Thursday, October 15, 2009
Accentuate The Positives
Thanks for the kind comments yesterday. And a special thanks to longtime friend Meg, who called me up on the PHONE - even though we both hate the phone. We had a good talk. Funny thing with Meg - we basically became friends as she was leaving town some years ago. We maintain our friendship with a few emails interspersed between face-to-face meetings that happen maybe once a year if we are lucky, where we brew a pot of tea (or four) or open a bottle of wine (or four), get comfy and settle in for an hour (or four) long chat.
My circumstances have not changed, but my acceptance of it has. I just have to know that some growth is painful. It's called a comfort zone for a reason; moving away from it will cause some growing pangs. And that's where I am. Trying to grow comfortable in an uncomfortable situation. Just learning to take a deep breath and lean into the pain. As I said yesterday, this feels important and right. Doesn't feel good, but I guess not everything is supposed to.
Wedding Update: Another potential bridal bouquet. Pebbles likes the cala lillies. This one looks a little large, but the color is awesome. I am seeing a lot of the berry-type thingies these days with modern looking greenery accents in bouquets. I've got the not-a-bridal-shower luncheon venue booked. She'll order the invites this week and that is really the most of it - except dealing with the RSVPs which people do not do anymore. I do have one little surprise up my sleeve, but I'll wait until it shows up to unveil it.
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. Got Growth?
ETA: A friend just sent me this quote : "Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain."