Journey… Arranged. ;)

24 Apr

I am thrilled to find that I am finally getting checks on my backlogged to-do list! (Not everything is checked, but hey, it’s the journey that matters, and I’m getting there, right?) 😆

So here I am, catching up on two WordPress Weekly Photo Challenges that I missed in the past. (Somehow the ne’er-give-up part of me has been whispering “Better late than never” so I just had to get these two challenges done, even if they happen to be long overdue).

The Journey

First, because life is a journey for all of us, here’s my take on the Journey theme:

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Would you agree that we all have the same goal at the very end of life (which, I would say, is to have lived a life worth living, one in which we were able to leave the world a better place than when we first came into it)? Yet, although there is one end that we all journey toward, there are different paths to lead each of us there… or not. And isn’t it precisely that “or not” that encourages us to use our wisdom, our talents, and our faith to choose the right path to get to the right destination? And then, yes, to travel that path and to make the journey in the best possible way we can (not according to any person’s criteria, but according to that of our conscience and our faith). Ah. The journey called life. It’s awesome, is it not?

Arranged

As a mom of five, I am a big advocate of order (especially when it comes to getting my kids to pack away their toys. 😆 ).

Seriously, though, I do believe order is essential. One needs only to look at the world around us to see that what is most pleasing to the senses is that in which order reigns (cadences and chords in music, flowers swaying in the field, the rising and setting of the sun, even the way dappled sunlight falls on the leaves of trees). Even the account of Creation as recorded in Genesis reflects order. Amazing, no?

Too, seventeen years of teaching have given me enough evidence to agree with child specialists who proclaim that children naturally seek order in their lives (which is why I understand that it is not only good but necessary for us to set boundaries according to a child’s maturity and capabilities as he grows, with the objective of course of ensuring not that he will rely on us and our judgment forever, but that he will one day be strong enough and wise enough to let go of our hand and venture out on his own :)).

Speaking of children and order leads me then to my take on the Arranged theme for WordPress’ Photo of the Week Challenge:

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Even little plastic men feel the need for order imposed by my sons’ hands. <teehee>

And of course, I could not resist leaving you with an old but nevertheless wonderful song to go with this post:

And a question for you too: Of all the journeys you’ve taken in life, what is the one that you will never forget?

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5 Responses to “Journey… Arranged. ;)”

  1. CanadianTravelBugs Tuesday, 22 May 2012 at 7:19 pm #

    Very well said… brought tears to my eyes.

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    • LivE Tuesday, 22 May 2012 at 11:26 pm #

      thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a kind comment. i enjoyed visiting your blog too and reading your stories! 🙂

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      • CanadianTravelBugs Wednesday, 23 May 2012 at 5:28 am #

        You are welcome… Thanks to you as well for all your comments and visiting so many of my posts!

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  2. firstandfabulous Tuesday, 24 April 2012 at 6:11 pm #

    Both perfect for the topics. Missed your posts, but things do get away from us sometimes. Welcome back.
    🙂

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    • LivE Wednesday, 25 April 2012 at 1:19 pm #

      thank you, gemma! you are so awesome! i have missed sitting with you on my blogporch and visiting you at yours too! will pass by soon! 🙂

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