Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Wish Casting Wednesday
I happened upon this delightful site while visiting 'Woven Letters' and was immediately taken in by today's question, 'Who is the you, you wish you could be?' This led to some wistful soul searching, you know the kind where you try to engage with your inner child and responsible adult all at the same time? We all had dreams of who we wanted to become as children and along the way these dreams became altered. That's not to say it's a bad thing, with maturity and life experience we can better mold ourselves to who we were meant to be. Unfortunately, sometimes those 'voices' in our heads distort the truth in our hearts and we give up on dreams that should have been left to blossom. Whether the negativity is of our design or put there by something someone once said to us it acts as an herbicide meant to clear out the weeds but killing everything beautiful as well. So back to our original question, I wish to be the person my 8 year old me thought was possible, filled with unlimited creativity, untethered by nonsensical 'responsibilities' (housework, meal planning, laundry etc). I wish to be kindhearted at all times, remembering that even those whom I don't always 'get' are on their own journey. I wish to be non-judgemental and more forgiving, and I wish I had more patience than I often do, and most of all I wish I could apply all of these to how I see myself and to be kinder to 'me'!