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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?

Mothers of Influence

  • Posted on March 22, 2011 at 4:56 am

“Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged.”

Louisa May Alcott (1832 – 1888)

Louisa May AlcottMother’s are supposed to be the pillar of strength, the port in every storm and the focal point in every family.

But what happens when our mothers are less than what we need or expect? What happens to our expectations of what we could or should have?

My mother did not have a mother to nurture and guide her in becoming a woman and a mother. Her mother passed on when she was 15. But I truly believe she should have been able to absorb what she needed to know by then.

My mother was the complete opposite of what you would expect of a mother and want as a guide into womanhood. She left me isolated, confused and terrified of life in general.

But then, I began to reach out into the world and discover there were many people who were kind, generous and loving. They were the ones who shaped me into a kind loving person.

So just because our mothers or our parents in general can’t be what we need them to be, we can find solace in others who come into our lives and become more rich in the process.

In fact, it truly is the challenges in life that shape us into who we can become.