“It makes me wonder if I’ve ever done that to someone – not been the friend they needed.” This was part of a comment Eric left on my 100% Blast Of The Past post the other day. For the ones that have not read the post, it’s about what we feel is giving 100% and the fact that someone’s 100% might not seem like 100% to us because we expect more but for them it is 100%, it’s as much as they can do or give. It is also a post about friendship.
I often wondered in that particular friendship if my friend sees me as as important of a friend as I saw her. Back then I often thought it was not the case. I often thought I invest more of my emotion, of myself in this friendship. Today I know that it’s not the case. I know I was as important to her as she was to me. Her 100% just looked different to mine. Or better: They were different than what I expected from her.
And that’s what I answered Eric. It was actually not as if SHE was not the friend I needed. She was. I just did not receive it that way and simply labeled it as being less than 100% involvement. It was about my expectation. I expected it to be different. I expected her to show it in a different way. In a way I wanted it to be. I had my picture in my head of what it was supposed to be like. Continue reading
Music is not just sound. It’s so much more. It’s emotions, rhythm, passion and often a message too. It lifts you up and takes you places. Especially if it’s a song sung by an artist with a voice like this.
An amazing song by an amazing young talent…
The song was shared by someone I used to work with back in the days and the singer is actually the daughter of someone we worked with then too. Not only is it an amazing song but it made me think about the one thing I strongly believe in: Your life is just like a river. And it’s your river you have to swim in. As long as you stick to your river and keep floating you will have a good ride through your life… (read everything about it here)
How was your day? How was your week? How was your weekend? Innocent questions, right? And yet they can trigger so many thoughts.
There are moments when I think that my days, my weeks, my weekends all look the same. The same routine. The same things. Nothing wild happening. Everything repeats itself. The answer you might give following the above question would be “same old…”.
A wise person once told me that in order for something to return you need to let go first. During our journey of life we will face many situations where we need to make a decision. The decision about hanging on to something or letting it go. Sometimes it’s easier, sometimes it’s bloody hard.
Now, I don’t do this very often but I just have to: What kind of stupid idea is this prompt? I mean, seriously? Writing your own obituary? I don’t mind if you want to do this on your own, but as a post?
If you had to choose between being able to write a blog (but not read others’) and being able to read others’ blogs (but not write your own), which would you pick? Why?
Seriously? When I saw this I just shook my head in disbelief. How can you possibly choose? Don’t they go hand in hand? It is like the question about which was first, the hen (or the chicken) or the egg… No chicken = no egg and no egg = no Chicken, right? It’s as simple as that.
I’ve mentioned to you that I am currently busy with my novel and the prequel to it. As I have decided to self publish I have created a new blog specifically for the Novel and the projects to come. If you are interested in keeping track about the projects let me know and I will guide you over to the new website 😉
When I went for a run last Monday, I picked the worst time of the day. The clouds were grey and it was pretty obvious that it would start raining soon. But I just wanted to go. I thought that the temperature would still be okay. But then… the weather down here does not always do what you expect it to do…
When’s the last time you followed your instinct despite not being sure it was the right thing to do? Did it end up being the right call? Daily Prompt
In a way you always kind of question your instincts. Don’t you think so?
I saw it coming! I saw the white cloud approaching me fast! I tried! I tried to get out! But I couldn’t!
Why? How could that happen? How could I possibly end up here? This run was meant to be safe! I did everything right! I did not ski off-piste! I did not ski on an unsafe slope! I did not take any risks! I checked the snow report… I would never take any risks! It is just too stupid!