Friday, May 11, 2012

Words for the Day


 Let go of the life that was planned. 
Only then can you see the life that was waiting.
 - Brigid

19 comments:

  1. Great quote and a neat picture of my favorite breed of dog!!!

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  2. Barkley looks bored. Mom lets go outside...P-L-E-A-S-E

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  3. And the life that's waiting has far more adventures than a person could ever plan, or imagine.

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  4. Looks like Barkley thinks that what's waiting for him out there might be a bunny. Have a great weekend!

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  5. My "planning" totally sucks anyhow, so I let-go a long time ago to live the Ad-Hoc lifestyle of random collisions, rebounds, and erratic spin...

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  6. Rob - He saw me bustling around and cooking and baking and knew company was coming. He kept a keen eye on the driveway until he saw the Exploder pull in. Then he was one happy dog.

    Sherry - they are such good dogs, aren't they?

    naturegirl - yes, you sit with a heart you think is broken beyond repair, and there, under your nose, was happiness. You just have to sit and look closely at everything.

    JNU Dave - he loves the bunnies, they frolic under the spruce at night and drive him nuts.

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  7. Would you please keep your eloquent linguistic jack boot out of the middle of my most palliative rationalizations?

    At least till Monday?

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  8. But I have so-o-ooo many plans... but that's because life seldom lets me get to them...

    I'm hopelessly in the middle of Plan B...

    Dann in Ohio

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  9. Those words are so very true... The life I have now is not at all what I imagined, and even though parts are so very difficult, they are balanced out with deep joy and connection.

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  10. Oh, wow, I'm so glad I finished swallowing the honeyed tea before your page downloaded.

    Planned. Yeah, I had a plan once. And then another time. And a detailed plan. And a fuzzy plan. And a hopeful plan. And a cynical plan.

    None of 'em have survived contact with reality, and life has been strange and awesome for it!

    *hugs* to you and yours, scritches to Barkley, and y'all have fun!

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  11. Unexpected events are dancing lessons from God.

    I can't remember who said that.

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  12. Sorry, this is totally off topic. Does anybody know if North is ok? His blog is blank.

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  13. Found North. He moved his blog list to GBBL http://gunblogblacklist.blogspot.com/

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  14. Alison - you've done quite well on your adventures and grown even more as a person.

    Miss D - can't wait to see you and BRM. We'll firm up a weekend in June if you are around.

    MSgtB - sometimes it's a mis-step and not the two step, but yes.

    Mrs. S - I talked to him on the phone just a bit ago. He's taking a break from blogging. But he is quite well, and enjoying some time with his family. I hope he has time to keep up GBBL, that's a really cool site.

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  15. Brigid, thank you for the reminder. As my friends say "If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans"!

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  16. It's a side effect of growth (and we know you've been growing, we read all about it): The more we can see, coupled with the more we open up, adds up to the more that is possible for us that we don't see. I call it The Law of Increasing Surprises.

    The corollary is that we dasn't tighten up or the jet goes into a stall for awhile. So dance!

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  17. Brigid, you have nooooo idea how timely this was for me today :-) I hope I can take the advice - I need a break.

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  18. That just went in my quotes section on Facebook!

    You are truly a blessing.

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