Monday, January 16, 2012

Thoughts For The Day

It is only when we silence the blaring sounds of our daily existence
 that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us,
 as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts.
~K.T. Jong~


Life is a process of becoming, a continuous state that we must go through.
Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it.
This is a kind of death.
~Anais Nin~

This day "One Woman"  will remember
she is equal portions of iron heart and frightening vulnerability.
To be kind to myself.
Rest more
Do things that bring joy
and surround myself with positive people.



....image sent to grandma from my  "Jessica" of a special one in her life...

17 comments:

Tabor said...

That second quote is most inspiring and so true. It takes years of leaving to realize that we do this!

aneverydaylife.com said...

Do things.

Bring joy.

Sounds like the makings of a life-giving breath prayer.

I think I'll carry it with me today, as I travel east to help Sis with her latest room makeover project.

Blessings on your day.

judemiller1 said...

Ah yes.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Enjoyed this very much. I love words. And I show people what my words have ended up on or in. Prayers are the best kind of words because of the expectations involved.

Not sure you are even aware of some of the things I have done, but if you take the time to go to

http://writing26letters.blogspot.com/

you can see a kind of history in the right sidebar.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Tabor, Janelle, Judy, AL - thanks for visiting and commenting...

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Enjoyed your thoughts especially Anais Nin.-- barbara

Sky said...

good plan you have, ernestine! hugsss.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Barbara and Sky, thanks for visiting. Yes good intentions
now to follow through :)

lil red hen said...

I love your idea of doing more for yourself, resting, etc.

The constant blaring noise of a TV makes it so difficult to live a quiet life.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Charlotte, I totally understand.
At one time a full home with mate and 4 children. Now just me.
When they all I visit I love it - but - love my quiet cottage. TV rarely is on. Total quiet here by the woods. At this time of my life my lifestyle is good for me.
Thank you for viiting me...

Aisling said...

Thank you for sharing these thoughts. I love your reminder to "do things that bring joy." Thank you!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Aisling "you remember this"....

madwomandancing said...

Fabulous phrasing: iron heart and frightening vulnerability. Oh, Ernestine, I completely, completely, completely relate!

the wild magnolia said...

A collaborative post, you and your granddaughter. Spectacular!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Ellen, thank you so much for the comments on many of my entries.
I have missed you and keep checking your writing to see what is new with you. Take care :)
Sandra, thanks for visiting and happy traveling :)

Sharon said...

This is a beautiful post. The wisdom of the quotes is really all I need to remember ~

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Sharon, as always - thank you for visiting....