I think that I threw everything off kilter by my last blog.
I always try to be reflective and have a redeeming message that pulls everything together with a “moral” of the story, but I usually try to make it appear a little sooner than it did in that last one…
Though most of you still allowed me to vent and overlooked my bad mood… (and for that I thank you.) I just wanted to remind you that our blogs are written for a ton of different reasons. Some use their’s as a journal inviting whoever wanders by to take a peek. Others, only share with their friends. Some of us are strengthening our writing muscles within our blogs, preparing for mightier projects and some of us are procrastinating moving toward those “projects” by staying stuck in our blogs instead of editing and rewriting or even starting the first page of that novel we know is inside of us! And others just are hoping that maybe in their struggles, they can share something that will help someone else feel they are not so alone in their own dark hole and that there is eventually light at the end of the tunnel.
I feel that there was one person that kind of took offence and took what I was saying far more personal than I’d intended. Perhaps they saw themselves in what I was joking about, or had just visited a spa recently but I definitely did not mean to offend. However, I’d like to point out that… Our blogs are like our diaries. Someday, I hope to look back and see how far I have come, what regrets, I have, if any and what lessons I have learned. But if I am not allowed to have some blips when I just need to vent on my own blog it is like someone kind of coming into my house and yelling at me for the color I decided to paint my hallway.
I need to be able to keep a record of my down days filled with frustration and my grateful days filled with praise and give myself the space to allow “me” to figure it out. Even if it takes a stack of journal like blogs to get there!
God allows us to have both good and bad days to help us grow and hopefully others won’t take it so personally. I remember when I used to fly sail planes, The tow plane would pull me up and when it hit turbulence, I knew that a few seconds later, I would. Kind of like watching a car in front of you, hit a speed bump, if you kept going, you knew you would hit it too, so you slow down and proceed with caution. Looking back, doesn’t always allow you to see the upcoming turbulence, some days, you just got to hold on and fly through it.
3 thoughts on “Painting Hallways~”
My girls keep telling me that my blog in just that – MINE. They tell me I can write whatever I want. So go for it! If you want to vent, it’s your business. Even if there is not moral at the end of the story, it’s ok. Although, the end quote was great. 🙂 So was the mammogram story!
You SOOOO nailed it! I think God has this amazing friendship right around the corner just waiting for us!
Ahhh Thanks Deb! I love your blog! I love your heart! I love how you make me think! Sometimes my only church is reading your blog! 😉
No excuse but… sometimes it just is! 🙂
NOT sure why I felt the need to write another response to ya! But I have been rereading some of my old posts and read your reply here and just wanted to let you know that your blog has lifted me up so many times… knowing that we all are human!