Friday, May 17, 2013

Weekly Wrap-Up (5.17.13)

After crazy busy weeks like the one we just survived (which was crazy busy in a good way), I almost always need a little time to decompress. A few days to get my house, my chores, my work, my body, and my thoughts back in order. Trouble is, I usually don't usually have a few days. If I'm lucky, I have a few hours. A few hours to collect myself, refocus my energy, and jump back in the game.

So how do I make it happen? I sit down at my computer and write. And if the words won't travel from my brain to my fingertips, I read and reread my favorite quotations and stories written by those who've at one time stood where I stand and felt what I feel.

When I feel conflicted...
And old Cherokee told his grandson, "My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies, and ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, and truth."

The boy thought about it, and asked, "Grandfather, which wolf wins?"

The old man quietly replied, "The one you feed."
~ Author Unknown

When I feel indifferent...
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
~ Dr. Seuss

When I feel confused...
You are free to choose, but you are not free from the consequence of your choice.
~ A Universal Paradox

When I feel emotional...
Being tender and open is beautiful. As a woman, I feel continually shhh'ed. Too sensitive. Too mushy.  Too wishy washy. Blah blah. Don't let someone steal your tenderness. Don't allow the coldness and fear of others to tarnish your perfectly vulnerable beating heart. Nothing is more powerful than allowing yourself to truly be affected by things. Whether it's a song, a stranger, a mountain, a rain drop, a tea kettle, an article, a sentence, a footstep, feel it all - look around you. All of this is for you. Take it and have gratitude. Give it and feel love.
~ Zooey Deschanel

When I feel sad...
If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.
~ Roald Dahl

When I feel lonely...
I'll miss you, kiss you, give you my coat when you are cold. Need you, feed you, I'll even let you hold the remote control. So let me do the dishes in our kitchen sink, put you to bed when you've had too much to drink. All I wanna do is grow old with you.
~ The Wedding Singer

And when I need a good laugh...
There are 3 kinds of people in this world. Those who are good at math, and those who aren't.
~ The Internet

Happy weekend, friends - make it a great one, even if it's crazy busy!

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