Being “contented” ought to mean in English, as it does in French, being pleased. Being content with an attic ought not to mean being unable to move from it and resigned to living in it; it ought to mean appreciating all there is in such a position. _G.K. Chesterton
So far 2014 has been an exercise in truly appreciating all there is in my position.
Just before Christmas something akin to ‘the worst allergy attack ever’ leveled me. In the past two months I’ve slept more, coughed harder and felt worse than ever before. My plans for 2014 were to write more, paint more, blog more…take back my passions. So far my plans have come to equal zero.
Callie Ann (kitty @ computer) came to live with us in January. She’s spent more time at my desk than I have recently.
Probably the most valuable lesson to come out of this ‘down time’ –
“Looking over your shoulder at what happened last year, slows forward progress to a standstill.” _me
So…now that I’m feeling better, and spring is springing, and birds are singing…etc. etc. I’m going to take a stab at making the remaining 10/12 of 2014 passionate and appreciative.
Listen to me, my son, and do not disregard me, and in the end you will appreciate my words. In all your work be industrious, and no sickness will overtake you. Sirach 31:22 RSV
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