Monday, August 16, 2010

Notes in the Margin

I know I owe you some reviews and I promise they are coming!!!
Thanks to all of my new followers who stopped by last week!  And thank you for your sweet comments on "This is Not a Book Review."  It is so true that all of us tend to put impossible demands on ourselves trying to live up to some fictional or fabricated ideal.  I guess all we can do is our best.

I was definitely not at my best this weekend. I have been under a lot of stress and I have not dealt with it very gracefully. One of my favorite blogs posted part of 1 Corinthians today:

"Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude.

Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right."
I was not a practitioner of love this weekend. I felt cornered and lost my temper and said things I shouldn't have to someone that I love.  As I try to juggle the different aspects of my life and find balance, I am not always successful and I makes some pretty big mistakes. But today is Monday. The first day of a new week. And all I can do is to try and do better.  And read more books.
The new Paul Auster book, SUNSET PARK, landed on my doorstep this weekend.  So many books, so little time!!!


Stephanie said...

I love the honesty on your blog! We all have times like that. Sometimes its amazing to me how the ones we treat the worst are the ones we love the most. But none of us are perfect and all we can do is try to make up for our actions.

Hang in there, I hope you have a great week.

Alexis Hallum said...

We have ALL been there and I adore your honesty. It is so hard to admit the wrong. As you said, we admit it and then move on because the next moment is as fresh as the new dawn...