There Is Something Of Yourself

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“If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.” – Fred Rogers

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Ahhhh Sundazeeeee

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Sundays. The day of the week where most people are able to relax a bit more after a full week of work and maybe some event they had on Saturday, or you had an insane weekend of partying and you’re ready to give the body a little break.

Either way, I agree they’re the days for relaxation. So grab your coffee, open up my blog, and start your day off right.

For me, getting up on a Sunday includes sleeping in, eating waffles for breakfast, going to church at 11, then coming home and starting the day.

Okay now it’s not like I need a set schedule every week but one thing that’s the same is the fact that I know I usually have nothing to do that day so I might as well spend it relaxing as much as possible.

Maybe I’ll take a bath today…?

Maybe I’ll read a book or magazine that I’ll have to dust off first before picking up…?

Maybe I’ll have a Harry Potter marathon…?

Whatever the hell you wanna do today is up to you. I really hope you’re not one of those people who still have insane work on Sunday where you don’t even get a chance to sit down :/

But for those of you who don’t have anything going on, THE WORLD IS YOUR OYSTER.

I really wish I lived somewhere where there was always events going on or something to do.

Like New York, I feel like those people never ever relax. Honestly, but if there was some event like a book club reading, a show, some poetry at a local coffee shop, whatever, I would be in heaven.

Okay that’s another topic when I’m talking about things to do because Sundays are about what you’re not going to do.

I’m one of those people who HATE not doing anything. No seriously. I don’t like to sit around for long periods of time wasting my life away when I could be out doing absolutely anything!

Maybe some of you are like me in the sense. So you’re probably reading this article like “alright sweets, maybe you have the time to not do anything on Sundays or have the patience to sit around and be relaxed, but some of us have responsibilities.”

And I totally get that one hundred percent. My thing is that I feel like people are so busy and involved all the time that they don’t EVER have a chance to even take a breather every once in a while.

That’s why I say Sunday. Even if you have a lot going on, at least try to take some sort of relaxing activity up on this day. Go somewhere quiet and just sit. Take a yoga class. Learn how to not stress at every moment of the day, it’s not healthy either.

You could even take breathers in your car if you’re that busy that you’re going from place to place all the time. All I hope for is that people around the world try to be less stressed no matter how hard it is in the world we live in today.

I can speak from my own stress free personality that it’s so much better to live this way. I don’t want to sit here and tell you how to live your life but I do want to sit here and make suggestions.

This stuff helps. I’m sure of it.

Now go enjoy your sundaze in any way you please!


Thanks so much for reading guys, I know this wasn’t the most exciting article I’ve ever written but there’s a point to it! I love you all and please oh please don’t be afraid to suggest anything about what you want me to write about or even give me pointers!

I love hearing from people about the stuff I write about! Come back daily for motivational quotes and fun facts on the bottom middle column of my main page! As always,

Peace & Blessings ❤

Abby

 

 

Life Will Break You

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“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.” – Louise Erdrich

Connections

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“You can talk with someone for years, everyday, and still, it won’t mean as much as what you can have when you sit in front of someone, not saying a word, yet you feel that person with your heart, you feel like you have known the person for forever…. connections are made with the heart, not the tongue.” – C. JoyBell C.

Think About It

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Today I wanted to share a few poems that my dad has very strong connections with. These poems aren’t just for people who have faced hardship, they are for anyone who might need to take a step back for a bit and reevaluate a few things in their lives.

When you read these, really think about them.

They are all from a book called “The Winners Manual: For the game of life” by Jim Tressel. I highly recommend it for anyone, even if you’re not a sports fan. (#3 is my favorite)


 

 

 

Poem #1:

The Guy In The Glass

When you get what you want in your struggle for pelf,

And the world makes you King for a day,

Then go to the mirror and look at yourself,

And see what that guy has to say

 

For it isn’t your Father, or Mother, or Wife,

Who judgement upon you must pass.

The feller whose verdict counts most in your life,

Is the guy staring back from the glass.

 

He’s the feller to please, never mind all the rest,

For he’s with you clear up to the end,

And you’ve passed your most dangerous, difficult test

If the guy in the glass is your friend.

 

You may be like Jack Horner and “chisel” a plum,

and think you’re a wonderful guy,

But the man in the glass says you’re only a bum

If you can’t look him straight in the eye.

 

You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years,

And get pats on the back as you pass,

But your final reward will be heartaches and tears

If you’ve cheated the guy in the glass.

-Dale Wimbrow

 

Poem #2

The Man Who Thinks He Can

If you think you’re beaten, you are,

If you think you dare not, you don’t,

If you’d like to win but think you can’t,

It’s almost a cinch you won’t.

If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost,

For out in the world we find

Success begins with a fellow’s will;

It’s all in the state of mind.

 

Full many a face is lost

Ere ever a step is run,

And many a coward fails

Ere ever his works begun,

Think big, and your deeds will grow;

Think small and you’ll fall behind.

Think that you can, and you will;

It’s all in the state of mind.

 

If you think you’re outclassed, you are;

You’ve got to think high to rise.

You’ve got to be sure of yourself before

You can ever win a prize.

Life’s battles don’t always go

to the stronger or faster man,

But soon or late the man who wins

Is the fellow who thinks he can.

It’s all in the state of mind!

-Walter D. Wintle

 

Poem #3

It Couldn’t Be Done

Somebody said that it couldn’t be done,

But he, with a chuckle, replied

That “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one

Who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried.

So he buckled right in, with a trace of a grin

On his face. If he worried, he hid it.

He started to sing as he tackled the thing

That couldn’t be done, and he did it.

 

Somebody scoffed: “Oh, you’ll never do that;

At least no one ever has done it.”

But he took off his coat, and he took off his hat,

And the first thing we knew, he’d begun it;

With the lift of his chin, and a bit of a grin,

Without any doubting or quiddit;

He started to sing as he tackled the thing

That couldn’t be done, and he did it.

 

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done;

There are thousands to prophesy failure;

There are thousands to point out to you, one by one,

The dangers that wait to assail you;

But just buckle right in, with a bit of a grin,

Then take off your coat and go to it;

Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing

That “cannot be done,” and you’ll do it!

-Edgar A. Guest


Thanks for reading guys, I know it got kind of long but I appreciate it if you went through them! These poems mean a lot to me, my dad, and our family so I really hope you enjoyed them! Come back for more posts and and quotes daily! As always,

Peace & Blessings ❤

Abby