Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wishcasting Wednesday:

Happy Wednesday! Time to make some wishes! Today Jamie asks us...

when I hear the word "grow",
 I think of blooming, opening, shining, stretching, reaching, becoming!

The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life -
mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical. Julius Erving 
I very much believe and aspire to this quote.
 (I am not one to use the word "success" all that much,
so I would replace it with "happiness" or maybe "contentment") 

I remember having intense, exhausting pains in my legs
when I was a little girl.
My mom and dad would rub and massage my skinny stick legs
as I moaned and writhed in discomfort.
The doctor proclaimed (dismissed) them "growing pains".

I eventually grew into my long legs, and the pain ceased.
It makes me think that until you are able to "grow into" yourself,
who you long to be,
who you are meant to be, 
 who you really are deep inside,
there will be bouts of pain.
But when you do,
when you accept and open up and allow yourself to do the
 (sometimes painful) work ofgrowing into your true self,
 your authentic and innate self,
your best self,
you will experience
"success" (happiness).

There are so many ways in which I wish to grow...
Mental: in tune with the ebb & flow of life.
Emotional: less defensive of my self-percieved shortcomings.
Spiritual: deeper into daily life as a spiritual pracitce in and of itself.
Physical: more accepting of and delighted in my changing (ie: aging!) body.

I wish to grow into
my true
and best

When I am able to free myself
from fear,
and the past,
and limiting beliefs,
I can feel that growth happening more and more...
bringing me closer and closer
To my
Happy Me-Laurie Z! self :)



  1. Wonderful wishes... As you wish for yourself, so do I wish for you as well.

  2. Terrific wishes! As Laurie wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

    I notice your grandbaby calls you Gooma. My daughter calls her grandmother Gooma the age of do her sisters and cousins. :)

  3. this is beautiful, as you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also x

  4. You could so have been writing this for me too! ;o) You helped reinterate to me that my recent challenges are growing pains to my more authentic self! Thank you!

    As you wish for yourself, I so truly wish for you as well!

  5. Grow tall, girl! As you wish for yourself, so do I wish for you as well.

  6. Powerful. As you wish for yourself, so I also wish for you.

  7. Laurie, this is lovely! As you wish for yourself, I wish for you also.