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Friday, January 16, 2009

Randomly Seeking Sanity

In my efforts to keep what sanity I have left, I turned to the blogasphere to seek some solace, laughter and perspective. In my search, I found myself being reminded of things that I believe, like the post, Blogging Friends at Life with Kaishon. Rebeckah wrote about her journey of taking God out of the box and the importance of not judging other’s. The simplicity and beauty of her words made my heart sing. Thank you Rebeckah for sharing the beauty in what you believe.

Claire, from Queen of Phrump, directed her readers, to her friends blog, called Shawna Herrings Blog, Life, Love and Photo’s. She is a photographer that went to Haiti recently and she wrote an amazing post of her journey, along with beautiful photo’s . It is a long post, but well worth taking the time to read. I don’t think a person could write a short post on something as profound as her experience was there. Her words pierced through my heart and adjusted my perspective rather well. Thank you Claire for giving the shout out to visit Shawna’s blog. Thank you Shawna for renewing my hope in humanity.

Then, I stopped over at Thistle and Maple Leaves to a “What if?” post. She wrote about lost dreams and asks the question, “What if we went after our dreams?” Her words hit me between the eyes as I took a look at my lack of having dreams. Her words gave me hope that it’s not too late for me and that somehow I have to find a way to start dreaming again…and actively pursuing those dreams. This is where I will need some of that courage to take these steps of faith and risking failure. I think the failure would be in not dreaming or attempting to follow those dreams. Thank you Thistle for inspiring me to dream once again!

I was once again reminded of the truth of living in the present and not looking back with regret, by Mommy’s Escape 6.0, as she did a whole different twist on “What if?” . She wrote about not living in The LandOfWhatIf… in her words, “it’s where people go to look at their lives and wonder what would be different had they taken a different road in life or went on that date that they missed because they were grounded or if they took that job that would have forced them to move away.” She talked about how this causes us to dwell in the past instead of living in today. I needed to read her words today because so often, I am reminded , of the roads I have walked and those roads haven’t always been pretty. I know that each one of us is on a journey in life and what ever brought us to where we are right now, in this moment, is where we’re suppose to be. I learned many things on the roads I have walked…knowledge, wisdom, strength, love, joy, perseverance…ect., that I bring with me into my journey today. Thank you Mommy’s Escape 6.0!

Now I did say that I went in search of some laughter too and many of you did very well in providing that for me. A blog that I found recently, Irregularly Periodic Ruminations, wrote a post called The Ride, and it gave me quite the laugh. He tends to make me laugh with each of his posts but today he did write a very touching “what if?“ post about his mother and made me cry.(another great read!). The Incredible Woody, wrote a post called Overheard and it made me spit out my coffee, because I have heard people talk like this. Anyways, both are hilarious and came at just the right times, to save me from going over the edge of the cliff these past couple of days. Thank you!

Things are looking up around here since the temperature is suppose to reach 20! I just may be throwing 2 little stinkers in a snow bank tomorrow…hey, a mom’s gotta have some fun!

14 comments:

Heinous said...

Sorry about making you cry today. I'll be back on track with the next post. I'm off to check out some of the other blogs you mentioned.

Shawna Herring Photography said...

Thank you so much for your comments on my blog. It was so important to me to be able to effectively relate some of my experience to others in hopes of stirring them up as well. Thank you. If I make even one person gain a better perspective, it was all worth it. God bless you and your lovely big family.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I agree....so many great reads out there, they can really get you thinking or make you wet your pants!!!!!
take care,
suz

oh, the ride? HILARIOUS!!
I heart woody too.

The Incredible Woody said...

What a wonderful post! Thanks for the shout-out!!

Hope your temp reaches that balmy 20!

LiLu said...

This is a great idea to do every now and then! It lets your own fans know what you're reading. I'll file this away in my To-Do list...

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Thanks for the recommendations smiles. I read Heinous and thistle, but not the others. I think I'll check out the Haiti post.

Life with Kaishon said...

How sweet! Thanks for this lovely post! Blogland is a special place, isn't it? I LOVED those Haiti pictures. It helped me to pray today!

Dave said...

This is one reason I read blogs.
Wonderful stuff

Smart Mouth Broad said...

OMG! A heatwave! I'm so glad to hear that you're going to escape into the great outdoors again and have some fun! Enjoy, my friend.

Jason, as himself said...

Good reminders, and good links! Isn't the blogosphere amazing? It's more than I ever thought it would be. Finding so much good in so many ordinary people renews MY hope in humanity.

Midlife Slices said...

Thanks for pointing out all these new places for me. I look forward to visiting and reading soon. I'm still play catch up but I'm nearly there!!

SSG said...

these links look good, will check them out!

thistle said...

Aww...thanks for the linky love...and now i need to go check out the story about the Land of WhatIf as i too have been guilty lately of visiting it a little too frequently lately...it seems to fit in rather well with my little post too...

nothingfancy1 said...

What a great post! And a great way to let your bloggy friends know you are not only reading, but that they are 'giving' you something. Love it!