“When your mind won’t rest, neither will you”-Me…
…Insomnia and other things on my mind brought me to this realization that I needed to just try and rest my mind and the rest would come. So after letting go of all that I had burdened myself with I was able to rest, at least for a little while.
“You can’t live a POSITIVE life with a NEGATIVE mind”…
Scrolling through my facebook statuses and came across this quote and had to repost this because if you can not move forward if you are always looking back or holding on to hostility, pain, or even fear. Things may not always seem to be the best but you have to put your best foot forward and live life as good as we can. Remember, life is what you make it.
“The more you learn, the more you know, the more you accomplish”- A Different World.
Was watching the show and heard one of the actors say this and it made so much sense to me so I thought I would pass it on…a little something to make you think.
I was sitting and thinking and out of nowhere it seemed to come to me, but putting it all together took some time (as do all good things). Whether/weather, two words that sound alike and in some instances, the way that I’m thinking, tend to hold similar meaning. Where I live the weather here can change from cold to hot, from hot to raining within a matter of hours; in with the word whether we tend to change our minds so frequently it can be mind boggling to some. Oh a lot of us do it and when you think about it the old saying comes into mind “you change your mind like the weather”; and while we’re scatter brained about this one thing and then moving to the next we tend to wonder whether or not the choices we’re about to make fit into our lives. Will they make us happy? Are we doing what feels right to us or someone else? There are so many questions that have our minds fleeting with either nervous energy or fear and whether or not that is a good thing is all up to us. Just like with the everchanging weather that seems to follow its own mind to do what it wants to do, we should be the same way. Live our lives the way we want to and don’t worry about others’ judgements because that is not what we should live for. I awoke to this beautiful sunny day, albeit a little cold, I felt inspired to do the things that have been lingering far too long on my to-do list and just enjoy all that I have. I have love all around me and God has given me so much joy even though where I am standing now may not be where I choose to be, it’s still a good spot. Whether I choose to do this or that or any of it at all I will still flow through life just as the weather does…as carefree and breezy as ever.
Is it really that hard to let someone know how you feel about them? How much they mean to you? Or to even say thank you after they’ve went out of their way to do something for you? To all of these I say no. We tend to get so wrapped up in every aspect of our lives that we forget to remind those around us, who we care so much about that we appreciate them. It’s never as hard as we make it seem yet it’s the one thing that is at the bottom of our to-do list. I know I am not the only one guilty of this because we all are. I have a small circle of people that I associate with and like it that way but as we progress through this year I want to make sure that each one of them knows just how I feel about them and that I see all that they’re doing in their lives and that its not going unnoticed. And to that one special person whom I seem to go a little above and beyond to let him know how I feel I’m going to have to keep that going as well. We all live to know that the ones we value actually feel the same about us and showing them how you feel or even just saying, “I’m proud of what you’re doing”, can brighten a person’s day. It’s the little things that mean so much.
On this chilly day I started on my task of breaking my cycle of procrastinating over the things that I most certainly need to accomplish instead of putting them by the wayside. No more of that. So, I started getting myself ready to take my placement exam to get back into school and I was doing good, but as the house got cold I succumbed to a mini-Sex and the City marathon, but I did eventually go back to what I had initially planned to do. As they say progress is a slow process, but I am determined to stick with it and better myself. I am learning to take it one day at a time and knowing that God will see me through as long as I continue to push myself.
We all try not to let fear get the best of us and push on through to what we want, but its not always that simple. Is it? I am sitting here racking my brain over things that I know that I need to do but have yet to do mainly because deep down I am afraid of succeeding. Why? I have no idea but I am not going to let this hinder me from moving forward in any area of my life. I have so many dreams and desires, and this one life of mine is the only time that I have to live out my dreams so I intend to get rid of all of the things that I am letting stop me from doing anything that God has called me to do. I want my life to have meaning and that can’t be possible if I am standing still doing nothing. No way, not gonna happen. Wow, now I know what was bothering me so I do feel a little better and can go on with the rest of my night, and week for that matter, knowing that things will only get better.