I used to laugh when I heard one of the kids try to explain that they should have another chance by saying ” I CALL DO OVER!” As if those words had some mystical power to erase the error that they had made and gave them a clean slate. Then as I sat pondering the wisdom of kids, I thought to myself: “how come I don’t get a do over “? Who said I had to get everything right the first time?
In the spirit of DO OVER , I have decided to give myself a second chance to get my act together. I gave myself permission to get off of my own back and start again.
I have read about Karla’s missing dinner; Aimslee’s illness and the general lack luster feeling that needing to decorate, shop and spend brings about…a sort of overwhelming depression or funk to our creative spirits…
Never taking my own homespun advice, I always tell the kids, “never let anyone take anything from your spirit, that they didn’t give you…” If they did not bring you joy, happiness and a willingness to go on, don’t ever let them take yours from you!
Like Chumbawamba said: ” I get knocked down, but I get up again…”
Thank all of you for your kind words and support.