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Be Your Own Hero

August 14, 2011 • By

For some, life is a spectator sport. These people hear about the great things happening in the lives that surround them, but have not yet embraced the fact that positive things can happen to their own. They continue to live a life where they run on automatic pilot with no significant events in their lives; only the ones relating to the sport events that they may attend. Sometimes. There’s no sense of urgency about tomorrow; no plans considered beyond today.

They merely drift and wander in and out of view that one barely notices their absence. The spotlight is meant for others. Standing out isn’t something that makes them comfortable; they are blenders in. They are the stereotypical modern day Cinderellas who are sure that nothing will change in their all too boring lives unless someone else comes to save the day.

There are so many unfulfilled dreams floating about their owners’ heads; lingering into perpetuity, homeless, aimless and desirous of being claimed and utilized but left wanting. I’ve lived that existence. I’ve wanted to experience things that I’d read about, seen on TV or had heard about in passing.

I believed that I wanted a life different from the one I’d presently been living. I could envision my new life, I just didn’t know how to create nor claim it. I think somewhere deep down inside, I thought someone would just show up and guide me to my destiny. I was waiting for my Superman.READ MORE


Inspiration

Travel Photo Thursday – A Psalm For My Soldier

June 2, 2011 • By

Photo credit: Nanny Snowflake on Flickr

Today’s photo (is not mine, but it perfectly expresses the heart of this post)  is a little late for Memorial Day, but I wanted to show tribute to those who fight for us daily and to honor the sacrifice that they make at the expense of loved ones.  I wrote a poem from the standpoint of a wife seeing her husband off as he leaves to report for duty.

A psalm for my soldier

My smile flew away the moment you kissed me goodbye and walked through the gate.

It waited patiently for you to come sit beside and hold it within the warmth of the hollow of your hands and safeguard it ’til  you reached your destination.READ MORE