Great Expectations, Great Disappointments.
No Expectations, No Disappointments.
But how sad and self limiting to face this destiny….. To expect so little that we can never realize any disappointment in our lives. I would rather fall flat on my face and weep and cry from the sheer height from which I fell. Feel the pain, moan and groan occasionally, than crawl along, close to the ground, never soaring to any height just to prevent the fall.
My strongest belief is LEAP and the NET will Appear!
Take some chances.
OK so yes, we may fall and we may fall from great heights, but, it’s just a fall.
We can bounce back. We are resilient!
We are strong.
We can choose to be strong, we can choose to TAKE A STAND, TO BELIEVE IN OURSELF, TO BELIEVE IN OUR WORTH, TO INVEST IN SELF ~
even when we momentarily find ourselves flat on our face.
Remember when you were a kid and fell off your bike a thousand times before you could race up the street a million miles an hour?
Fall down gumby, you will get back up.
Go ahead and fall, pick yourself up, eventually you will get it right.
They even have band aids now with great smiley faces, funny characters and everything! Have a supply on hand, just in case you need them for your “boo boos”~
How else do we really live? Really feel the life energy we each have. IT IS AWESOME, THIS THING CALLED LIFE! SAY “YES”, “YES” “YES”!
We only know the joy of the ride, the freedom of the sky if we have experienced the ride.
I am not encouraging reckless abandon all the time.
But I fully support some wild moments. Taking some chances.
After all, we have this moment to live life to the fullest.
Not to always follow the safe and sure path that is predictable.
Sometimes we should LEAD, Not Follow. Sometimes we should step out there. Turn on the dazzle, sparkle, just because we can.
Often we find ourselves surrounded by joyless souls. They have the capacity to suck the joy out of life if we let them.
I say: Why would we want to give up our personal power to these bleak, sad, angry souls.
Better that we consider surrounding ourselves with lighter spirits.
Be the light others need to see, and create for ourselves our own excitement, our own happy place.
By leading with our own light, we choose our own path. Straight up the hill, UN-winded, sprinting the last hundred yards to the very edge of the cliff, with great expectations, a joyous CELEBRATION! Leave the grouchy, hateful dark souls at the base of the mountain. Jump on a cloud, take the ride across the rainbow, and laugh all the way down.
OK so maybe it’s REAL risky to think that a real cloud will provide a soft landing from the top of the mountain, but you get my drift here, right?
Live with GUSTO. Take some reasonable chances. Look for MAGIC in your life. Create a good life. You deserve it. Laugh, love, sing, dance.
And no, not in your mind.
Get out there today and CELEBRATE YOU!
And… there you have it! My thoughts for this Sunday after a Saturday spent at the Citrus Festival; a day in the SUN, with my beloved friend, my MOM, aka COB! Sitting in the sun and visiting with Irene, aka IRM for the day; being entertained as she drove herself (and us crazy) trying to figure out what COB stands for, quizzing, begging for answers, for clues ~ ~ ~ Laura and Mitch came and ole’ Irene really turned up the heat when she discovered that Mitch is the one who named COB COB!!! Ah, but he wasn’t telling either ~
The folks of the Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce were there in their glory, doing their thing, and doing a darn good job of it at that! Tomorrow they will be there again, with Connie Davis competing in a “dance contest” and Ms Connie DOES NOT like to lose… So… if you are in Palm Harbor around 4pm be sure to root for Connie as she razzles with dazzle on the dance floor of the competition!
UPDATE: RAINS HAVE CANCELLED THE DANCE OFF ~ GUESS CONNIE WINS BY DE-FAULT!!! TOLD YA, CONNIE DOES NOT LIKE TO LOSE WEATHER OR NOT ~ RAININ IN PALM HARBOR AND TARPON SPRINGS ALL DAY TODAY ~~~~
Chris up there in NY, our arms are around you as always, keeping you in our thoughts around the globe, you have the warpaint on and an army of angels beside you ~ Hurry home~ YOU ARE IN THE ARMS OF THE ANGELS FRIEND ~
Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, know that :
the fire is being kept and the embers are burning brightly for each of you with prayers on the winds and healing on the smoke ~
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