In Other Words (Quotes) · Wednesday

January 7, In Other Words Blog Hop

In Other Words

The quote for January 7

“Life is not so much about beginnings and endings as it is about going
on and on and on. 
It is about muddling through the middle.”

Anna Quindlen

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Two Shoes Tuesday · Uncategorized · Wednesday

Wednesday, lots of beginnings…

I’m really good at beginning projects.
I like planning my next great idea.   
I love the shopping for the parts and pieces.   
I have fun getting everything ready.
Then I begin the project, whatever it may be, and it’s great.

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Then I run into a problem.
It’s procrastination, I think.
But maybe not.

What happens is I come up with another idea.
 I start thinking and planning and getting everything that’s needed.

yayAnd I start the new great thing.
Of course , that leaves the previous great thing undone.

I have decided I am not going to start anything new until I finish the
afghan
curtain panels
cross-stitch picture
Teddy’s box
recipe book
pattern book
 storage closet organizing
guest closet organizing
hem 2 pair of pants

this is getting embarrassing so I’ll stop, although, there is more.

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Today, I think I need to finish something before there is another beginning.

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Daily Prompt · Friday · observations · someone said · Uncategorized

Friday, Daily Prompt, share a favorite quote…

Do you have a favorite quote that you return to again and again? What is it, and why does it move you?

I collect quotes and have lots that I like.  There are several that are favorites but one that I think of quite often is something that ee cummings said;

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”

This is so true!  It doesn’t matter how old we are; we are never really grown up.  Bigger and older on the outside maybe.  But inside we are all little kids just trying to make sense of the world and trying to find where we fit in the scheme of things.

kittensWhat seems to be the easy thing to do is to be whoever and whatever others think we are…or should be.  In some ways that is the easy way, little conflict and rarely confrontation.  At least not that anyone, including ourselves, can see.  But it is a different story inside our heads and hearts.

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When we take a path of non-resistance or blind obedience there is a lot of conflict and little peace within.  We hurt ourselves and in the end we hurt others.  In this world, wherever we find ourselves, we are in that place for a purpose that no one else can fulfill. That place and purpose is ours alone to make whole and complete.

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When we take the easy way and become someone we were never meant to be everybody loses.  It takes “courage to become who you really are” and great strength to overcome all those around us who want what they think is best for us. Be strong, life is good if you don’t weaken.

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