Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wishcasting Wednesday...what do you wish to share?

Lately, I've been such a curmudgeon, you know? On most days, if you asked me what I'd like to share, I certainly wouldn't want to pass on my outward behavior. But, each day I am coming to embrace and understand that I am going through this period of time for a reason. I am exactly where I need to be right now and it will pass and when it does, I'll be at such a good place with myself. Little pieces are starting to come together for me. INSIDE of me is the place where my pure joy and purpose really live. Inside of me, at the core of my soul, is a loving heart so big; so compassionate; so ready to share.

I wish to share pieces of my journey to those who are young enough to just be starting out on their theirs or to those who have been on their journey for a long time. At 45, I've learned so much. I'm certainly no voice of authority but I've got so much to share.

I wish to share my joy and compassion in a setting where I am working with others; either teaching or owning my own store. Every time I walk in to a school, I am overcome with regret that I changed my major in college from Early Childhood Education. I love working with people; especially young children. I'm looking in to what I need to do to obtain a teaching certificate in my state.

I wish to share with the world how very much I adore my husband. The man is a saint in my book. No matter the mood I find myself in, he patiently sits by with his love and support. I believe it's because of him that I can move through this transition and get to the other side where I can be me but a thousand times better. He inspires me and silently guides me every single day. My world would not be the same without him in it. I pinch myself wondering why he chose me.

I wish to share how important it is to help others that have a more difficult time in the world. My son is going through a difficult time right now with social issues. Any shred of compassion that I have, I learned from him. I've learned that "being different" does not mean "being damaged." We can learn so much from people who see the world in a different way. Because of my son, I'm learning to serve others. I think that's one reason why God gave me Max so that I could find my compassionate voice and use it for the highest good.

I wish to share my art updates with you over here.

I wish to share a FREE APRON GIVEAWAY with you over here!


  1. Oh get that teaching certificate! The children need your love and compassion.

    As Jane wishes for herself, so I wish for her as well.

  2. Jane--keep living during your time of transition: life is every bit as precious in those times we are seeking to move from one less-ideal scenario to a better one. In fact, lots of us end up missing decades because we are so busy running to catch up with our ideal life.

    Not that I see that happening for you. You are such a master at stopping to enjoy a moment of awe which can be the smallest of events that I know you won't be missing anything!

    I haven't been by lately, so it has been fun reading some of what you have been up to (and thinking about, and learning, and appreciating) in the intervening time.

  3. Jane, I had to chuckle when I saw you had called yourself a curmudgeon. About a month ago while away at our cabin I called my 16 year old a curmudgeon, he immediately accused me of making up words so I sent him to look for a dictionary, turns out we don't have one at the cabin (will be buying one soon). I endured four days of his ribbing until we got home, he huffed when we looked it up. Within a week I found the word used in a newspaper article which I of course saved for him to read so wait until he sees your post! I've already told him he can thank me when it shows up on the SAT's he'll be taking this year! Sorry to go on about it but it made me your post brought me laughter and joy! Thank you for being a bright spot in my day and as you wish for yourself dear Jane I so lovingly wish for you also!

  4. As Jane wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.
    I think you would make a great teacher. And you are right what you are going through will pass, maybe there are "growing pains" that will lead you to your next step on your journey.

  5. ps. get your certificat if that's your dream and in the meantime volunteer for a children's ministry at your church or in have a wealth of knowledge and love to share!

  6. As Jane wishes for herself, so I wish for her as well!

  7. Follow your dreams AND allow yourself to be curmudgeonly from time to time!

    As Jane wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

  8. As Jane wishes for herself, so I too wish for her. thanks for sharing! :)

  9. As Jane wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

    Unfortunately I can relate to the being a curmudgeon lately - I can only hope that it is the unfortunate side effect of a lot of internal growth and compass finding and not a permanent new side of my identity!

  10. As Jane wishes for herself, so I wish for her as well.
    I agree hon - go get that cerificate hon - I have never regretted it!! I know you would be wonderful and your wonderful experience with your son!! Hugs hon, Sarah

  11. Jane, as long as I've read your words you've always been inspiring, even when you're faltering. So go fot it, you got i!

    As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also!


  12. As Jane wishes for herself, so I wish for her as well. I so hope you can get that certificate, and soon!

  13. Jane, what you do that brings you job and a sense of good, brings that good to others! The ultimate sharing, yes?!

    I'm glad to 'hear' you today for the pieces with their hard edges are beginning to come together for you and a bridge to 'there' is beginning to form.

    Blessings on you and Max.

    As Jane wishes for herself, so I lovingly and with intention wish for her also.

  14. As Jane wishes for herself, so I wish for her also! :)

    How exciting that you are taking steps to doing what your heart is pulling you towards! I think you will make a fabulous teacher! :)

  15. As Jane wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

  16. I wish that all you wish for comes your way

    peace & Hugs