Day 333: Leaving room

Much to my surprise, I haven’t used this title for a post before.

Why am I surprised?  Because “leaving room” is something very important to me.

I think it’s important to leave room for:

  • People’s thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
  • The possibility of change.
  • The messiness of life.
  • Our wishes to control all of the above (even when we can’t).

I think it’s important to leave room for all of it.*

In this post, I’m trying to leave room for my experience and for yours, too.

Question: I wonder how I am doing?

Answer: I think I’m doing well enough, so far.

Before I end, I would like to include an image.  Or perhaps a sound bite.

It’s wonderful to engage different senses, isn’t it?

Checking my iPhone for photos that might fit the bill ….


On our way to a family get-together yesterday, we saw these, crossing the road (to get to the other side):


Can you see what those are? Maybe not. Especially since my introduction to the photo was misleading.**

If you couldn’t tell, here’s a closer shot:


Yes, indeed.

It was wonderful to make room for turkeys, especially on Thanksgiving Day in the USA, 2013.

Thanks for making room for all of it, today.


* Including many things that didn’t make the list today.

** In case you don’t know the joke, here it is:

Question: Why did the chicken cross the road?

Answer: To get to the other side.

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28 thoughts on “Day 333: Leaving room

  1. Oh I love the turkeys!

  2. Thanks for the follow, Ann. Will come back later for a proper look over 🙂

  3. I love the turkeys — but I wonder…. why did they cross the road? 🙂

    Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you and yours Ann. I am so grateful for your light on the road.

    • As I am grateful for your light on the road (whether turkeys or chickens are crossing it). Thanks for this comment, Louise.

  4. Leaving room for things is wise Ann. Thanks.


  5. Great seeing the turkeys… not heading for the oven I’m sure 🙂 Great picture too. Thanks. Susan x

  6. Room for… possibilities, flexibility, adaptability, the unknown. 🙂

  7. I am so glad to have found your blog today, Ann. This is a wonderful post. Thank you for the turkey on Thanksgiving photo — in a manner in which I wouldn’t exect — and leaving my room for my own interpretation. You have a new follower. I look forward to more thinking while reading your work.

    • I’m so glad our paths crossed today, too! I look forward to reading more of your writings, also. Thanks so much for this comment.

  8. I read that we need to leave room for sadness or anger too (if you are feeling them) rather than waste energy trying to get rid of them. Amazingly that method works and once you leave room for them they do not take up as much space (ie the time and energy to try and rid them takes up more room).

    • I agree, Elizabeth.

      A friend of mine compares feelings to the weather … like the weather, feelings will stir things up, pass through, and be gone.

      Thanks for this insightful and helpful comment. It’s always so great to see you here.

  9. Love it! Leaving room is definitely important and the turkeys are great!

  10. Hello! Thank you for dropping by and commenting on my post!
    I liked this post. Good lesson to be reminded of, letting go or leaving room. We need to let go to leave some room!

    The Turkeys are so cute…I wonder if they were thankful for being allowed to cross the road in peace ..hmm..

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  12. Oh wow. The turkeys – PRICELESS.

  13. Many times I’ve been called a birdbrain, and now I’m proud to be one.

  14. Yay! And I’m proud you visited today.

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