Tuesday, October 20, 2009

magnetic mantra

today is a day i would like a do-over please.
really.
F A I L.
most days i hold it together.  today knocked the wind right out of me.
i'd gather myself and the tears would come pushing back out.  i wiped my raccoon eyes (yeah i rarely ever wear mascara but today i was feeling a little pretty and put some on.  that'll teach ME to wear make up!) i sat here at  my lap top and received a needed email from a friend, and then clicked here and read this and laughed and cried all at once.  yes, "life IS weird." (thank you mere)   and sometimes, just when you need it,  the universe answers, and you get a little laugh.  and then you find yourself searching your house for YOUR magnet that once spoke to you...
and then you hold it up to the sunlight.
because at least you have that today. cold rain might have sent this day straight over the edge.

fear less,
hope more.

eat less, 
chew more.

whine less,
breathe more.

talk less,
say more.

love more, and all good things will be yours!
-swedish proverb


17 comments:

sodarnhappy said...

I love this so much & really needed it today. You have no idea.

iknitipurl said...

Very sweet. Hope your day is looking a little better.

Debbie E said...

Oh Kristin, I know the feeling,had that day saturday with car crap and my son moving again and just cried then ok cried then ok,,breathe!! *hugs* tomorrows another day :D

meredithwinn said...

oh kristin, what wonderful reminders.
love to you today.
xo

The Yellow Door Paperie said...

I really needed this today too.

I read the life is weird post this morning on a lark and it spoke to me.

tara said...

hello, lady lou. sending my love from the other side of the continent, (breathe) (breathe)
x0

a friend to knit with said...

oh kirstin. i loved this post. really love this post.

we all have our days. our moments. our times...
i hope your tomorrow is SO bright.... you need your sunglasses! xx

Char said...

I needed that advice today too

hope tomorrow is better, i keep telling myself that it has to be.

mistybliss said...

Yes, life is weird. And wonderful. And crazy. Wipe your beautiful raccoon eyes and smile, knowing that your sweet reminder has made my day!
Thankyou, *mwah* xxx

simply blogged said...

love this and I love the flare on the card. perfection.

The Starks said...

I'm a lurker, my first comment on your blog, thank you so much for this. I've had a hard couple days and this quote was just the thing to pick up a mood!

Amy said...

Here's hoping to a better today:) love you! x

LeS said...

:)

Julie Alvarez said...

I had a day just like this last saturday.

kristin said...

thanks for the love everyone.
we ALL have these days.
man they can be tough.

Freedom Runner//Liz said...

Hurrah! Loved this quote and glad that it lifted you up and out of doldrums. Weather is terrible here today, so I needed this, too.
Found my way here via Shutter Sisters...hope to check in frequently. :o)

Denise said...

Love this proverb! Hope your day is better.