Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Beautiful Forest...

I was sitting today having lunch with one of my good girlfriends, we always have lunch on Sunday's after church it gives us a time to have simple "girl talk". This time we talked about  our lives as single women, during our conversations we get a chance to talk about what we really want to accomplish during this lifetime, we talk about  how everyday gets us just that much closer... whether it be in a spiritual way or physically... we feel movement.  Today we discussed how we've been feeling lately... feeling like we can "do it", you see both of us have dreams that we want to pursue... goals that we know we can attain, but for whatever reason we hold ourselves back.  As we ate our fabulous italian dinner, we started talking about how we both have had these ideas of how we want our lives to look like, and how we often underestimate the power of what we possess and that's the power of limitless possibilities.  Sometimes it's sad to think that we live in reality yet we watch "reality" T.V.... guess what... it's not.  When my friend and I thought about our culture it dawned on us how ridiculous we've been... to think? Ya know back in the day... in the era where movies were new and people went to the movies... it was entertainment... imagine that?!  Movies and television would provide families and ordinary people the opportunity to escape... get away and take a mental vacation... it allowed us the ability to live in fantasy for how ever long that movie or program was on.  Simple fact is back then it was acting... make believe... fake.  Today we still watch T.V. and movies but instead of us realizing that it is all fantasy... we believe it's real... we want the same type of life as the fake world... we become actors in our own lives.  As we talked, we thought about the "things" we both wanted right now, for her it is a business... she knew she had a great business, from the concept to the actual product but she found herself struggling with balancing her 9-5 along with working on her passion... the business.  For me it was totally different, I have a deep desire for children, husband, and a family.  Funny both of us sitting, waiting, and wanting something different but what we realized is that we both had it all already.  See my friend had the business solid, she had the time to utilize for he business... she had the concept and the plan, but she was utilizing her time for other things... in her time management the business came last.  For me I had all I wanted as well.... I have a fabulously loving family and tons of children I can hug & kiss, I had a husband at one time and "marriage" didn't make me happy... I made me happy. In our conversation we realized we had everything in our lap, but here we were looking for some type of magic to happen banking on what we see on television.  Sure you see people on TV getting discovered... launching there business through a reality competition, or better yet finding "true love" on a reality competition... but?... those are actors/actresses... it's called reality but should be called "un-reality".  We actually live in our dreams.... life is your fantasy... we are perfection... it doesn't take a "un-reality" show to show us that everything we want is right there in front of our eyes. You see we've been looking at the big ass tree in front of our face... not realizing the beautiful forest thats behind it... pssst... it's waiting patiently for us to take notice! Love & Blessings. -Buttaflibabee


  1. i love this!!! especially the "big ass tree"...comparison. it's so true and i definitely need reminders of this, so , thank you sweet friend!

  2. This was a GREAT post!
    I love the pic of the beautiful forest because it reminds me of the beauty and growth we can have in our lives (as long as we focus on the right things).You are so right, we don't need to look for other things or people to make us happy because that is just an illusion. We need to be content with who we are and where we are and love ourselves (in a non-selfish way). I also think that our culture is shaping young people and those in their 20's & 30's to think they can and will have a life that they see on tv, but that too is an illusion.
    I choose to take the time to smell the roses along the way and listen to that still small voice and let peace be my barometer. I know some of the things I wanted in my past I didn't get and now looking back, I am grateful because I know it not only protected me from harm but I would not have achieved things I never dreamed of that have happened for me.

  3. Thank you Stacy & Anonymous... I'm glad the two of you can understand that all we ever need and desire we have right now. I know that it's easy to get sucked into media where we focus on those things we DON'T have, but that part is always so small. We... you... us... have so much more and are complete & perfect NOW! Thank you for reading & continued support!!!

    Love & Blessings,