Thursday, February 7, 2013

Food for Thought

  I think this is sometimes hard to remember in life let alone in TTWD
 Everyone messes up, makes mistakes...stumbles.
Be kind to your partner.  More importantly be kind to yourself.  ( I know  pot meet kettle )

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  1. Perfect words! It's all in the learning and the journey!
    :) Have a blessed day girl!
    Catrinka

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  2. Well ain't that the truth sister! :)

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  3. I think this is a great quote to remember! :) I know sometimes I expect my husband to become an expert. I sometimes think he should know what I'm thinking, how to handle me, when to step up, and know when and how to punish me, but that can't happen. He's human, and I can't expect him to be more. But it always will be a learning game. I'll change, he'll change, life will change us, and so we just need to make the mistakes and learn from them so that we can be ready to learn from the next mistake. I'm going to keep this quote.

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    1. Yes...they aren't perfect- but neither are we. I just don't want women to get down because they ' messed up'. We are constantly told to give them time.. let them figure it out, but often I find women not giving themselves the same leeway.

      Learning from our mistakes seems to be the best learning process out there- remembering that fact in the 'heat' of the mistake zone, is not so easy though is it?

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  4. Hi Willie,

    Your blog has had me laughing, crying, learning and thinking! Thank you! Thank you!!! It is nice to meet you! :)

    I love this! When I think about it, it is the same kind of things that we say to our kids (2 teens, 2 young adults) when they inevitably make those mistakes that frequent normal, healthy kids. We love you, forgive yourself, learn and grow from it and move on!

    While we say that to them, perhaps we need to remember and apply those words to ourselves. It can be hard to do. Rob tells me over and over again, you know- those words from Lion King "it's in the past"! I am a dweller. It's true. I will think about this today. Thank you. (((((hugs)))))!

    <3 Katie

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    1. Welcome Katie!!!

      I'm thrilled that you have enjoyed my blog. And it is nice to meet you too! I hope you will be stopping my more often now and commenting!

      As you know from my blog, I dwell in the past too...but so does Barney. Ah yes we are a great pair! lol. If only we were as forgiving with ourselves and each other as we are with our kids. I mean this is all new, we are learning- why are we so rough on ourselves?

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    2. Ooops...forgot.. Thanks for the Hugs. Willie

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  5. So very true! Thanks for the reminder Willie.

    Blessings,
    Cat

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    1. Now if only we could all remember it!

      Enjoy your weekend Jan

      Willie

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  7. Truer words never written, my friend. Lovely sentiment to be aware of for the times that we are reminded of our faults, flub ups and colossal mistakes - we are just rookies.
    thanks, Willie hugs

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    1. I would imagine Hemingway was referring to writing, but I didn't delve any further to find out. The fact still remains the quote is pertinent to ttwd, perhaps more so than his original intent- so I decided to post it here.

      Ah there is the difficulty, REMEMBERING this quote while living through times of struggle.

      Love
      Willie

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  8. I wish I had written Es May's comment above! It is just the way I would respond. I think it is very true of many of us here, if only we would admit it!

    Hugs, Ami

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    1. Poaching others thoughts eh Ami ? That is okay, THIS time. Es May did write a fantastic comment.

      I think we admit it...after the fact. Looooooooooooooooong after the fact. It is hard not to think there is a destination in this adventure, but there is no end game, therefore how can perfection be achieved?

      Love Willie

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  9. Very sweet, and very true.

    Elisa Xo

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  10. This is so true and seems to be much needed advice around blogland lately!

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    1. Yes, I think if people can manage to take it to heart, it should help. Easier said than done :)

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  11. Awesome Willie, and so true. A great reminder for us all. Thank you for sharing.

    Hugs
    Roz

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    1. Thanks Roz.
      It was on face book the other day, and I thought..huh? I know where this should be!

      Love Willie

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  12. Amen Willie! You hit this one out of the park!!!

    George

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    1. Thanks George!

      Although Hemingway hit it out of the park. I just poached and posted :)

      Happy to see you back
      Willie

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  13. This is so lovely, Willie, thanks for sharing! I love your daisies, too!

    (((hugs)))

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    1. My pleasure June

      As for the daisies I needed a calming affect. I really, really, like your green on your blog. So spring like!

      Willie

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  14. Thanks for sharing WIllie. It can be so hard to not get caught up in trying to be "the best" and we can lose ourselves in the journey. I need to make sure I remember that the Journey is the most important part of anything that doesn't have a finite end.

    Callie

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    1. Well Callie
      That is indeed a difficult thing to remember. I would imagine that the journey is the most important part of almost anything. This is where the most learning can occur. I often think of the kids science projects for example. Sure the finished product is what they are marked on, but the process of creating it is where the learning comes from.

      Willie

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  15. So true, thank-you for the reminder... :-) hugs, Terps

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