Birds are king to me…
Over the last few days I’ve been getting some random thoughts about things so I’ve been writing them down. I also came across some neat quotations I’d like to share with you all.
- Something that bugs me. Why is it just because I have five kids do people always ask me, “How do you do it? How do you have the time?” I usually get this when they find out I like to blog regularily, or create things or the fact that I have a small design business. I can’t tell you how much this aggrivates me. I get this almost all the time. It tends to make me feel as though I’m doing something I shouldn’t. It insinuates that perhaps I should be devoting myself around the clock to my family. Uh uh. No way. I can’t do that. In order to be a good, interesting, and productive mother and viable person, I have to develop my soul, nurture my interests and create a space for myself. I know of people who are ‘all kids’ and nothing else. I could never be that way. Not a chance. By the way, do you want to know how I do it? My secret is I’m not a perfectionist. I don’t do everything as well as I should, but everyone gets a piece of the mom pie, including mom. And I am here for my family all the time while I’m doing it. Just ask anyone who knows me.
- The other day my black cat snuck out. I hate when this happens. I usually never let him out because, theoretically, he is an indoor cat. He returned a few hours later and around that time we were grilling and found a freshly killed sparrow lying on the grass by the back door. I felt so sad for that little bird, seeing it lying there, still warm from the life that had just minutes before been present. Ever since I was a child, dead birds have tugged at my heart. They sadden me. I used to have little funerals for birds when I was a kid. I’d wrap the lifeless body in a little hankerchief or tissue and place it in a box with some small flowers from the garden. My friend and I would make a little hole with our sand shovel and then bury it. Even today birds are one of my favorite animals. What is yours?
- Lately I’ve had this desire to reconnect with old friends. I’ve started tracking some of them down and found that a couple of them seem apprehensive or hesitant to contact me back. I don’t think this reluctance has anything to do with me personally, rather, I think sometimes people are afraid of change, renewed relationships, or even of letting people back into their lives. I welcome old friendships. Life is so short. How can you not?
- It occured to me that self-confidence is something you project outwards and self-esteem is something you project inwards.
- Did you ever pray for something to happen and one day, by surprise quite the opposite happens? I believe this is God’s way of answering in a very loud, deliberate way. This happened to me a little over a month ago. I’ve since stopped asking God to intervene in this particuliar thing. I figured He obviously is leading the show and know’s what he thinks is best for the situation.
- To me, having a clear library card is very freeing. If I don’t have my card hosed up with fees and lost books, I have the freedom to borrow books whenever the mood hits me. Having a library that is bursting at the seams with so many choices is such a luxury to me.
- Make use of your body’s ingenious design. Move, stretch, walk and run a little every day.
- Sometimes picking your battles means letting go of a need to engage in them.
- The real test of friendship is, can you literally do nothing with the other person? Together can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?
- It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter. Who are your 4 a.m. friends?
- Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school, but if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you haven’t learned anything.