Thursday, October 2, 2008

BLOGTOBERFEST - Day 2 - It's One Thing To Say It, It's Another To Live It

I wrote that heading with the very familiar "same old, same old" feeling weighing heavily on my conscious. You know what I'm talking about. That feeling of "gee I wish I could follow through with my good intentions".

As I started writing I thought a little more about the heading. Meditated on it. "It's one thing to say it, it's another to live it". It's completely true. They are two different things. Intent and action. However, they are not conflicting notions. In fact, a great deal of universal wisdom suggests that intent is where it all begins.

So why can't I live it as well as saying it? There's no reason and nothing stopping me. Only my own fears and self-doubt. But if I stop for a moment, give those pesky fears and negativity a good walloping and listen to what's left it's fascinating. There's no reason and nothing stopping me. I can be everything I want to be. I can achieve everything I want for myself. Who would have thought?

You know what else? You can too. So get out there and say it. Whatever it is. Put your intent out there in the universe and see what happens.

I have been absolutely bowled over and tickled pink by the response to Blogtoberfest. Where did all you crafty peeps come from? See what I mean about intent? I put myself out there and it came flooding back. It's chaotic here at Festival HQ just now. So, I'll be popping around on the weekend to visit each and every one of you. I'm serious. Pop the kettle on and dig out the good china. I'll be round for a cup of tea on Saturday or Sunday.

As for tomorrow, I'll be Loving Friday. See you then.


flossy-p said...

Hey! We're in it together right!

By the way, I've made a Blogtoberfest banner for your/our wee club to use. You can see it on the side bar of my site. I'll do a post later today about how everyone can use it for themselves. :D

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Ohh... that is so true... something I've been berating myself for lately actually... too much saying and not enough living.

I'll put the kettle on!

JustJess said...

Kettle on here too! A mug or a cup for you? Love, love, love your blog Miss Cat - having blogtoberfest is just another good reason to tune in.. I am so inspired by your recent revealation that I have even started looking into editing courses...! Thank you x

AnastasiaC said...

you shouldnt forget we're all in the same boat -we all have fears, doubts, our insecurities!
baby steps...slowly slowly you can achieve anything!
Blogtoberfest ON!!

Hoppo Bumpo said...

I so know what you're talking about ... my middle name is Gunna ... as in "I'm gunna do it" (but then do I??).

I'm really enjoying your posts and Blogtoberfest. I'll put the kettle on!

flossy-p said...

I hope I didn't steal your thunder by making a button, eeek, I probably should have asked you first. Sorry. I got a bit carried away in the excitement of it all.

Anyhoo, If you DO want it, I've made a tutorial post on how the use the button here:

Enjoy! :D

Gillian aka Silly Gilly said...

Hey Miss Cat, maybe you could list a little line up of all us Blogtoberfesters (the festers bit on the end of that just doesn't sound quite right....) so that we can easily visit each other!

Great post btw. Love a bit of thinking, stretching the braincell.

Bells said...

oh that's a challenge. I like it. I'm gonna think about it. Maybe i'll even do it....

Karin said...

Your pep talk is just what I need. I've been so down in the dumps lately. Among other things, I've certainly felt like I'm falling well below my good intentions. But you are right, intent is where it begins.

Will have to sneak a cuppa in for myself on the weekend and join you!

BigCat said...

Hey gillian aka silly gilly. I will definitely get a list of everyone playing along together over the weekend. No time before then unfortunately. I'm having so much fun I'd love to quit work and just do this, however...

Two Peas In a Pod said...

Guilty as charged. I love crafting and would love to open a store or do a craft show but I am just to chicken. We are all in the same boat by the sounds of it. We can make it together!
Im going to get the banner from flossy-p.
Tea is on at my place as well.
Cheers Kyla