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It’s A Mistake To Think Time Is Going — July 28, 2019

It’s A Mistake To Think Time Is Going

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It is a mistake to think that time is going. Time is not going. Time is here until the world ends. It is you that is going. You don’t waste time. Time is infinite. you waste yourself. You are finite. It is you that grows old and die. Time doesn’t. So make better use of yourself before you expire. One of the worst thing to do with your time is to use it comparing yourself to others. A cow eats grass and gets fat but if a dog eats only grass it will die. Never compare yourself with others. Run your race, what works for one person may be that which kills you. Focus on the gifts and talents God gave you and don’t be envious of the blessings he gave others.

Die Slowly! — July 27, 2019

Die Slowly!


He who becomes the slave of habit,
who follows the same routes every day,
who never changes pace,
who does not risk and change the color of his clothes,
who does not speak and does not experience,
dies slowly.

He or she who shuns passion,
who prefers black on white,
dotting ones “it’s” rather than a bundle of emotions, the kind that make your eyes glimmer,
that turn a yawn into a smile,
that make the heart pound in the face of mistakes and feelings,
dies slowly.

He or she who does not turn things topsy-turvy,
who is unhappy at work,
who does not risk certainty for uncertainty,
to thus follow a dream,
those who do not forego sound advice at least once in their lives,
die slowly.

He who does not travel, who does not read,
who does not listen to music,
who does not find grace in himself,
she who does not find grace in herself,
dies slowly.

He who slowly destroys his own self-esteem,
who does not allow himself to be helped,
who spends days on end complaining about his own bad luck, about the rain that never stops,
dies slowly.

He or she who abandon a project before starting it, who fail to ask questions on subjects he doesn’t know, he or she who don’t reply when they are asked something they do know,
die slowly.

Let’s try and avoid death in small doses,
reminding oneself that being alive requires an effort far greater than the simple fact of breathing.

Only a burning patience will lead
to the attainment of a splendid happiness.”
Pablo Neruda

Phenomenal Friday: It’s Ok To Have High Expectations — July 26, 2019

Phenomenal Friday: It’s Ok To Have High Expectations


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Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson


I’m an optimist by nature and a pessimist by choice. In having so high an expectation in everything, life, relationships, friendships, work, I’m often met with disappointment. Like a trusted friend betraying that trust or going after that job I thought would be ideal only for it to end up being low on my scale. My list of disappointments can rival a monthly grocery list, yet I remain optimistic because I do have friends that are trustworthy, the job I can make it work until I become self-employed. Currently, I’m property hunting and confident that I will find a suitable one that fits my needs. At this point, there’s no room for the pessimist in my life. I don’t have the energy for it.

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