28 March 2010

food for thought
{sunday edition}

this excerpt is from a little book i came across in my sister's library called "is it time to change?:positive thoughts for when life presents you with a new direction." it's a really insightful little book by deanna beisser. i sprawled out outside on a blanket and grabbed this little book and soaked up a beautiful sunday. this particular excerpt spoke mounds to me. i highly recommend checking it out, you won't regret it. hope you enjoy!

"we each have the power to choose"
the wind changes directions
a hundred times or more a day.
it has no goal or focus to be
anything more than itself.
the wind is free to come and go
as it pleases.
but people, on the other hand,
have an inner desire to accomplish,
to achieve, to be productive.
it is a human quality that enables people
to select which way they want to go
and to determine how fast or how slow
their journey will be.
people have the power to choose
the roads they will travel.
they must never forget that
they are in control of their lives.

so let the wind blow in your face
and circle around you
as you live day to day,
but know in your heart
that you are the one,
the only one,
who really knows which way
the wind blows
for you.

from time to time,
we all feel a little disappointed
with our lives and perhaps the people in them.
we start questioning our daily routines;
a sense of loneliness touches our hearts,
and we wonder what life is really all about.
when you reach this point in your life,
take a moment and forget about
what has gone before...
and start believing in
what you really want today.
it is by redirecting our lives that we can keep
ourselves headed in the right direction,
and it is by standing still that
we allow time to just pass us by.
it is looking at a sunrise or a sunset
and appreciating its beauty for ourselves
that enables us to understand
some of life's mysteries.
no two people see the world the same way,
nor do they think or feel
or even experience things around them
with the same exact perception.
don't try to mold yourself or your life
into a design that isn't you;
rather, paint your days
with all the colors you so desire
and enjoy the artwork that you alone
can create.

every day
i look around me
and see people
who have problems
far greater than mine
yet they confront life
with a courageous and honest
determination within themselves.
it makes me stop and realize
how small my worries are in comparison
and how i should try that much harder
to be happy, tolerant
understanding, and caring
towards others.
it encourages me to believe
in my own abilities
but most of all
to be thankful for all i have
every day of my life.

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