Good day and welcome (back) to Coffee Chat.
My apologies to all last week when I lived up to my blog title and was truly Ink Interrupted!

There was still of course coffee.
Lots of coffee and head banging and I'm not gonna lie, a few bad words.
Okay, a lot of coffee.  Also bad words.

Anyway, I am happy to be back and jumping right back into the topic this week.
Oh the irony that we are talking about Trust.

Because dear Technology, I have trust issues.

Time out for Mom

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

 Who do you trust most?

This is the conversation where love and faith collide.
Since I identify as a Christian, the answer should quite simply be: God.
Except, oh gosh.... I am ooooh soooo HUMAN.   And thus, often I don't.
Or maybe that it's more that I don't trust my own idea of what God is.
Or, what He wants of me.  Or even quite simply, does for me. 

It's not simply a Doubting, but often a "did I hear that right?'
Did I hear it at all?  AM I even listening to Him?

It's not easy to trust in a thing unseen.   In a love that often is not something tangibly felt.
I cannot actually feel His arms around me when I need it most.
Sometimes, you just need a hug to know it's all going to be okay.

Why is Trust even necessary?   Is it not easier to just depend on your own self/strength/smarts/devices?

Trust is learned at a very young age.  From that first hungry cry you made and mommy produced either breast or bottle, you learned about Trust.
And what happened?   A bond was formed.

On the flip side, if you were left crying in your crib for hours, your experience with trust... and subsequently love, is going to look very different.  And so will the bond.

Our experiences with trust certainly shape how we move in this world.   Betrayal shapes our expectations.   Perhaps it also warns us to certain dangers?  Mommy not being reliable with a loving touch when you have a nightmare in the deep of night, might just help you to spot that significant other who doesn't truly have your best interest at heart.

I think normally we assume that most people are like us, thus if you are a trustworthy individual, you naturally default to assume the same of others.   If you would sell your own mother to the devil for all the riches in the world, I expect that you also will assume that no one else is to be trusted in this world.

Wow.  Lonely?

I think having the trust factor established in a healthy manner early on definitely allows us that six sense to detect dishonesty.   As well as also providing us with those Good Feelings when we know that someone is trustworthy.  It feels good to place that trust and have it paid back.  Validated.  Bonded.

For me, I am not going to rely on something so simple as "oh, he looks like he has a honest face."
No, I want it tried, tested and true.
In the area of God, I have to say it's never failed.   But then again, He IS God, right?
I do believe He has my best interest at heart and desires a full, happy and good life for me.

I would bet good money and my Captain American shield that Left Brain feels the same.  Although sometimes he may fail in the delivery.   Since he's not an actual Supreme Being, but only human, I think I can extend a little grace in most failings.  As I would hope he would also.  
Marriage is the place where actions speak louder than words, and thus far,  Left Brain's voice and deeds are loud and clear.  Bonded.

Thus far, I count myself pretty well blessed in life that in matters of both Faith and Love, I seem to have placed my Trust in most worthy of subjects.

And it does feel pretty darn good.
What if that is actually the secret to life??!

Next Week:  Someone you miss?

Think of a wonderful thought!   
Any merry little thought?

 When there's a smile in your heart
There's no better time to start
Think of all the joy you'll find
When you leave the world behind
And bid your cares goodbye

You can fly

Or at least blog!
Yes, I am finally sorted out with my commenting system.. fingers crossed and don't lose that merry little thought. 

In case it was not obvious by the above picture, I am just back from Disney on Ice tonight!
It was a lot of fun.   Amazing thing to see the skaters so high above the ice in the Peter Pan segment.

So if someone could come over and sing all the Disney songs with me, that would be swell.
Also, this house has officially reset the countdown clock back to ZERO days have passed without someone singing Let It Go

There went my happy thought.

The Friendly Fill-Ins are four fun and easy statements to complete. Each Thursday, Ellen of 15andmeowing provides the first two statements and I suggest the latter two statements. We try to make the fill-ins fun to answer and to share. On Friday, the linky will be posted at or about 12:00 AM. Please come back, link up, and share your thoughts! Everyone is welcome!

Here are this week's statements with the blanks:

Week 42: February 24, 2017

1. I wish manners would come back in style.    Just go to a large venue full of a large amount of people if you want to know what I mean.   Some people need a basic course in "walking in a crowd."

2. I always have anything you could possibly need in my purse (or wallet for men).

No lie.   The last time I was out with friends at any given time someone needed a paper clip, a tampon, matches and a hair elastic; and I had each item in my purse.   

3. I think that I  need to get back to taking pictures soon!  It's actually warmer this weekend, although rainy, but hopefully a spot of sunshine will bless us this weekend.

4.   Anyone who is of a mean spirit  is a pet peeve of mine.    Honestly, I just cannot understand why one human would be mean, unkind, cruel to another human being.   It's so easy to be kind.    

Let's Art! 

A little something from my last photography session where I was practicing capturing some still life.   My bathroom vanity has various coloured bottles, antique jars and plates that hold thing such as cotton balls, Q-tips and toothbrushes.   One might say I was going for a certain aesthetic, but the truth is I would just rather use an old Mason jar or a coloured wine bottle to hold an artificial flower than actually going to a store and buying something.   Lazy, or artful? 

This particular jar holds cotton cosmetic pads and I simply took an old headband with flowers and wrapped around the jar to pretty it up a bit. 

Making something out of the mundane is definitely arting. 
Hello and no Coffee Chat from Rory yet this week.

If you have tried to comment on my blog, you know why.
And thank you for all the messages by the way!!!   
I am working on it, but you know - Technology is a curse to me right now.

The first fix deleted ALL comments.  Like forever.
Then I brought them back from the dead.
But they are sitting to be approved in a moderation folder..... all over 2,100 of them!!

Geez, y'all chat a lot.  :)

Thus I think that is why the comment section is freezing - it has a backlog of ones to be moderated and that's where I will be for days it seems.

This weeks' topic will be carried over to next week, unless I get it all fixed by tomorrow.

Or your know, smack your computer in solidarity, whatever works. 
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