It’s what we do for our children.
It’s what we do for the ones we love.
I feel like I was blinded by love and chasing so hard after a Dream I didn’t realize my reality was a sort of nightmare.
The word sacrifice is very interesting. It’s a beautiful sounding word. It has a magnetic power; a ring to it, even now I find myself quietly whispering it a few times out loud. The etymology of the word is a combination of sacred, or holy, and to make/ to do.
The mere act of a sacrifice makes something holy. It makes it sacred; literally meaning: to make sacred. I’ve been reading some interesting history about sacrifice here.
In other news, I’m about to try out a new cookie recipe tomorrow that I’m very excited about. I bake cookies for the neighbors and loved ones in my networks. Last year it was my white chocolate chip walnut craisin cookies. This year, if the recipe is any good, it will be an apple pie cookie. If the recipe isn’t good then I’ll probably just make jello shots for everyone! Ha! Just kidding!
I’ve been asking myself what problems do I want to solve when I am faced with any issues. I read in reference to: Instead of asking kids what they want to be when they grow up, ask them what problems in the world they want to solve. I’ve misquoted it from someone somewhere, but essentially that’s about it. I’ve really latched onto this idea though. I like it. I’m looking at everything in my life right now and trying to solve for the real issues. What job do I want to do? Hmmm. No. Let’s rephrase that and instead ask, “I feel numb and not passionate about anything. Let’s solve for that. What tasks will make me feel alive and worthwhile?”
I’ve started painting the giant princess mirror in my toddler’s bedroom. Hopefully it comes out good. I’m planning to do an Indian design on it. Of course, for my Indian Jewish princess! I’m not that artsy, although I do have my far-and-few between spurts of creativity. I’ve taken a before pic and will snap progress pics and then post when it’s all done. This is a project that gets me feeling that good pure energy.