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What Are You Doing....

This is one of the bits of humor being shared on Facebook this morning. I love Maxine... my kind of woman because she tells it like it is!  I think there is a serious point to this cartoon as well. 

The Ranting Monkey and I have been talking about dying lately, or rather coping with someone dying.  The flip side of that is that those left behind must go on living, that's what we are here for... to live, to experience, to love, and to encourage each other on this journey we call life. 

I am  not who I was yesterday.  What I can be today is not bound by those limitations.  We're all familiar with the saying "Today is a gift, that's why they call it the present." It sounds trite, but it's true. Every day when we wake up we have a choice, we start over with a clean slate and can make anything of the day we want. We can take a step in becoming the kind of person we want to be.  

What are you doing with the rest of your life? Are you happy with the way it's going?  Are you headed in the direction of the person you want to be?  You can wake up tomorrow and start the day determined to do things differently, to be different... to make a difference.  It doesn't have to be a radical transformation, think baby steps. Think about the things you admire in other people, think about the way you like to be treated, then decide what you can do to manifest those qualities in yourself.  We all have them within us and we all have the power to change.  Just as Maxine says, you have another chance... as long as you are still breathing it is never too late!

Note: This post was written for today's Sunday Scribblings promt - "rest".  Stop by Sunday Scribblings and read what other bloggers have to say about rest.

4 comments:

  1. Despite the cliches this is still a great reminder to seize the day.

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  2. I liked it when I saw it on FB and I like it even more with your commentary. It's such an obvious yet easy to forget lesson, life is about living. Go live it!

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  3. Such obviously good advice - which not all of us take.

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  4. funny that i came across this post-- oh hush - better late than never -- i am the sloth for a reason, you know. :))
    anyhow, the 'every day is a clean slate' - i have been working hard to implement that one small thing into my like in recent weeks . not sure where that thought came from or even why it did -- but it's not as easy as it sounds when it's put into action. but, it is easier than living each day with resentment and unreasonable expectations.

    it's a slow process, but it is starting to reap some rewards.. my brain seems to be a little less full of crap lately.
    good post soul sis-

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