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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Stars Aligning Quite Nicely

Okay, that's it! 
Gotta break the silence....

I woke up this morning with the thought that maybe it's time for me to ease up on Facebook even if it's only one day off a week. I decided that today, being Sunday, the Sabbath, I'd give it a rest. I'm thinking this will become a weekly sacrifice.

I don't know what it is in me, but I have this inner need to get the words out of my head. One phenomenon I've experienced in the past is that when I've bagged Facebook for awhile, I've turned to my blog. What can I say? We all have different needs. Mine includes this strong inner need to get my thoughts out of my brain.

I also learned recently that I'm not a good verbal person. I speak too fast. Then there's the problem that my brain seems to work faster than my mouth, so I leave out important facts when I tell stories. I have to go back and pick up pieces that I left out, and then things are completely out of order.

I learned that because I was invited to have an interview with a news reporter this past week. Ugh! After the fact, I felt so bad for the person who was going to transcribe that interview. I have decided that I'm a written word person. Somehow the act of writing slows and organizes the things in my brain.

Then....today while my friend was giving her first Relief Society lesson, she started to quote something that sounded so familiar to me. It was then that she turned to me and asked about a quote that lies at the bottom of my blog.

My immediate reaction was...."You read that?!" I didn't say it out loud, but I definitely thought it. I told her that I'd find it for her and came here. I realized how long it's been since I've even visited this blog. Then i found that the quote was located on the old blog--the annex. I went there, and I felt like I was visiting my old home.

 The quote she sought was by Edward Everett Hale:

"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything , I will  not  refuse  to  do  the  something that I can do. What I can do, I should  do. And   what I should do, by the grace of God, I will do."   --Edward Everett Hale

All of these things come together--a rest from Facebook while still having the need to communicate in written form, having someone point back to an obvious place to meet this need, then being directed to an old spot of fond written memories, and a quote that encourages me to do any little thing that I can do, and what do you get?...A blog post.

I am a stubborn woman. Sometimes it takes a lot of "stars" aligning just right to make me do something I've been wanting to do for months anyway but just haven't.

Oh, man! I have SO MUCH I want to write. That's the only feeling needed to make me not write again for a very long time....What can I say?...I'm a rebel at heart.

Some more stars had better get moving together quickly if I'm going to do this again anytime soon.

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