Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Today's Topic: A picture of something you wish you were better at
No doubt most of us have a whole list of things we wish we were better at. For me this includes everything from Singing to doing Forgiveness.
The thing that came to my mind first, though, as I read what today's topic is to be about; was that I wish I were a more outgoing person. The person that I am, that I see in my dreams; that I am in the world inside my head; is the life of the party. But in real life nothing could be further from the truth. No one, not even my family, has ever in my whole life seen the person that I am inside. Nothing about me is like the person my heart longs to be. The world knows me as a quiet, shy, person... friendly, a 'good girl', and though I truly don't see it I get lots of compliments on how I look.
In my dreams, I am the life of the party. I am a person who seems to attract other people. In my dreams I always seem to have an entourage of friends following me. I get phone calls from everyone day and night. I get lots of invites to all sorts of things. I'm the first person all my friends call when the want to do anything, or when they need advice, or a shoulder to cry on. I have a great life... a husband, a home, kids, a circle of friends. I do lots of community work, I have a great career that I am very good at. I'm a free spirit.
Am I the only one like this? Am I the only one who is opposite on the outside from what they are on the inside? How do I change that? Is it too late? What will others think?
I wish I was better at being me.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Today's topic: A photo of somewhere you would like to travel.
Well, there's no need for me to stop and think about this one. Hands down the winner is Italy. I have dreamed most of my life of going to Italy.
In a perfect world, I would go on an extended tour, taking maybe a couple years to take in the wonder and beauty of Italia. Then maybe I'd buy a villa in the Tuscan country side where I could spend some time. I'm not sure why I've always had such a passion for Italy, I just now it's there.
A perfect day would be to wander through city streets chatting with the locals and having lunch at some small cafe type place. Then go on to spend the afternoon picking through old treasures at a flea market. One of a kind items that you could never find anywhere else on earth, that I could bring home and decorate my home in Canada to look like an old Tuscan Villa. Or maybe posing for a slightly risque portrait painted by a starving Italian artist. Or go to a vineyard and experience a wine & cheese tasting, Italian style. Accept a dinner invitation to a big Italian party from a handsome Italian gentleman who speaks to me with such romance, yet I have no clue what he's saying; and it doesn't matter because we're just having fun together.
I think in a past lifetime I was Italian. I think if I went there I would want to stay. I can honestly see that happening.
Well, until next time 'Ciao Baby'.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Today's Topic: 'A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently'.
I think you, my followers, just be tired of hearing me say the same thing through this series. Which is that there's not just one answer to this question. There are lots of things that has had an impact on my life; even recently. Again, the one biggest thing is no doubt the Bible which contains the Word of God. Nothing affects any of us more than that.
But for the sake of listing something, I think the first thing that comes to mind that has had the most impact recently is my apartment. It's a long story how I came to live here. Some of you know it; and those that follow my private blog know the details. Never the less, to have this apartment is definitely a God-send. It is a huge blessings for so many reasons.
I'm still waiting for my doggie to come home, and I haven't stopped praying, so for those of you who send me messages saying you're praying and asking me about updates... it's still the same. My dog is living with a dear friend, I see him now & then but not as often as I would like to. I've had more signs of hope lately. I know God is working on it. So please keep praying.
Anyway... here's a couple pics of the inside of my apartment.
The front of our building
And finally........my beautiful view on a foggy morning! :-)
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