DAY 8 UBC – I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

Not every morning, day and anything are equal. I wouldn’t want it to be, would you? Where would the challenge be then? It would be like Bill Murray waking up to the same day, every day in Groundhog Day. A person could go bonkers! Change is good for us. Having said that, it doesn’t stop me wishing for the comfort of the endless sun shiny days. It’s our human default mode. We hate change. We hate discomfort and inconvenience. We hate interruption of a good thing.

You might have guessed it. Today is a cloudy and windy morning. We’ve had a light shower. It’s not conducive for productivity or joy. I should amend that. It can and does lead to creativity. Clouds sometimes give us pause make us reach deeper into ourselves. They can be an impetus for writing poetry, making music and other pursuits. I think we call them silver linings. Without clouds where would we get the rain for our rose gardens?

It’s getting towards the end of the day. I’m feeling a bit challenged on finishing this post. The day did not stay cloudy. The afternoon was lovely, warm and filled with sunshine. My persons came for afternoon tea and snacks. I was excused from my duty of ladder holding and fetching bandaids. It was a lovely visit. I am not high maintenance. I need only a person or two, good conversation and caring. I don’t need travel or shopping. I am a happy homebody.

About hafong

Hello! My name is (Leung) Hafong alias Lily Leung. You always say the last name first….that is the Chinese way. That is my partner lurking behind me. Since this is my blog, I won’t mention his name. But this is a rather cool picture. You see me and yet you don’t…sort of the way I feel about myself most of my life. So this blog is a self-exploration, an archeology dig of some sort. My tools…..words of a thousand or so at a sitting. I will try for that.
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7 Responses to DAY 8 UBC – I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN

  1. I completely enjoy tea times with loved ones. What I don’t completely enjoy is endless crowded household, which is why I occasionally retreat into hiking and other forms of reverie away from here. I look forward to the day when my house is once again empty and visits are occasional. Love reading and visiting with you here!

    • hafong says:

      Thank you, Julie. My household has always been small. Good thing I’m a loner. :-). At times I have wished for a larger family. But this is good.

  2. Nancy says:

    The teapot set is beautiful…I enjoyed reading your post today. I too have been struggling with taking the time to sit down and write my posts. I thought this time around it would be easier, but so far – it hasn’t been.
    I would love to sit and have tea with a few of my friends…that is going to go on my ‘to do’ list!

    • hafong says:

      Thank you, Nancy. Sometimes it is hard to keep going. I was thinking of canceling on my aerobics class this morning but I talked myself out of it. Then I got a call from the gym saying they had a water main break. All classes cancelled. The universe listens and gives us a break now and again. :-).

  3. Jan says:

    So lovely to have “persons” to come for tea and I love that tea set. Beautiful and tender times. You are right about the silver linings and it is hard sometimes….I am missing the beautiful summer days but everything has it’s season and staying present and grateful helps.

  4. chef William says:

    I agree with you, yesterday I saw very few roses but the creativity was there until mid-day when I got a little ill and needed to stop doing what I was doing and take a few minutes to just relax. Then the visiting family stopped by for a few minutes and all was better. I really enjoyed this article.

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