Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Boomerangs, Thoughts and Life

Seems it's going around.  It started here on Leslie's blog.  That kinda grouchy, lazy, weak, and frustrated feeling.  Then it surfaced here, where Leanne talks about being in a "bummer funk".  Almost like a virus.  And I've noticed it hit me, too.  That, "Gee, I really can't think of anything to write about, or I can't think of a cute card to make..." or "yeah, I think I want to sign up for that class, but maybe I'll have too much going on and can't keep up like I'd like to."  Yadi, yadi, on and on.  

And then, someone walks up to your desk at work and hands you a piece of paper with a name on it.  And she tells you to look it up.  And you google the name.  And it reminds you of all the things that bring you joy.  And you read quotes that make you say, "Yeah, that's what energizes me!!"  And it reminds you of your spiritual journey and your "word for 2010".. SERENITY.  And you feel....serene.  

The name:  Florence Scovel Shinn (1871-1940). 
Her game:  Among other things, spiritual leader and metaphysical writer. 
Her quote:  "The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy." 

Have you ever started a sentence with, "I can't stand it when..." or "This week has been such a headache..."  or  "He/She is always so crabby..."  If, under the boomerang thinking, you say things like that and then end up with problems with your feet or knees (you DID say, "I can't stand"), or you do end up with headaches, or your spouse IS often crabby, wouldn't it make sense that your thoughts come back at you??  

Many times I've said, "thoughts become things so choose the good ones."  Whether someone decides that it's true or it's actually confirmation bias, I choose to think the good thoughts.  I choose to think of my blog friends Leanne and Leslie as basking in their creative glory, fulfilling their creative thirsts.  I choose to join them in enjoying the opportunities that are ahead of me.  I've decide to take an online workshop at Big Picture Scrapbooking called Picture Spring.  I hope to share my creative learning with you. 

I know things are pointed in the right direction.  I saw my first robin of spring a few days after my granddaughter was born, my granddaughter is a beautiful, sweet thing that reminds me that all is right with the world, and hey, it's St. Patrick's Day.  I'm taking next week off to care for my daughter and granddaughter and to treat them like princesses (doesn't that make me queen mother???).  I see everything wonderful in front of me.  And as for the creative me, I'll keep you posted.  I promise!!


Leanne said...

Love it, Peg. LOVE that someone handed you a piece of paper with someone's name on it and tells you, "Look it up", LOVE that you are joining my quest for fulfilling our creative thirsts, and LOVE that you are finding the the right things in the world - they are there - we just have to open our eyes to see them. Here's to a WONDERFUL SPRING!

Leanne said...

Oh, and 1 more thing . . . that baby girl who has joined us - she is just about the most beautiful babe I've ever seen. Congratulations, dear friend. You will live on in yet another amazing soul!