Thursday, June 01, 2006

'Good to Remember'

Ahh, the good life as seen through the eyes of "sister and brother", perched on the couch!

Tonight I'm in the contemplative mood, so I'll share with you a few thoughts on life, in general. First of all, remember this: we are here to do the best that WE (as individuals) can do on this earth. That doesn't mean "perfect", it just means our best at a given moment, which can vary from day to day.

On one day our best might be meager, but on another, we reach unkonwn heights, and so it goes. Let's try to be as kind to ourselves as we would be to a friend, an acquaintance, or even someone who is a stranger! Isn't it odd how we can be all the above to others and yet fail to give ourselves basic kindness and understanding? Rather we come down harder on ourselves than we would on a total stranger? I say, it's time to STOP that and be kind to ourselves so that we can pass even more onto others in this "vale of tears". Just my thoughts on this eve of the first of June!

That's my story and I'm stickin' to it, as they say, so until next time, be happy, be kind to yourself and to others, and knit on!

7 comments:

Bess said...

How right you are about being our most demanding critics. Thank goodness we can look back, now and then, and see we didn't do so very badly.

Good to read what's going on in your life.

Mary Anne said...

Laura,

wise words and I only wish I could follow them most days. It's so much easier to be kind to others than to myself. Thank you for the reminder.

hugs
mary anne

Jane said...

Yes, wise indeed!

Sharon said...

Lovely words Laura.

You have been 'tweaking' again haven't you??? I do like these colours.

Joanna said...

Very true words Laura. I am my own worst critic for sure. I would like to take your knitting and praying button for my blog, do you mind?

Laura said...

Joanna,
Feel free to take any of the buttons you'd like, dear girl...I'm flattered!

Denise in PA said...

Kitties! I see them! Took me a minute or two...they look so peacful. Mine is hardly still for a minute! And, I have to agree with the others...great advice...that I need to pay more attentioin to in my own life.