Wednesday, November 18, 2009

To Change One's Life ...

... 1) Start IMMEDIATELY!

No time like sunrise!


The shoes every French country girl worth her salt has in her wardrobe for those flamboyant occasions!


Seeing as it's Change the World Wednesday, I thought I should present you with my favourite quote (above), from William James. A quote which has accompanied me and reinforced my determination throughout all of my endeavours (although sometimes I have been known put it out of view when I can't be pfaffed!).  According to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Mr James...
...was an original thinker in and between the disciplines of physiology, psychology and philosophy. His twelve-hundred page masterwork, The Principles of Psychology (1890), has given us such ideas as “the stream of thought” and the baby's impression of the world “as one great blooming, buzzing confusion.” (Hmmm, had he met yours truly, he may not have restricted this theory to babies only!)
... “The Sentiment of Rationality” (1879, 1882) presages his future pragmatism and pluralism, and contains the first statements of his view that philosophical theories are reflections of a philosopher's temperament.
Now France has more than its fair share of philosophers...

...not all of whom are known for their pragmatism but many of whom have been remarked for their temperaments!. Hey! Maybe I am a bit of a philosopher myself  'sur les bords' as we say in French!
In any case, I for one shall now pragmatically feed my children and put them to bed with a cuddle, and temperamentally put the washing on then come back to the the first hearth fire of the season with a glass of red to philosophise about how I am going to equally pragmatically execute my favourite quote.

It's the last part of those wise words that I have the most difficulty with. So for Wishcasting Wednesday, I wish for the courage to work on those EXCEPTIONS!

And I wish that your own changes may be as exceptional in their beauty as that of the turning seasons...
I will be back on Friday... I have some new 'Positive-Planks' to finish between now and then!


  1. Great post, agree that if you wnat to change your life it is best to start immediately. That said I am an impulsive person and then to leap first and think afterwards.

    Leeann x

  2. quite true....exceptions give limitations and bound us some way or the other...

  3. Your blog is lovely!
    loved the post.
    Take care,

  4. I love this: To Change One's Life ...
    ... 1) Start IMMEDIATELY!

    and that sky is divine!
    I do hope your planks are going in a way that excites you~

  5. Your Positive Planks are something to build a life with. And I like your cup-of-red reflections.

  6. May we all meet together over a glass of red (or bubbles) one day to work on some of those reflections together!
    Here's to exceptions and jumping in, feet first!


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