Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Fail better. Grateful for the opportunity.

Yup, Beckett's still right:
 "Ever tried.  Ever failed.  No matter.  Try again.  Fail again.  Fail better."

Sometimes it's all we can do.

So my Thanksgiving will be small and local.  Going nowhere, but organic, and with pinecone turkeys. 

Thank you to The Compassionate Instinct for better food choices and to The Georges & The Jewels (Jane Smiley, YA horse novel) for the inspiration to get crafty.

I do not know how to calibrate cosmic magic, but I must say that Goethe may be right as well:  When we act openheartedly and with courage, the universe steps up to meet us.

I offer gratitude to all those who've tuned in here, even for a moment.  Please come back, and please help me to create a voice here that elevates you, that compells you to give thanks and to fail better.

Tell me what you need, and I'll do my best to deliver it.  No doubt I'll fail, but rest assured: every day I'll fail better.

1 comment:

shannon said...

Love your blog, Laurie! The Beckett and Goethe quote resonate a simple wisdom and hit home with me.

Also, I appreciate the unique book reviews mixed with poetry and your steps to make true change that reverberates into the world. I love your grocery store insights and dilemmas as well!

Michelle C shared your Notice, Choose, and Act email. We are creating a Be The Change Project and fair at school that incorporate this 3-step path. Thank you for the inspiration.

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