It's All About the Journey

Today is your future. Live in the moment!


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CHOICES

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We all are working on the choices we make during this lifetime. Choices as to where to work, where to live, how to live. Choices in what to buy, where is the best deal? Choices in what to eat–is it organic? What is ORGANIC? Just because the FDA approves it does it make it okay to eat? (I saw an episode of Rachel Ray the other day and I cringe at the thought of a candy bar at this point, I am learning to eat without thinking…).

This whole topic has come up (in my mind) as I am on the mailing list for Glasser Institute and the Choice Connection Recording was the title of the notification. While I didn’t feel compelled to follow through on their offer, it was a choice I made and it spurred this thinking.

Choices…How then should I live my life? Choices that I can make in the here and now. Choices for my future, choices as to how to live a quality life now because tomorrow I will be gone, like the fading flower of summer and the leaf that falls from the tree. Will I see my life as that golden and red leaf that was bright, before I become brittle and browned?

Live for today, breathe in the breath of life with the air given as a gift of life. Enjoy!
(On that note is another choice I’ve made. Choose your bananas wisely!)
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Life Post-Robin Williams

Life is all about the journey. Sometimes that journey is tough and overwhelming and decisions are made. Outsiders do not understand the inner workings of persons suffering from depression. We do not know the demons and voices that these people suffer from. Is it an inner enemy trying to take control, or is it fanciful thoughts and lack of self esteem/self confidence that drives them to the grave?

I have known a few that have fought these demons and have lost, Robin is merely now a poster child for this, and his life will be memorialized by this. There are no mistakes in our lives, only lessons, and we are left to become aware of the lesson. And, we all have a lesson to be learned. For me, it is a lesson in awareness. To become more aware of my fellow man and the demons that he suffers, to offer my support, for what little I can do, to show love and acknowledgement of his pain that he suffers inside, to accept his solution, shedding tears for him, and embracing the living into acknowledgement as well as discovery of a cure, as opposed to a medication, to solve.

So to Scott, Paul, and now Robin (two I knew, one only by press) and nameless others, here’s to you and let us pray that your legacy lives on to better days and understanding, and victory over this illness.

Again, folks, we are all a part of Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot. Life in perspective.