Friday, February 03, 2012
Thoughts on Pinterest
I haven't been on Pinterest very long but it seems to have hooked me. Another thing to take up my time and steal me away from things I should be doing. I have pinned lots of things that already exist in my life, since there is a gnawing inside me about having so many things you "like" or "want" to have, or do, or cook, etc. I have pinned enough DYI projects to outlast my life. So many wonderful things to knit, to quilt, to crochet, to sew, to bake, to create more storage for all the things I want to do. A word that is lacking in Pinterest, is contentment. Sure, there are amazing ideas to be discovered, ones I would have never thought of in a million years, but I suspect my life would still be happy and content, had I never seen that pin. I guess for me, there has to be a balance or what I really need in my life and what I spend my time dreaming about. I firmly believe our time will be accounted for at some point and I really want to spend each moment grateful for what I have and thankful for what is given to me. Balance is the key...and to be honest, the scales are tipping right now in a direction of hours of looking at things to have, to admire, to think about accomplishing and God seems a bit misplaced in the whole thing.
It is a silent sort of morning, sitting next to the wood stove in my rocker, watching the birds outside my windo...