Today’s Random Bits & Pieces

One of the things I loved about doing Morning Pages, during the eight or nine years that I did them, was their ability to clear my mind of so much of the stuff I carried around with me – not big stuff, no, not really. But loads of little things, things that I thought interesting – actually, things that I just thought.

It’s actually the kind of stuff one might Twitter. Only, if the object is to clear my mind so I can embrace the day ahead of me, I’d be writing up lots of tweets before I reached my objective.

And anyway, Twitter and tweets always feel so ephemeral to me – I write them and then I forget about them. The things I’m thinking about aren’t necessarily things I actually want to forget! I quite like the feeling of putting all these sometimes wonderful, sometimes mundane thoughts of mine into a little random list, one I can go back to occasionally if I want to. Choice is a fabulous thing, no?

  • My orchid has five gorgeous big buds and one teeny tiny bud on it – so exciting. It didn’t bloom last year, but then I read an article on a blog somewhere about taking care of orchids, and applied what I learned (cut the stem on which the plant had blooms, that was about it) and voila! eight months later the plant is heavy with buds!
  • I didn’t think my thoughts would be quite so long, quite so many sentences. Let’s see what else there’s rambling in my mind.
  • It’s a gray day and I love it. It reminds me of Vancouver, that grayness. Dusk has always been a magical time for me.
  • Why is it so difficult for me to stay committed to any one particular project? I know, without a doubt, that that kind of commitment can yield spectacular results. And yet …
  • I am starting to fall in love with Facebook.
  • When I do take the time to be still, even if it isn’t for very long, my whole day changes, for the better.
  • So why is it so hard to find that time to be still?
  • When I have work, I’m online a lot more. It’s because I get bored at the computer, and surfing around is so much more fun than working.
  • I really want to learn how to bring that stillness with me as I go about my everyday life.
  • It’s funny, but my closest friends are either purely online friends, or they live so far away that online is the only way to stay in touch. That part of my life is truly grounded in cyberspace.
  • I have star lights hanging over my window. Why don’t I ever turn them on?

I feel better already! Clear of mind and loving the moment. I did practice stillness this morning, and now I intend to keep that feeling with me as I move through my day. I’ve got a whole lot of work in front of me, but I’m still going to go wherever my intuition points the way.

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2 Comments on "Today’s Random Bits & Pieces"

  1. Comment #1
    21/04/2009 at 6:25 pm Permalink

    Great post! Thank you for popping by and leaving me a comment on my blog :) How did you stumble upon my blog anyway (if you don’t mind me asking)? Just curious, because my blog is such a silly, insignificant blog in the sea of blogs out there.

    I have a confession. I am addicted to Facebook. Although, now with the baby, it’s been hard to spend much time online at all. I keep in touch with friends and family via FB.

    Also, what kind of orchid do you have? I’ve got a few orchids too, and my chocolate orchid just bloomed. The house smells so sweet right now.

  2. Comment #2
    21/04/2009 at 7:33 pm Permalink

    Your blog is in my Google Reader :) I have a bunch of blogs that I try to keep up with, and yours is one of them! I don’t remember how I discovered your blog, though.

    Your orchid sounds gorgeous – I didn’t know orchids can be fragrant! Mine isn’t. I think part of the thrill I get out of it is that I don’t live in a temperate or tropical climate, and yet it blooms, without any humidity!

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