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Monday, September 20, 2010

I Am A Grasshopper

     Don't you jus' lov it when you have one 'uh those days where everything falls right into place an' works out even better than anything your imagination could come up with?  Yeah, me too.  That's the kinda' day I had on Sunday; perfect.

     Friday... not so much.  I'll spare you the gory details, but suffice it to say that Friday will not go down in history as one 'uh my favorites. I have learned that movin' furniture an' regroupin' an entire room, startin' at 10:30 at night is p'rhaps not the wisest thing to do when you know that Saturday is gonna' be filled with deadlines.
     Alla' that was said so's I could tell you that I am grasshopper.  On Sunday, I gave a talk in church an' it explained completely why I now realize that I am a grasshopper.  I know that most of you are ants an' I am okay with that, but it is nice to finally know that I have found my place an' even grasshoppers are important in our society.
     If you'd like to have a deeper unnerstandin' of the difference between ants an' grasshoppers, please read this article by Louise Plummer.  She is also a grasshopper.  The short version involves Aesop's Fable, The Grasshopper and the Ants.  Basically, the ants are very much in control of each area of their lives, whilst the grasshoppers are more spur-of-the moment.  I think you would really enjoy Louise Plummer's article an' I hope you'll click on the link to read it.  For myself, I am finally comfortable with who I am.  It has been shown to me that, in spite of the fact that I do things differently than the ants of the world, my kind of personality is still as necessary as those who are organized an' plan their lives well.
     So, what are you?  A grasshopper or an ant?  Whichever you are, I'm sincerely thankful that you have chosen to be a part of my life.

     Until the next time, keep a hug on.

 ~ Yaya


katlupe said...

I want to be a an ant. I see parts of myself in both. But I have never been as disciplined as an ant would be.

Yaya' s Home said...

I am not disciplined, but I am dedicated. Did you happen to read the article? It is so cute, the way that she described the ant an' the grasshopper, that I finally can accept the ways I accomplish things.

~ Yaya

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I guess I'm an ant...I'm very much controlled and organized...I need a plan and when things get off plan I don't function well. For example starting this spring with the Hailstorm, my Stripes dieing, the house flooding twice, my life being off plan...I pretty much shut down...

I'm trying to get back in line, so to speak...I wish I could be more relaxed and go with the flow. I think being an oldest child from a divorced family makes me this way...

Yaya' s Home said...

I agree, Sharon. Your position in the family definitely feeds into your personality. I was the only girl an' always, always strugglin' with illness. As a result, I did not have any real responsibilities. That, coupled with how many places we lived in, pretty-much messed with any hope of me ever learnin' how to organize. My home is clean an' well-ordered, but any variance in the pattern takes days for me to recover from.

My heart goes out to you with all you've been goin' through. I know that not EVER feelin' in control is challenging. But I truly think that it is MORE difficult for someone who lives an organized life to lose that control. I'm not sure how I can help, but if there's ever ANYTHING I can do, please know that I am here for you, k?

~ Yaya

dev said...

While I'd like to say I am a mix of both ants and grasshoppers, I think in the end I am more of a grasshopper. I find myself being so last minute and am completely OK with that.

Thanks for following my blog, I am your newest follower.

Yaya' s Home said...

Hi Dev. Thank you for following. I think there are many more grasshoppers than we may realize, actually. An' tha's okay. Like my mama always said, "The engineer's job is important, but if the farmer weren't there to grow his food, he'd be in a sorry heap 'uh trouble."

There's a saying that we should all shine where we are planted an' I kinda' think tha's what it means. I jus' din't used to realize that in my particular state of Chaotic Thinkin', I could ever shine. haha

~ Yaya

Kelly said...

I believe I am a hybrid. I try to be like an ant, and I am much of the time. But every once in a while I'm a grasshopper!

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

I guess I'm a grasshopper. Would like to be an ant, but don't see it happening. Great post. It made me think. :)

Yaya' s Home said...

Hi Kelly,
I think all of us have both ant an' grasshopper in us. I lean more to grasshopper ways, but I'm thinkin' you lean more to the ways of the ant. Your wunnerful ability to write so beautifully says you also have very strong grasshopper ways, but I'm thinkin' you have a good deal of control in your world, as well.

You too, Bev. It's difficult for me to think that you are more grasshopper than ant. That is to say, in the ways you organize your home an' your work. On the other hand, according to the article by Louise Plummer, all of you have shown grasshopper ways in the fact that you are so talented. Grasshoppers seem to appreciate the very necessity of pleasure. Ain't it nice that no one is completely an ant or a grasshopper? I don't think I have ever been an ant, but I keep workin' towards havin' Antie habits. I'm improvin', but it's definitely a looooooong road to perfection. haha. Whilst I wait, I play an' make sure we all have fun.

~ Yaya

Organizing Mommy said...

thanks for coming to my blog also. Yes, I would be more of a grasshopper. and you have 254 followers.. LOL.

Yaya' s Home said...

Hi there. Welcome to my world. It's so nice to meet you. I actually don't see that you followed, but I'm so happy you're here. I sometimes forget to follow on a blog, before I leave an' hafta' go back when I remember.

All ants an' grasshoppers are welcome. Maybe we can all join forces an' become a movement, ya' think? LOL

~ Yaya

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