Have Sign Will Travel…

Last year I did a post…Why Did the Cow Cross the Road…which was prompted by a sign alongside a country road…well…it was a clever post…if I do say so myself…and…I thought…that was that…

Wrong…

I happened down that road again recently…only to find…the sign…on…the other side of the road…

Now…apparently…not only do the cows cross the road…not that I’ve ever seen any cross…but…so does the sign…

The sign was somewhat of a mystery the first time I saw it…I couldn’t understand the purpose of it…couldn’t see the cows that were supposedly crossing…but…now…this certainly didn’t make sense…why move the sign to the other side of the road…AKA…facing in the opposite direction…if a sign is needed…isn’t it needed on both sides…

Bertha…says…that I’m wasting my energy…trying to figure out things that really aren’t important to my life…or…as…she really said…aren’t any of my business…don’t really affect me at all…won’t pay the bills…

And…her list goes on and on…she’s right of course…but…still…really…I just can’t help but wonder…why did they do that…

Jane

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