Monday, June 16, 2008
Go ahead say "can't"
One of the things my father said over and over as we grew up was "there is no such word as Can't." Whatever you thought you couldn't , was simply your own shortcoming. My father wanted us to be positive thinkers. It was a gift, his gift, his way of parenting. Yesterday my sister and I walked through the Botanic Gardens with him for Fathers Day morning. We all love gardening and have a bit of a healthy competition amongst ourselves. So, I give you some roses from the Chicago Botanic Gardens.
I give myself permission to say I can't, now adays. I think it is healthier actually.
I can't grow roses....they get black spots and aphids and worse, they die over hard winters. So I go to the Botanic gardens and enjoy their roses.
I can't reverse a stitch pattern in my head that reads, "at the same time". I can't . It is fine that I can't. There are many things to knit that don't involve a v-neck. Someday, someone will right the pattern out in a way that makes sense to my knit brain, and then maybe I will knit something with a v-neck.
I can't bake a good batch of cookies when I try. So, I know the best little cookie bakeries around. I never turn a homemade cookie down. I can make rice krispie treats that are never long for the pan, however.
I can't do a kitchener without whining, so I knit round toes or do a three kneedle bnd off.
Can'ts are okay. I read a great little article about how it is actually healthier to give up in some situations than try to keep going. I'm going to give up a little more today. I'll let you know how it goes.....
I'll talk to you in the comments. :)