Tiny Buddha

30 thoughts on “Tiny Buddha”

  1. Have been having the same thoughts about my many trinkets! Once again your words are good advice and a cosmic wink of approval. As I spring clean and purge, I shall attempt to keep only that which is dusting-worthy!

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  2. ~ Wow, it was such a happy piece. It made me smile esp. when you said this: They hike and camp; they write comics and crack jokes; they snuggle and say, “I love you, Mom.” I am not yet a mum and I kinda worry what kind of mum will I be in the future and that I might not do the things I used to do once I started my own family. Friends say I will just know when I get there and the mummy instinct will kick in. Hahaha, is that true? Anyway, thanks for sharing a piece of your experience. I was enlightened. 🙂 – Bliss, The Lurker’s List

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  3. There are those pieces that can conjure memory just from their presence and those tend to be the ones that follow us wherever we go. Unfortunately while we have some lovely pieces I am being stalked by and paint by the numbers Buddha that my mother-in-law gave us when we got married, despite my best efforts it has survived to haunt to this day.

    Thanks for sharing your story I really enjoyed it.

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    1. I read your piece on your husband’s Buddha and had to chuckle. I can’t help but smile when I see that Buddha grinning and holding up a rainbow. Not that I’d want it in my living room though.

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  4. Yes, we have to learn what is more important and meaningful in our life’s to keep it and to leave what is occupying with out any meaning or even annoying! love it great post.

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  5. This post brought a smile to my face. I am recently engaged to the woman of my dreams and we have already had so many moments like you finding your Buddha. Very great writing and smooth flow. Thank you for sharing this piece with me!

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  6. I love this! You’ve got me inspired to take up some of the writing challenges, even if I don’t post them on my blog. Your Buddha story is just wonderful, as are all of your writings. Such a gift!

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    1. Thank you Sara. You should absolutely take up the challenges when they inspire you! They always take me to unexpected places, which to me is one of the greatest pleasures of writing.

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    1. I have not read that, have you? I follow the @tinybuddha Twitter account that spawned it. I just read the blurb for the book – it looks like a great little book to keep around for those times when you have a small moment to fill, when you want to pick something up, read a couple hundred words, and then have something to contemplate for a little while.

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      1. My teenage daughter had it checked out from the library for a while. She read some of it to me. It seemed good. I think it’d make a great little gift.

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  7. I just fell in love with your tiny buddha! Lovely post 🙂 I could also really, really relate to the increasing impatience with knickknacks and dusting. I’ve been systematically de-cluttering our house too… only, all those available spaces have somehow been taken over by toys!

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