Thursday, November 3, 2011

WIP Wednesday

its time for WIP Wednesday again & i have nothing to show with regards to the world of sewing.  i did get the quilting frame from my neighbor & i am in the process of getting it together.  its almost there.  maybe by tonight i will have fabric on it & take some pics for a post.  let me just say that Christmas came early to me.

so with no progress on sewing related things i thought 'how about a WIP on something else.'  why not?  right?

awhile back Denise & i both read The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz.  it is a good book with some simple suggestions to help you through challenges & the daily stuff that life can throw our way.

the book is based on 4 agreements that we are to make with ourselves.

1. be impeccable with your word
2. don't take anything personally
3. don't make assumptions
4. always do your best

they seem simple enough right?  let me tell you when i am in the middle of some of the stuff that life throws me these are the furthest thing from my mind.  however, given a little time & distance from the situation they really do help me to process through the stuff & get back to center.

so today's post is about a different sort of a WIP.  me.  i am a work in process & will continue to be so for the rest of my life.  i have found that when things get rough as they sometimes do that going back to the basics like the 4 agreements can be helpful.  that & some of my favorite music.

so with Dave playing in the background.  myself re-centered.  i am ready to take on the next thing that life has to throw at me.


Tsoniki Crazy Bull said...

The book sounds really good, I'm going to request it from my library now. I am in the midst of change in my life and appreciate guidance. I do look forward to seeing your WIPs though!

sandra said...

I read that book many years ago and I found if you can follow those four rules your life will run a lot happier and I agree it isn't always easy and renewing the vows every so often helps. Blessings Sandra

Sarah Craig said...

Great post, Ann! I need to check out that book - sounds interesting! And I completely understand not having anything to show for your week... same kind of week for me!