I have a hard time with that saying. Me, whose goal in life is to save the world, can hear that as an excuse…but I’m learning. I just need to be more aware of what saving the world means for me.
Last night I attended the local National Haiku Poetry Day celebration. We went around the room reading one haiku after another. Yikes! These people have been writing haiku for forever. They were good! Bouncing off of each other, composing on the spot, pulling things from memory. I felt like Charlie Brown when he brought a rubber ducky for show and tell. Breathe, Laura. And enjoy.
Ah, I was saving the world from my needy, whiny self.
Next week I will work non-stop (or so it will seem) for eight days at Artbreak, the area’s children’s arts festival. In addition to my four afternoons of part-time work. I love this gig and plan on wearing a costume and using big props this year. Therefore, for the next four days I need to be using unscheduled time to get organized.
I’m planning on saving the world from my overwhelmed, last minute self.
Then there the news out of Waco, following the news out of Boston. How can I make peace with all of this?
Write poetry? Be with creative people? Do art with kids? I’ll bring my “best” self and pay attention.
For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations. – Michael J. Fox
Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her. – Lao Tzu
Suffering begins to dissolve when we can question the belief or the hope that there’s anywhere to hide. Pema Chodron
- Acceptance Increases Hope (hope4usnow.wordpress.com)