posted on Sep, 21 2007 @ 08:51 AM
Life is really what we all make of it. Perspective.
One persons garbage is anothers treasure.
Sow what we reap.
I'm for the most part, am very thankful that I can wake up, breathe, and type this to you all. I'm thankful for even the tiniest things that would
make others think me wackier than ever!
We've all had our fair share of up's and down's; some more than others.
It's what we do with these moments that make all the difference.
Being 'appreciative' for the good and the bad may leave you scratching your head on this, but it makes perfect sense to me. Without the bad, how
are we to know the difference of good? How will we learn from our mistakes. How will we know what is beautiful?
To be born, knowing 'everything', leaves no room for growth.
I love taking walks along the lake. After my legs tire, I'll pull up a log and sit down, and do some quiet contemplation. Re-charge my batteries so
to speak. All kinds of thoughts will meander through my mind, but after awhile, when I'm calm enough, those thoughts will dwindle away. Important
as they are, but what is replaced is a content demeaner.
I pray quietly. This is my connection to what I believe in. I relish in the fact, that, nobody can take this from me. Of the billions
of people on this world, and all the billions upon billions of ways to find happiness, we ALL differ.
I deal with frustrations probably just like YOU. I get angry, can pull a hissy fit as good as the rest, but I'm learning on 'how' to deal with
things in a better light. The 'fit' I made yesterday is 'laughable' tomorrow.
Life to me is sooooooooo beautiful. Yes, I'm speaking proably about my wee corner of the world. Yes, I do acknowledge the misgivings and hatefulness
in the rest of the world. But all in all, I see people for what they really are. Life itself is very complicated. All the intracasies there-in.
I'm not wearing rose colored specs. This is a CHOICE I made. I can choose to slap the face off of someone for off-handed remarks and such, or I can
CHOOSE to not be at their 'level' and let it slide. Grinning to myself instead.
Someone told me way back in my past (forgot the dear soul's name) that "people have power over others because we LET them." Think about that for
one second. We can pretty much apply this to everday situations.
I too, try to leave the world in a better place.
"Do unto others.."
I try to teach my kids about 'carefully selecting their words'. Be tactful and diplomatic. Speak to others as graciously as you can.
Always strive to seek higher knowledge, wisdom, and spiritual awareness. Open your minds, souls, eyes to everything around you.
Look back over your day, and 'find' something, ANYTHING, that has made you glad. It could be the smallest of things. Don't try to decifer every
single moment as though you were reading through tomes of encyclopedias. Enjoy these moments. Relish them like they were the most expensive
treasures in the whole world!
Let your children entertain you! Assist them in crucial moments, but for the most part, watch through their eyes. Seeing things in a different light
is something else eh?
For the matter, take time out and put yourself in others shoes. Go on..go ahead..nobody's gonna fault you for it!
Where was I...oh yeah! humor. This one is a biggie with me. I for one, can find ALOT of humor in life. I'm a sick pupster sometimes. Mind
you, I won't be laughing up a storm at a funeral anytime soon. There's a time and place for everything.
These words mean everything to me, and then some:
Love, compassion, empathy
exploring, new discoveries
colors, sound, all our senses
The list goes on to beat the band, but I wanted to give you a little taste of who I am.
This is what I'm making out of life so far.
It is very precious to me.
[edit on 21-9-2007 by TheDuckster]