08 April 2013

monday's musing

"To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there." - Kofi Annan

Where am I going and why? I ask myself that so many times. And sometimes I feel that I have wasted my life; I should have gone into AIDS research or done something to save the environment. I know that I haven't saved the world, but I also know that I try to make my little corner of it a better place. And I know that there are scientists who knit my patterns. And I hope - I hope so much! - that one of my patterns might have brought some joy, or made the world a little better for someone out there who is doing everything they can to help. Is it too much to hope? We are all interconnected, after all.

Have a wonderful week!



Anonymous Andrea said...

When I have thoughts like that I always think of George Bailey and It's a Wonderful Life. I don't think we always know how we affect other people's lives. You bring such joy, happiness, sense of accomplishment and often a much needed respite from life to so many people. That's important!

2:01 PM  
Blogger Anne K said...

Not everyone can be, or should be, Superman/woman and save the world (by spinning it backwards so that time reverses in a totally impossible/improbably leap of faux logic... ;)

By creating something beautiful and sharing it with the world, you add to the beauty of the world. Adding beauty to the world is just as important as reversing time in an impossible manner. ;)

3:07 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

I remember when I first learned of your "charity patterns." I was so impressed by what you were doing – and how much you had raised with Brandywine!!! I wanted to be a part of it, and so purchased Sakaki.

But even more important than your charity patterns and contributing beauty is being a mother. Like Forest Witcraft said: "A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove. But the world may be different because I was important in the life of a boy." Sometimes we mothers must remind each other that this is our biggest contribution to the world. :-)

4:04 PM  
Blogger Laura Sue said...

I came across this quote by Anne LaMott today: Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.

11:12 AM  
Blogger Oneday Designs said...

You bring such joy and a sense of accomplishment to others by sharing your skills when you teach. By helping others in this way, you are giving such a wonderful gift. You touch knitters constantly who love knitting your designs. Please don't be too hard on yourself. We all wonder sometimes "what if".

4:51 AM  
Blogger P said...

Doing what you love, and being aware of the world in the way that you clearly are, cannot help but make a difference. Love Laura Sue's quote about the lighthouse - very true!

2:53 PM  
Blogger Romi said...

Thank you so much everyone! I love the wisdom and the quotes and everything. :)

<3 <3 <3

8:42 PM  
Anonymous Lindsay said...

Romi, I feel this way all the time. We bring beauty to the world and we help others make the world more beautiful too. I think that can only be a good thing.

1:35 PM  

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