The 2nd hardest C word...

This is the beginning of the daisy; then she changed into...
 


I thought I would share this is the same flower, that was at the top of my blog, my banner.   It is a gerbera daisy...I am amazed and how it started out green n' purple and then transformed to this...   


I was thinking of the word change and the courage it takes to transform, morph, turn from a caterpillar to a butterfly.(sorry, no butterfly photos, yet)  I think a lot of C words are altering:  change, commitment, courage, cause, conflict, challenge and college.  I am sure there are more...
 Then I think of these words, can, could, and call.   

I think of how a habit, whether good or bad, takes 21 days to form.    Then I hear the song, "....a change will do you good"~Sheryl Crowe   Not all changes are good, just ask military kids that have to leave their friends and move frequently.

I have struggled with my posts, lately.  I had a health issue, that caused me to withdraw a bit.  I lost my voice, so I turned to my camera to post beautiful things, trying to be positive.   The matter is resolved...I'm good~

My horoscope for this week, says I need to have an initiation ceremony, a great C word, unless they go on to long and it is humid.   A ceremony to start anew; I kind of like that idea.   I need to exercise more, clean the clutter from the cobwebs of my mind.  No, more like the attic.  It is a challenge for me to throw things away. I will give to children, donate books, CHKD has a lot of toys and clothing, my children out grew.  I believe in passing it on, if the quality is good.    (I have done this many times, but I know there is more tucked away in boxes, concealed in corners and closets). 

Being a military spouse, has for the most part, kept me from being a clutterbug.   My Mom is a pack rat; hasn't moved for 45 yrs.   We moved every 3 yrs sometimes less.  When the orders come from the command, your household goods are weighed.  Your rank determines how much weight you can have.  Crazy right!   We have lived here the longest, going on 8yrs. We love the community and the rural area.  We live in the country, but can be in the city in 20 minutes. Larger cities are forty-five minutes-l hour away. Doable~ 

I will initiate myself with a mind map ceremony.  I will cut out visual pics to symbolize changes I want to make.  Then commit to these.  I need more cardio, also work my core, helps the back.   Then I need to declutter my house.  That is a D word...now, I think of Don.  He likes everything in it's place.  We need more places...  More D words come to mind:  dread, disorder, dispose, discipline and deadline.  I will just have to DO it~

Check our Lee of Tossing it Out;  He is going to post about cleaning and clutter.  He is calling it "Tossing it out Tuesday" very clever!

 A closer view to remind us, change can help us grow...

Comments

Jules said…
Very engaging post and I have one of those flowers. Mine has not yet bloomed though. Again, very nice post :)
Ellie said…
Thank you Jules; I will be by soon! The late night teenagers finally woke up. My daughter had a sleep over. Pancakes or muffins, what to make?
Will Burke said…
I thought it would be "cold," but you're absolutely right!
Ellie said…
Good guess; When I lived in Alaska, I would agree...it was 50 below zero!
Sherry Blue Sky said…
Oh Ellie, I can SO relate! I am in the midst of a huge clutter disorder here right now......too much blogging, but it is SO much more fun than cleaning and organizing. Today I simply MUST get my office back under control and turf out the kitchen cupboards, but my spirit quails within. Well. (Sound of rolling up sleeves) will turn on CBC Radio and Get At It. Let me know how you make out, okay? I'm sorry to hear you havent been well, glad you are doing better. Losing your voice isnt good - but thank God we can still type!!!! hee hee.I LOVE the daisy photos!
arlee bird said…
Thanks for the mention. My decluttering mission is actually part of my movement for change in my blog and my life that I started a month or so ago. I am totally on track with what you are talking about in this post. Change is challenging for most of us, but is usually necessary to progress to higher ideals and goals. My changes have been gradual so far, but the clutter is gradually being diminished.

Lee
Tossing It Out
Ellie said…
Lee,
Gradual, what a great word; I know I am slow as far as sorting, tossing and deciding what to give away. There are a lot of memories woven in my sorting pile. I am big into recycling, so much my family thinks I secretly work for a GREEN ORG.
I don't... lol~ I agree, it is important to move forward and holding on to too much, holds us back. I fear it is holding me back creating.
Great timing for me, since I have been considering how, when and what. Thanks~

Sherry-Thank you; I need good music to clean and I need to be alone to really dig deep and sort. I am not alone, so I will clean what I can, but the sorting, I need to think, contemplate...why I need it and if a memory is attached, could I take a photo instead, etc.
Thanks for sharing; I will stop by, soon, I know I have missed some great posts~
Jennifer said…
I love this post and the words that you use. It is interesting the C and the D words. I think a ceremony is good thing. I love them. They are so significant to my heart. I would love to see your collage when you are done if you want to share.
Ellie said…
Hi Jennifer,

Haven't made it yet, but started cutting out images to put it together. I had to pack it up we had company arrive... I was side tracked.
If it comes out 1/2 way decent, I will share!;-D
i am trying to declutter gradually but I am selling a lot of things.. and giving away more... I love all your photos.. I will call you if you drop me your number to your email...
Ellie said…
Hi Lisa,
I will email you again, later...heading to VA today. Thank you~ Decluttering is suppose to help our mind, as well....mmmh, time will tell~