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Writing Interesting Things

Batman says:

Peach will tell you, I kinda have scatter brained ideas and such. My ability to focus on most things for more than five minutes is severely hampered by the errant “squirrel” that runs by (I hope everyone gets the squirrel reference). I have about a thousand and one things I like to do and at least another 500 dedicated hobbies. Some of these things require a higher level of skill than others which means I must focus to do them well (which with my scatter-braininess leaves me in a pickle a lot).

Writing falls into this category, it takes focus to write things that others might find interesting. I am not normally someone that puts down into words feelings or ideas, more of the hermit than anything else. Peach it is which you all have to blame for exposing you all to my weirdness. Peach writes eloquently about God and His plans for you and me, I write about off the wall things and of course the occasional “squirrel” darts by and we go off topic 😬. I recently went back through the posts I have subjected y’all to and had a good laugh at some of the things I wrote. Doing this review and reading comments made me realize that sometimes I write interesting things, and sometimes not so much. I think we all struggle with coming up with “interesting and thought provoking” ideas to share, and this is one of the reasons I write from my experiences. Writing as I do from my experiences, leads to lots of humorous stories and ideas which I have found to be “interesting” to some folks.

Myself alone, will never reach large groups of followers, Peach on the other hand, if I could EVER get her to settle down and write with any kind of regularity, could. With her bible knowledge, grace, eloquent way of stating things could, if she wanted, get droves of followers to read and wait with baited breath her posts (y’all if you read her stuff know I’m right, which for me ain’t always the case).

Anyhow, writing interesting things will always be a challenge (at least for me) but I will keep scratching away at cause Peach likes me to. Way back long ago I had this idea to write a fictional story. I just started writing, had no plan about what or any idea where it was going, I never finished it, I didn’t get more than a few pages finished. Still, if I remember correctly, Peach thought it was ok and maybe a couple other people I let see it did too I think. honestly I can’t remember if I did share it with anyone else, planned to, but not sure I did. The problem I have with writing a book is that, unless it’s a real story, I lose the ability to carry a story very far, I’m sure authors all over can “feel my pain”. I read others posts on here and am amazed at the literary ability before me. Instructional books I could maybe do, maybe if it’s something I have knowledge of or skill at.

This whole ramble came about as the result of me going back and reading my old posts, Peach’s old posts (of which she needs to WRITE MORE, I believe she needs to write a series) and some posts from others. Got me thinking about writing interesting things and organizing my stuff into some kind of pattern or groups of ideas. Then as I sat and pondered that idea, I realized to do that would be like writing chapters in a book. The problem with doing it that way is it would be a book with no subject, or in my scatterbrained case, a book of so many different subjects I do not believe it would hold anyone interest. The title is easy though “Ramblings of a Country Boy”.

Naw, never mind, I’ll just keep posting my ramblings here to amuse and annoy, maybe someday in my future there’s a book, but it’s beyond my expertise to assemble it.

How’s that Peach? Yes I did actually say you needed to write a series of posts…😬

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Paralysis

Peach says:

Happy Monday, Y’all! Today was filled with work and chores and learning and connecting and all things important to adulting! 🙂

On the drive home I had several choices for how to spend my drive. I chose to turn on my Terry Savelle Foy book about Vision Boards and Goal Setting. Every time I listen, I get fresh insight and inspiration. I have thoroughly enjoyed it! Highly recommend!

Tonight, what really stuck out for me, was the principle of focusing on one thing at a time, knocking those things off the the list, so to speak, building off of each accomplishment’s success, like stepping stones. She quoted John Maxwell, who I will paraphrase since I can’t remember the exact words, at this moment: ‘Too many priorities leads to paralysis’.

The thing about truth is, when you hear it, you recognize it! Knowing it to be true!

Turns out that in years gone by, you would see animal trainers go into the pen with the lion or tiger, carrying that four-legged stool and hold it legs outward. Any guesses why? It is said it so occupied the fierce felines trying to focus on each of the four legs, it would weaken, distract and help them into a very still state.

Don’t be the frozen feline trying to focus on all FOUR legs of that stool!!

As for me, I’m crossing those goals off one at a time, thank you!! No more paralysis here!!

Thanks for dropping by!! It’s great to be back!! God bless!

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Dreams and the Light We Live by!

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Peach says: I can remember dreams I had 15, 20 years ago. I don’t have those same dreams today. Over the last 5-6 years I’ve let them go, and moved on to various other dreams, and I’m probably in a transitional  state of discovering new dreams. Because we should always dream, yes? I have spent the last 2-3 years realizing this and evaluating how I feel about it and what it might mean. And I had a realization about this today.

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Like these two cakes one made it, the other didn’t, some dreams will prove themselves to be just that.  Dreams. Nothing more. Nothing less. The dreams I have let go of, in more recent years, were still good for me, and  still benefited me as well as those around me. Like a plant in the window following the light of the sun, and every so often you have to turn it so it can move toward the sun in in a new way. The dreams I had, that clearly are not happening and not my ‘dreams’ anymore, they grew me. They moved my focus in a direction that had me following the Lord in that particular direction, in a way that helped me develop in a fashion that I NEEDED to fulfill what He had/has for me. Not wasted. So, yes, dreams need goals, and goals need plans. And plans need work. But, when dreams fall away, it’s ok. The progress we make along the way, helps get us to NEW dreams, and The Author and Finisher of our faith is helping us get to His GOOD plan and purpose for us. Never stop dreaming. Never stop setting goals. Never stop planning. Never stop believing He has great plans for you. He’s growing you! In His Light!