You only have one life.
Do you want to live it true to yourself?
“I won’t” – 0%
“I can’t” – 10%
“I don’t know how” – 20%
“I wish I could” – 30%
“I want to” – 40%
“I think I might” – 50%
“I might” – 60%
“I think I can” – 70%
“I can” – 80%
“I am” – 90%
“I DID” – 100%
The world is full of wants and needs. What we want and what we need are two different things.
The definition of a need would be defined as goods or services that are required. This would include the needs for food, clothing, shelter and health care.
The definition of a Want are goods or services that are not necessary but that we desire or wish for.
Sometimes it is very hard to distinguish between the two and sometimes it is so hard to choose between the two. How many of us have had to give a sigh and weight up the costs of choosing between a want and a need…..
Sometimes we just need a Want and crave it but deep inside we know we cannot afford it but just bulldoze ahead and get it anyway only to regret it later on when we realise how selfish we have been or do we?
How many of you out there have that dilemma?
How many of you have that constant battle between doing the right thing and going towards the Needs in life or throw caution to the wind and head on down the Wants alley?
Wants and Needs……. The battle is real and lives on……
This is a short poem I wrote a good while back when I was feeling trapped and alone…..
Lost and alone
Fighting for sanity
Crawling to safety
Need to cry
Need to fly
Bright and high
Need to go
Need to shout
Need to scream
Need to GO
Nuggets of Bliss in a World gone Mad
This Sunday morning I decided to plonk myself down on the green grass after my morning chores. The warm Autumn sun was soothing to my skin, the gentle breeze played with the branches of the trees. It was bliss. Until I was rudely interrupted by a small, wet, cold nose of my doxie, pushing his way under my arms to find my face as if to say “Oh there you are Mommy.”
Play time was called for….
He was rolling onto his back while I played roly poly with him. My bigger boy then decided he was going to get into this fun time action and gently placed his big head gently onto my shoulder and pressed his head into my neck. A moment of pure love flowed between human and dogs at this time. My big boy on my shoulder, long dog between my legs, all awhile I was sitting on the green lush grass of our backyard. Total peaceful bliss…..
Off they sauntered, noses twitching in the air gathering the different smells, on the hunt for the fast, sun loving lizards.
My morning nugget of total love and bliss in this world gone mad. Watching my fur children romp in the grass, having them roll around me on the grass and all the while having the warmth of the sun enveloping my skin.
Pure love, pure warmth and pure peace.
The Power of Words
Most people do not realise the power they have over others just by what they say. They do not realise that words can hurt a person. They are so blinded by their own hurts and insecurities that when they receive a kind word or a compliment they take it up wrongly and then just blast the one saying it with unkind and hurtful tones. I am a person that has never forced myself or my ideas or religion onto anyone. Today I told a lady via Facebook that I compliment her on having a disabled child and that the good Lord choices special women to look after His special children and that I would keep her in my prayers as she is having a hard time being alone as she is separated and that she has said that her loneliness was forced on her and not by her on choice.
Well, did she blast me back saying that I must not force my religion on her as she is an atheist and I must not tell her how to live her life and that I was insensitive and blah blah blah….. I felt a tinge of hurt as I thought I was being nice (evenly I was not, according to her) but I threw back to her that I choose not to take her words into my heart or head.
It is times like these that really try one’s strength and wisdom.
One has a choice whether to take the words said to heart or to just release them and not allow them to take up space in your head. If this had happened a good few years ago I probably been so nasty back at her and I would have let this brood inside me. Fortunately, through trial and error, I have learnt to let things slide. Why waste the time and effort over somebody you do not even know.
The cycle of lifevia Daily Prompt: Jolt
Nothing like the birth of a new born to make one get nostalgic about life. to jolt you awake again from your mundane life and take note again. It is the time when new life enters the world and you tend to take stock of what has been and what is yet to come. Yip, you guessed it…. I have become a granny (again). My blood now runs through the veins of a tiny snip of life that was born a few days ago.
It hits you again how precious life is, how life moves forward no matter what happens in this world. Governments rise and fall, terror runs rife in some countries while peace reigns in others. Economies grow and fall, money is made and lost. Yet, all the while this is happening, new life is breathed into this world, daring to make itself heard and seen. This tiny snip could make all the difference to the world as she grows up. What she learns along the way will influence who she will become one day. Whether she becomes famous in some way or not, she will still impact our lives.
Her just being born was a precious miracle at that. God’s precious Gift to us. She fought her way into this world and here she will stay until her time is up. She has already made her mark in our lives.
New life that is breathed into this world every day, every passing minute a new baby is born. Ready to grow into the future, ready to change the world that we know. The cycle of life as we know it.
Birth and death, new and old, past and future.
Forgiveness is Freedom via Daily Prompt: Blindly
Forgiveness is such a strong word. It has the ability to set you free in both body and mind. To have unforgiveness in your heart is to liken it to being in jail. Unforgiveness makes you its prisoner, you become your own worst enemy. You actually give the other party a firm hold over you. That person has all the power over you without even realising it and you find yourself the victim all over again. The bitterness builds up inside you and it actually makes you sick. To walk around blindly in the darkness of unforgiveness and not see the beauty of life around you.
It is all about having a positive attitude in life. It takes a lot to forgive the other party but in reality it is more for you than for them. It frees up your mind and releases all bitterness in your heart. Why do you want to go around being unhappy and bitter with life? So, somebody upsets you, cheats on you, hurts you and generally life gives you a hard kick in the butt and gut. How else are we going to learn life’s lessons, how else are we going to get wise and grow as a person. Yes, it hurts like crap but eventually forgiving the other party allows you to move on in life. It gives you the necessary peace of mind.
I have had unforgiveness in my heart and had to learn to forgive (not necessary to forget) and it felt like a weight off my shoulder. And it felt great not be bitter and unhappy. It was hard and took awhile but I did it and so can you.
Forgiveness is freedom. It is your own choice whether to accept the hurtful deeds or words into your heart. Do you want to? Or do you want to let it just wash over you like water on a duck’s back?
Do you want to be the victim or do you want to be free?
Life is way too short and interesting to let unforgiveness rule you. Let it go. Release it all.