Monday, August 06, 2007

How to live,Chesca, Archetypes, Grunts tag :)

I liked this~

“Live this day as if it will be your last.
Remember that you will only find ''tomorrow'' on the calendars of fools. Forget yesterday's defeats and ignore the problems of tomorrow.
This is it. Doomsday. All you have.
(not sure I agree with 'Doomsday', but I understand his point)

Make it the best day of your year.
The saddest words you can ever utter are, "If I had my life to live over again."

Take the baton, now. Run with it! This is your day!
Beginning today, treat everyone you meet, friend or foe, loved one or stranger, as if they were going to be dead at midnight. Extend to each person, no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again

-Og Mandino
Today I had the great pleasure of talking to Chesca! :) (exskindiver)- and what a treat that was!
I think it was the first of many good conversations- I hope so!

I've been reading a book called "Sacred Contracts", about the Archetypes of our personality and why we respond to people and situations the way we do.
So far I identify with:

1) Saboteur- fear issues that cause one to block their own empowerment and success.
2) Wounded Healer/healer/caregiver- serving others in the form of repairing the body, mind, and spirit.
3) Networker- Making connections between vastly different groups of people
4) Lover- exhibits great passion and devotion (not confined to sexuality)- has a sense of unbridled and exaggeragted affection and appreciation for people/things.
5) Jester- Makes people laugh, makes them cry, wears a mask covering their real emotions (sigh!)
6) Creator- strong need to be creative or imaginitive.

There are supposed to be 12 of these things running around inside of me, but 6 is where I am right now. I know there's a child archetype in there too- but I've not studied that too deeply, and I know I should.

Grunt tagged me to tell about 8 facts/habits I have-
I'm only doing this because Mr. Grunt is a beloved blogger, but heck, you all are! :)

1) My favorite color in the world is the color of the sky mid September, in NC- kind of sapphire blue. Laura Ashley Saphire #3 comes close. My living room is that color.

2) I collected cow stuff for ages and have no less than 5 cow pictures/paintings in my home.

3) I met my husband for the first time when we were 5. I don't remember it, nor does he-

4) I am just over 5' tall...I mean a TAD over 5'- and I think I'm getting shorter!

5) My family names (grandparents) include Alverson, Boyce, Crill, and Runkle

6) Two great grandmothers were named Cora- I was named after them...
One was named Cora Dell (X and I had a good chuckle about that :)

7) I've kept a journal for 30 years (since I was 8 in 1977 :)

8) I am tatoo far ;)

Ok, ok, ok- I have to sign off and go read To Kill A Mockingbird to the kids. They were mad when I stopped earlier :) I promised more before bed this evening.
It's funny- both of my children are fabulous readers, but there's still something about my reading to them that they love.
I'm lucky that way- for a little while longer at least :)


Scary Monster said...

Yay! The coast is clear. Me likes the writing of Og Mandino. Although me don't be having the time to get to those links at the moment, me will peruse them later on.

Cows, huh. Me just might be travelling to the Cow Capital of Japan to visit a good friend. Maybe Me can find one with a crown on his head.


Mayden' s Voyage said...

Oh- those aren't links- I just colored the archetypes :)
A cow with a crown? Will a pic of me holding a bottle of Crown Royal do? LOL-
Ok, that was a saboture comment...not good. I have to stop that~
moo, moo ;)

SJ said...

Alverson, Boyce, Crill, and Runkle - could be law firm.

ALverson boys is s good name for a boy band - they could have a sky blue cow as their mascot.

OK I am being silly ...

LADY LUXIE said...

Cora!!..Yuhuu!..I haven't read everything but you'll get a load of blues when you drop by my bloggy!..

I was just writing about how I realized that my color is blue and here you are saying it's you're fave too!

Got my mail?

she said...

coe-ruh! you're reading them TKAM???!! i wish i could sit in. if only the world were rich in atticus finches!
of course creativity is the highest calling (not that i am prejudiced) i am looking for the season to come when you settle down and get to writing once again!
i am designing some temporary tattoos for a party...shall i send you some? grherhaha. yes..we both escaped that trend. *whew*

Mayden' s Voyage said...

SJ- Silly works for me! :D

Luxie- I got your letter and it made my day! Thank you friend-
I sent a long reply this morning, and shame on me for not staying in touch better...I have missed you~

She :)
TKAM- what a wonderful story- it's been years since I've read it and I have a whole new appreciation for it now. There is a character in a series of childrens books named Junie B. Jones that my kids have loved for years...and the voice of Scout is very similar (except older). My kids identified right away with Scout and understand most of her humor- which is more dear to me now as a parent than it's ever been. Of course I do accents and stuff :)
It's wonderful that my kids still enjoy my reading to them. I figure it won't last too much longer with the boy!
By all means- send a fake tatoo! I'd love to see the look on peoples faces at church with one wrapped around my ankle or wrist! LOL-- they'd flip out ;) (Sounds like a gag for my 40th b-day!)
Speaking of b-days...I've forgotten when yours is...wait- is it in the fall? November? I'm an idiot...tell me again so I can write it down!
Hugs friend :)

Anonymous said...

its a tattoo of a seafoam stratocaster. but you might like the frida kahlo one with the thorn vines necklace with a dead bird, nah.

i exposed some of your very scout like behavior on k9's today. grrherhaha!

X. Dell said...

Are you really thinking of getting a tattoo? I could think of some wild ones for you, you know.

BTW, you seemed taller than that to me. Perhaps I'm shrinking.

exskindiver said...

oh cora
you made my day.
you have no idea.
just this og mandino post absolutely HITS me.
again you have no idea.

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