Serenity ... What's That?

Monday, November 07, 2005

Swiped from someone I used to know

If you read this, if your eyes are passing over this right now, even if we don't speak often, please post a comment with a memory of you and me. It can be anything you want, either good or bad. I promise not to come after you with a spatula, either way.
When you're finished, post this little paragraph on your blog and be surprised (or mortified) about what people remember about you.

Sunday, November 06, 2005


Okay, I admit it, I swiped that from a t-shirt my brother had on last week. I just like it. Sue me.
In a weird mood tonight - not sure why. It's been an up and down sort of past few weeks for me. Life's still good - better than it's ever been, if you ask me, but there are times when I just am a little blue. Go figure. I always thought of myself as an optimist, you know, but lately a bit of the old doom and gloom has dogged my steps. Doubts about myself and the things I'm doing in some areas of my life. But then, I look at all that I have around me and I'm awed again by the riches I've accrued.
Never underestimate the importance of the people in your life. Whatever role they play - major or minor - they are there for a reason. It may not be clear to you now, but some day it will be. I hope that when I look back at my life I will have made the most of my days and those people. That I will have taken and given all that I could with the best of intentions and the best of heart. I do not want anyone to ever think I was manipulative or tried in any way to change the way things are. I am who I am. I lead with my heart. I can't help it. But I try very hard not to pressure others into feeling the way I do, following my lead or succumbing to my opinions. I may be an easy read, but at my core, I'm a very tightly held secret. A lot of people know bits and pieces of me, but I don't think there is anyone on the planet who knows that part of me.
Which is probably how it should be. If all your secrets are on the table, where's the allure of spending time together? Of learning each day, just something a little different?
But still ... don't dismiss the fact that I have some depth. No one may ever see it, but believe me it's there.
And now, I bet you're sitting there, scratching your head and thinking ... wtf?! lol