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Today I went house shopping. I have been doing a lot of the behind the scenes beginner things for a little while now, but today I actually began touring available houses. I feel it is about time to move from my present locale. And I usually follow my feelings. So while I am excited about the prospect and all it entails, I am also a little depressed by it. I had not thought myself ready to leave my cozy home, house hunting is work (as if I am not busy enough already) and moving can be hard on a lot of things. So I feel a real sense of yin and yang in that this is the thing to do, it’s what I had wanted to do but it seems to be happening quicker then I had imagined.

The whole thing sort of reminds me of one of my favorite movies: It’s a Wonderful Life. The one with Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed .

wondrrful life movie poster

I could watch this Frank Capra film production over and over at any time of year. To me it’s not just a Christmas story. It’s a story about love and living.

Why? Well because a major part of the show is now resonating within me lately. The Bailey family spends their time at the Savings and Loan Building, providing families with their own house–‘four walls and a roof” as a character phrased it once. The Savings and Loan Building and what it represents is a pivotal part of the movie, as is the developing romance between the main characters, Mary and George.

So now that I am searching for my own four walls and a roof and it’s scary and exciting all at once. Kind of like falling in love can be. In my case, there are all the stages and steps and searching and time. All the questions about things I’ve never considered before. So I am surrounding myself with people who are knowledgeable on the things I don’t know to join me on this journey to home ownership.

With the right mindset, I can find the fun and adventure in this. And I will take a lesson from the movie that no matter what happens, it’s a wonderful life. In this case, my reminder is in the form of a character called George Bailey.

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Orchids....a new start

Today I discovered a new stem poking through an old one on my orchid plant. I’ve had it about 3 or 4 years, it blooms these lovely purple flowers for months on end, then suddenly they die and the plant lies dormant for a season until new stems and eventually new blooms come again.
There is a lesson in there for me today. For tomorrow I take a trek I am dreading. It seems the problem we thought was fixed with my summer surgery has indeed not been fixed. So I shall travel to new frontiers tomorrow and see if we can solve this decade old issue once and for all. To say my heart is heavy and thoughts are deep would be a huge understatement.
And then I saw the orchid stem, poking its tiny green head tentatively through the old woody stem, as if to say “Hey! I’s still alive in here. Just give me love and time and I will bloom lovely once more.”
Lovely orchid, you are worth the time and patience to coax back to your former radiance. I suppose I can give myself no less.

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