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……
Best friend, Ryker the Boerdane (or Danemastiff) and Dobby the doxie…… 6 months difference and inseparable.
Dobby with his beloved Shadow cat…. who plays Donkey Kong with Dobby’s head when he licks him too much…. The loves of my life…..
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 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.
via Daily Prompt: Symbiosis
The Oxford Dictionary defines Symbiosis as:
- A relationship between two types of animal or plant in which each provides for the other the conditions necessary for its continued existence.
- A relationship between people or organizations that depend on each other equally.
A Symbiotic relationship can sometimes be beneficial and then again it can also be harmful. To get into the technical side, the list of symbiotic relationships can vary between mutualism, commensalism and parasitism, though these grade into each other, and it is often difficult to tell which is involved in a given relationship. In mutualism, both organisms benefit.
How many of us have a symbiotic relationship, whether with your husband, lover or in the work place or even in the family units around us. The main question is whether it is beneficial to you or whether it is in the harmful, destructive side of life. We all need someone, depend on someone or something in our life’s journey.
As adults, can we function without being symbiotic? Are we a symbiotic nation? Is it natural to live off others, to the benefit of ourselves, or are we just being selfish and just thinking of ourselves when we feed off the other party for our own mutual benefit. Most symbiotic relationships work well together, one party feeding the other party’s needs in a mutual beneficial manner, living together in harmony.
An interesting, thought provoking topic…… Are we supposed to be a Symbiotic Nation? A people born into symbiosis, brought up in a symbiotic world. Can we survive totally on our own?
What are your views on this?