One Thing In Common
Everyone has one thing in common: Uniqueness. That may seem like an oxymoron but it's true! Everyone is special. Yup, that's right! EVERYONE. Everyone is different and has different gifts, you included. Remember that God has a plan for you, no matter who you are.
What my dog General Sherman said to me just this morning:
“It’s 5 am, numb-nuts… get your lazy ass outta bed already, call in to work, and let’s go catch some damned fish!”
Funny background story first:
My family plays a game called Wahoo. In this game, you get 4 marbles and 1 dice. If you roll a 1 or 6 you can leave your "prison" as I call it. Then you have to make it all the way around the board to your home. You have to get all 4 marbles in your home to win. The catch is, if someone lands in the same hole as your marble, you have to take that marble back to their cell until you roll another 1 or 6. If you get someone or roll a 6, you get another turn. If you win, you yell "WAHOO!" We get very competitive. One day, I was playing with 2 of my brothers and my grandmother. One of my brothers, the oldest of the 3 boys, gets one of my marbles out and starts talking smack about how he's going to destroy me and blah blah blah. And this is what I said, and also the motivational part:
"You cannot destroy me; I'm a phoenix and I will rise from my ashes."
My grandmother LOVED it! Now whenever I feel some crushing weight of defeat I tell myself that this may consume me but I will rise every time I fall. I was 14.
Morning. Putting your pants on one leg at a time like everyone else. The say habits are different than routine. I wonder if that person can look at themselves in the mirror shoulders down.
Writing. My submission landed in my spam folder. I walk away from most social situations thinking: that wasn’t my best work. I ripped that off from a tweet. Elon Musk buys Twitter and I have mustard stains on my pants from a 7-Eleven sandwich.
This isn’t about remorse. It’s about you. I have hope that when I next look in the mirror, I will see myself as a whole, and not as fragments. We are embodiments of our actions. Give your middle finger to everyone else‘s standards, and don’t forget to smile.
God (A Tanka)
sunlight greets me this morning
and I think of You.
All the ways You show Your love,
though I am undeserving.
Life and Death
Life and death are seemingly polar opposites of each other. One is celebrated with joy among the pangs of pain. The other is loathed and shatters entire worlds. But although these concepts seem antithetical to each other, perhaps they really give each other meaning.
Would anything have meaning if our time in this world was eternal? Sure, we could find meaning in seeing the birth of stars pass by each millennia, but would a story with no end have its same taste of success or passion or fervor? Would love be so powerful if it were to last forever? What if meaning is derived not from how long it can last, but rather in how precious it is?
Without darkness, there is not light. With no light, there is no darkness. In trying to sustain the unsustainable and to try to prevent the unpreventable, it rips away the boundaries of what forms the essence of our most meaningful concepts. If such is true, then a meaningful life is captured in not how long it is lived, but how much quality can be found in every second breathed. Death may be the end of all things, but it is the ultimate reminder of what truly matters in life.
So take those risks. Dream a little bigger. Climb a little higher.
Every second matters.
light at the end of the tunnel
you know that light at the end of the tunnel that people talk about?
i always doubted it would come for me
but all i had to do was let things play out without interfering
and talk without holding back or overthinking it too much
and i'm finally feeling like i'm okay
like i'll be fine, for the first time in over a year
so just remember that no matter what you're going through
there will be a light and that there's always someone who will be there for you
sometimes waiting in the most unexpected of places
If you always need motivation to do something, then maybe you should question whether you are living an appropriate life.
And I asked myself a question
What am I living for?And the answer i received motivated me and even it does now.
Work hard now so you can live lazy later.
As they say about the game of life:
Level up a bunch so you can beat that bad boss in a hunch.