Friday, November 16, 2012

NOV 16th A Pig, A Story & A Disclaimer

Was over reading Sean's blog this morning (Daily Diary of a Winning Loser) and one of the comments made me stop and think. 

See, Sean has recently returned to writing on his blog, after a few months of struggling with being somewhat off course. And the commentor said she has been a little put off by his recent "motivational" posts on Facebook, and how they made her feel a little "inferior". She graciously apologized for misjudging him, not realizing at the time that he was talking more to himself than anyone else (side note: no one "makes" us feel any way; we choose how we respond).

Anyway... the reason this caught my attention was because I, too, am struggling, and was all set to write a post today telling about the little "motivational" project I just finished, which I had talked about yesterday over at my art blog, Art By Retta.

I've said it here many times, but now realize it wouldn't hurt to say it again: I write what *I* need to hear, most of all. Just like Sean, and many others bloggers. 

I guess I forget to mention that most of the time, and come off as a happy/chirpy/got-it-all-together know it all!  Eeek! That sure isn't how I feel. And I would hate to think anyone felt "inferior" by mistakenly thinking that just because most of the time I choose to focus on the positives and possibilities, that means I have it all together... Not!

I feel like Michelangelo, who said:

So... with all the disclaimers out of the way ;-)
here is the link to my post "A Pig With A Story".

My book quote for today: "I can't overemphasize the importance of developing mental discipline." --Tommy Newberry, The 4:8 Principle

My verse for today: "I will listen to what God the Lord will say; he promises peace to his people, his saints--but let them not return to folly."

My quote for today: "In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity." --Albert Einstein

Enjoy the Journey,


DAY 1181


M Pax said...

People read into things and hear what they want. I'm more and more convinced very few really stop and really listen.

These journeys are about 'us'. How can they not be? Certainly we don't choose to exercise and eat healthier for someone else's benefit.

Motivational quotes are usually inspiring. Writers use them all the time, too.

The arts, like getting healthier, is a very judgy thing to be invovled in. Growing tougher skins helps us all around, though, I think.

Christine said...

I am very much the same way as sean. I write what I need to hear as well. People will get out of it what they get out of it....does it mean we are tactless, NO. But I don't edit for the people who are carrying a chip. I can't. It's not my responsibility.

Rettakat said...

"These journeys are about 'us'. How can they not be?"
I guess I keep forgetting that, but you are so right. I suppose in the long run, we want to share and help others, but it all started with our own need.
Yep... tougher skin seems to be a healthy thing. :-D

Rettakat said...

"But I don't edit for the people who are carrying a chip. I can't. It's not my responsibility."
Excellent point, Chris!

Anne H said...

I myself need to put the blinders on and look away from all the stuff... the good and the bad of it... and get back to what I know works for me... in life, in art, if food!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Miss Loretta!

Rettakat said...

Thank you, Anne. And have a wonderful Thanksgiving yourself!

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