Sunday, January 9, 2011

A word about being Open....

I have been thinking and thinking about my one little word all day.... thinking about what it means to be open.
Lately it seems I have been asking my closest friends for advice...including Mr. Wonderful and my daughters.....and lately I have been feeling like I need to apologize for not taking the well thought out words of wisdom from those I trust and value the most......
 The thing is, I have not been listening to what I want. I have been looking for answers, for permission, for someone to tell me what direction to go in. But I have known all along what road to travel.....I just needed to be open to my path......... not to try to be an industrial strength can opener prying my way through, {those who know me are laughing right now, because I do not stop when I really want something!!}

 In this series of photos that my brother took of me and my sweet little nephew, we were playing in a "dino dig" and he surprised me with a little baby kiss when I thought he was going to try to put the paintbrush in my mouth!!! It was sudden and unexpected....and of course I was open to this little act of genuine affection. In that tiny moment I was the happiest Aunt in town, nothing else was floating around in my mind. I was not wondering where I was headed professionally, or if I had made the right decision......you know that is how life is every day.......................... full of unexpected surprises.
 Today I surprised myself....I opened up, I listened to me.I know exactly what I want.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I live my life open, it is full of surprises, lots of unexpected kisses as the one you so graciously shared w/us,also unexpected tears but that's o.k. too. I wouldn't close my door & miss a chance for any of those moments be they sweet or salty. Enjoy your open journey full of surprises. Thank You for sharing.

JennyKozar said...

And what a Blessing you received being open!

T2 said...

Beautiful and precious pics. Wonderful and thoughtful post. I often find myself asking permission, thank you for reminding me to be open. I'm going to be thinking about that word all day :)