Friday, November 25, 2011

Bullet Points the day after Thanksgiving 2011

My brilliant husband said this today (or something close to it):  a better approach to enjoying any relationship, especially marriage, would be to “let it work,” rather than to  “make it work.”  I love that!

I generally say no before I say yes. 

Today we are between Thanksgivings.  Yesterday was his family; tomorrow is my family.  And believe it or not, really, really great folks come to both!  Lucky me.

So UT and the Aggies are getting a divorce after all these years of squabbling.  I think the UT band showed us the absolute best way to bring closure to any divorce:  thank the other party from your heart, and move on.

When my 90-year-old mom decides to cross over the divide, I will lose one of the most amazing teachers I have known.  If you like anything about me, you should send her a thank you note.

Here is what’s true for me today:  I crave and fear change.  I stir things up and pray for peace.  I push when I should wait.  I wait when I should push through.  I contradict myself almost daily.  I think  Life is fascinating.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Bullet Points 11-11-11

The Bible says, “seek and ye shall find.”  A Course in Miracles tells us the ego’s motto is “seek, but do not find.”  My experience is that I have found, lost what I found, found some more, misplaced that, sought some more, etc.  I have also sought and sought and found zilch.  Likewise, I have been found, and I have been abandoned.  I’m nothing if not inconsistent.

I am really ambivalent about Veteran’s Day.  Certainly am grateful to all who serve in the armed forces, but I’m also chagrined that they were ever asked to do more than stand at the ready.

Some people baffle me.  Some people have baffled me for years and years.  It appears likely I will never understand.

I have yet to find a cure for my self-righteousness; AlAnon is a pretty good treatment.

One thing I love to do is sing.  One thing I rarely do anymore is sing.  Go figure.

My 90-year-old mother fell a couple of days ago – didn’t break a single bone.  She did, however, sprain her back and is in a lot of pain.  Today she told me, “I’m suffering, but I’m ok.”  That’s the spirit!

Football.  The politics of football.  The business of football.  The priority of football.  The stakes of football.   I don’t get it.

11-11-11 – making a Mountain out of a molehill.  Is it obvious I am not a numerologist?

Here is what is true for me today:  Harmony is more and more important to me; it is a powerful drug.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Bullet Points 11-1-11

Redefining the notion of “home” is both exciting and terrifying.  

Missed communication between two well-meaning people is painful beyond words.

I’m realizing how annoying platitudes are and how refreshing truth is, even painful truth.  Amazed at how often I spout platitudes to myself!

I am forgetting what I used to know, or perhaps knowledge is letting go of me. 

I’m not ready.

We can be perfectly sane and still believe the most appalling things. Amazing.

You would think that wisdom would ease the way.  More often wisdom says,  “here we go again.”

I am hoping the realization that I will not achieve sainthood in this lifetime will eventually come as a relief.

We just returned from attending a wedding between our wonderful American nephew and his Indian bride, who wore a gorgeous white sari.  Many of her relatives were wearing stunning saris as well.  I think if I wore a gorgeous silk sari for just one day, my outlook on life might improve.

Here is what is true for me today:  Life is unpredictable, unplannable, surprising, and delicious.