Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Permission slip




I saw this quote by Susan Cain (from her book Quiet) a few days ago on facebook and it really sums up how I'm feeling at the moment:

Stay home on New Year's Eve if that's what makes you happy.  Skip the committee meeting.  Cross the street to avoid making aimless chitchat with random acquaintances.  Read.  Cook.   Run.  Write a story.  Make a deal with yourself that you'll attend a set number of social events in exchange for not feeling guilty when you beg off.

It is making the most effective permission slip. :)


Sharing (belatedly) with Texture Tuesday.
Image processed using Kim Klassen textures happy heart, reverie and 1301.


13 comments:

  1. Those permission slips are a real godsend.

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  2. My first impulse was to say, "You don't need anybody's permission for that." But if that permission slip encourages you to take care of yourself, I hope you'll use it often! (I can relate, because I'm a "quiet" one, too.)

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  3. A wonderful permission slip, Becs! And a wonderful photo - I love your processing!

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  4. I really like this permission slip, Becs, and I LOVE this photograph!

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  5. This may be my favorite (to date) of all your images. The pink flower takes center stage, but its purple friend and green supporting cast are equally beautiful.

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    1. What a lovely comment, thank you so much Wanda. You have made my day!

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  6. Your photograph is perfection....and permission slip so necessary....

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  7. Really nice shots and great texture work!

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  8. It's funny how we need a permission slip to do what we really want to do, isn't it? That we keep listening to the "shoulds" instead of our own inner desires. Love the way you have captured this flower - it seems to be turning its face to us, to engage us in a conversation.

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  9. It's funny how we need a permission slip to do what we really want to do, isn't it? That we keep listening to the "shoulds" instead of our own inner desires. Love the way you have captured this flower - it seems to be turning its face to us, to engage us in a conversation.

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  10. That flower made me smile...it was exactly what I needed to see this cold, grey, snowy January morning. And yes to permission slips -- we forget that we can give ourselves permission to do the things we want to do -- and to say no to the things that clog our lives when time is so precious xo.

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