Must admit. 24 hours ago I hadn't even even heart the term MeMe, and I most certainly did not know what it meant. But clicking around on AR this morning I came across a couple of MeMe references, including a great one by Debbie DiFonzo ... and I just had to bite! So thanks, Debbie, for tagging me for this Bookworm MeMe. (For those of you as oblivious as I was...maybe even still am...getting tagged for this MeMe means that I
Had to grab the nearest book
Go to Page 56
Scan down to about the 5th sentence
Begin recording the next line and the following few
Tag 5 new players for new Bookworm MeMe's
So, here I go. Years ago (even before my days in real estate) I was at a seminar conducted by Zig Ziglar. In it he talked about how important it is to keep your mind filled with good thoughts...to avoid any sort of "garbage dump thinking". I've never forgotten that and have always tried to keep my thoughts positive, forward, healthy, productive. There are times when that's a bit more challenging than others - but those are the times when it's absolutely the most important to do! Times like now.
So the book I've been keeping on my desk lately is one I've had for several years. It's Simple Abundance, A Daybook of Comfort and Joy by Sarah Ban Breathnach. I like to keep it nearby because it's a "day book" with great passages for each and every day of the year. It's great for focusing my attention on things that really matter...helping me "declutter" my thinking and wipe out any of the "garbage dumping" that might be trying to seep into my thoughts.
So, I went to what I think is Page 56 (this book doesn't have page numbers...so I counted) and went down to the 6th. Here's what it says:
"I've been where you are now. I know. I know how days, weeks, months, even years can escape your grasp. I know what it's like to put everyone else's needs before your own so that you can't find a half hour a day for yourself. I know how easy it is to find heartfelt excuses for why you can't begin something new even if you yearn to, desperately. I know how easily the word "tomorrow" slips out unconsciously. Tomorrow you'll begin. Tomorrow. All this I know.
But what I know most of all is that reading about a journey is not the same thing as taking one."
What that says to me is that life is not a spectator sport. That tomorrow never comes (today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday....the only day we can control is the one in the here and now...TODAY!) It tells me that each of us needs to replenish the well...to fill ourselves up because the the alternative is draining the well dry. We have more to give to the people in our lives when we fill ourselves as well.
So, there! My very first MeMe!!!! Thanks, Debbie! Now I guess I need to tag 5 new people, right????