Life, Are You Living It?

“Life isn’t about finding yourself

Life is about creating yourself.” –  George Bernard Shaw

Life can be so complicated and full of twists and turns.  Are you living it to the fullest or are you just merely nothing more than a slave.   Are you one that runs up your credit cards?   Do you live from paycheck to paycheck?  Do you suffer from instant gratification?  Instead of saving the money to buy something one buys the merchandise on a credit card because they want it now.  So you run up your cards and you can’t pay it off.  Now you are a slave to the banks/credit cards.  Credit cards can become a financial burden that can make it harder to enjoy life.

Are you a workaholic?  You just have a need to work.  If you are then you need to step back and reevaluate where you are.  If you are single then you are only hurting yourself but if you are married, then the whole family suffers.  You will begin losing touch with your family.  Children need their mother AND father.

“Death is not the greatest loss in life.  The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.”– Norman Cousins

When we are young it seems we have so many dreams and things we want to accomplish in life and then as we grow older some of those things start to die a slow death.   Perhaps it is because we give up too soon or as we grew older we lost interest or in our mind, thought they weren’t attainable.  Never give up.

“It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder

I realize I am no one special, no doctor or shrink but I am going to share what I think one needs to do to live life.  Slow down, look around and take a good look at the things in nature that surround you.  Maybe my elevator doesn’t go all the way to the top but I take great joy in watching a honey bee work a flower, a spider spin it’s web.  I love to hear the birds singing in early dawn as I watch the sun rise.  I love sitting on the river and watch the wildlife starting their day in the early morning dawn.  At night on the river I listen to the symphony presented by the bull frogs and crickets.   The crack of a beaver’s tail warning the others.  These things are simple but rejuvenate the spirit.  The greatest thing is they cost you absolutely nothing but slowing down and taking the time to enjoy them. That my friends is what I call living life at its fullest.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog.  If you like please let me know.  Be kind to one another, spread the love and don’t squat with your spurs on.





Think Positive

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“In the end, the whole internet thing kills me.  because you can use it as a positive thing or you can read into all the negativity.   And I think you’ve gotta put out positive energy, put out cool viral stuff, and then just stay out of people’s opinions.” – Nikki Sixx

I use to be one of those that laughed when I heard people talk about negative and positive energy.   Yeah right!   Drink some more kool- ade.   Then when I was going through a tough time I started thinking about it more and reading what I could about it.  Sooooooo I began living the idea and I could tell it helped immensely.

My biggest challenge was social media.  The internet seems to be becoming overrun with negativity.  So many people seem to dwell on the negativity that it isn’t long before you start losing sight of all the positive things in your life.

“Negativity spreads faster than any Justin Bieber song.” –  Vanilla Ice

Negativity can destroy enthusiasm, destroy self esteem, cause anger and hate, and can cause depression.  It can cause you to lose friends and alienate from those special people in your life.  It also kills our creativity.

The picture I chose represents the fast paced world we live in.  I believe that causes a lot more negativity in our lives.  We need to spend more time just for ourselves and take more time relaxing.   We need to focus on our dreams and goals and keep the negativity from ruining those things for us.   We need to laugh more, enjoy life more and surround ourselves with those that love us.

“The thing that I have learned is that there really is no joy, and nothing ever good is going to come from negativity.   Those are thoughts that, even if you were presenting an honest version of yourself, there’s just no point in sharing.” – Stephen Amell

Thanks for reading.  I hope you found my blog helpful.  Be kind to one another, spread the love, and don’t squat with your spurs