Yarn a long Sunday #3

yarn a long March

Welcome to the third yarn a long Sunday…March is certainly flying by!

Thank you so much for last weeks natter…I really enjoyed your suggestions and helpful thoughts about how to fix my unravelled grannies…I think the general consensus was leave longer tails and weave them in  more thoroughly!!!

If this is your first time here, firstly welcome. 

You can find week 1 yarn a long just here

and last weeks just here

just in case you want to catch up and of course you can still join in with any of them. 

If you are returning then welcome back…and thank you.

Now, this weeks yarn a long is based upon one of my life mottos

 Ray Bradbury Quote

I have loved this quote for a long time; I know some people say to me why would you want to jump out of a window?  Mr. R included…he is not a fan! 

But to me the sentiment behind these words is extremely powerful.  I guess no one would jump out of a window given the choice…well most people wouldn’t. I’m guessing the window is high up…if you have to grow wings on the way down, then there is a bit of a free fall one would assume. 

Jumping out of a window is a last resort, it’s desperate, it’s uncomfortable and frightening and your on your own.  I have found it is in these places in life, in the struggle, in the heartache, in the mess, that you find a strength you did not know you had…your wings if you will. 

For me my faith soars and the thing with wings is… you can fly.  And if you can fly then you can flutter higher than any window you have to jump out of, you can rise and swoop in freedom.  

So, I cling at times to this Ray Bradbury quote and at other times I am motivated by it and occasionally I soar, and often I just seem to flap about like mad!

Do you have any life motto’s  I’d love for you to share in the comments thread below.

xxxxx

 

 

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11 thoughts on “Yarn a long Sunday #3

  1. My favourite motto is ‘Live every day as if it’s your last because one day it will be’! I know it might sound a bit morbid but unfortunately it’s true. I like your motto, it’s a good one to remember when you are learning something new and you are reading everything about it, watching YouTube videos and buying every book on the subject, when really it’s better to just get out there and do it!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I am fascinated by what motivates others. There is a lot to be said about just getting on and doing it…I think I’m good at standing on that windowsill and teetering for a long time…maybe I should just do it like your motto 😊

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  2. I have so many favorite quotes (bit of a collector), but this is one of my favorites in regards to creative projects: “Better to have failure right in front of you than fantasy in your head.”

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  3. My favourite one would have to be “the important is not to add years to your life, but to add life to your years”. I think it’s so important in a time when everyone is obsessed with doing things fast and reaching goals even faster, we often forget to enjoy the process.

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  4. I’m a bit late to the party because I really don’t have a life motto. But I’ve been reading the book ‘the gifts of imperfection…. Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be and embrace who you are’ by brené brown (a book I can highly recommend if you have perfectionist tendencies or low self esteem) and I’ve just come across this quote from Mark twain ‘dance like no one is watching. Sing like no-one is listening. Love like you’ve never been hurt, and live like it’s heaven on earth’. I Might adopt this as my motto. I think it would help me to remember not to take myself too seriously, and not to worry so much about what others think of me. But it also looks outward and talks about loving. I see that as a broader form of love than just that for my husband. It can be hard to love others genuinely when you’re trying to impress them and worrying about whether they’ll like you or not, and i need to bear this in mind as I try to move forward on a journey of being more authentic with people and not trying to make everyone happy.

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    1. Julia, thanks for taking the tine out to comment. I think what you write is beautiful…but it is like I’m looking at my own reflection…I’m so bothered about what people think of me….when probably they don’t at all. I’m off to get that book…thanks for the recommendation 😊

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