Ragamuffin Gal

".. from my ragged heart to yours"

August 23, 2008

~*WhEn*LiFe*HaNds*YoU*A*LeMoN*~

My Perscription
For A Better (not bitter) Self

Sometime life and all of it's relationships hurts.
Sometimes friends let you down.
Sometimes you feel like you
have put a lot of energy
into something or
someone only
to see it
come
bac
k
and
bite you
in the tooshie!
And sometime you let others down too.
What's a girl to do (besides buy shoes and a handbag?
... Write a perscription for yourself!!!
Thankfully, I am surrounded by creative people both
in my physical world and in my blog world. So
I borrowed a few bits from others
and added a few of my own. So here goes
my perscription to myself:
Look up
and see, enjoy, breathe in
the beauty surrounding you!
(even if you can't see it, it is there!)
Give Kindness
without expecting anything back
Wear a smile ~
Play the game who can smile first
with everyone you meet.
Forgive freely...
yourself,
others,
especially those who are
closest to you.
Go to the closest park,
playground, or school
and swing!
Pick (or buy) some bright
fresh pretty flowers
and spread them around
your house.
(take some to the neighbor across
the street and next door)
Wish Love
on everyone you come into
contact with.
Write sweet affirming notes
on your bathroom mirror
to yourself and those who live with you!
Have a good full belly laugh
about something every day!
Read out loud to others.
When you start to feel crabby
take a nap ~ if you can't take a nap,
take a step back from others.
Did I mention Forgive?
I wish you happy
I wish you peace
I wish you blessings!

13 comments:

Patti said...

I'm thrilled to be the first to say, Amen sister! Great sentiment from someone who knows the taste of lemonade, and the unbelievable kindness and good of kindred spirits. Never enough reminders in the world, so thank you so much! I just hope you're having an OK week:) Take good care.
blessings,
p

Joy for the Journey said...

I'm so glad you stopped by - I haven't seen your blog before and I really like it. Now I have no excuse to say I've been too busy at school to post!! I'll be back soon~
Sarah :)

Danielle Muller said...

You have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he that is in the world.

1 John 4:4

so happy to see you back blogging again...very good for my soul. thank you.

blessings,
danielle
www.thevintagedragonfly.typepad.com

Anna said...

awesome girl! please forgive me for not sending your blog prize yet..... I'm all a mess about it. BUT it's on top of my to do list!!! Much love Anna

Miss Sandy said...

Beautiful post, very well said, a prescription most worthy of taking!

JenX67 said...

I have linked to your blog. It is such a fun blog to visit. I have this little project going - "50 Generation X Bloggers in 50 States." So, you're my Missouri Gen X blogger. It's kind of corny, I know. Anyway, can you stop my my blog or leave a comment here as to the year you were born so I can post it alongside your state and blog name. Rich Mullins is my hero. I really hope one day I can live on a reservation and minister to Natives.

Linda said...

Life is good. Don't carry around a bag of rotting potatoes!!!

dulcy said...

Hi Sweet Pea......Had such fun today at Leolas! Hung my little treasure, and the dishes are perfect for my very little surprises. Glad we chatted about life's ups and downs. Just saw a little raccoon race across the yard! Isn't life grand?!

xoxo
dulcy

summersundays-jw said...

Your words always encourage me & make me a better person (at least for a little while). Could you possibly blog a little more often & maybe I'd be a better person a little more "oftener". Sorry I missed you & Dulcy today but I was pooped. Come again! Jan

kaytebug aka Kaylea said...

Thanks for this thought. I needed it this weekend/last few weeks..
Thanks for the thoughts, and I hope you are doing better.
K

jenny fowler said...

"wish love" stood out to me, even though it had more to it. that's a great phrase. wish love!

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Love your sentiments ~ thanks for sharing!
Alice

Relyn said...

Katie,

This is the third time I've tried to comment to you. Maybe I should take the hint and not blog at work? Anyway, I really love this post and all its attendant wisdom. One of my favorites is, "Play the game who can smile first with everyone you meet." How wonderful. How you. You do that every day. And this, "Have a good full belly laugh about something every day!" And this, "read out loud to others." Oh, there are so many I love, but I think I most especially needed the crabby advice. I love you, my sweet, wonderful friend.