Thursday, February 8, 2007
mouse made a very valid point in the comments on my entry about doing good should beget good. :)
she said, "don't you think it's better to be good because being good is decent and honourable rather than as a way to tempt the fates into treating you kindly? and doesn't it seem to be The Bad Guys who seem to have all the luck?"
quite a decent question, and her comment points out a flaw in my commentary, because i never meant to imply that Life should treat me well because i treat Life well. so, i should clarify.
i lead my life as i do because it seems to me to be the right way to live. it makes sense to me, it resonates with me, and it gives reason to my life. i try to do well by others because there is no other option for me. and i won't change that approach just because i've had a bad day. i'm not sure if we only get one go 'round, but let's assume that's the case - if that's true, you can't waste time being unkind. and even if you did get another go 'round, why would you want to use your time in any other capacity than being kind?
that being said... i have a hard time some days when it seems that putting out goodness and kindness only harvests ill will. i don't expect or need gold stars for each action. it does seem to me, however, that the energy you put out is what comes back around to you. and i would like to think that it won't take 3 or 4 more lives to see it come back. :)
and if it does? perhaps i should start wearing a black hat. ;)
11:31 PM ...
Monday, February 5, 2007
oh, man... i'm completely amped about this... *possibility* on our horizon. okay, so, hubby's horizon, really. ;) so happy, and teary, and antsy to know how this will go - and feeling rewarded. it seems to me that much of my frustration the last few years (okay, always, to be honest) comes from thinking, 'hey, if i'm good and kind to animals and small children, and try to do well in my life, life will be good to me in return.' and it may be, but dang if there aren't days (weeks, months) where the 'good in return' is a little murky. ;) and then, something like this possibility comes along, and i think, 'ah. yes. so. it can
be good if we do good.'
yes, purposefully vague, and sorry 'bout that. just don't want to jinx anything by trumpeting the possible as a done deal.
trust me - when this comes thru? i will be *very* loud about it, and share with all of you. in the meantime, positive thoughts appreciated. thanks, y'all. :)
10:00 PM ...
Sunday, February 4, 2007
Plaster :: of Paris
Cabbage :: and kings
Jazz :: therapy [huh?]
Darts :: beer
Poke :: the monkey
Bribe :: illegal
Whale :: of a tale
Receipt :: proof
Answer :: dialog
Dentist :: drill
2:48 PM ...