Well, welcome to 'Whatever Wednesday'. From this month I'm making a few changes and want to complete my week with different posts about my interests on different days.
I've written every day so far for three months and I am loving writing my blog. It's great therapy and gives me a chance to express myself. I wanted it to be a positive place, a place where you have a quick look while you are relaxing and hopefully have a giggle or find some useful information. I also like to keep my posts to a limit as I find long posts can be a bit overwhelming for some people, so I tend to try and keep it short and sweet. Watch this one be the longest ever now.
It's not always possible to be positive and feel tip top especially when you have waited on the phone for twenty minutes earlier today to talk to someone about your rise in council tax but I had planned to write an uplifting post today and I that's what I'm going to do. It's one of those things isn't it? Bills and chasing minor problems but I thought when I came off the phone that, ok it's not fair for anyone and there are increases in bills everywhere. I'm healthy, happy and have a lovely family, luckier than some so I told myself to suck it up Sue, have a brew and move on.
Life sometimes rolls along with fate, with guidance from guardian angels or God if you believe in that. Whatever your faith, it is your faith that keeps you going. That nagging voice inside that says 'come on, it's not worked out the way you planned but lets try a different route'
It is ok to listen to some voices and it's not a real voice just like a force thing from Star Wars or you can imagine Yoda saying it to you if that's your thing. I always imagine my nan who passed away a few years ago now, giving me advice and my grandad who also passed many years ago, telling me off if I've messed up. My grandad had a look he could give you and he gave that look to my nan quite a few times, the type that said 'I despair!!!' When we called round to see them both as young kids his first words would always be 'when ya going home?'......yeah grandad we know you were mucking about. (joking with us - sorry Derby slang).
It's not always there and I imagine some people are reading this going 'where's my blinking voice?' or 'my guardian angel must be having a day, week, month or year off' It takes a bit of belief. It's a belief that you can work your way through a problem and succeed. I've had times when I haven't been able to believe in anything and thought 'you know what? Stuff it, I'm not doing this anymore' but later I feel that a attitude like that isn't going to solve a problem or get things done. I love the feeling when I've tackled something head on and got a result, it's very empowering. It all depends on the problem or the subject and also whether we have got the energy as things these days seem to take a lot of effort.
I always try to think of life like a road with signposts and roads going off the main road, a roundabout here and there. I hate the term 'journey' so I'm not going to use that phrase but life is like popping on your sat nav and tootling along, do you trust the voice on the sat nav or do you trust your inner voice, your gut feeling that tells you that you know a better route? Of course if you go off road, you feel panicky and anxious especially if it looks as though you are getting lost, thats normal but what about that feeling when you recognise your surroundings again, get to where you're going and can shout out yourself 'I have reached my destination'. Feels good eh? Then what you do is just throw the sat nav in the bin because it's as reliable as a chocolate teapot.
So have a bit of faith, trust your feelings, trust others sometimes - those you know you can rely on and take a chance. I'm carrying on writing this blog as long as I can, it brings me happiness and I want to be a better writer. I think the quote in my pic by Mark Twain says it all.....
"the golden age is before us, not behind us"
I also like the saying 'there is a reason why the windscreen is bigger than the rear view mirror because where you are going is far more important than where you have been'
I'll leave you with that and catch you tomorrow for another new feature starting from April - A verse for Thursday. Exciting isn't it?
What to Buy Wednesday
From January 2018 I've decided to shake Wednesdays up and review products that I have purchased so we go from random thoughts to important retail therapy for the new year.