I'm not sure at all if I am truly like the little gal on the right. But I WANT to be the gal on the right! She really is not rebelling - I don't think - she is just beating to her own drum. She wants to try it this way - not the way everyone else wants to do it. I was never ever one to rebel as a child. For lots of reasons I had to be Miss Perfect or there was a high price to pay and at that time I was not willing to pay it.I was always 6 going on 60.
Then I grew up in the 60's and 70's and always wanted to be a hippie. Instead I was in school - got married kind of young - had kids young - remember? lol
So got the kids raised and helping with the grandson - and now - I still want to be that hippie. Not a hippie who takes drugs or rebels against society or God.
But I do like flowers and love. I don't necessarily want to be different. I don't want to be like every one else either. I want to me the real me. I'm not afraid to think differently then others. I'm not a rebel without a cause either. I just want to be free. Spread my wings like a butterfly. Now you probably wonder how can a Christian be free. I ask how can a Christian not be free? So with my freedom - I'm talking within the context of being a Christian. I think God wants us to be happy. If we're not happy - (unless there is some underlying cause like depression, etc - which is VERY real and serious and needs special help) - then we need to re-look at our lives. We have over looked something like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz.
Now I'm talking little things. Enjoying the little things, Like if no one wants to go to a movie you want to see - go yourself. Or a restaurant - bring a book. You want to try something different - do it! Every have wheat grass? It tastes wonderful and it is so good for you. Buy yourself a flower just because. I LOVE to try and do new things. Read - reading is fundamental. Books on tape. Call an old friend. Get your nails done. Treat yourself to one thing a week you would not ordinarily do.
GROW!!!!!!!!!!!! Go to the mall and watch people. You could volunteer. Do something alone and find yourself. That's what I'm talking about. Join a Bible Study. Be a reader at an elementary school. Growth comes out of doing something you are not comfortable with. And a lot of times doing things for others turns out a blessing in disguise. If someone wants you to do something and you don't want too - it is okay to say no. No not all the time, but some times. Get out of the house and bring your computer and go to Starbucks and try a new coffee. Barnes and Noble - read some free books.
There is a life out there to be lived. To me - that's what being a hippie means. Are there any more hippies out there? What kinds of things would you do that are a little bit different or weird or exciting?
Thank you to Pam - I'm mostly known as Ma.
And did you know that this is IVGLDSW/M Day?
Today is International Very Good Looking, Damn Smart Woman's/ Man's Day.
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, totally worn out and screaming 'WOOO HOOOOO what a ride!'
~ Cora Harvey Armstrong ~
I refuse to think of them as chin hairs. I think of them as stray eyebrows. ~ Janette Barber~
This is From Cheri at Chez Cheri - thank you.
THOUGHT OF THE DAY:
It's not the years in your Life that count, it's the LIFE in your years!