Thursday, April 17, 2014

Currie's Gratitude 17 April 2014

You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world...but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.  [John Green, The Fault in Our Stars]

It can BE a real challenge for me to NOT DO something. To NOT ask a question. To NOT focus on the one bit of hurtful something instead of the larger chunk of amazing something. Most of all it I find it difficult to BE Still and DO Nothing.

Yet I’m fond of the expression: Don’t Just DO Something, Sit There!! It lets me laugh at my silly self.

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.  [J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone]

For some years I have worked hard at learning to live Right Now. In this moment. With whatever is and whatever is NOT. Neither wishing nor hoping, regretting nor projecting. I am an amateur. Often I feel I am an imposter. But I keep at it. Like building muscle strength.

And sometimes Life lets me see that this was intended, that I have been focused on the Right Thing[s] DOing this.

Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. [H. Jackson Brown Jr., P.S. I Love You]

Don’t wait…

I love you, Currie

1 comment:

Rita said...

I have those nights on occasion where I reply conversations in my head. Not nearly so much as I used to, thank goodness. But--don't--is a useful thing for those times. Wish my head would listen. I usually get up and read or watch something to get my mind off of it. LOL!