thatpoetgirl




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  1. 1. Love Wastefully
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    1 person
  2. 2. Finish my novel
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    949 people
  3. 3. Lose the weight
    49 people
  4. 4. Finish junior college
    4 people
  5. 5. Pay off my debts
    997 people
  6. 6. Become fluent in Spanish
    2,510 people
  7. 7. Become fluent in French
    1,660 people
  8. 8. Become fluent in German
    415 people
  9. 9. Get out of my dead-end job
    1 person
  10. 10. Move to Indiana
    8 people
  11. 11. Travel the world
    21,165 people
  12. 12. Learn to play piano
    2,139 people
  13. 13. Memorialize my grandmother with a special tattoo
    1 person
  14. 14. Learn to play guitar
    5,056 people
  15. 15. Take time to read again
    2 people
  16. 16. Send a postcard to Postsecret
    2,975 people
  17. 17. Go on a hot air balloon ride
    191 people
  18. 18. Train my dog
    501 people
  19. 19. Learn archery
    599 people
  20. 20. Record my songs
    159 people
  21. 21. Find a collaborator
    1 person
  22. 22. Write a script in April
    1 person
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finish my novel
Definition and Reasons

I’ve been working with a particular character-not always the same story, just the same girl- for the past 8.5 years. I really believe that she has a story worth telling. After 8.5 years, I think it’s time to let her have her say.



love wastefully
Definition and Reasons

Loving wastefully is an idea about creating more love in the world by giving more of it myself. The idea is rooted in my progressive Christian ideals. In fact, the idea is a phrase coined by Dr. John Shelby Spong, a controversial Episcopal bishop who really loves people. While it starts with me loving my family and friends, it’s more about me and the guy on the street corner, and children in hospitals and the lonely in nursing homes.
Dr. Spong likened it to turning on a faucet in the basement. You turn the faucet on and water flows-if you allow it free reign- everywhere. The pipes in the corner, the rug on the floor, the dirt on the walls, everything gets drenched. The water doesn’t notice the dirt, the stains, the general use and wear. The water just flows. That’s the way love should be, he says. Love shouldn’t worry about whether or not it will be returned, or whether or not the object of Love is worthy. Love should just flow.
Amen.




 

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