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Yes...this is ALL about me, and mine. Marvellously self indulgent, feel free to tell me how splendid I am, leave comments, nice ones please, I have little kids and teenagers who can do the rude stuff. I am a grandma, to the glorious Joshua, I'm allowed to look frazzled and weary, I earned it. The older I get, the more I see that hanging on and being patient is worth it! They ( whoever 'they' are) are so right when they say you never know what is around the corner, it isn't always an articulated truck! It is vital to make the time for making memories, friends are the greatest treasure, I love mine. I am rich!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

People say the bestest things!

Eleanor Roosevelt:
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.

Marilyn Ferguson:
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.

Swedish proverb:
Worry gives a small thing a big shadow

Sarah Orne Jewett:
Yes'm, old friends is always best, 'less you can catch a new one that's fit to make an old one out of.

Marcel Proust:
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

George Santayana:
The loneliest woman in the world is a woman without a close woman friend.

Ecclesiasticus 6:14:
A faithful friend is a strong defense: and he that hath found such an one hath found a treasure.

Anaïs Nin:
Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.

Katharine Butler Hathaway:
A person needs at intervals to separate from family and companions and go to new places. One must go without familiars in order to be open to influences, to change

Steven Foster:
You may wonder, 'How can I leave it all behind if I am just coming back to it? How can I make a new beginning if I simply return to the old?' The answer lies in the return. You will not come back to the 'same old thing.' What you return to has changed because you have changed. Your perceptions will be altered. You will not incorporate into the same body, status, or world you left behind. The river has been flowing while you were gone. Now it does not look like the same river.

There, I read those and felt better about flying ( which scares the bejeebers out of me in a ridiculous way)
Know that I have the best friends in the whole world and appreciate that not only am I blessed to be able to do what I am about to do but that I will be a better person for doing it.
Also, I took one of the double dose diazepan the Dr gave me, last time she gave me a low dose and I was afraid to take them in case it made me incapable, so I waited til I was on the plane and it didn't work....this time I thought if I take one on the day when I have nothing else to do or nowhere I need to go, I can see how it affects me and then know when I am safe to take it on Friday.
Oh my goodness, I took it nearly an hour ago and I am so spaced out! It works, am all woozy yet capable of getting from A to B with bags....a little wobbly maybe but I do believe that I can get on that plane and have a lovely time in Boston.
I hate that I get so afraid of these things but am happy that I decided not to allow my fears to dictate what I will or will not do anymore.
Boston..are you ready for me?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boston has been ready for you since March!

Thankyou so much for conquering your fears and taking this leap to come to Boston. I will finally get to hug you and listen to all those witty words flow out of your mouth all the while crossing my legs and praying that my bladder does not give out on me!

I love you my friend.

7:08 pm  
Blogger Julie Q said...

I hope you have a wonderful time Helen! I think I've said that before. I do wish I could have made the trip to meet you as well. If I had, then my family couldn't do anything this summer. So, I shall miss meeting you.

Have a safe trip!

11:28 pm  
Blogger Julie Julie Bo Boolie said...

I have a great quote for you...

"Hi Helen!"
Spoken in PERSON by Julie Bo Boolie

Yeah baby!!!!!!!!

12:04 pm  
Blogger LosingSanity said...

I hope you have a wonderful trip!! No doubt you will.

3:53 pm  

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