Anxiety, Goals, Happiness, Honesty
End, Happiness, Journey of life, Our World, Relationships, Truth
All is well that ends well. We all love happy endings. In fact, we all want happy endings with everything and everyone. So do we get it?
I find the concept of “happy endings” pretty funny. For I don’t think that they are possible. Like literally! Come, think about it. If you really enjoy something or your time with someone, you would keep going back to it again and again and again, till you are completely restrained not to. That is when it ends. Or you let it end. At that time, what you feel is anything but happy.
On the other hand, if you hate something from the bottom of your heart and then it comes to a halt, then you are relieved. But seriously, do you feel happy looking back at the entire ordeal. You are just grateful that it got over.
I think that the journey is…
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Human desperation, Shoveling snow
There are statistics about what Americans do with their time and money and that would seem to be a good proxy for what they find meaningful; and yet a web search didn’t give me what people found meaningful. What is meaningful to you, to me? I sleep the usual amount, and eat the usual amount and yes I find those activities meaningful, but they are driven by animal needs and are not those events that we value most. Or do we? I recently bought a small bottle of Grand Marnier liqueur and discovered that I really like sipping a tiny amount several times a day and letting it just slowly drift back and forth over my tongue. I didn’t seek out this experience, it was just a recommendation by a friend that I might like it, and I do. A single sip of this fluid brings a real pleasure, but…
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happiness, life, random, socialmedia, thoughts, time
What keeps us busy does not necessarily keep us moving.
In today’s modern world, every other person is so called “busy”. The big question is “Busy doing what?”
When the technology is rapidly growing to make life easier for everyone, what is occupying our time?
In ancient history, when a simple meal had to be hunted from the sources, people had enough time to enjoy it. Now when we get fed at our tables, few people have time to properly chew on it.
So where are we spending our precious time?
Different online statistics say that on an average a person spends one third of their lifetime in sleeping. So we are left with two thirds of our waking time to utilize in doing things we love or are required to do.
But we have so much to achieve! Need to learn to walk, to pass elementary, to attend high…
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Happiness, Hard work, mindful, money, sacrifice, sport
bike, lambo, millennial, surf bum
One of the hardest adjustments that society is forced to make is that every 20 years or so the next generation defines success and happiness differently. When the children of the 60’s abandoned the structure, stability, form and function of their parents, hearts everywhere broke. They told the people in power to chill out, sit back, inhale something organic and appreciate art, love, and anarchy. Their kids didn’t buck the man, they became the man; working harder than ever, abandoning their families to get ahead, they found success in the jet set lifestyle complete with a well-formed line of cocaine sucked off the hood of their fully financed Lambo. Their kids grew up alone as success and divorces put families into the background. As their kids began to have families, they didn’t have great examples to follow, but were certain they would ‘actually’ love their children enough to make up…
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change, changing jobs, free spirit, happiness, work
(Yes, those are totally my abs.)
I was talking to a girl friend about a guy friend the other day. She wanted details, as in: is there any potential for this “friend” to become something more.
“I don’t know,” I said. I explained that he’s moved around a lot and seems to have an explorer’s heart. “I like him, but I think he’s kind of a gypsy.”
“Well, you’re kind of a gypsy,” she said.
“No I’m not!”
But I backpedaled almost instantly: “Well, not a geographical one anyway.”
Although I haven’t changed addresses all that often, I started thinking about all the things for which I’ve earned money (no matter how briefly) over the past 30 years.
In no particular order:
-school food service worker
-swimming pool cleaner
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family , focus , home , life , meaning , musing , personal manifesto , progress
It’s cliche but the phrase “if you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything” comes to mind. Having a personal code of conduct, goals, standards gives you guidance when you feel lost in the pace of the modern world we inhabit. This world doesn’t make a lot of sense to an ever growing sector of people and having clear parameters for yourself will help you navigate the right path through it.
Walk through the forest near my home. It’s fenced off to protect it from us humans… 😉
What should my manifesto look like?
Ultimately how you do this is up to you! It’s your manifesto.
- You could write a list in an app you use so it’s easy to refer to on the go
- You could have a special notebook where you create the list and then reflect on how you are living versus what your personal guidelines…
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exercise , friendships , happiness , nature , retirement , strengths
After 18 months of researching, exploring and trying new things I have made a few discoveries I’d like to share:
- Discovering the things you love to do makes the heart grow fonder. I read StrengthFinders and took the test to find my top 5 strengths. On my top 5 list were input and learner. By allowing myself some time to learn new things everyday helps me feel better and become a happier person.
- Making new friends isn’t as hard as I thought. I went outside of my comfort zone and joined a local club that has so many fun options to meet people and try new things. There are a lot of people out there like you and me looking for new friendships and ways to spend time after retirement or even in pre-retirement.
- Exercise is essential to my well-being. I joined the Peloton craze and now can’t wait to…
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advice, anxiety, beauty, boudoir, comfort, editorial, fashion, friends, happy, Learning, life, love, self, toronto
I did a boudoir shoot, it was more of a mini spontaneous I’m feeling myself decision. But nevertheless it was boudoir. When I thought of boudoir in the past it always made me feel “dirty”. As I grew older and more mature I looked at women who modeled in boudoir shoots as beautiful and powerful. There are some days when I can’t look at my naked body in the mirror and these women are strutting in their lingerie like it’s the Victoria Secret Fashion Show. These women were strong and all different body types and skin tones. Now that I have a partner who not only is a photographer but from time to time shoots boudoir I’ve gained an interest and would hope that some day I could do that too. And guess what, your girl got in front of that camera and worked. I honestly have never felt sexier…
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