Tuesday, October 18, 2011

my message from the universe

Above: Left Bank Books, Pike Place Market, our guest room, end of day.

My take-away message from this day, thrice reinforced: let people surprise you. Don't worry so much about that looming, likely-to-be negative interaction - it might be fine. Or about your kids' ability to handle something on their own. They are up for the challenge. And definitely say no when it's the thing to do - you might not get the reaction you think you will.

Another good message: your time is limited... made my heart ache.

Take care. xo

4 comments:

Francisca said...

Good morning,
I am a travel writer based in Paris, France, and opened your blog for the first time; I loved Seattle when I visited a few years ago and just wanted to say, that your blog is great, and so is the town where you live. I have beautiful memories. Have a fantastic day,
Francisca Mattéoli www.franciscamatteoli.com/blog/

Rose Fern said...

I like being surprised by people,too. Luckily my job as a teacher provides plenty of opportunities as I like challenging my learners only to see that they can do anything! Not to mention their most bissare remarks... However, what I hate is being negatively surprised by people, mainly on behaviour and mentality/moral issues.Don't you?

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

I want to believe "Don't worry so much about that looming, likely-to-be negative interaction - it might be fine."

Francesca said...

what really speaks to me today is your advice on not worrying about our kids' ability to handle something on their own.