Earned Leather…

4 05 2012

I’m a slow learner, slow talker, and slow thinker.  I have to take time to contemplate things to really understand them.

For some reason I have been contemplating  someone’s questioning on whether they should keep the leather they earned.  Sitting here writing about a completely different lesson about my personal journey the below just became clear to me.

Leather is personal.  It can be earned through a set of instructions given to you by someone but it is what you put into those lessons that make it earned.  Completing the instructions are secondary to your personal journey.  It is like the sensei talking to the pupil, try and grab the grasshopper from my hand.  The goal was not to grab the grasshopper but I imagine it was for the pupil to learn why he wanted the grasshopper, what would he gain by completing that task, what will happen after he completed the task, how completing that task will change, affect, grow their life, etc.  It is the process of earning leather not the destination.   It is yours, earned through your lessons learned and no one can take that from you.





Service Book of Days 1/25/10

25 01 2010

v Outside my window… (weather, what do you hear, what do you see?)  is rain and wind.  It wasn’t too bad though as the warmth of the higher temps felt great.

v my thoughts…are hopeful and excited.

v Today’s Quote… I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.

Anna Freud
Austrian psychoanalyst & psychologist (1895 – 1982)

I sometimes rue being the one to have to be strong all the time but it is this strength that has enabled me to live the life I am living now.  Those times when I was looking for others to take over were the times my life was not my own.

Being Master’s slave takes strength and confidence to live truly as his slave.

v i am thankful for…butter pecan ice cream and chocolate syrup

v From my service training…(any skills, training etc; notes you want to share this week) Grace and inner peace.

v From the kitchen…(menu for the week, what are you cooking?)  grilled steak with rice and sautéed peppers, spaghetti, porkchops with string beans and leftovers J

v i am wearing… a maroon square necked blouse with ruffles around the neckline and pinstripe black pants.

v i am creating…(crafts, sewing etc;)  I am a work of art being molded and formed by Master.

v my adventures this week…(where are you going this week?)  No adventures this week.    Fixing the house to sale.

v Becoming well read…(What are you reading this week?)  I just bought a new book by Don Miguel Ruiz called The Mastery of Love.  I look forward to delving into it.

v i manifest and co-create…(what are your hopes, dreams, and prayers this week) Peace and tranquility in my house and with my children.

v Today’s Melody…(what music are you listening to? even if it’s just the sound of a bird…) You’re My Latest, My Greatest Inspiration by Teddy Pendagrass.

v One of my favorite things… is to have a clean house.  I love coming home to things neat and tidy.

v further plans fror this week…Continuing to fix the house to sell.

v Still….life(share a picture you’ve taken OR a picture you found online that speaks to you)

I love this pic.  I sometimes forget that my path can go much easier when I remember that I am not alone.

Want to start something different for the new year.  Here are the directions:

Once a week on Monday you will respond to the above prompts.. more is better. Post your response on your blog or website.

Mention my blog (service savoir faire) and offer a link back to the main page of the blog. This way others can participate in the project as well!   www.servicesavoirfaire.blogspot

So now that you know how, please feel free to join me. 🙂








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