You know, I get the distinct impression from yesterday's highly witty and amusing comments, that you are failing to take both my new transport, and my green credentials, seriously...
I am DEEPLY 0-fender-ed...
However I forgive yez, and as a gesture of reconciliation I offer you this quotation, which I got from the Living Life Fully website:
We have shaped ourselves into new people, and we have done so by our decisions. There’s no going back, of course, and I guess most of us wouldn’t want to if we could, even though we’re acutely conscious of mistakes we’ve made. We have to remember that each of us is new at this business of living and content ourselves with the fact that most of us have plenty of time to make good decisions in the future.
I especially like the 'new at this business of living' part!!
I have always thought that doing one's best is good enough, whatever the circumstances, although there will be times when one doesn't, for whatever reason. Lately I've realised, through reading and my Mom's comments, that learning to be kind to one's OWN self might also be important.
Do I treat myself with the same kindness and consideration I show to everyone else?
I drive myself, expect perfection at every turn, try to be always better than 'good enough'.
WHY? And I bet yous all do exactly the same!
How is it we can be gracious to everyone EXCEPT ourselves?
Got an email from a friend this morning:
'How daft is it that the temperatures in Dublin and Sligo are colder than Murmansk?? According to my weather forecast on the iPhone it's 8 and 9 versus 14!
Hope there's still ice at the north pole...'
It does seem a bit strange! She's boarding an ice-breaker today for a three week expedition...
Last thing: in my Etsy wanderings I found this shop , Northernlights, selling old-fashioned carpet bags, which I though existed no longer...they're gorgeous!
Mary Poppins eat your heart out!!!