Grappled…

I love words…I love to play with them…twist them…look at them in different ways…I even love to make some up…so…today…Bertha…gave me a treat…she floated a word across my mind…

Grappling

She chose the word…because…I’ve been stewing about something…giving it a good bit of my time and energy…and…she aptly said…I was…grappling…with it…but…then…perhaps as a distraction…she allowed me to play with the word…here’s how it went…

Hey…what have you been up to…

Oh…I’ve been grappling for a couple of weeks…

Really…grappling…I’m so envious…I love to grapple…we just can’t seem to find the time to do it anymore…

I used to feel that way…had too much to do…didn’t have time to grapple…then…I figured it out…now…I multi-task…I grapple in the shower…grapple at work…don’t tell my boss…I grapple when I watch TV…and I even grapple when…em…wellyou know…emwell…don’t tell that either

That’s amazing…I’m going to try that…now…I can eat my cake…and…grapple at the same time…

I know…isn’t it wonderful…

Oh…now that was fun…and…the strange thing is…I didn’t grapple at all as I typed that…

Hmmm…

Jane

I’m a Little Snowflake…

Yesterday…Bertha…talked about…snowflakes…and…she seems to be continuing the concept today…

She reminds me…that although the conditions are essentially the same…same humidity…same temperature…same barometric pressure…that each snowflake crystalizes in a unique way…

She says this is important for me to remember…because…I sometimes think that everyone should react to things…exactly the same way that I would…and…conversely…I sometimes think that I should react the way that others do…

She reminds me…of how different siblings are…even mine…raised in the same family…under the same circumstances…and yet…each has a unique personality…it’s always so…

She brings up a favorite phrase of mine…when responding to another’s seemingly inappropriate behavior…

I would never do that

Reminding me…that while it is true…I wouldn’t…that beautiful snowflake would…and…it’s not for me…to judge it…because…they probably have the same opinion regarding at least some of my actions…

Jane