Clean Up And Organizing-
I've been... deep cleaning the kitchen, cleaned and organized the junk drawer, and tackled the pantry closet today. I try to catch up on stuff while I'm on winter/spring break. Some vacation, but I like starting the new year clean and organized! Anya was fascinated when I was cleaning out the junk drawer! She climbed in the drawer hole, while I had the drawer on the counter top. While I was adding some small re-used cardboard boxes, and dumped the trash, she explored-
What's this pasta doing here?
Rice, what's that?
And what's that?
When I was done I opened the cabinet door, and slowly put in the drawer. Not a good idea. Anya could get her head out from below, but that was it. So, drawer back out, I shook the kitty treat bag and out she came :) She loves to eat. Drawer back in, all done.
On Risking and Trying-
I was talking with a good friend yesterday about being who we truly are, living an authentic life. We agreed it's hard to do when you're always worried about other's expectations- family, job, kids, spouses. How much do you share, what will you give up for safety, what if you're judged? When do you finally give yourself permission to really be yourself? What gifts do you hide? Later I saw the ending again of the The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. I love the character Evelyn's ideas on things, I found it very encouraging-
But it's also true that the person who risks nothing, does nothing,
has nothing. All we know about the future is that it will be
different. But perhaps what we fear is that it will be the same.
So we must celebrate the changes.
The only real failure is the failure to try, and the measure of
success is how we cope with disappointment.
And from Sonny, another character-
Everything will be all right in the end, if it's not all right, it's not
yet the end.
Amen sister, and brother! Wonderful film if you haven't seen it, especially if you're a bit older :) Maybe when I turn 60 I WILL go jump out of a plane, with a parachute, and do a water landing!