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Friday, truth or tale…

 Friday
I write a story that will be truth or tale.
Some stories will be 100% truth (or close to it) others will be 100% tale.
Most will be a little bit of both.
You can decide where the story belongs.

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Image by Ryan McGuire from Pixabay

Every Easter the Easter Bunny would come on Saturday night and hide two baskets filled with goodies, one for a boy and one for a girl.  Each basket would have chocolate bunnies and eggs, jelly beans, and eggs their Mommy boiled and decorated. They weren’t sure how those eggs got in the baskets.  Maybe Mommy left a note for the Bunny or something.  There would also be toothbrushes because with all the candy their teeth would rot if they didn’t brush them. The best part was the surprise that would be in the baskets.  Something special just for them.

The brother and sister got up early on Easter morning and impatiently waited for Mommy and Daddy to wake up and have their coffee. Once the coffee was done with it was time to search for the baskets.  It was great fun.  The Easter Bunny was pretty good at finding hiding places in their house. When they found the baskets they would be so happy with all the candy and eggs but especially with the surprises chosen by the Easter Bunny.

One year when they showed their parents the baskets and the wonderful surprises Mommy and Daddy tried to tell them that the bubble bath was for the little girl and the cap gun was for the little boy. But they wouldn’t exchange the baskets.  The Easter Bunny knew what he was doing and gave each of them the perfect surprise. After that year the surprises were of a more general nature, like socks.

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Monday Musings…

“Wherever you go,
go with all your heart.”
Confucius

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Photo by Larissa Barbosa from Pexels

This quote really made me think.  How often do I go somewhere with all my heart? The honest answer is not often.  Usually, I go about my day without much thought about where I am going or what I am doing. I certainly don’t put much of my heart into the where’s or what’s of my day. 

At best I am being lackadaisical and indifferent to my surroundings. To be honest, by not putting my heart into my days is somewhat arrogant and definitely apathetic.  I have never thought of myself in those terms before.  Maybe lackadaisical or lazy but not indifferent, arrogant, or apathetic.

To not live with all your heart is really being unthankful for all of life.
I don’t want to be that person!
Obviously, changes must be made in my mindset or heart-set if you will.
I am starting today!

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Friday, truth or tale

Friday
I will write a story that will be truth or tale.
Some stories will be 100% truth (or close to it) others will be 100% tale.
Most will be a little bit of both.
You can decide where the story belongs.

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Image by equinquis from Pixabay

It was a matter of life and death.
It was important that she ask the right questions.
It was also important that she understand the answers.
She took a deep breath;

Who?    Us.
What?   Leave.
When?   Now.
Where?   Away.
Why?   Must.

She asked the right questions.
She understood the answers.
She was ready.
Then she woke up.

 

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Monday Musings…

“Failure is just another way to learn
how to do something right.”
Marian Wright Edelman

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Image by Deedster from Pixabay

I think all successful people would agree with this quote.  Edison didn’t get the light bulb to work on the first try and Bell had to try many times before he could talk to someone on a phone.  I am very thankful that they were not defeated by failure.  I don’t understand how their inventions work but I am very happy they persevered.  Life would be very different and probably very difficult if successful people saw failure as final.

It isn’t easy to admit there has been a failure especially when the same failure occurs over and over.  It is easy to give up and say, “I can’t”. But that is the real failure. Sure, sometimes I have given up and felt sorry for myself, felt stupid, and gone to bed in tears. But the morning always comes, the tears are gone, I remember that I am not stupid and feeling sorry for myself is a waste of time. So, I get up determined to try again and again and again and again until I have figured out what needs to be done, how to do it, and get it done. There are also mornings when I realize that what I want isn’t the best for me (or anyone else) and it’s time to do something different.  I don’t think that is failing. I believe it is another aspect of learning and part of life. 

Though I haven’t done anything great for humanity, I have learned a lot from my failures and on occasion have been able to help others with my lessons.  That in itself is worth the effort to succeed.

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Friday, truth or tale…

Something new for Friday.
I will write a story that will be truth or tale.
Some stories will be 100% truth (or close to it) others will be 100% tale.
Most will be a little bit of both.
You can decide where the story belongs.

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Image by GLady from Pixabay

Fifty was her favorite birthday. As a child, she did what she was told, as a teen she rebelled, as a young woman she was sad and lost. But at fifty, she felt like she finally knew who and what she was meant to be.  It was a lovely liberation from the chains of the past.

It was like she was at last free of the cocoon that held her prisoner for so long. She decided to mark the day in a special way. She got a tattoo of a butterfly! A butterfly just beginning to open its wings to take flight. Perfect!

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Monday Musings…

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Our fears are more numerous than our dangers,
and we suffer more in our imagination
then in reality.
Seneca

I think this is true for most people.  I know my imagination can run amok at times.  It is smart to give thought to what we are doing and where we are going but we do have to be careful not to let the negative “maybe’s” take over. I am guilty of that but I am better than I used to be in controlling those crazy maybe’s. There are a lot of scary “what if’s” and “could happen’s” in life but there are also lots of wonders and delightful surprises.

Bad things can happen but more often good things happen.