Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Day ... whatever.

Can I just tell you how much this sucks?

I have a few good moments and then I am overwhelmed by the agony again. The constant pounding, throbbing; I swear I can see my head thumping.

I have hit a new stage though; insomnia. So now my only relief from the pain is rather intermittent. I want to sleep. I constantly feel like I am going to fall asleep … however, I fall asleep for an hour or so and then I am wide awake again, thinking about the thump thump of my head.

This isn’t the blog I wanted to write.

While awake last night I had many good post ideas … I just can’t seem to remember them now. How frustrating.

Oh well … instead I think I will post something I read earlier today …

I heard it from a friend (Ramblin' Rose) who heard it from a friend (Certifiable Princess) who heard it from a friend (someone via FARK) who may or may not have originally thought of it.

The question is a tough one … but certainly enlightening …

If you could go back in time and tell your 12 year old self ONE thing and one thing only, what would that one thing be?

The difficulty of the assignment?

You cannot give that 12 year old you stock tips, lottery numbers, hints to purchase anything like Yahoo or Google etc. Nothing that will make them infinitely rich. Rather, the advice would be something for them either to avoid, or to go for, to change or remove from their life so there would be no regrets.So, with that in mind...what would the adult YOU tell the 12 year old YOU right now to make their life fuller, happier and better?

My answer is in the comments, exactly the way I wrote it to Ramblin' Rose.

~ Frannie

The words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey.
-Sarah Fielding

Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 5:19-20


Frannie Farmer said...

Little Frannie,
Do not do it for the boy.

He will not complete you, take care of you or *always* be there for you.

You are stronger than you think and you can make it without him.

If you must embrace a him, embrace Him - God ... yea, he will treat you far better, complete you and always be there for you. You can't make it without Him.

Big Frannie

Swishy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

I have a touch of insomnia too ... I sleep OK once I fall asleep, but man, does it take me awhile to get there sometimes!

Anonymous said...

Hey Frannie, it's been a circus around here lately. Okay... advice to my 12 year-old self? Here goes.

Dear Miss Know-it-all,
Why do you care what those snooty girls think? What matters is what YOU think. And I know you don't have a boyfriend now but you will. Keep this in mind... your girlfriends are infinitely more important than that silly boy. You're not going to end up with him anyway. Spend more time with Memaw and Pawpaw. They won't be here forever. And you won't regret a moment of any time you give to them. And you know what you said about how you never want your house to smell like apple juice and crackers? And that you were never having kids? Guess what! You have 3!! Yep, you'll be wiping snotty noses for a loooong time! hahahahahaha! But you'll love it because they're precious.

Love, your beautiful older self, Robin

Frannie Farmer said...

Hey Swishy ... thanks for stopping in.
There are some natural sleep aids out there .. I have tried a few, but w/the kids it sort of scares me that I won't wake up.
Robin - Sage advise. This exercise really made me think hard!