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I LOVE your happy attitude with everything that is going on!

Isn't it funny that sometimes all those sorts of things happening together can either send us over the edge or leave us chuckling a little!?

Have fun seeing Gretchen tonight. I guess this is the first time she's met her new little nephew huh? How cool.

I hope this is a start to a good week for you!

Wow, that's quite a list of small annoyances. "I see all these things as a good sign" -- great reframing, to take a page from Gretchen's book! I hear such a fresh, positive energy in your post, and I'm excited for you.

I love this quote from Anne LaMott, who heard it third hand from someone who heard it from someone who worked for the Dalai Lama (whew!):

"When a lot of things start going wrong all at once, it is to protect something big and lovely that is trying to get itself born - and this something needs for you to be distracted so that it can be born as perfectly as possible."

That's what this post reminded me of, and I hope it brings you some comfort.

Oh, wow, thats WONDERFUL! Ill be saving that quote for sure.


Reading this post is like reading a chapter in my life, except that I don't have any dogs.

Last week, as I was planning one of my lessons, I had a scented candle burning in front of me on my desk, and I accidently laid one of my books near the candle and it caught fire, which I quickly put out, once I saw smoke.

And I almost set my bed on fire with an old electrical blanket a while back. Thankfully, there was a terrible smell to warn me of the smoke before it got worse.

But, I take it all in stride.....because I believe that God watches over me 24/7.

Thanks for sharing!

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    • L.A. 2009. I’m stuck in traffic on the 101 freeway, listening to Isabella Rosselini on NPR. Isabella, for some reason, mentions that starfish are one of those rare species that can reproduce asexually, and I realize that if I could do that, I wouldn't have to worry about finding a boyfriend/husband. I wouldn’t have to internet date! I wouldn't have to figure out if I want to/can/should have a baby/adopt a baby/child on my own. I wouldn't have to stress about things like FSH levels, or weigh my feelings on in vitro versus adoption. I would just have a baby. Thus began my starfish envy.
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