Saturday, May 21, 2011
I am hereby officially tendering my resignation as an adult.
I have decided I would like to accept the responsibilities of an 8-year-old again.
I want to go to McDonald's and think that it's a four star restaurant.
I want to sail sticks across a fresh mud puddle and make ripples with rocks.
I want to think M&Ms are better than money because you can eat them.
I want to lie under a big oak tree and run a lemonade stand with my friends on a hot summer day.
I want to return to a time when life was simple.
When all you knew were colors, multiplication tables, and nursery rhymes, but that didn't bother you, because you didn't know what you didn't know and you didn't care.
All you knew was to be happy because you were blissfully unaware of all the things that should make you worried or upset.
I want to think the world is fair.
That everyone is honest and good.
I want to believe that anything is possible.
I want to be oblivious to the complexities of life and be overly excited by the little things again.
I want to live simple again.
I don't want my day to consist of computer crashes, mountains of paperwork, depressing news, how to survive more days in the month than there is money in the bank, doctor bills, gossip, illness, and loss of loved ones.
I want to believe in the power of smiles, hugs, a kind word, truth, justice, peace, dreams,
the imagination, mankind, and making angels in the snow.
So...here's my checkbook and my car keys, my credit cards and all my responsibility.
I am officially resigning from adulthood.
And if you want to discuss this further, you'll have to catch me first, 'cause,
"Tag! You're it."
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Another diet we're about to endure,
but this time we'll do it, of that we are sure.
We've tried all the others without much success,
but this is the one to get into THAT dress!
For years we've tried hard to lose excess weight,
and we now have the answer to looking just great.
For us no more 'chips' or 'Big Mac' on a whim,
we want to look good and we'd love to be slim.
We joined all the clubs where we'd regularly meet,
but when we read all the can't haves we'd go home and 'greet'
They said don't have this and they said don't have that,
so we'd paid all that money just for a chat!
We all have a wardrobe from size 12 up to 20,
and big, baggy jumpers of which there are plenty.
A drawer of small undies is a dream we all know,
so those big ugly knickers really must go!
With time passing quickly and teenage years gone,
we have no more excuses to rely upon,
The one about 'puppy fat' ran out long ago,
so this time it's business, let's give it a go!
Copyright; Angela Convery
Monday, May 16, 2011
Why is it that when you are running on a treadmill that 20 minutes seems like an eternity, while 20 minutes doing something that you love, goes by in a blink of the eye?
Why is it that we are so time-conscious even to the point of reading books or taking time management seminars?
Why is it that the older you get, the faster that time seems to fly?
Why is it that the magazine articles that are most popular are those with "time-saving" methods and tips?
We have fast food restaurants, time-saving cooking appliances and devices, and time-saving recipes. We have drive-throughs at banks, dry cleaners, pharmacies, and restaurants. We take short cuts down streets, back roads, and through parking lots to get home quickly. We now have small computer/electronic devices that we can carry with us so we can have our schedules instantly at our fingertips. We have cellular phones that can be used to return business or personal phone calls, while we are driving.
Okay, enough already! What is my point? It is simply that there are, and always has been, 24 hours in every day, 7 days in a week, and 52 weeks in a year. What has changed for us that we need all of these time-saving devices? Are we in control of our lives, or are we allowing time to control us? Are we rushing so quickly into the future and mourning the lost yesteryears that we forget to be in the present moment?
I experienced a shock while driving home recently, traveling down a road that I have traveled numerous times in the last 6 years. I saw a house that I never realized was there. I found myself gasping at the truth of the matter. I have chosen to live a life on the fast track, fast food, "let's hurry up and get 'there' (wherever that is)." What have I missed seeing that would have given me greater pleasure?
I have to take responsibility for my choices, for they were and are my choices. It has been my choice to take on responsibilities and to reach for higher goals. I can say that I have lived a very full life, but when the sun sets on this person's life will I say that I have seen the world, when I have had but a glimpse of it? I saw it through a fast moving train, but I can say, "I've been there and done that."
I have seen it, but did I experience it? If you should see me in my car, speeding down the highway, with a fast food sandwich in one hand and a cell-phone in the other, listening to a time management audio tape, and doing exercises, please yell at me. Tell me to stop and enjoy my experiences. Isn't it about time?
Affirmation for the Week:
"I manage my time and by doing so, I manage to have a "real" life."
Have a timeless week!
Sunday, May 15, 2011
I am what you want me to be
a wayward soul flying free.
Wrapped up in your arms so tight,
perhaps I am with you tonight.
I am all I want to be
living out my fantasy
writing poems that have no end
hoping you will comprehend.
I am rhythm, I am rhyme
never running out of time.
Donna G Fowler
Just think of the possibilities of you... Don't sell yourself short, but believe in yourself.
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