From now on let the risk lead me to
From now on somewhere I never knew
From now on call me royal blue
From now on fly as high as I want
From now on I'll show my weak spot
From now on you know that I do
From now on call me Royal Blue
Very stealthily roll my drink down the conveyor belt where it gets to the end, but the belt keeps moving and my drink keeps rolling.
Cashier finally notices, “Hey! Are you playing with my conveyor belt!?”
“Yesss!”, I smile, “Because I am an adult and no one can tell me not to!”
“Well, I mean except you.”
She laughs again.
“But you can’t ground me if I don’t listen!”
Yeah, it’s good to be a grown-up.
Sometimes it’s good.
Sometimes it’s bad.
And sometimes it dumps a pile of shit in your path.
What matters is not whether it’s fair (it often isn’t).
What matters is how one chooses to deal with it.
We can spend time complaining.
We can spend time pointing the finger.
We can spend time blaming others for the situations we find ourselves in.
And we can learn to identify as a victim of the unfairness of life.
Or we can take personal responsibility for our lives and use our ability to seek out more favorable options (including how to cope) and move on.
Every single person on the planet is forced to deal with hardship and misfortune at one time or another.
Sometimes it’s because we make bad decisions.
Sometimes it’s because we tolerate things far longer than we should.
Sometimes it’s because we’re in the wrong place at the wrong time.
And sometimes we are simply thrust into things we don’t want to be a part of.
But that’s life.
It happens to everyone at one time or another.
You don’t improve your life by complaining about the one you have.
You don’t improve your life by refusing to take personal responsibility for it.
You improve your life by taking steps to change it for the better.
It can be a lot of work — and it may require some sacrifices — but taking personal responsibility for one’s life and taking steps to change it is far more effective than staying where one is, doing nothing, and complaining about the view.
The fact is, our lives are a direct reflection of our priorities.
Want to be healthier? Focus on your health.
Want to be smarter? Focus on your education.
Want to be a better person? Focus on self-improvement.
Want to be more resilient? Challenge yourself.
Want to get over your fears? Face them.
If we don’t like where we are in life, we can change that. But complaining about it won’t do it. And blaming others won’t do it either.
Want a better life? Work for it.
Change your priorities and you change your life.
No one else is going to do it for you.
Every single moment in our lives is a one-of-a-kind opportunity. And although the positive moments we share with others can sometimes seem insignificant, never underestimate the power they can have on those who are affected by them.
Every time you perform an act of kindness, you generate a wave of positive energy that didn’t exist in that form before you created it. That wave creates ripples that can be both long-lasting and far-reaching.
Create and contribute to these ripples whenever you can and you may just find you attract more of the types of positive moments you desire in your life.
The people you encounter in your life are always much more likely to treat you with kindness when they witness or experience your kindness, your compassion, your generosity, and your willingness & desire to find ways to be helpful or make things more convenient for others.
What those things encompass can be described quite simply as inauthentic, offensive, and manipulative."
"A simple soul, seeking life’s lessons, he rides with the reins slack on his horse’s neck, letting nature’s spirit guide him. When the knights of Arthur’s court ride forth to seek the Grail, which has appeared to them in a vision, Percival goes as well. Each knight enters the forest at a different place, a place where there is no path. "
The point being that anywhere there is a path, someone has already been there and it is not your path.
that fits this sentiment.
I have a whole thesis on "The Journey" Hard to fit it into a few phrases :)
Even if and when it means people don’t always see or appreciate it, THANK YOU.
Even if your desire to help others or make them more comfortable sometimes gets you into trouble, THANK YOU.
Even if what you did was “no trouble” or “the easiest thing to do” or “any decent human being would have done it” , THANK YOU.
Even if you do these things without the need for acknowledgment, THANK YOU.
Because if you’ve done these things, you’ve touched many lives, including my own – directly or indirectly – and you deserve to be thanked whether you think you do or not.
So THANK YOU.
And please carry on doing what you do, like I know you will, whether I tell you to or not.
You rock. THANK YOU.
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- Humorist, writer, photographer & artist.Head Ninja, 2004 - presentI travel and have adventures and share the experience via writing and photography (mainly through my FB page and my blog).
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