Sunday, June 7, 2009

A Little Bit More. . .

As you know, on weekends I veer way off subject and that has never been more true than yesterday and today. (I plan to take this and yesterday's posts down on Monday because politics, no matter how moved I was Saturday, June 6th, don't belong on this blog.)

But a final word. Also among the men who landed on D-Day were soldiers from: Australia, Belgium, Poland Czechoslovakia, Greece, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Norway. They are rarely mentioned; they were yesterday.

8 comments:

Bonjour Madame said...

D-Day was important and the loss of life was so extreme. It's important to remember it and i'm glad you posted about it.

tish jett said...

Thank you, Stephanie, I truly appreciate your comment. The minute the ceremonies were over I jumped up and onto my computer. It was all perhaps a little too passionate. . .

Bonjour Madame said...

What's funny is we get snippets of the ceremony on the news, not the whole thing and they never translate what the other leaders say so it was nice to hear.

I just read your comment on my blog. You are not prying at all! I'm considering leaving my job. It's very stressful and takes a lot of energy out of me and it's a male dominated field and I just really can't stand it, but it pays well and that is why i have stayed for 16 long years. It has taken it's toll on me.

I want to take a year off and then maybe figure out what it is I really want to do. But I want to take the time off to work on myself, get healthy, get inspired, explore new things and basically just make my life better and my husband's life better too. So, then the question comes up, my extra play money, or my life. I want to choose me and accumulate less things.

I would love if you would post about your experience with this.

Thanks,
Stephanie

tish jett said...

No, Stephanie, in re-thinking what I said before, it is you and I imagine many women (I know one very, very close to me who is in this same situation, but just in case the wrong person might read this, I won't mention her name) who is struggling with this wrenching dilemma. So it should be you who writes the post.

This is what I was going to tell you -- and please feel free to use it because I think it is the only way to live one's life -- there is a French saying: "IL vaut mieux avoir des remords que des regrets."

What it means literally is: "It's better (has more value) to have remorse than regrets."

It is better to have tried and failed than to look back on a life filled with "what ifs." I also had a great boss and friend, Kurt Luedke (google him for fun) who used to say to me -- I'm paraphrasing: When you have a difficult decision to make and you're afraid or have doubts, decide in your imagination what could be the worst possible outcome from taking the decision and see how you could/would handle it.

Et voila. It's all yours. I hope this makes some sense.

knitpurl said...

As Stephanie wrote, we only get snippets here, so I appreciated your in France comments about D-Day (e.g. didn't even know Charlie was there!). Thank you very much.

Good luck Stephanie! Tish has some great thoughts for us all.
- Carole

Bonjour Madame said...

Tish thank you so much for this. I will definitely do a post about it in the future. I'll need to think long and hard about it first so I get my thoughts across correctly. I will happily use what you've given me here if you don't mind. Thanks!

tish jett said...

Stephanie,

It's all yours whenever you feel inspired.

One other thing that may come into decision making is how it will affect those we love. If they support us (moral support of course), we're all set. . .

tish jett said...

Dear Carole,

It makes me happy to hear from you. It makes me think you have a little moment to yourself perhaps forgetting to worry for a few minutes.

I'm sooooo jealous you have a two-year-old in your life. Lucky you.

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