Another week beginning… we groan and complain every Morning, bemoaning the fact that it’s the start of a new working week, but today, I want us to start it in bliss. Yes it’s Monday, but heck, it’s the start of a new week where we are ALIVE. Where we have our families and loved ones ALIVE. Where we have a phone or computer to even see this. We are privileged and blessed.
As you know from this post, I’m reading Barbara Winter’s book. It has really rekindled something in me, and I’ve been wondering if perhaps I’m doing the right thing, postponing some of my dreams… As you know, performing is my first love. This year I resolved to live moment by moment, with no plans towards the future at all, but to simply let myself be fully immersed in life, living it moment by moment. No worrying about tomorrow and what it might bring, just to live in the now. I also resolved for some reason, don’t ask me why, to chase my dream of acting only after I’m thirty… Weird, I know, for someone who wants to live life fully to the point where every single talent I’ve been given has been used and polished until I have no more to give… thoroughly emptied up. 🙂
Now I’m really wondering about the logic of that resolve… is it really for the best to wait till I’m thirty? Or shall I simply go for it right now… I wonder…At the same time, something tells me the time is not right. My instinct, if you will… I shall trust the process. Let His will be done…always.
So tell me, if I ever get to be in a movie, what role do you envision me in?? 😀
A BIKINI FROM PRAGUE
Our last day in Prague found me scouring the shops, M and the kids in tow, and me thoroughly determined to acquire a momento, my own little piece from Prague which says yes, I’ve been here! Have you ever tried shopping with your significant other? Add a rampaging toddler and a cranky baby to the mix and it’s not just exasperating, it’s flat out nightmarish! Ok maybe I exagerate a bit…
It’s a testament to my high levels of frustration that when M finally suggested that that momento could be a bikini, of all transient things, I grasped at the chance to flee the shop.
We ended up in Decathlon, where the boys had fun in the huge cemented alleys testing out scooters and bicycles; and I ended up with this bikini and two sport bras (which cost MORE than the scooter that was picked out for little Alexander in the end.) Decathlon is a really fun concept of a shop; spacious (huge really), big lanes with cemented floors for testing gear out. It’s a one stop shop for all items sports related; from skis for skiing to swimwear to jogging wear to biking…etc. In short, a haven for the boys!
This Saturday I mustered up courage to wear it, with beautiful white shorts a couple of sizes too big from Lidl (Slovakia), broken sunnies (from Togo) I had fixed, and nails I had painted a bright pinkish red the night before; feeling that hey, today, forget body issues. Today you are alive, your family is alive and well, you are young; who knows what tomorrow might bring or take away, today you celebrate!
So tell me, what do you dream of? Remember, we are fearfully and wonderfully made; and limitless, in the image of our Creator!
Ciao, my dears, thanks for reading!
Love and light,
Bikini – Decathlon (Prague)
Shorts – Lidl (Slovakia)
Sunnies – funniest vendor ever in Togo!
Bangles – Slovakia
Blue beaded bangle – Gift from my sis!
Shoes – Lidl
Hat – Tesco (Slovakia)
Ethnic stone earrings – Madina (Ghana)
Amulet around my neck – Kik (Slovakia)
Whew, that’s a whole lot of items and countries!