By default, people are so damn impatient. They want it all - and they want it yesterday!
I deal with it every day in my business, as the print industry is exceptionally time sensitive. Nine times out of ten people do not plan their requirements adequately in advance, and therefore 99% of our production orders processed are “extremely urgent”.
Tonight, I feel like expressing myself through music more than language... so , I hope you can enjoy and appreciate the lack of written expression as well as take a little walk through my day - from a musical perspective!
Being an outspoken and honest individual is not always easy. For as long as I can remember, my inability to filter certain thoughts and/or opinions has often gotten me into trouble as well as in the middle of some rather heated discussions.
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend - Melody Beattie
I can remember the morning that my life and my perspective on absolutely EVERYTHING changed forever! I literally opened my eyes that day and everything made sense to me. I no longer just understood the words of the things I had read or seen - I suddenly FELT them!
School was NEVER my thing! I simply did not fit in! – In a way, that is sad, because my parents sacrificed a lot in order for me to attend one of the top High Schools in the country and in all honesty, I wasted the opportunity.
But... that was not to be my path!
Much like your house needs to be cleaned "literally" on a regular basis, it also needs to be cleaned energetically. Energy in certain spaces can build up a "residue" if you will, and the energy in that space becomes stagnant after a while - which can have several negative effects on the people who enter that space.
WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH YOUR LIFE...IF YOU KNEW YOU COULDN'T FAIL?! Would your circumstance and/or situation be any different to what and where it currently is?
Something struck me today whilst watching my son… He is somehow always “removed” from social situations. No, don’t misunderstand that statement. He is a very sociable little boy who according to his teachers is very popular amongst his peers. What I am referring to is that he CHOOSES to remove himself from the “crowd”. Although I have always been aware of his “selectiveness” – today, for (whatever reason) it hit me! My son chooses wisely!
Getting - and staying motivated on a daily basis can often be challenging - especially when your time is spent juggling a million and one activities... work, kids, family, dinner, lunches, meetings, sports practices, bath time, homework...
Some days are diamonds and others are...well... not! And what matters in the end I suppose, is how you handle the latter.
...and I am going to sit here and say it! Yes! I am proud of myself for every road I have traveled in my life thus far! I am a graphic designer by trade and have been self employed since the year 2000. As anybody who is self employed will know - it comes with enormous challenges!
I was shown a movie once where people lived in a world where it was IMPOSSIBLE to lie and it made me smile from the inside out because it was such an accurate depiction of the human race and everything is it NOT!! As a simple example - In the REAL world, if someone you know didn't like your outfit, they would probably think precisely that, but would still tell you how nice you looked. In this movie however, they told you how crap they thought you looked. hehe!! - It was amusingly BRUTAL!
Are our bodies merely vessels comprised of skin and bone with which we “randomly” roam, or are they symbolic representations of our soul?
I am inclined to lean toward the latter.
I can remember a time in my life when I won an award for the best speaker in the school. Public speaking (and speaking in general, lol) came very naturally when I was young… and whilst I still find the road to my platform on occasion these days (when it’s emotionally driven), in general I avoid it. I attended a business networking meeting a while back and “walls closing in on me” would be an understatement of how I felt standing up in front of a mere 30 odd people. …Nerve wrecking comes to mind.
Yes life is busy. Yes we all have a lot to do in our 24 hour days. Doing the "mundane" can ABSOLUTELY feel like the straw that broke the camel’s back on certain days... you know... washing the dishes, doing the laundry, packing lunches etc. etc. etc.
BUT - and this is a BIG BUT...
On Friday the 11th of November last year (2016), I received a bunch of "anonymous" roses at my shop - and as any lady would be... I was flattered and curious...who? why? and so the questions roll around in your head...
Little did I know, that this was soon to become a constant in my life...
What is it with the young “women” of today?! Obviously there are the exceptions to the rule but for the most part, many of them are… (Let me think about how to put this politely) …SELF ABSORBED, ARROGANT LITTLE B*TCHES! (Yes that’s about as gracious as it was going to get).
Waking up in a house with young children is truly a new experience every day! It never ceases to amaze me how they manage to jump out of bed with a level of enthusiasm and a spring in their step that is enough to make any adult envious – never mind completely perplexed.
I am all for BIG families – I am a part of one. We are loud, opinionated and loads of fun! There is truly no limit to the amount of fun we can all have together, but whilst my son has many cousins (with a new addition on the way any day now) he - is an only child, and I think I speak for ALL mothers sitting in the “only child” sphere, when I say – we DEFINITELY spoil more to compensate for the lack of siblings…
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