Sunday, 19 February 2017

Sunday meanderings of the mind . . .

 

 Some days I sit down at the computer and stare at the screen, and I've got  . . .  nothing.   Nothing to share.   My days pass, more and more frequently . . . in a manner most routine, with not a lot of difference to each day, one way or the other.  There is a certain comfort to be found in days that are routine.   I wake up at the same time, do the same things . . .  eat at the same times, watch the same shows, go to bed at the same time.  One thing follows another and there is not a lot of variance in my hours or doings . . .

Some may think it all a bit boring
but, it's
not
...


 Some people thrive on chaos.  They are not happy unless the air around them is filled with activity and happenings.  I am not one of those.  I don't adapt well to change.  I like the sameness of most things.   I like logging on to the computer and seeing the same thing pop up every day.  I like going onto Facebook and being able to do things the way I have always done them.   I like knowing that the things I need to work for me, are always going to work for me, and never present a challenge.   I like keys that alway do what they are supposed to do.  I like dull.  Whenever something changes, I am in a bit of a kafuffle until I get it sorted in my head.  I find a great comfort in the sameness of things.  I do not enjoy controversy . . .  or tumult . . . or contention.  I don't like my life ruffled . . . or my feathers for that matter.

I like my routine
to just stay the
same 
...


 But they don't.  Things change.  Its inevitable.   Some things go away completely.  Others hover, slowly adapting to a timeline which continues on and on, evolving as time passes . . . you hardly notice the changes, until all of a sudden it dawns on you.  Life is different.  Things have changed, and hopefully, you have grown and adapted with them . . . sometimes the growth is easy and at others  . . .  not so easy.  The trick is to be able to seek out and find the silver lining.  They say there is one in every cloud, but  . . .

sometimes I'm  
not so
sure
...


 Sometimes you want to yell at the sky like Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof . . .  "Once in a while couldn't you just choose someone else to love!" Some silver linings are very hard to find.  Some silver linings take a lifetime to discover, to understand, to comprehend.  Some silver linings seem to remain eternally elusive.  But faith makes it possible to keep moving forward.  To keep hoping.   To keep trusting.  Sometimes my faith is very strong . . .  and other times not so strong.  That's when I need help . . .  when the faith of others helps to carry me.  We are all in this together.  What is the point of it all, if we do not reach out . . .  to give and sometimes take . . . to love and to be loved . . . to help and . . . to be helped.  To lift and . . .  to be be lifted.  To seek . . and to . . . be found.

Like a butterfly we
strengthen our
wings with
trials 
...



 Like strong medicine, some things are bitter to the taste . . .  and yet . . . they are for our own good.  We just like to have a spoonful of sugar to help it go down, but . . .  that is not always possible.  Sometimes we just have to grin and bear it.  Again faith  . . . it can help the bitter to taste almost sweet.  In our weakness we can be made strong.  In our unbelief, we can oftimes find belief.  A few bumps in the road can often make us feel like we are careening off onto the verges and losing control.   Sometimes we feel like the coyote chasing the road runner . . . all of our honeypots turning into anvils, but like the coyote we just keep on chasing and that anvil keeps falling on our own heads instead of someplace else.

Or at least it
can seem
that
way
... 


I know this to
be true
...

I worked hard all day yesterday, writing, writing, writing.  It felt good.  We ordered pizza in for supper. We hardly ever do that.   Pizza is not Todd's favourite thing, but then I reminded him he forgot about Valentines day . . . haha.  I don't often play the guilt card, but sometimes, well  . . .  I'm only human.  Cold pizza for breakfast.   I love it.

Have you seen Susan Branch's new post?  She went to Vermont, my favourite place on earth.    I am reading her last book again, for the third time.  It never gets old . . .

A thought to carry with you through the day  . . . 

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Spiritual Enlightenment


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Cooking in The English Kitchen today  . . .  Bread Pudding with a Vanilla Sauce.

Have a great Sunday!  Hope it is a relaxing and sweet day for you.  Don't forget along the way  . . .

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And I do too!


3 comments:

kate hazlehurst said...

Hi Marie, I'm back in the land of the living! The Scottish Highlands were beautiful with still lots of snow. I'm just catching up on your blogs as there wasn't any wifi or 4G available in our hotel. I don't know how I would manage now without it, and that's something I never thought I'd say 10 years ago! So some changes are definitely good!
So pleased Todd has got his dates for Clatterbridge and that your eyes are ok. Lots of love xxx

La Table De Nana said...

I love routine and peace and quiet too..I guess because for so long..apart from at home..thre was nothing routine about my job hours wise..

when the Littles or my girls crack me up and include me in an adventure..that is excitement to me:)

Good for you and the pizza:)
Have a lovely Sunday..Susan's post came in w/ read w/ tea:)

Sybil said...

I think,that was the reason I gave up blogging Marie, my life goes in the same way week,after week the same routine, and I have to admit it that's the way I like it....With the exception of holidays that I must admit I love. Mary and I save every penny we have for holidays, people often remark....I don't know how you can afford it......but then I can say ....well, neither Mary or I buy make up, have our nails done, we are lucky my niece cuts our hair and only takes £10 every time she cuts it...we don't go to,bingo, or theatre, so naturally we manage to save, so I am thankful for the routine of my life as it enables me to have the excitement of having a cruise etc. Hope today has been a good one. We met my niece for lunch today so that was good..night night. God Bless xx