Monday, November 28, 2016

About being enough

A recent conversation had your humble blogger  thinking about the popular affirmation of the past few years that "You are enough ". My thoughts in light of the aforementioned  colloquy begged for an alternative perspective from the phrase's current usage. The fact is, we aren't almighty.  As long as we're breathing air, there will be some life area in need of improvement. EWTN's Doug Keck pithily pointed this in a a comment he made recently on a radio show that "Life doesn't grade on a curve" What's more, there will be a time,  as the song goes, where we're "going to need somebody (or something) to lean on". It seems like it would behoove us to keep that in mind when making such an affirmation.

What say you readers?

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Some Recent Words


Word on the curb is today is National Poetry Day. Here's a little recent something something from your humble blogger to join in the action. 


The Next Year 

Why does it seem that 
for every year that goes by
Time has wings 
like a hummingbird? 
It makes one wonder 
if it is a lesson 
from  Above 
offered lovingly each moment 
as a gift 
with a HANDLE WITH CARE label
As mortal chronology 
moves with swift 









Some Recent Words


Word on the curb is today is National Poetry Day. Here's a little recent something something from your humble blogger to join in the action. 


The Next Year 

Why does it seem that 
for every year that goes by
Time has wings 
like a hummingbird? 
It makes one wonder 
if it is a lesson 
from  Above 
offered lovingly each moment 
as a gift 
with a HANDLE WITH CARE label
As mortal chronology 
moves with swift 









Saturday, August 27, 2016

On Standing Out and Serendipitous Quotes

This past week has seen  more than a few quotes worth pondering on come in your humble blogger's way. One, which came up in a recent conversation, seemed especially worth sharing:

Don't bank your grand on not being typical. You may end up getting stuck.

The striking thing when hearing it was it's  (no pun intended ) seemingly countercultural bent.  In light of "standing out" appearing to  be a  thing in our current culture,  suggesting otherwise would  sound downright unthinkable.  On the other hand,  it may be something to think about. Could "joining the crowd", in certain instances,  be a beneficial and "out of the box" thing to do?

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Peace Math

What an indescribable few weeks it has been found our world. Of note for your humble blogger has been the concept of #GiveUsOneWeek. Started by Deep Cotton's Instagram post yesterday,  it turned into poetry by some fellow fans of the Wondaland crew in reaction to all the tragedies that have happened.  After a few iterations your humble blogger decided to get in the game with this poem, which shall be dubbed "Peace Math"


Blessings,
MsRanaDee

Thursday, June 30, 2016

On Not "half -doing"

If any concept will stick with your humble blogger for the rest of her life,  it is the"half-do"-specifically, the importance of not "half-doing" one's tasks.  (For the record, , yes, it is a cleaned-up version of the other colloquialism for not giving one's all.) Lately, it's personal significance has been on my mind.  Then a quote from Fr. Pat Egan entered the rumination:

"No one has a vocation to be just average "

Whether one wants to admit it or not, everyone has a calling. That calling, to put it in modern colloquial parlance, is to "be great". Also, whether or not we want to admit, one's calling goes to the heart of one's being. Not giving 100 percent is just short cutting one's self, not to mention one's fellow human beings.

Hence, "not half-doing" isn't just part of a cool catchphrase. It's what we're mean to be.