Monday, January 14, 2008

Meaningful Mondays



I thought that I will start doing what I will refer to as Meaningful Mondays. It will be the one day that I set aside especially for reflection and trying to fit together the pieces of the puzzle that we all call 'Life'.

From time to time I come across some profound statement while I am reading a book or magazine, sometimes in an e-mail, that really lights a spark for me. It may cause me to give serious thought to something that I had found puzzling before. Perhaps answering a question that I have had for a long time. Perhaps just putting a different spin on the way I looked at something before. Sometimes it happens suddenly, sometimes slowly with a certain amount of smoothness, the puzzle piece just slides right into place for me. It is a feeling like no other when it happens.

I confess that I am guilty of usually having so much clutter on my mind that I really don't take the time to meditate over fitting my puzzle pieces together like I should. Although my inner child still thinks she is 19 with lots of time to find answers to questions I have had all of my life, all it takes is a look in the mirror to know that indeed I am no longer 19. It is time to do some mental housekeeping. Dusting off the grey matter, sweeping out the cobwebs and keeping that mind in shape by giving it some serious exercising from time to time.

With all of that said I will now give you my first 'Meaningful Monday' installment. Hopefully someone finds it helpful in some way.


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As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn't supposed to ever let us down probably will. You will have your heart broken probably more than once and it is harder every time. You'll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken. You'll fight with your best friend. You'll blame a new love for things an old one did. You'll cry because time is passing too fast, and you will eventually lose someone you love. So take too many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you've never been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you'll never get back.

Don't be afraid that your life will end,

be afraid that it will never begin.


5 comments:

Lynne said...

Wonderful advice. Time moves so fast and once it's gone, it's gone. Don't waste a minute of it.

smilnsigh said...

Hi! Thank you for commenting in one of my blogs.

Very good Monday thoughts here. Me too, I seem to have my mind cluttered with all the things I still have to do. Etc. Which is soooo silllly. Because at 70, if I can't relax now from "doing stuff," when will I be able to hu? ,-)


And I revel in the fact that I don't have to do a lot of former stuff. And am very happy with this fact. Have no feeling sorry for myself, because of less to do. Nope, not me.

So why do I have lists in my mind, hu? LOL.

Thanks for the entry. May it push me along, to clear out some of my mental cobwebs tooo!!!

Mari-Nanci

PEA said...

I really loved this post...as you say, sometimes our minds are so cluttered up, we don't pay attention to what is really important in our lives. It's also so true that for every minute we spend upset it's a minute of happiness we'll never get back...need to tell myself that before I get upset at somebody:-) xox

violetlady said...

Thank you for a meaningful Monday. This is a good blog idea.

Prixie said...

Thank you for the visit and the link.

Meaningful Mondays are a fabulous idea...especially on a monday. ;p