Monday, November 28, 2011
Something to think about.......
I found this on Pinterest a long time ago and there are some projects rolling around in my head that involve this amazing little graphic--I just have to organize them a little bit before I pull the trigger.
What I take from this is that there are going to be things that happen to me--some will be beyond amazing, some will be heart-breaking, and some will be monotonous and mundane--but it's my responsibility to show up to all of them ready to go. Sometimes I do-----but a lot of times I struggle to make my presence known in life's moments in any kind of significant way. I trudge there in a grumpy mood and put in a lack luster effort, or I march to the moment full of fire and brimstone and am pretty unpleasant to be around because I think I should try and prove something, or I just don't show up at all and come up with a lame excuse of why I just "can't make it."
I can think of a handful of really big moments in my life where what I brought to them made them even more amazing than they already were or where what I brought to them made them better when they were about to really blow. And that's sad. I should be able to think of bucketfuls of moments like that. I'm 34 for goodness sakes (yikes--that's crazy).
I needed to find this saying today in my out-of-control "downloads" file on my computer (that baby needs cleaning out in a bad way) as I'm about to head into the crazy-land that is December. When I'm overwhelmed, feeling stretched, or tired I don't always bring the best to a situation. And I don't want to think back and know that something could have been fantastic, tolerable, or even interesting if I'd just come better equipped!