Good Morning, God
I used to joke about having ideas as fast as a popcorn popper . . . but it was several years into my friendship with Ann before I heard her describe herself as “an idea popper”. As soon as I heard her say that I thought, “Ah HA! So that is what I am!” It is always enlightening to find a new way of understanding myself. And yesterday, I found myself expanding on it — explaining to a friend that I seem to generate a hypothesis where other folks just wonder for a minute of two.
Actually, mostly I just wonder — if I even get to the stage of wondering.
That’s why it is such fun to visit with Ann. Idea Popping is a “named” activity. Even better, it is a valued activity! And I must say that I am valuing this activity now more than ever. Because, I am, quite clearly in need of ideas.
This is a time of personal transitions, as my beloved husband and I are aging. I am becoming willing to recognize this. . . slowly. And since I have decided against the obvious way of coping — a retirement residence — then I am in need of alternative ideas and options.
So how might “idea popping” differ from suggestions? I guess it would be a lightness or playfulness in the presentation?
I’m sitting here smiling, God. I am assuming that there ARE options. I am assuming I have just not explored enough or imagined enough. Or perhaps, I have not been observant enough? But, I have observed how the unexpected happens. And so I am “embracing this moment as it is.”
And I am OPEN, God! Open to ideas, suggestions too, and to The Unexpected.