Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Guts is good

After reading my Sunday morning post my husband asked, "What...do you have a pile of ideas written down ready for the blog and you just pick one you feel like writing about?"
The answer: No. I don't.

Yes, there is a lot of material from which I can draw on - no shortage of synchronistic experiences and bizarre happenings in the memory bank that could definitely be posted. And I'm sure some of them will find their way here.

But I have decided I want the posts to unfold, just as life does.

Today's post is a perfect example.

Today I found myself in an office that I'd never been in before, and until this morning - with forty minutes notice - didn't know I'd be in it! There I was, seated, facing the lovely lady who was helping me as she searched her computer for what we were looking for. But that's a whole other story...

I turned in my chair and was now half facing the wall beside me.
I looked up. This is what I saw.

That's me, I thought, no guts no story. Without my gut and its issues there would be no story. And I felt a recognition inside; a deep appreciation for what this journey is teaching me and where it is taking me.

But now as I write this, I also realise there's more to 'no guts no story' than this literal sense. If I didn't have 'the guts'  to write my story, there'd be no story-telling. No chance to share, to heal, to connect. And thus a second-helping of appreciation  occurred.

Already, in my blog's short life, it has brought me closer to the ones I love.
And that is something I am incredibly grateful for : ) xx


  1. That's a real goosebump moment! No "guts!!!" and I'm not talking just courage...
    We never know what is ahead! Where the path is taking us. have the guts to follow the path...if tha'ts what your gut instinct tells you!

  2. The American sports writer Red Smith said it best...“There's nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.”
    You're right, it does take guts to tell your story. As much as jumping from a plane, or running with the bulls.

  3. I am finding myself waiting in anticipation for the next post.....that is how awesome you are!!!!!