Saturday, June 2, 2012


Today someone said to me,”promise me that you will make it count.” My answer, “Every day.”

Sometimes life is hard. Sometimes, I wonder what the heck am I doin’? Sometimes, I know for a fact, that I have no idea whatsoever, what I’m doin’? BUT, I keep on doin’.

We’ve already established, here on my blog, that I have no idea where the commas go. It’s kind of like that in life for me, too. No hesitation, no breaks, just charge forth into the breach.

A few minutes ago I was reading someone else’s blog and to my surprise they mentioned me. They said I was out doing what I do best ‘making friends’. Well, that was kind, but I’m not so sure this is something that ‘I do best’. Currently, I’m not sure about ‘what I do best’. Not necessarily some big cosmic conundrum, more like a little introspective peek into the mess that can be my mind.

Today, I find myself surrounded by books. Books of the non-fiction variety, but none the less entertaining, informative and totally mind blowing. I’ve been studying – everything. Looking for answers and for the most part, finding more questions. But then, questions are good for they lead to the answers. Maybe. Hopefully. I’m reading The Book, the one with all the answers. If I find them, I’ll let you know.

Until then its head down and keep moving forward. Complete the task or die trying.


  1. The Book is where I find all the answers.
    You are very good at making friends, even if you don't realize it. You're open and caring.

  2. Keep moving forward is good advice. We have hard days for a reason, even if it takes a while to discover and assimilate it. Everyday teaches a lesson - of humility, or strength, or patience, or just plain that we are alive and happy to be feeling something.

    I'm glad you are surrounded by books. My father always looked to The Good Book for all his answers too. He was a patient, calm man, and I know he drew his fortitude from prayer and reading his Bible.

    I hope you find the same solace there.


  3. People like you because you're nice. "Nice" is one of those fluffy, feel-good, wimpy words that seem too nice to get much respect.

    And yet most people are drawn to "nice" people, even if they don't like admitting it.

    I would know because often I am NOT nice, and that repels people. I'd be nicer... if I could.

    Keep on keepin' on... bein' nice - you wear it well.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

  4. I think you do well at making friends. Surrounded by books is a good place to be. Good luck in finding your answers.

  5. I have no clue where commas go either, but I do know this:

    Whenever ANYONE compliments me on my girls, and they want to know how someone ridiculous like me, raised such wonderful kids, I take the opportunity to tell them this: I read this really amazing book. The author is all kinds of awesome, and He has all the answers to life's questions in it. It's called The Bible. :)

  6. I can related to this entire post. It's especially relevant since earlier this week I had a 10 page edit done by an editor (so she claimed) and the majority of my errors were commas. I obviously have a problem with those little critters.

    Wrote By Rote
    An A to Z Co-host blog

  7. What I think I do best...and what others think I do best...aren't necessarily similar! :)

  8. It is what you do best, hands down. You wouldn't be you, if not.

  9. You make me smile, Barb. Seriously. I wish I could meet you in person. I think you'd be a hoot to spend some time with.

    I agree with Alex. The Book is a good place for answers, especially what the spirit tells you while you read.

  10. Hey at least it was something positive, "making friends." I read an obituary for an old high school friend who died a while back, and it said something along the lines of, "And he spent so much time doing what he loved best, arguing and debate." It was a fancy way of saying he was a jerk, which he was. Even his own family printed that.

  11. But you are good at making friends. And the better the questions you have, the better the answers you will receive. (You can trust the ol' journalist on that one.)

    I'm not much of a fiction reader, either. I hear of so many people reading fiction that I sometimes wonder if there are any readers of non-fiction left. I feel much better after your note.

    Blessings and Bear hugs.

  12. I never feel like I know what I'm doing...

  13. Awesome post! I especially like the part about keeping it moving forward. In one of the only truly profound things Steinbeck ever said, he said that, despite the bombs that fall on humanity as they move forward, we should pray for those bombs and trials. The second they are silent it means humanity has given up. Keep moving forward, no matter what! Kudos to you! :D