June 17, 2010

and i was wondering what i was going to do today....

all i know
is that i'm not going to look back at what i didn't do
or
should have done
or
could have done differently
~
instead
i'm going to look forward
and
embrace what's waiting for me
~
it might mean having to kick some ugly things off my path
while i skip towards utopia
but
leg exercises are good
and
if i have to sit down and calmly talk to the ugly troll who won't let me cross the bridge
~the one he thinks he owns~
i will
although
i'm sure i can bribe him with the chocolate in my pocket
since it's wrapped in gold foil
~
you know
the more i think about it
moving forward
really is the only way we should ever go
~
no wonder our feet only point in one direction
and
that there's words like
trip and fall and klutz and tangled
when
we forget that
*



37 comments:

  1. This picture is stunning! And I love the post. Oh how I can struggle with moving forward...

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  2. Great photo. Awesome words!

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  3. What a magnificent looking horse!

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  4. One step at a time ... great image!

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  5. Image is fabulous! Your words spoke to my soul!

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  6. Great words and AMAZING photo!

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  7. Forward is the only direction to go in...so hard to do at times- especially for me right now. I needed to read those words. Thanks Beth!

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  8. Wise words my friend. True about our feet...they do point forward! Never thought of that before ;)

    xoxo

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  9. You are awesome.... Your thoughts are mine...I wish I could follow your lead.
    Jackie

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  10. the photo, the words..... you just keep doing it.

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  11. Beth, it is amazing what your words say today, I needed to hear this. I need to remember it,,,love the horse, your a darlin. hugs.

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  12. Good luck with moving forward.

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  13. Yes, the only direction is forward. I so agree, and I remind myself of that every day. And if you need help with that troll you just let me know, I've got your back.

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  14. oh how i adore you... so wise... thank you....

    xxo, kim

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  15. You are spectacular.

    Just beautiful, My Forward Facing Friend !

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  16. What a sweet sweet post. The picture and the words, which go so well together.
    leg exercises are good.
    So cute. lol!

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  17. I needed to read this today. Thanks.

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  18. You have a way with words as well as a way with photography:)....I just love your image of the troll accepting that gold foil wrapped chocolate...I'll be thinking of that for a while with a smile on my face:)

    Thank you for this
    xo

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  19. It looks like the horse is communing with you as you take the picture. Moving forward is the best direction to take in my opinion. We can live in the present and be in the now and while doing that we are moving forward.

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  20. That's some advice I could use today - moving forward. I have been allowing myself to get mired in the past the last few days. Baby steps for me.

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  21. What a wonderful sentiment! and the picture of Mr. Horse is AWESOME!!!

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  22. Great advice Beth.... Some days it's easier than others to accomplish but great advice nevertheless.

    Gorgeous horse!
    jj

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  23. oh . yes . I . am . with . you. gorgeous horse

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  24. yes. fabulous. you can also use your feet to trip trolls if the bribery thing doesn't work. trolls don't get up quickly and are not very bright and you'll be around the bend before he knows what happened. and wow, btw!

    xoxo
    Debi

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  25. I like the part where ". . even if I have to sit down and calmly talk to the ugly troll who won't let me cross the bridge--the one he thinks he owns. . ." You have such wimsical outlook on life--quite refreshing! My high school students would love this!

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  26. Amazing picture and I agree - leg exercises ARE good!

    xo Erin

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  27. Oh my life. I so needed to read this today. Pleased to meet you!

    Cxx

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  28. I love the image of the horse. I feel like I am taking steps forwards at the moment and really enjoying the results. I hope moving forward produces good results for you to.

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  29. I love this post, it is so meant for me. I needed this message. THANK YOU

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  30. This:
    no wonder our feet only point in one direction
    and
    that there's words like
    trip and fall and klutz and tangled
    when
    we forget that,


    This is a piece of brilliance. I need to borrow it to make a piece of art with it. Will you mind? Is that OK?

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  31. Trip and fall and klutz describes me to a "T" - I really messed myself up falling on the 8th of June as I was headed with a friend to a lovely lighthouse hostel on the Pacific coast about 35 miles from home. I guess I was too busy taking photos, rather than paying attention to where I was walking. I had some major soft tissue trauma, then developed cellulitis, which got so bad I've just spent five days in the hospital.

    I like your positive words and the wonderful horse.

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  32. Wonderfully written - love this!

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  33. Big happy. How motivating this is, my friend!

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  34. What fun to find this here today via Relyn's post.

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth