The Ones Who Belong

“Don’t chase people. Be yourself, do your own thing and work hard. The right people – the ones who really belong in your life – will come to you. And stay.”

~ Will Smith


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  26 comments for “The Ones Who Belong

  1. November 6, 2016 at 11:53 am

    Oh so true Karen… Hope you’re well and had a good break?

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    • November 6, 2016 at 11:57 am

      Hi there, way over there. 😉 Yes, we had a great time, and just this week am trying to get organized around here–several projects await my attention–and I’ve had several other things going on so have not been very present here. For that, I apologize. I was hoping I could sneak in and like a few things…but I got caught. 😉 I am working on a post about Florida and the very fun things we did while there. Just lots going on now. How are YOU? ❤

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      • November 6, 2016 at 12:03 pm

        Fabulous and you never have to sneak in… whenever you pop over you’re always very welcome and kettle’s always on! I’m looking forward to reading about your trip… Jen is recovering really well from her op and I’ve had my granddaughters to stay quite a bit so all good at this little corner of our world… I’ve been struggling time wise for blogging too so know the feeling! I’m trying to do some ‘catch up’ now that things have settled and the girls are back home..
        Happy blog catch up for us both! xxx

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        • November 6, 2016 at 12:21 pm

          So glad things are getting back to normal, that recovery is going well. Glad you could keep those precious girls for a while. I told myself I’d read a few titles, maybe “like” a few here and there but not try to read them all now. It’s overwhelming when I am away. But, I will start slowly and try to do some catch up. This week should be a bit slower. Have a great week! ❤

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          • November 6, 2016 at 2:01 pm

            Yep – it’s definitely not possible to keep up on everything when you take a break… sort of defeats the object of the break if you have to stay up all hours to catch up .. You have a brilliant week too Karen. x

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  2. October 13, 2016 at 4:49 am

    There is definitely something deeper there to meditate on. Thanks Karen Lee!

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    • October 13, 2016 at 9:35 am

      Yeah, this one kind of gave me pause. 🙂 How are you doing?

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      • October 14, 2016 at 7:25 am

        I’m doing lovely! Thank you 😊 How are you? Hope all is well!

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  3. October 12, 2016 at 7:13 am

    A very interesting quote and topic. I am in the process of moving away from the sewing and quilting groups. After over 2 years, I find that there is not the closeness or connection my soul needs. So I will open the space to other possibilities. Oddly, I have made closer connections to people I have never met than those I have. I’ll wait to see what moves toward me this time. Thanks for sharing this.

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    • October 12, 2016 at 12:36 pm

      There is a certain liberty in opening new doors and closing old ones, even in the midst of familiarity (friends we’ve had for years). I love your phrase “open the space to other possibilities” and am bettin’ you’ll find new friends and new discoveries in the process. I have reconnected with a few friends I knew long ago but had lost touch with (one is my new hairdresser; I’ve seen her twice now), and it’s been wonderful. Another is a woman who, like me is a hygienist. We’d lost touch but have rekindled that friendship. It’s so refreshing! I think the trick is to remain open but think about who we’re hanging with and why, and if someone has a negative presence in our lives, it’s absolutely OK to let them go. ❤

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  4. October 11, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Wonderful quote!

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  5. October 11, 2016 at 7:04 am

    So true. I can’t tell you how many close friends I have made at the animal shelter where I volunteer. I wasn’t looking for friends there at all, and yet that’s where I found them, because we were all doing what we loved, and we all loved doing the same thing.

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    • October 11, 2016 at 8:14 am

      I absolutely love that, Ann. I wish there was a shelter closer to where I live. I could do this as well. When we find what we love it opens doors. I am about to embark on a new volunteer adventure and I am SO EXCITED. I hope I find the same thing as you. ❤

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  6. October 11, 2016 at 12:18 am

    Mr Midnight, Sir Winston and myself are not so sure about the “working hard” bit but there is a lot of wisdom in those words.
    When we work, or should I say when I work (my two furry friends aren´t really into working) I prefer to do my work properly which doesn´t necessarily mean I have to “work hard”. Work hard appears to be too much like the indoctrination we all receive when we are born into this life, along with beliefs such as “as we get older we get ill or life isn´t easy”.
    It´s what we make out of our lives that count because WE ARE the creators of our lives.
    If one wishes to “work hard” then that is fine but we believe it doesn´t have to be that way.
    Meow from Mr Midnihgt, purr purr from Sir Winston and thank you for posting from the blog “Gilmours Nice Place”.

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    • October 11, 2016 at 8:11 am

      Hello Mr. Gilmour; thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your take on Mr Smith’s quote, and I agree wholeheartedly: we are our own creators. While I see nothing wrong with working hard, or hard work, or putting in a hard day’s work, perhaps working well is better terminology. I’ve worked alongside those who give it their all, and sadly, those who hurry along, giving half or part of what they are capable of giving (in healthcare, think of which you’d rather have as your caregiver). But, this is not why I posted Mr. Smith’s thoughtful quote. It–to me–was more about thinking about who is in our lives, who we hang with, and why, and about self-discovery. It’s about BECOMING. Your blog looks interesting and as a cat lover, I’ll be back to snoop around a bit. 🙂 Have a great day!

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      • October 11, 2016 at 11:36 pm

        Thank you for your very kind words and explanation of your piece. Self-discovery is indeed an exciting journey and when (if) we manage to “discover ourselves” then what a great experience! Thank you once again for your in-depth reply and your time. 🙂

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  8. Amy
    October 10, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    I know it wasn’t meant that way, but I sure am thinking of genealogy here and hoping the right ancestors find me!

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    • March 21, 2018 at 4:46 pm

      Yes! I love your take on this quote. Mine are finding me, but not enough of them and not soon enough. 😉

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