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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Life's Little Surprises


Ever have one of those days where not much seems to go the way you want it to? I think we all experience this.

I did laundry earlier this week, and once again, I did not clear out all of the pockets. There were bits of wet tissue stuck all over the laundry.

After I shook the clothes off the floor looked like there had been a pillow fight; so there must have been two tissues! I shook my head and went to get the vacuum. Moments later it looked like nothing unusual had happened.

You never know what little surprises life will hand you. You break a dish, cut your finger, almost shut the dog's tail in the car window. In my defense she moved that tail when I was raising it--it pulled her hair very slightly--that was close!

Mainly, these things happen because I am not paying as close attention to something as I should be. I tend to move pretty quickly most of the time, and I can be impatient. I guess I need to slow down a little and be more patient.

I admit to being imperfect! We are all human and prone to some degree of error. So we need to practice forgiveness when we sometimes don't live up to our Mary Poppin's expectations!

Give yourself a break today. After all it is the season of giving--just make yourself the recipient of forgiveness, and some self-love. You deserve it!

Peace,

Joan

Since many of you are having snow, or dreaming of a white Christmas, I thought that you would like a snow poem. Here is is!



by Robert Frost (1923)


Whose woods these are I think I know.

His house is in the village though;

He will not see me stopping here

To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer

To stop without a farmhouse near

Between the woods and frozen lake

The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake

To ask if there is some mistake.

The only other sound's the sweep

Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.

But I have promises to keep,

And miles to go before I sleep,

And miles to go before I sleep.

1 comment:

  1. I agree we need to give ourselves a break when we do something less-than-perfect. Not only because we're all amazingly and wonderfully imperfect as you said, but also because without those moments, what would we have to look back on and laugh about? I giggled when you said you almost shut your dog's tail in the car window!

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