October 12, 2010
often, as i barrel along through the forest - not thinking much about where i'm going or what lies outside the forest - is it happiness, peace - serenity...or, the showdown showcase (name that gameshow?). anyway - there i go skipping and suddenly *boom* there is a tree i never noticed before standing right in my path. i'm unprepared so i didn't bring an axe or a saw. i'm not the strongest person, so battering it with my fist just seems to cause me injury...i too often forget to take a step back and look...because, heaven forbid i go backwards...right?
so there are days that i'm reminded that sometimes a step back to gain perspective is the right thing to do. that not everything i do means i have to crash headfirst into the tree blocking my path and perhaps if i had planned a bit better i could avoid that particular tree.
today on my i-pod - mercy (duffy), cry to me (solomon burke - rest in peace), words (ryan adams), out of my head (fastball), world spins madly on (the weepies), beast of burden (the rolling stones)
scribbled by Char
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Wise words today...wise words.ReplyDelete
I agree - very wise. Sometimes the fear of running headfirst into a tree keeps me from even taking a step. At least you are persevering!ReplyDelete
so true. slowing down and backing up can be the right move. i have a tendency to say "f*ck it" and steamroll ahead on a crash course that isn't always brilliant. argh. trying to train myself to STOP DOING THAT. yeesh.ReplyDelete
Sometimes I think it's those times when we step back, and look and absorb, that we do the most learning and growing.ReplyDelete
Not thinking much about where I'm going...I'm in the middle of that kind of running through the forest right now. Part of me thinks that I really need to get a plan and focus on it. Prepare myself for what I'm trying to do and then start moving. Defining the path rather than just going at things willy-nilly. You've got me thinking, Char.ReplyDelete
I have never been much of a planner or a worrier so I have encountered my fair share of trees...I have learned to embrace them...ReplyDelete
Excellent story today.There are many times I wish I'd planned better so that I didn't hit that tree. But I do find that when I step back and gain some perspective, sometimes an even greater path emerges.ReplyDelete
this can be so true - a need to step back. your post is very thought provoking and wise. thank youReplyDelete
a strong image to match your words .. my stops here are goldenReplyDelete
always worth the visit here. beautiful post.ReplyDelete
i enjoyed this post. a moment of peace in a very hectic day!ReplyDelete
Char,,,this is perfect...and I love your oprah idea you just posted ;)ReplyDelete
So true but I really hate going backwards.ReplyDelete
I don't get by often enough... I love a friday morning in my bathrobe when I can visit my bloggy friends.ReplyDelete
I had a full circle moment just this weekend when my daughter came home to try on wedding dresses. Life is good.
ha ~~ we are were on each other's sites at the same time !!ReplyDelete
I love when that happens.
except I haven't finished reading.. I was admiring that photo of your dad,
sorry that you lost photos!! how heartbreaking.
okay.. i'll read now. :)
oh, I'm with an earlier commenter , the fear of the tree keeps me from going into things.ReplyDelete
I am fortunate to have seen the light through the trees...they may bump me on my way, I may have to go around ones which have fallen...BUT I keep heading forward.ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping in...you forgot to tell me your FAVE pin, but I appreciate your feedback on the ETSY Show.
HUGS and apologies for not passing by as often as I would like.
Your posts are always filled with GREAT substance...and I think your "What I Learned" series would be a HUGE hit!!!
Erghhh...I could use some stepping back myself. Thank you for the reminder. And your latest post sounds very interesting...now, what have I learned? Hmmm...ReplyDelete
So true ... we all need to slow down, breathe deep, take it all in, relax. We all need a plan. But you know, sometimes, even then, you can manage to run headlong into a tree. But I've noticed, those tend to be the times I learn the most on my journey ...ReplyDelete