Interesting exercise – how did you read it? Please don’t run too far with your result – I read it as “life is nowhere” and immediately got upset with my self for not first seeing the more optimistic phrasing. The beauty of course is that we can look at it again and opt for the interpretation which most closely aligns with what we believe.
Yesterday’s post prompted a response from Christine – her blog TheBookOfAlice.com delivers a daily dose of delight (my how alliterative!). She wrote that she was going to consider arbitrary ’love-bombings’ – placing Post-It notes with a positive thought in unlikely places. I’m sure she wasn’t suggesting that one paper a wall with such messages (after all, she read “You Are Special” on the wall in a ladies’ room). Ok, Christine, you’re on. I’m going to do this today – the Post-Its and felt tip marker are already in my bag. I realize it’s not the greenest approach, but what if one person takes the note to heart? Puts it in his/her pocket? Shares it with someone else? Ok, I admit it’s a little hokey, even a contrivance. It also sounds like fun and if I don’t get caught, a challenge to myself to do something a little out of the ordinary. Yes, I admit – I’m feeling a little exhilarated.
Perhaps too, I need to put some more positive energy out there – and maybe it will return to those for whom I wish the most wonderful things. Who knows? Maybe it’s just about adding some new accessories to my daily outfit (metaphorically speaking). Shel Silverstein, who delighted my children and me for years with his tender poems and stories penned a lovely little rhyme which seems apropos this morning…
May the hugs be with you.