Monday, January 07, 2008


I'm not feeling all that pulled-together. I'm feeling like a failure, because I look at my life, and don't feel that I have accomplished anything.

So, what am I grateful for?

The movie … The Wizard of Oz.

?!? … I can hear you thinking, lol! ... Yes, The Wizard of Oz.


Because the story reminds me that the feminine is about relationships, and connections (which is what I'm currently doing now), not necessarily about achievement and acquisition.

And, even though you may work and have a life outside the home, where you receive accolades and awards, and where you are continually stroked and flattered…


No matter what else is going on, it is home that gives us our greatest fulfillment.

Think about it.

We see celebrities who appear to have it all… youth, looks, money, attention, and resources. But their lives are a car wreck that we cannot seem to look away from.

I'm not naming any names, but you know who they are (and there are more than one of them).

For whatever reason, their personal life is a mess… their home is not in order.

The part of "home" that grounds you, and gives you the strength to keep going when things are not going as you would like, is missing, or broken.

It helps me to remember that I should not envy anyone. Sometimes, when I find out what a person has to deal with in their life, I realize that I don't want what they have … the cost is too high. And I am content with my life as it is (at least for a little while ;->)!


4 opinions on this post:

Jen B said...

you go girl!
it is true, home is where the heart is!

Pete said...

For me at least, home is also where the mother-in-law is. Betty moved in with us over the holidays. Fortunately for me, I love her to death. I've known her for more than 40 years, during which time she has many times been more of a mother to me than my own mother ever was.

And yet...

It's not easy to have another person in the house. My wife and her mother still seem to be engaged in some kind of turf war. "I'm your mother" on one side. "It's my house" on the other side.

I want to mimic that old, old Certs commercial: "Stop, you're both right!"


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@Just Jen:

That's the nice thing about cliches, isn't it? The fact that, for the most part, they are true :-)!

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My condolences on the 'pushme-pullyu' situation. Hopefully, the ladies will get the turf matter settled sooner, rather than later… and because you love them both, you may be able to help each of them 'see' through the other ones' eyes, so to speak...

Other than that, all I can say is, if they can't find a way to get along, invest in some good body armor… [smile]