, all the black eye makeup... drifting in my wheelchair in the Army hospital. Cause that's how I roll.