Do you ever imagine things? Are they scary things? Things you’d like to have?
Did you ever grow things in the garden of your mind? You can grow ideas in the garden of your mind. All you have to do is think…and they’ll grow.
I’m so glad this video went viral this week. It made me smile and reminded me why I love to write. We all have a garden in our minds. For many years, I let mine go barren. There was no watering happening. No planting of seeds. Hell, it never saw the light of day, so how could anything grow there?
In the last few years, I re-discovered that garden in my mind, waiting quietly, dying, withering away. I turned on the light with some fresh, new ideas. I tilled up the soil, got a little aeration in those rows. Planted the seeds of a book. Watered that baby with careful planning and diligent work day in and day out. Now, my plant has sprung up and it has friends. The garden of my mind is lush and wonderful. It contains magical fruits and exotic vegetation. The garden of my mind is like the freaking Garden of Eden, but without the forbidden tree you can’t eat from or evil sneaky snakes.
Make sure you don’t let the garden of your mind go untended. Because the garden of your mind is a terrible thing to waste. (Oh boy, did you feel that? That was the collective groans of everyone who just read that line)
Yet again another weekend is upon us and I find myself in that perpetual state of waiting. Waiting to hear from agents, waiting to hear feedback, just waiting. Every Saturday I try to find something that people can watch or look at or read that will help them unwind and relax through that beautiful act of laughter. I decided today to go with some funny pictures I found randomly on the internet. Hope these brighten your day, make you laugh out loud, give you a snort, a chuckle, a mild guffaw – anything that helps your weekend. If you like these, feel free to share with your friends. If you have some you’d like to add, feel free to post them in the comments section below. Happy Silly Saturday everyone!
The Chameleon from AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com (Highly recommend this site)
My entire family, including my incredibly happy husband
Me, silly? You tell me. Today, my family and a couple of friends of ours visited a local butterfly pavilion. I’ve had a very exciting week with many emotional highs and lows and it felt good to get out of the house and enjoy the company of good friends and my lovely family. After having a great lunch, we headed over to view the buggies, tarantulas and butterflies at the Westminster Butterfly Pavilion. Although, we’ve lived in Colorado almost a year now, we are originally from Georgia, both my family and the couple we were with today, and we haven’t really lost our wonderfully thick Southern accents yet. So, I thought posting some pictures of my family and friends enjoying our outing today and finishing it off with a two-minute video of my heavily-accented narration of the butterfly pavilion would be a good way to end my Saturday and most certainly fit in the category of a Silly Saturday. Btw, we have seen butterflies before but you have to understand my phone’s camera doesn’t do justice to just how furry and bird-like some of these butterflies were and so when you hear excessive squealing or yelling coming from me or one of my companions, just know that it was totally justified. Feel free to comment on any of the pics or my goofy accent Enjoy!
If you have yet to watch an episode of Total Blackout on SyFy, you’re missing out. This show comes on Wednesday nights and if you’re feeling stressed or just like watching people act like complete fools in the dark, then you should check this out. I’m posting this today because I’m awaiting news of a contest I entered and so, I need the distraction. This small clip is just the tip of the iceberg with how funny this show can be with other examples including a French woman who mistakes a hairbrush for a porcupine (even when she’s able to pick it up with her fingertips), a woman who falls from a beam she thinks is hundreds of feet in the air but is only a few inches from the ground and on and on the list goes. I don’t owe SyFy any debt nor am I trying to receive free stuff from them, this show just owns me! Wanted to share a little levity with my readers on this Silly Saturday!
It’s Silly Saturday! Who can’t laugh at wild animals with British voiceovers? It’s definitely been a rough week for me, (so much waiting), so I needed this today. I hope this starts your weekend off right. My favorite part? Gotta be the little guy yelling, “Helen!” Have a great Saturday everybody!
5. Around the Corner in 80 Days – An Elderly Gentleman’s Trip to the Supermarket
6. The Cask of Armadillo
7. A Christmas Carole: A Woman and Her Obsession with Wrapping Paper
8. Nicholas Nickelback
9. Apples and Oranges, Will the War Ever End?
10. For Whom the Ball Rolls
Just something silly for today. Feel free to add some of your own titles that you think will never see the light of day (or at least we hope so) in the comments below. And vote for your favorite from the list above. It’s Saturday – let your hair down and be goofy, it’s good for your health.