Thursday, January 31, 2013

Feeling 'little'


Many many moons ago, when I was a young girl, my mother used the most wonderful expression to help me articulate those moments when I felt insecure, frustrated with my limitations, or just plain in a funk.

"Are you feeling little," she would ask.

Yes. That captured it perfectly. Because inside my tiny frame was a spirit that usually felt big and sunny and full and sure of things. And then there were times when my pilot light just seemed to dial down to a flicker.

'Tis such an evening. Missing my mom. And feeling little.

Hopefully, not for long.

What do you do when you're "feeling little"?

Image: Limeoscajuliet


6 comments:

Linda said...

Look at old photos! Know someone doing a Flashback Friday meme and she misses her mom, too.

Neat header photo.

Calente deseos. Take care!

Jinksy said...

What an adorable photo! Can't say, at nearly 72, that I ever feel 'small' - insignificant, maybe, but that's inevitable when you look at the big wide world! ♥

Kerry said...

Kathleen, this happens to me more often than I would like.

I take my dogs out. I play with them. After I feed them I lie on the floor next to them & absorb them. I am a goddess to them. And then I feel a bit bigger.

Barb said...

What a wonderful photo to show "little!" I like how your Mom helped you express your mood. When I feel little, I curl up alone and read a good book. Or, I FaceTime my best friend, and she helps me feel bigger again.

Hilary said...

A perfect way to describe those blues. I hope yours have passed by now. Sending a warm hug your way.

Linda said...

Hope you're feeling better soon!

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