Quote of The Day

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sunday Scribblings " Design"


A bag I designed for my coupon clipping cupcake baking, music lover daughter!




Love, music, cupcakes who could ask for anything more! This canvas bag fits her coupon binder perfectly!

Sunday Scribblings prompt this week is  " Design"

I bet she was one of those annoying kids who always had their hand up first in class.The one who knew all the answers! I bet she was teachers pet too! Offering to clear chalk from the boards long before the instructor asked! Designed to serve everyone but herself. Rarely does her head hit the pillow for much rejuvenation. Instead she lets the day eat away her happiness one busy chomp after another. Warding off the warning signs. Headaches, skin rashes, aches and pains of preposterous dimension. Her heart skips beats while she skips along overwrought  with the  life she designed. Packed  to the brim with a million busy moments!

Isn't this so many women? I know I was teachers pet!  Most of us have  gone out of our way unnecessarily with the need to please at one time or another! Living life on a treadmill with no off button. Eventually jolted into reality by an illness, a death, an unmitigated unexpected crisis, forcing us to change. In that change we find our true self. The person we were meant to be before the need to  please bug took hold. That's when our true design is able to flourish! How have you designed your life? What would you change if you could?

13 comments:

Meryl said...

Lovely post. Great coupon bag and a lot to think about. I don't think I would change anything - except bring back loved ones who met death way too early in life, though those traumas and tragedies shaped who I am today... Food for thought. Who would I be today if I could change this?

Cynthia M said...

Interesting thought...I truly think I have made the changes I want to make in my life, one at a time as I think of them...

I have to say too that I love your description of your:

coupon clipping cupcaking baking, music lover daughter!

she sounds just delightful :)

Abigail Bunting said...

Love the coupon bag-and your piece. Sometimes we design our lives around things that makes us too busy to stop and smell the roses-or the cupcakes!
on paper wings

Lucy said...

Wow! More to ponder due to you!!
Pep is lucky to have this amazing bag! so so damn cute!
so... your description of her could have been me! Like you say, so many women! age has helped that people pleasing pansy that i've always been! I am designing my life more and more each year now that my boys are needing me less and less! so does that count? haha

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I bet she saves a lot of money. that bag is sure to get some attention.

linda may said...

Love the bag.
The following story....guilty!
I was more the kid in the middle of the group that nobody noticed at all. I still try to please everybody, not successfully because I always give in, to my own detriment, to do so.

jaerose said...

If you could change things in the past would you still be 'you'..sometimes it seems the list of what's right with your life is shorter than the mistakes..ho hum..a coupon bag would make me smile though! Coupons are used more and more in the UK..I reckon you could do a roaring internet trade..Jae

Reflections said...

What a truly inspirational post. Even adding a few puzzling questions for us to ponder... and now off to discover my own designs.

Sandee said...

I wouldn't change a thing. I'm where and what I was supposed to be. I've fulfilled many things I set out to fulfill. I wouldn't change a thing.

Have a terrific day. :)

Granny Smith said...

The coupon bag is darling! It wouldn't fit my current life style, though, since my dear daughter-in-law does most of my shopping. Her personality is like the one you describe.

Erin Butson said...

I am so working on my people pleasing self! Thsi post totally hits home. ugh. Love this cute bag.

judie said...

I don't know......thinking......if my jolt put me into reality, I don't like the reality. I think I would rather go back to people pleaser...or teacher's pet. The treadmill might have been a bit boring, but it was steady, and easier! :) Still thinking..........

Forgetfulone said...

That's an adorable bag! I think many women are designed just like you described, but we have to remember to take care of ourselves or we're no good to anyone. That is a hard lesson to learn.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...