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Be the Change

  • Posted on December 28, 2011 at 10:08 pm

?”Light tomorrow with today!”

– Elizabeth Barrett Browning

March 6, 1806 – June 29, 1861, English Poet

How we live our lives each and every that make our tomorrows. What we do today dictates how the rest of our lives will unfold.

It took me a long time to realize it and I spent a great deal of my life being self-indulgent. I slept in; I drank more than I should have; I didn’t always exercise the way I needed to and I rarely got enough sleep.

I’m not sure how or when I began to reign in my obsession of living in the moment without caring what would be for the next day, but it was a gradual process. I remember deciding to spend more time at home, but I’m not sure what triggered the decision. I went from being out every night of the week in my 30’s to rarely going out once a week, then once a month.

I began to seek out individual relationships with those I enjoyed being around rather than being around groups of people who wouldn’t have noticed whether I was there or not.

Slowly, I began to gain control of my life, allowing each and every day to have a purpose and every purpose have a deeper meaning.

Living Life

  • Posted on May 18, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Joan  of  Arc

Joan of Arc

“One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.”

Joan of Arc (1412 – 1431) French National Heroine

I find it difficult to refrain from being judgmental when I meat people who complain about their life’s circumstances, yet continue to repeat the same mundane routine which has  kept them in the rut of which they constantly complain.

Why isn’t it fundamental that people who are not happy with their circumstances make the effort to change what it is they are not happy about. When a marriage, job, home or even family makes one feel lees than they believe they are entitled to, why can’t they see they have to make plans and follow through to better their situation?

Living one’s life as though it is the only life they have to live, is the only possible way to live and to find a sense of fulfillment. There are mitigating circumstances when young children are involved, but I have met far more happy adults whose parents had split up than happy adults whose parents stayed together while being abusive.

It is a choice to live under repression or to live ones life to their capacity. When all is said and done, which do you choose?