Friday, October 15, 2010

flash fiction friday- choices

every friday write a short story, poem or prose.
then have some fun and report it to the g-man!!!

'needles crunched under his feet 
 he walked past the large evergreen tree
he could see his breathe in the air as 
he looked up into the grey sky

his heart pounded as he looked around
 unsure which way to go
paused for a moment, he needed to think
wrong or right, this choice changes everything'

here you go g-man. the choices we make mold the future of our lives and sometimes we need to take a breathe and find out the right way to go. i am at a place in my recovery where i feel the same way. my service work has been my life for 5 years. i am considering stepping away for a while. not sure what the right thing is to do,i stand in my convictions and believe that i did the right thing for the right reasons, there are those that question my actions. i am good with questions as long as they are done in a loving fashion. i am not good with public hangings. i will attack back.service is not about fighting. it is about carrying the message. it is about doing what we can for the still suffering addict.

on another note my sewing machine is fixed!! yeah!! ok so the lower thread has this notch you are supposed to feed the thread through, i did not do that. i knew i was missing something simple. there was no tension. so cool on to cape making and vampires!! bring um on. i love the holidays and i want to focus on that. can't wait to see what everyone else wrote for this friday. i have two wet girls who need to get dressed now and my front yard is all dug up by the city laying new gas lines!! i need to find those headstones to put them in the fresh dirt!! told the kids they were looking for bones!!

today's thought; 'never let the future disturb you. you will meet it if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.'- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus 200A.D.

p.s.; please take the time to sign this petition to get an anti bullying legislation passed to give our children the chance to have an education without living in fear. students have the right to learn, teachers have the right to teach it is our responsibility to make that happen


Jannie Funster said...

I gave my sewing machine away, but at least my friend knows how to use it -- so it's making someone happy.

As to the 55 --I wonder what his decision is?

As to the bullying petition, I'm off to check it out now!


Kim A. said...

Glad the machine is working now! I'm getting into the spirit of Halloween now too. It keeps me young at heart. Both petitions signed. This is too important an issue to stay silent, imho. Have a great, spooky, weekend!


Brian Miller said...

nice 55. i tell the kids i work with...our decisions will determine where we get in true...each one paves the way...

Grace-WorkinProgress said...

I have taken some off from service work the past 90 days. It has given me a new perspective and has helped me to see that everything doesn't depend on me. By stepping back it gives others a chance to step up and has kept my ego in check. At first it felt strange and then I felt free to get back to my own recovery which needed some well deserved attention. Just my experience.

Akelamalu said...

Ah decisions, decision, how they can change our lives.

clean and crazy said...

grace, thank you so much, it is very true tha we addicts have such vulnerable egos. i really love your comment and it is very, very helpful

Alice Audrey said...

Yay on the sewing machine.

Your 55 puts me in mind of many a hiking trip.

PattiKen said...

Very wise words in your 55. One decision right or wrong can change everything.

C.M. Jackson said...

a crossroads and I am certain that the decisions made will be positive-happy friday and have fun sewing!

G-Man said...

Honey....Your decision will be the right one.
Thats how far YOU have come.
I Loved your 55 Susie...
You Rock The great plains Baby
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Jingle said...

creative 55.