who they are,
-- Maya Angelou
Sometimes this can be the hardest lesson to learn. And sometimes we require several tries to figure it out. But hopefully, eventually we get it.
This is one of the quotes in the opening pages of life is a verb by Patti Digh. I have wanted this book for a reallllly long time and my wonderful son bought it for me for Christmas this year. I’m not sure why I put off buying it. Maybe I thought it would push me to make a change I wasn’t ready for or think about things I wasn’t prepared to deal with…but it kept getting pushed farther down on my wish list. Some other book always seemed to win out. So, for Christmas, like I said, I received this from my son…plus Patti’s other book, Creative is a Verb. Still shying away from actually reading life is a verb, I started with the creative one. Last night I finally picked up life is a verb and dug in. I’m taking it slow…I want to savor it. The rest of the title is: 37 Days to Wake Up, Be Mindful, and Live Intentionally. I’ll let you know how I like it. Have you read it? What do you think of it?
Dreaming of this today…but I know there’s lots to be done between now and then so it’s “off to work I go”….IF you can call scrapbooking “work”! I’m still trying to get my inventory built back up in my shop. Hopefully I’ll get a lot accomplished this weekend since my girls have gone back to school. Fewer distractions! I love, love, love spending time with my kids when they’re home…but I also crave “alone time”! I guess it’s a good balance right now with them in college and just popping home occasionally. It’s fun to see how excited they are to come home…and then just as excited to get back to their “real lives”.
If you haven’t stopped by my Etsy shop lately, here are a few things that have been added…
There are no mistakes.
The events we bring upon ourselves,
no matter how unpleasant,
are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn;
whatever steps we take,
they're necessary to reach the places we've chosen to go.
- Richard Bach