Thursday, December 1, 2011

Happy New ...Month

most people make resolutions at the end of the year for the new year. sometimes they do it almost out of obligation, because it's the thing to do. sometimes they do it because they actually want to follow through with it. more often than not, that resolution fades faster than the buzz of the champagne which toasted the comin of midnight.

I am doing something a little bit different. If you think about it, a new year can literally start 365 days in a year. there are different new years you can celebrate: the traditional Julian calendar new year, the lunar new year, the spring equinox (which is the day that the earth returns to the same spot in space in conjunction to the sun), you can use your birthday, an anniversary, or any other arbitrary day of he year which may or may not have significance.

so that is the many choices of having a new year resolution. what about a new month resolution? what about a new weekly or daily resolution?

my birthday was a couple weeks ago. I made a new year resolution to refrain from waste. waste in the context of money, food, time, an resources in general. I also resolved I get in shape before the calendar new year. I have a few other goals that I am working on but I haven't quite tackled them and formed any more resolutions yet.

what I am going to resolve to do this month, being the first of December and all, is to implement a piece of advice given by public speaker Jim Rohn: take a few minutes at the end of each day to review the day, take an hour at the end of each week to review the week, take a half a day at the end I each month to review the month, and to take an entire weekend at the end I each year to review that year. what did you learn? what did you accomplish? what could you have improved at? where did you fall short? and how have you taken steps to work towards whatever goals (or resolutions) that you have set for yourself?

with consistent review, and constant course adjustment you will achieve more in less time than ever dreamed.

happy December. what are you going to resolve to do this month?

Monday, November 28, 2011

facing the future with my past behind me

I have not felt like writing in a very long time. Partially it is because my account got hacked and I was too lazy to set up a new direct post email system from my phone, and partially it is because I have been through a tremendous amount of change in the past year and a half.

They say that people always change. That isn't an entirely accurate statement. In a lot of ways, people stay exactly the same and it is YOU who changes. Well in this case, I feel like I changed and left my world behind me.

Is it right to leave my world behind? I didn't particularly like the world I was living in for so long. I've left a lot of people behind as well. And part of me feels like it is such a shame, but I want to get out and what see another side of life has to offer. I encourage everyone to come alone for the ride.

So now, with the new year right around the corner, I'm taking a leap off the mountain and leaving my past behind me. I release myself of all the obligations that I have been bound to for so long, and boldly go where I had never dared to go before. My future is bright and I am going to enjoy every step of the journey.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Imagine That

I found this while cleaning up some stuff... I wrote it in 1993. The naïve idealistic views of an 11 year old.

Imagine that the world today
Has time for young and old to play
Imagine that all of us far and near
Will have the precious chance to hear
Sounds of nature and of man
To see the sights, yes we can!
There will be no pain at all
We'll all be happy, and life will be a ball
Imagine that everyone's happy
Living without fear
Of the gangmembers and the gunshots we hear
Imagine that the earth is clean
With no trash, ya know what I mean?
No one will be sick
With no diseases or "cure them, quick!"
Love will be plenty, and hate will be none
There won't be use for a gun
Lions will be friendly, and tigers our pet
The sharks won't want to eat us
That's 'bout as good as it van get!
Imagine that there's no pollution
The earth will be cleansed
Meat won't be digested
We'll eat the fruits from our plants
The world will be peaceful
And we'll all be glad
Our lives will be happy
And no one will be sad
Evil won't exist and neither will death
Our lives will be forever
With our hands joined together
We'll rid ourselves of violence
And share our success
We'll help out the needy
And no one will be greedy
We'll care for one another
And no thirst or hunger will be left unsatisfied
Imagine that this was our world of peace and happiness
Imagine that this isn't all a dream
And that something can be done
But there is something, love will do
So get up and help our everyone!

Friday, April 1, 2011

happy flowers

These are the happiest flowers I have ever seen. I don't know why I associate daffodils with happiness, because the first thing that comes to my mind is "Daffodil Lament", a song by the Cranberries. I've always liked daffodils. They remind me of some Disney cartoon where the cup part of the flowers are big mouths that sing.

I've only ever seen them sold maybe 6 weeks out of the year. When Trader Joe's had them, I grabbed 3 bunches. My mom had never seen them before. It was kind of fun watching them peek open and bloom.