These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Monday, January 10, 2011

Billboards, eyeBalls, and Blue skies

Today I saw a  billboard. I wasn't quick enough to take a picture, and when I came back I spaced out and missed it. But here is what it was:

Seriously, that's all. The words filled the whole billboard. And I thought how much better off we all would be if we followed that directive. Just forgive whatever is between us and others; forgive what anger we are holding; forgive ourselves; just forgive. Hmmmmm.

I am having an annoying twitch. My right eyeball is twitching over the last couple days. You know how you occasionally get a twitch in an eyelid occasionally and how irritating it is? Well, it is even worse when the eyeball itself is twitching!

I've found a number of potential causes for this.
  • Fatigue or lack of sleep (possible, but unlikely)
  • Over consumption of caffeine (not likely, either)
  • Physical or emotional stress (well, now, there we go!)
  • Anxiety or phobias (nah)
  • Brain damage or other neurological disorders (not that I know of)
  • Associated with temper tantrums (especially in children) (not recently!)
  • Eye stress associated with extended viewing of the computer screen (OH, C'MON!!!)
  • Epilepsy (nope)
I also found references to Multiple Sclerosis.

And this:  "A twitching eyeball has many possible causes, including uncorrected refractive error, binocular mis-alignment, poor tear quality or quantity, an irregular corneal surface, infections, foreign objects, or a neurological disease."

Apparently this may last for several days. If it doesn't resolve in a few more days, I guess I'll be seeing a doctor. I need to have my eyes checked, anyway. I just hoped to do it a couple months away from now, but we don't always have control, do we? Meanwhile, I'll try to ignore the pesky twitching!

The sky was amazing this morning.

I mean .... really amazing!


  1. Lyn, Interesting that you would write about forgiveness today. I just read something in Dear Abby or one of those advice columnists that talked about forgiveness. The gist was that we shouldn't wait for someone to ask for forgiveness...sometimes they don't even know they wronged us. Most of the time forgiveness is for us. We need to give up those hurts and slights and picky things that we allow to rob us of our peace and victory.

    It's causing me, today, to question whether or not I have truly forgiven some of the big and little grudges that I find myself bringing back up and nursing. Like the building and zoning guy who gave me apoplexy while we were building our library....ten years ago. I think I need to quit foaming at the mouth when anyone mentions his name.

    I'll try. Thanks for the post.

    ~hippo hugs~

  2. HC, I really agree with that. I've caught myself hanging onto old grudges. I carried one for over 25 years, even past the death of the other person!! I had to forgive myself for that one, as well as the other person.

    Thanks for the input. Forgiveness is a very good thing!

  3. Such a beautiful sky Lyn! I have had that twitching nerve in my eyelid but never my eyeball. That must feel weird! I once had a blocked tear duct in which they had to stick a needle in to open it up! That was interesting. Yes I would definitely see the doctor soon if it doesn't stop. If you don't, I'll never FORGIVE you!! Love Di ♥

  4. Di, the twitching has stopped! YAY!!! and yes, it was very weird. I will be seeing a doc for an exam soon, anyway.

    I've helped in a doctor's office to open a salivary gland, but not a tear duct. eeuuww!


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