Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wishcasting Wednesday

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I have to admit, I like today's Wishcasting question, " What do you wish to acknowledge yourself for?"

I am always quick to acknowledge others; what they've done for me, how they've made a difference. Acknowledge an accomplishment. Acknowledge their effort and contribution. Acknowledge them and be a conscious participant in their lives.

It's time I did the same for me. Yep. ME.

So, I want to acknowledge two things today: First, I was invited to participate in Blogging The Artist's Way by a blogger, Lisa, who I adore. Per usual, my first inclination was to shy back and say, "Thanks for thinking of me, but no." Instead, I gave myself an opening. I said, "Let me think about it."

Then I heard myself say, "Go by the book. Just do this." So, I'm acknowledging that instead of saying no, I said yes. I have no idea where it will lead or what may come of it. Perhaps nothing new. But, something new has already happened because I changed my pattern and said yes instead of no.

But, here's what I really want to acknowledge about me today. I want to acknowledge that I continue to show up. Just show up.

I once heard a motivational speaker answer the question, "What is the way to success?" The short answer was, "Just show up." Show up today. Show up tomorrow. Show up the day after that. Just show up.

So I do. I show up. And, I play it through. I'm proud that I do that. Yay ME!

Here's to showing up!

Namaste' Till Next Time,
Holly aka The Bad Penny

38 comments:

Peaceole said...

Here is to showing up and to you!!

As Holly wishes for herself so do I, Peaceole, wish for her also!

Jane said...

I love your words today! Yes, you are so right...all we have to do is show up every day and participate in our own lives. Wonderful, rich experiences happen when we aren't even looking.

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

Deldino said...

As Holly wishes for herself, so I wish for her also. I can relate to your post 100% - it is much easier to acknowledge other than it is to acknowledge ourselves.
May you keep showing up.

PS: someone just recommended the Artist Way book to me and I think I have it so I am going to dig it up, I have heard about too many times now.

Eileen said...

Holly, I think you do more than show up ... you also bring along a tremendous energy that helps to motivate others to "get in the game"! Thank you for being the true and unique YOU!

Tisha said...

Oh, yippee, Holly! Here's to you stepping out with spirit, power and joy!! What a pleasure to meet you here, and at my blog too (your comment got me teary!). Love to you!

The Weight of Me said...

ROCK ON!!! Awesome post ... you'll love The Artist's Way even 'just' be showing up -- it's infectious, that book.

Ellecubed said...

Congratulations on taking the step to buy the book. The Artist's Way is an amazing book and it has absolutely changed my life. I hope it is as inspirational to you as it has been to me.

As Holly wishes to acknowledge herself, so I wish to acknowledge her also.

WrightStuff said...

Thanks for showing up Holly and sharing. Well deserved acknowledgement. Funnily enough I just bought The Artist's Way too - and my name is Lisa.... spooky coincidence?

Anna said...

As Holly wishes to acknowledge herself for SHOWING UP! I also wish to acknowledge her. (I'm glad you did)

beth said...

here's to showing up !!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Three cheers for "showing up".

But you, dear Holly, always manage to be totally present as well-- I see this in the comments you leave on my blog and a lot of other blogs too. You show up, are present, and leaving meaningful input. I love that about you!

xo

Lawendula said...

Holly, great you'll show up again!
And thanks for your nice comment! :)

Carmen said...

As Holly wishes to acknowledge about herself, so I, Carmen wish to acknowledge with her.

Girlie-Queue said...

Holla Sistah! :) Yes, I want to thank you for showing up too. I love when you show up. HOW you show up...everywhere :) *seemingly* but I *always* notice when you show up - and I think, "damn, she's good."
As Holly so righteously acknowledges herself and among other things, her 'showing up' so too do I acknowledge Holly :)Thanks,
~Shamsi

Stefanie said...

As Holly wishes to acknowledge the strength it sometimes take to just show up, so I wish to acknowledge and honor her for showing up.

Here's to showing up.

Yay Holly!



P.S. I just started the Artist's Way too.

Pamela said...

As Holly wishes to acknowledge herself, so I wish to acknowledge her also.

Holly,

Not only do you show up, you put time and energy into your efforts. You encourage all of us and bless us more than you can imagine. I acknowledge the beautiful spirit in you.

I also have a copy of The Artist's way and have been contemplating picking it up again. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it.

Hugs!

Sunny said...

I'm very glad that you showed up!
Sunny :)

Judi said...

As Holly wishes for herself, so I also wish for her .... to always show up, ready to succeed.

Alix said...

I wholeheartedly second the motion. Thanks for showing up every day honey - especially because your showing up has sparked my showing up. I do so love your blog and race to read it every day.

You amaze me.

cinner said...

Good for you for showing up! As Holly wishes for herself so do I. Take care.

Marisa @ Getting Back To Basics said...

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

Thanks for always taking the time to be there!

sema said...

As Holly wishes to acknowledge herself, so I wish to acknowledge her also.
Thank you for acknowledging my art!

Christine Claire Reed said...

As Holly wishes to acknowledge for herself, so I wish to acknowledge for her also.

Kavindra said...

Holly Holly, I can barely stick to the formula here! As Holly wishes ... nope, can't do it this week.

You are so fabulous in so many ways. I am glad to see you acknowledge yourself, but I wish even a thousand times more ... for you to see the amazing loving bighearted person who shows up everytime I come looking for her here.
xoxo

Diva Kreszl said...

As Holly acknowledges the greatness in herself, so I acknowledge her also! Here's to showing up and saying yes!

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Yay Holly! Here's to showing up. And thanks for sharing.

The Fragrant Muse said...

I'm so proud of you for listening to Higher Holly..she's so smart! I have done the artists way about 3 times - never all the way through. I'm intrigued with blogging the artists way. I'd love to know more!

Silky Hart said...

As Holly wishes for herself, so do I wish for her also!

YAY for showing up!
YAY for YOU!

Giulietta said...

Hi Holly,

Today's prompt is extra fun isn't it? Here's to having the courage to say, yes, and continuing to show up. We often say no when we mean yes and vice verse. How mixed up life gets! Congrats on this new journey.

Giulietta the Muse

Jamie Ridler said...

Yay you!!!

As Holly wishes to acknowledge herself, so I acknowledge her also.

You rock, Holly.

Summer Raven said...

Yay You! Just showing up is a giant step! As Holly wishes for herself, so I wish for her also!

Beverley Baird said...

As Holly wishes to acknowledge about herself, so I wish to acknowledge with her.

What great advice! Showing up can be difficult but tis the first step towards so many great things!

Thanks so much for stopping by - I look forward to your wise comments!

Janet said...

yay Holly! and we are so thankful that you show up every day! As Holly wishes to acknowledge herself, so i wish for her also.

Lisa K said...

ahhhhh ok... this is like the fourth time this week I have heard the "just show up" message. I may have finally heard it. LOL

As Holly wishes for herself...I wish for her too!

Maggie May said...

I think that is a good quality to keep plodding on and show up time after time!

Dreamwriter said...

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

clairedulalune said...

As Holly wishes for herself, I wish for her also. I have left you something on my blog!

Hybrid J said...

As Holly wishes for herself, so I wish for her also. :)

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