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Bored…

Today has not been too eventful. The last few days however, well I can’t say the same for them. I don’t know if it’s the weather warming up or what but there’s been some drama brewing here and there lately.

Considering this I have to admit, at least, that as bad as things may seem it’s not the end of the world. As I’ve grown older and hopefully to some extent wiser and more mature, I’ve found that finding ways to cope or adapt are mandatory to living a seemingly sane life.

Anyways…

As monotonous as things may seem at times we’re changing, our environments changing, all the norms are changing and before you know it you don’t understand when or how it all happened!

My generation is bearing kids, trying to establish careers in a tough economy, remembering when things were less technologically dependent, etc and in this state of busy wonderment I find myself unquenched, bored. Perhaps due to my own assumed complacency but one things for sure….I need to make some moves people!

I think I’ll go figure out some stuff to do now instead of staring at the PC screen. Hope you all are finding positive and constructive ways to entertain yourselves (and stay away from the drama folks lol).

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Soon, perhaps sooner than one would have expected, I will be entering my 30’s. Im not so concerned about losing beauty as Im a believer in that age ol’ saying Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder, but I am concerned about my accomplishments up to date.

Is it fair to measure my life’s worth by how much money I’ve saved up through the years, would I have felt my life to be more fulfilling had I owned property, tons of shoes, and dazzling jewelry, or is this material-vanity I’m displaying with such thoughts?

See I can get over the crows feet climbing around the edges of my eyes but can I survive the reality of becoming a slacker in today’s society, and really, am I a slacker?

Thats a tough question that depends on ones potential really. I mean is a person a slacker for having built their own (successful) local business when they *could have* become an international success? Again its all relative, what if the person is more interested in contributing to their neighborhoods needs, what if they’re perfectly happy being local, aren’t they still successful? Of course this is only one example.

I believe that if one is truly fulfilled and happy with what they’ve accomplished in life no matter how big or small they are successful.

There’s so much more I could have done and could be doing in life, but where do I start? I know how to measure the worth of my life personally, I measure by the value Ive attributed to it. What do I find to make life valuable? Well basically how much of it I share with others in spreading positivity, inspiration, & support. To be honest Ive become very introverted so I know I have to focus on improving this aspect of my life. On another note, though Im not interested in becoming filthy rich I should be able to sustain some form of comfort in how I live without depending solely on my husbands income, which is good enough, but really who couldn’t use extra cash 🙂

So my friends, on this early Monday morning I will start to break out of this cocoon of self-soothing Ive encased myself in. Its time to live a little differently for the betterment and growth of this life, so that when my 40’s come around I dont find myself questioning my accomplishment but commending them and continuing in the pursuit of my goals.

Wish me luck as I wish you luck in your conquests of positivity and growth!

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Joyfully celebrating the killing of a killer who joyfully celebrated killing carries an irony that I hope will not be lost on us. Are we learning anything, or simply spinning harder in the cycle of violence?
-Brian McLaren

Last night came the news that Osama Bin Laden had been killed in Pakistan. The President of the Unites States of America addressed the public about this matter….one thing he said that resonated with me was this….

“Bin Laden was not a Muslim leader, he was the murderer of Muslims.” – Pres. Obama

This statement serves as a reminder to many that the war being fought is not against Islam.  That non-Muslims and Muslims alike suffered the loss of innocent loved ones on 9/11 and in the war which resulted after that horrible attack.

Many Americans celebrated in what some news channels called “jubilation” at the news that Bin Laden was dead, others were neither happy nor sad but fearful of possible retaliation. Amidst all thats happening I wonder are we learning from this? Are we taking the time to think about how violence plays a part in our lives?

I only hope that we do learn and grow. I pray no form of retaliation further perpetuates the violence, and I pray this war we’re involved in comes to an end so that peace can begin to flourish.

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