Are You Asking for What You Want?

Jane CarrollThe other day…I unthinkingly mentioned to…Bertha…that I was bored in a certain situation in my life…and wished it was a little more…challenging

Oh…she jumped on that quicker than a Girl Scout shows up at your door when you want a cookie…asking me if that is what I really wanted…

Duh…I’m bored…I want a challenge

She just smiled and asked if what I really wanted…was to be more…stimulated

Well…aren’t they the same thing…

No…not at all…she explained…the word…challenge…indicates strife in some way…while…stimulation…indicates inspiration and enthusiasm…they are nothing like the same thing…

She went on to say that this is an important part of living my truth…knowing what I really want…and asking for it…because…as her Grandma Minnie Mae always said…be careful what you wish for…you just might get it…

What can I say…she is right…either challenge or stimulation would break the boredom…but I really don’t enjoy strife…so…now I know what to ask for…and I think I’ll spend some time in the contemplation chair just thinking about all the times I’ve said…I love a challenge

Geez…I could be there a while…

Jane…

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Who’s Bored…

I like to look back over my past blogs…kind of like reading my diary…to see what was going on this time last year…and the year before that…

Sometimes I notice that the same things are happening at the same time every year…like my spring allergies…I always think they are the worst ever…but…my blog begs to differ…they sound just about the same as they did last year…

Interestingly…this morning…as I looked at last year’s post for the last day of April…I realized that last year I in no way imagined all the changes that would take place in my life over the next 365 days…some I like…and some not so much…but…still…liked or not…so many things have happened that I would never have dreamed of…

Bertha…gently reminded me…that’s the way it should be…I shouldn’t be able to predict everything that will happen in my life…that being able to do so…would make for a pretty boring existence…

And…I sit here and contemplate that…of course she’s right…it would be boring…but then I think…sometimes…boring is good…isn’t it…

Then…she hits me over the head with a skillet…

Okay…I didn’t see that coming…guess I won’t be bored after all…

Jane