2.26.2009

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i have been digging deep lately... pondering... wondering... praying!
i know that this time of year moves in with an instant NEED to purge...
start ANEW... look at things with a FRESH eye!
well... i have been looking at things with a fresh HEART too.

i want to make room for my dreams to GROW!
widen the fork in the road to a MERGE!

sometimes it is scary to take the leap!
to cut the dry away & allow the NEW to sprout!

how to KNOW whether the new sprouts will be as sweet... as savory... as gratifying!

that's just the thing i suppose... if your feet never leave the ground... you never take the leap!
you just have to jump!

is there anything you too would like to pull up... to make room for new?
do you have a pocket full of seeds that just needs to be tossed? 

21 comments:

Carmen said...

My goodness, is somebody trying to get a message through to me today or what? Between this and what Karen (Chookooloonks: http://www.chookooloonks.com/blog/2009/2/26/love-thursday-trust.html) wrote on her blog today, I think the Universe is trying to tell me something.

Thank you for the food for thought and much needed inspiration!

Namasté,
Carmen

Gordostyle said...

Have I ever told you that I just love your positive outlook on life? I do. Thanks for sharing that every day with us!

Smiles,
Jen

Dancing Queen said...

i constantly feel like i'm in limbo with various decisions...but in particular one involving our family growing;) i think as moms we're always trying to make sure we're doing what we need to for our families, our husbands, and trying to add in ourselves too!

praying for all of us!

Blissful Babe said...

Man. I have more than a pocket full!!

Suz Broughton said...

Great post and so true! Love the picture too. You inspire!

Jen said...

Such a beautiful post. Your words and photo are inspiring.

Amy said...

Oh my dear! I'm in the middle of huge crossroads...which one to choose...do I dare make the leap of faith? Fear of failure is so deep and I don't want to be rejected...It's so scary...but if other women are brave enough...what makes me any different!

Jump!!

LuLu said...

My pockets feel overflowing and fear keeps me from leaping... especially when I feel like I'm juggling a lot now i feel how can i do more... doubt comes in (nasty thing it is)
xo,
LuLu

brooke said...

goodness yes! i think this time of year when we all seem to have cabin fever from the winter we are just so anxious for the warmer months to come we start looking for change anywhere we can get it and that definitely includes shakin things up in ourselves!! i know this is what i am going through and i am excited to push myself towards achieving what i want in 2009!!! thanks for sharing!!

notevenatshirt vb said...

ooo, I adore that last line. I absolutely DO have a pocket full of seeds that need to be tossed. I'm going to have to think on this for a while...thanks for sharing this!

Amy Bell said...

oh...this post is my life right now....what is next? just don't know. perfect post today. love it.

Amy Bell said...

oh...this post is my life right now....what is next? just don't know. perfect post today. love it.

Dancing Queen said...

yep, we are!! just nervous about do we want to "rock the boat" so to speak, or go for it! some days i'm like, yes, yes, yes other days, i'm like, well, how will we handle this/that & the other...probably thinking too much about it!

hey, when you get a chance, will you let me know about your camera/lens?? inquiring minds would love to know:)

gina said...

Life's hardest moments... and not always knowing what to do. You will make it -

Your photos are so beautiful. So reflective.

Farmer Gal said...

Man, oh man, do I have seeds. Thankfully I've been sowing some lately. Beautiful picture, lovely poem.

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Beth said...

I love these words.....really making me think tonight:)

Can't stop looking at the picture!

Wouldn't it be fun to go on a weekend with a bunch of girls all with our cameras and just take pictures of Gods wonderful creations?

Alyssa said...

yes!! great post! that is exactly what my bible study is about right now. our future lies on the other side of the "thing" we need to jump over!!

patty said...

hello carissa!
i love your style, girl. the photo and the analogy are great. you know, i'm one of those who has saved dried flowers from meaningful events. i taught myself how to not do that; it was the event that was meaningful, not the dead flowers. now, i think, i need to teach myself how to let go of those dried flowers i've kept in my heart. time to clean it out and remember the good. as far as seeds, for now, i think i've sown mine. now's the time for nurturing for me, to grow up my babies and continue to encourage the growth of their character... ut-oh. this is getting long. i think i'm blogging on your blog! (sorry!) :)

Christine said...

I read Carmen's post... I like the universe is defiantly moving us all in the same directions. Man I love ya and Miss you like crazy!! You are an amazing woman... I can't wait to see where your wings take. Just fall back into His arms and he'll take you where you belong!!

BIG HUGS...

TERI said...

Yes! Time to weed out the old in this heart of mine to make way for the new seeds that need to be sewn!
Your words are appreciated today, Carissa! Thanks....

Gini said...

So inspiring, indeed...but as I try to look inward I get an uneasy feeling knowing that I am not sure I can alter what I am doing or take on another project...I hate that feeling. Did I say yesterday that I needed to get off the computer....hello, Gini. Maybe you'd get some stuff done. Thanks for always making me think.