Bad Dung Shui…

For the past several months…a bird or birds…have taken to roosting above the column of my tiny front porch…actually…it’s more of a stoop than a porch…not even room for a chair…but…I digress…

Anyway…said bird(s)…have been leaving behind…some…foul fowl droppings…

I first noticed the problem during the late winter…the hose was still disconnected to prevent freezing…so…I carried hot water outside…poured it over the post and used the outside broom to scrub it clean…I was pretty proud of myself…

Only to find bird droppings a week or so later when I went out the front door…I don’t use it often…I assumed that I had missed a spot…and I waited a few days until it was warm enough to connect the hose…I blasted it…making sure this time that I got it all…

Only to find bird droppings a week or so later when I went out the front door…

Hmmm…

By this time…Bertha…is laughing her head off at me…how…could I possibly think that cleaning up the evidence…was gonna stop the problem…

I dunno…it seemed like a good idea at the time…

Of course…she then says it reminds her of my life…of the times when I cleaned up mess after mess…without actually solving the problem…always surprised when it happened again…

Guilty as charged…definitely something to contemplate…but…first I have bigger fish to fry…like…a bird in the bush…beats…two on the porch…

Jane

PS…I won’t even go into all that…Bertha…said about the feng shui of having poop on my stoop…best left for another blog…

Paradox Found…

Somehow…there’s something fundamentally wrong…with eating a candy bar…while reading a continuing education article about weight loss surgery…and…yet…I did…
Funny thing is…before that…I couldn’t remember the last time I’d had a candy bar…of course…Bertha…nudged me…it hadn’t been that long…okay…I admit it…geez…it hadn’t…but…before that one…really…it had been a while…but I digress…
So…why…I wondered…how…did I find myself…reading about weight loss…and eating a candy bar…at the same time…it just didn’t make sense…even though…I wasn’t considering having the surgery…I was definitely thinking about the pounds I needed to lose…when the urge for chocolate suddenly overwhelmed me…I had a dollar…and there was a Snickers bar…just down the hall…I didn’t resist…
Kind of like…eating a large pizza…while watching…The Biggest Loser…well…I might have done that…but…honestly…I never did…at least…not the whole thing…maybe just a couple of slices…geez…
Bertha…tells me…it’s called…denial…and…that’s not…a river in Egypt…but…it’s just as full of crocodiles…snapping away at my happiness…by keeping me from living the fullness…of living my truth…
Hmmm…what can I say…she’s right…I have been known to bury my head in the sand…on more than one occasion…and…the sand in my ears…is really irritating…I might add…
So…how…do I fess up…look life straight in the eye…she says…start with the Forgiveness Prayer…start with…I love you…I’m sorry…Please forgive me…Thank you…directed to my spirit…she says…to always start with love…because…love is the truth of who I am…and that’s what it’s all about…
Jane
I have found the paradox…that if you love until it hurts…there can be no more hurt…only more love…  ~  Mother Teresa