Friday, September 7, 2012

Ketchup : Advice in 57 words

"Just be still," Laura, whispered as she held me tightly, trembling, exhausted, verging on collapse. "Breathe. Listen. Allow yourself a quiet moment. Just be still."
I began to cry.
Then I went home and for a few moments I did it!
Nothing came crashing down upon me. Instead, being still helped me feel relieved and refreshed. Brilliant!

The promt from Ketchup with Us:
"Tell us in 57 words or less the best advice you have ever received from someone older than you or that you admire."

(Laura is someone I sincerely admire very much.  I have had the priveledge of teaching both of her children, and while she may be older than me, if she is, I'm pretty sure it can't be by more than a couple of years.)

Thanks, Michele and Mel, for allowing me the opportunity to finally put this into words.

Ketchup With Us

21 comments:

  1. Definitely a lesson worth carrying.
    Great entry!

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  2. WHOA Never heard that one. Beautiful

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  3. Thanks, everyone! Now I just have to link it up to Michelle & Mel!
    I was so busy trying to, "Just be still," last night after the day I had that I fell asleep before I could like it up to them! D'oh!

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  4. And I'm very glad you did. Tick, tick, Ding!

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    1. So am I, Daddy! And glad you got to write about Pop Pop's advice. It was yours to share.

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  5. Lovely. I think "be still" is something I try to tell myself often. And when I listen, it works. ;-)

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  6. It is certainly great advice, JD. Thanks so much.

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  7. Sometimes I have to remind myself to just stop a minute to regain a little clarity. Go, Amy. Great response to the prompt. As always, a big thank you to linking up. The Ragg family is royalty around here. :)

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    1. Michele, you are too kind.
      Thank you for encouraging me to start sharing my words. You will always be royalty to me.

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  8. Amy, I can relate to this moment. What sage advice and what a good friend to notice you needed to hear it. I'm glad you followed through! Much love. Thanks so much for writing this out and linking up. We love that you did!

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    1. She really is. Thanks so much, Mel, for setting up this link. #ketchupwithus is such a fantastic idea, it could only have come from you and Michele! I feel so lucky to call you both friends.

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  9. Amy
    That is such great advice and like most great advice hard to do under stress.When we need stillness the most even a few momemts save us.
    Thanks
    Tabitha

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    1. So true, Tabitha. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, I truly appreciate it. Hope you are taking time to be still, and that all is well.
      Peace and light,
      Amy

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  10. Yay! This reminded me of the many afternoons when my mother had to braid my hair. :-) Thanks for the memory.

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  11. Great advice! I tend to get worked up over things, so I could relate to the need to just relax. Laura sounds like a good friend :)

    I also wanted to thank you for the very nice comment you left on my blog recently. I'm sorry it's taken me a few days, but I did want to let you know that I appreciate it!

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