“Permanently closing a door often seems a bit drastic. But on the other hand, permanently leaving a door open allows the opportunity for anything to get in.”~M
We will always have days when we feel unaccepted. The world is full of a zillion ways to reject us. But that’s when you just have to be happy for who you are. Nothing else matters as long as you’re satisfied with yourself.~M
Sometimes you just need to drown your sorrows in cake. After all, if a spoonful of sugar can help the medicine go down, why not the sadness too? ~M
For a month full of writing prompts, click here. – Sorrows of the soul
“If I’ve failed as a mother than I’ve failed at everything.” ~M
“Sometimes, words don’t come easy, and that’s okay.” ~M
We must cherish what we have while we have it, before it all slips away. ~M
Grace isn’t something I’m always good at; thankfully, my mind knows how to tell my heart to be quiet. ~M
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The grass often looks greener on the other side, and yet so often it’s just an illusion, and when you do finally get there, it’s really just a hill covered in slime. ~M
It feels like we’re heading into a new normal. I’ve been on vacation, and as I watch my girls play in the pool, I wonder how long it will be, before even this sort of activity is no longer allowed. It’s sort of a scary thought. Everything we’ve known for such a long time is suddenly changing. Is this our new reality? Everything is closing; people are in a panic at the stores to buy basic necessities. The malls, movie theaters, restaurants, and sports facilities have all become like ghost towns. We never prepared ourselves for such things. And now I feel like one of the few who isn’t ready for the next wave of whatever is coming.
I’m not worried about the virus. I’m healthy for my age, and my girls are young enough that this won’t likely hinder them at all. But what I am worried about is the bigger picture ― the mass chaos, the wars which could break out, and the ones that already are. And I’m concerned that people will foolishly do things to harm other people. This world is already a scary place sometimes, but this seems to go beyond anything I’ve ever known or seen. The real threat isn’t the virus, but instead the human response to the virus, this is what scares me the most, and this is what I fear will be our biggest downfall.
“Having the potential to be good is not the same as actually being good, but a symphony is always good.” ~M
*I got to go to a symphony last night. The theme was a Scottish fantasy, which featured Brahms, Symphony No. 2 in D major. This picture was taken before everyone was actually there, but you can see still several musicians tuning their instruments. It was quite a lovely night and I was lucky enough to get free tickets to the event.
“We can’t control what others do and how they choose to live their lives, but we can focus on being the very best versions of ourselves. And who knows, our positive actions may just rub off on others. It doesn’t do any harm to at least try, and you might discover some unique things about yourself in the process.” ~M
“If we spend our time and energy on those who are most important to us, everything else in our lives will eventually fall into place.” ~M
“It’s hard when someone won’t tell you you’re wrong, on days when you’re wishing you were.” ~M
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“We must focus on the beauty of the dance, while we still have the chance. ~M
My quote today was inspired by the following quote. Such powerful words always cause me to reflect upon my own life and its meaning.
This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds.
To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance.
A lifetime is like a flash of lightning in the sky,
rushing by, like a torrent down a steep mountain.
One thing this year has taught me is that I’m better off without people in my life who only want to say hurtful things about others. This is one reason I decided to leave social media last year, and I haven’t regretted my decision for a second. We all have our flaws and nobody is better than anyone else. Each of us has our own ideas and opinions and that makes us all unique and beautiful in our own way. An old rule I’m forever trying to follow is, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” I think this is the first thing any of us should be asking ourselves before we say anything. We need to bring back unity into the world, and it’s so easy to do that when we spread kindness. These are just my thoughts for the day. I hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of the new year. Let’s try to make it a positive one! Much love to all of you! ~M xo
P.S. I’ve been without WiFi for the majority of the past three weeks, which has made it difficult to respond to comments and read posts. I will try my best to respond and catch up with all of you as soon as I can. 😉