"the nicest and the sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple pleasure, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string."
Lucy Maud Montgomery

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Running in place...

...I ran across this quote recently and found it interesting...

"When I was a Boy Scout, we played a game when new Scouts joined the troop. We lined up chairs in a pattern, creating an obstacle course through which the new Scouts, blindfolded, were supposed to maneuver. The Scoutmaster gave them a few moments to study the pattern before our adventure began. But as soon as the victims were blindfolded, the rest of us quietly removed the chairs. I think life is like this game. Perhaps we spend our lives avoiding obstacles we have created for ourselves and in reality exist only in our minds. We're afraid to apply for that job, take violin lessons, learn a foreign language, call an old friend, write our Congressman - whatever it is that we would really like to do but don't because of personal obstacles. Don't avoid any chairs until you run smack into one. And if you do, at least you'll have a place to sit down."
~Pierce Vincent Eckhart~

have you run into any chairs lately?
mama pajama


  1. Oh, this is really good. We should all remember this. Our mind is an amazing thing and it can work against us ,so often, by making imaginary obstacles for us to stumble over. Thanks for the heads up.

  2. I like that quote JoJo, and it is SO true! Thanks for finding it and opening our eyes to the obstacles that we sometimes create ourselves.

  3. I haven't run into any today, YET!

  4. Just what I needed to hear today . . . thank you. My mind has formed some HUGE obstacles in a few key areas . . . today is house tidy day -- I think some big "stuff" has gotta GO! : D

  5. Fabulous, JoJo!

    May we all SING the songs we've been given...never allowing the music to perish inside us.

    Love, Rebecca

  6. Great quote. If chairs are obstacles I seem to be living in a furniture store sometimes. I put those chairs there and when I get good and mad, I move them!

  7. yeah like maybe couches, this is good thanks for posting it.

  8. Jojo,

    Very true. We shouldn't worry about a thing until it happens. Obstacles keep us from living our dreams. Thanks for sharing.



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