Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Quiet Comfort...

One of the things that we talked about was "gained perspective" during our lunch with Kathy. I have been thinking about this a lot lately. Mainly how much my life has changed and continues to change. I used to take delight in debates and being in the middle of loud conversations. City-living suited me well. I could always find someone to engage in a bombastic exchange. It was easy to find someone to disagree with. But now... not so much. I find comfort in the quiet and in observation. Sure, I love to laugh and converse and mutually share opinions, but I have lost the need to compel people to understand me or to believe what I believe. I take more pleasure in savoring the moment and enjoying what is there. I've come to understand just how fortunate I am. I am blessed beyond what words can express. For me, my goal is to bask in this richness instead of letting it slip by.

Kathy wrote a blog post called, "Call to Arms". I encourage everyone to read it. I will be actively thinking of ways that I can help proliferate this mindset and spread positive energy. CLICK HERE to visit her blog post.

6 comments:

Spirited Earth said...

i think allowing a place for others to have their own views,different from your own..and not feeling the need to be understood by everyone in the room shows maturation and also a compassionate way.

Amber Dawn Inventive Soul said...

I agree with the person above, I love how you used the word 'bombastic'. That is certainly something I can identify with.

babapaul said...

Thank you for writing this post. It makes so much sense to me!

bmerves said...

Reading your post made my heart smile. I've followed your blog for a while - through the photos of gorgeous jewelry, through the mean comments, through the copying of your designs, and through the medical crisis. I'm so happy to see you in such a mature and centered place.

somethingunique said...

Hi Andrew, it is very nice to see you find yourself & be in a good place i just love how you share with us all the aspects of your journey through life be it good or bad, mad or sad your faithful followers will alaways be there for you ttfn L:)

Olive Moore said...

you articulate so well, "I take more pleasure in savoring the moment and enjoying what is there. I've come to understand just how fortunate I am. I am blessed beyond what words can express. For me, my goal is to bask in this richness instead of letting it slip by."
~my sentiments, exactly! xo