Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Wordless Wednesday & Posting at The Internet Cafe Today

"Self Discovery"







In the last year or so, I began patting myself on the back whenever I incorporated the phrase, “It is what it is,” into my life.

For an over-thinker of things, the resignation in “it is what it is” was a great coping mechanism, allowing me to surrender to situations I felt powerless to change. By verbalizing my acceptance of the status quo, I thought I was growing. I thought I was learning to lay aside analyzing everything and avoid getting sucked into the vortex of my own circular thinking. I even spiritualized my new strategy by saying this new outlook helped me to put away worries and trust God--anything for peace. But what it actually birthed was an internal passivity .... Join me at the Cafe for more of "Straightening Out Crooked Thinking," will you please?

27 comments:

Michelle said...

Such a cute picture. I love it. I'm an over thinker too. It drivers everyone nuts. I hope you don't mind but I enjoyed reading your posts so much that I added you to my blog roll. Happy WW!

Susanne said...

Cute, cute pic of Zoe!

Heading over to the Cafe.

Fran said...

"Well, yes I am as darling as they say I am!"

sara said...

Awesome post on the internet cafe......one I needed to hear today...thank you!

Nadine said...

What an adorable picture of your little friend.

Merrie said...

Priceless picture... way cute!
Now, I'm going to read the rest of the story....

Suzy said...

Cute catch!!and what a unique header!

Marina said...

love the picture and thanks for sharing it was a blessing,:) marina

truth said...

Headed over there now. Great photo!

Mocha with Linda said...

Great picture and great post. I'll make a comment there as well.

Marina said...

Linda,state tax break is the state gives you a break on all the stuff one has too buy for back to school like supplies, clothing ,shoes it really helps the people that have more than one child going back too school.the whole weekend you can shop and buy and don't have too pay tax on it its great you can by a new pair of shoes :) but its only that one weekend so everyone tries too get in on it. love,marina

PJ said...

Thanks for your kind comments!!

Jade, Will and Illy said...

This is a great picture. My daughter lately has been doing much the same thing as your little critter here... finding herself in the mirror, staring at me in the mirror while I stand next to her, and trying to put together why there are two of us! lol. Happy WW! Have a good one~

Barbara H. said...

That is an adorable picture.

Stacy said...

Too funny...my husband LOVES to use the phrase "It is what it is." He knows that it drives me insane! lol

By the way, thanks for visiting my blog!

Ballerina Girl said...

funny you should mention that phrase...
today is my Sister-in-law's birthday and really I am closer to her than my real sister...
she uses this ALL the time...
now how do I put it into my roller coaster again? ;)
BG

skoots1mom said...

ZOE!!!!!!
I think she's pondering, "Where's the other foot? Isn't he supposed to have two?"

"MoodyBlue" Jodi said...

That is a great way of looking at it!

Speaking of looking! How adorable is Zoe in the mirror????

I wanted you to know that you've been Tagged!! Come visit my blog, it is under the "I've Been Tagged, Maybe You Have Too" post for Wednesday, Aug 13th.

Paula (SweetPea) said...

I love that picture. Good thing you had your camera handy to capture that precious moment. Just too cute.

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

You have very hairy legs. May I suggest the Venus razor? You'll probably get more friends if you shave.

Minkydo said...

What a cute photo!

irish daisies said...

how cute she looks like shes admiring herself!

Chel - An Abiding Branch said...

Linda,

Your post was wonderful! I could have kept writing and writing on that as well. I am so excited when I see the Holy Spirit go through any lines or wires, connect believers, and give the needed message. God Bless You!!!

Chel

Tammy said...

I just commented on your wonderful thoughts there, Linda...

And that is an adorable picture!!!

Edie said...

Is that Zoe!? How adorable! My daughter used to have a pair of bear slippers named Max and Zoe. She wore them everywhere!

Greg C said...

Is that a male of female dog? I need to borrow it.

MoziEsmé said...

What a sweet photo!