Amidst packing my mind is wandering through words. Not written words, individual words. The words my grandfather tried to live by, and the words that defined him. The words I have attempted to live by; at times failing so miserably. (Yes that’s a semicolon.)
Some words are noble and inspire. Yet to some a single noble word is more threatening than an entire essay. Why? Is it the fear of expectations unfulfilled? Promises longed for, never to be realized? But that is the essence of life.
All of us fail more often than we succeed, but it is not the failure that defines us. It is what we do after the failure that defines us.
And that is not a word, that is heart.
Weekly Ides? Yup Weekly Ides. The word ides comes from the Romans and means half. Wednesday is the halfway point of the week. “The Hindenburg LZ-129”
Sometimes you get so caught up with work, family, friends, and acquaintances and you get lost. You’ve got every minute of every hour accounted for and you feel like you are getting nowhere. Everyone seems to want something. Their intentions are good. But you feel like the tail is wagging the dog.
It’s okay to take a break. It is okay to pull back awhile. Tell people, “No. I’m sorry I can’t do that right now.”
Take the time, calm your mind, give your soul some peace. Read a book, take a walk by a river, sit in a coffee shop “people watching.”
Then look at your goals & desires. It doesn’t have to be something big, just something you’d like to do but just don’t seem to have the time. Work on one of those.
You will know when you are ready to go back into the hustle and bustle. When you do? People will notice. They’ll tell you they’ve missed you, you look great, and “Hey! Where ya been?”
You will feel better, and you will
redefine joy for yourself.
Weekly Ides? Yup Weekly Ides. The word ides comes from the Romans and means half. Wednesday is the halfway point of the week. “Who Knows YOU May Be The One To Make A Diiference”