And lo there came a savior-
A champion to the weak.
A hero to the weary.
And this savior would come to be known
by the noble name of ‘caffeine’,
and many would seek its council.
Okay, I admit it; that’s not a poem but, you know, sometime I have these little quips that are enjoyable. This being one, I thought I’d share it in the early morn for those of you who, like me, need that little boost. However you need it, in a Redbull, taking a pill, or chugging down a few cups of good ol’ fashioned brew, you know how true this one is. Don’t you?
You can only break a cycle
by drawing a line.
Happened again, didn’t it? It’s Monday, regrettably but here’s to hoping that you’ll be able to make it easily through the up hill climb of the week. To help you along, I decided to post a little punch of a thought above that occurred to me late last night. You see, I’ve got this nasty sort of habit with being bored with the world around me and, well, nothing better to break a cycle than to just draw the line right where you’re at.
So, that being said, I urge you to think about the same. No matter what you find yourself dreading, or grumbling at today, just know that you can find away around it and get away clean because, as the best of us know, it’s never too early or too late to get out of a rigged game.
Here’s to hoping that your drinks are cold, your Monday is mild, and that your will is hotter than a white-red fire.
“Death comes with dedication,
Gratitude from the grave,
Sanity comes from solitude,
And intricacy from the insane.”
Thanks to tklinker for the awesome image! Just a small, nice little poem today to remind people that there are oddly connected things out there which we seldomly relate with one another; however, on closer examination, we can find that these do often have rather strong and surprising links!
So, I thought I’d share my little inspirational desktop image. Thanks to hisks for the image, which I decided to lay one of my favorite quotes over. So, for other writers, I hope you enjoy this as well, and feel free to post your own favorite writing quotes. I’m always on the look out for some inspiration.
In other news, I’m looking to add another poem later today, so stay tuned to my little blog for something new. This one should be a return to my little snarky nature rather than being so serious because, as you know, if there is one thing in life I detest being it is serious 🙂
Just a little Monday motivation for ya. Here’s to hoping you have an awesome week!
“Man is so made that, whenever anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish” – Jean De La Fontaine
Special thanks to Mattox for the awesome picture!
“Tragedy may have shaped me,
but it will not define me.”
We all know that life isn’t all unicorns and cupcakes (though wouldn’t it be awesome it if was?), and you could probably count on one hand the people you run into who haven’t had anything terrible happen to them. Basically, what I am saying is that most of us have brushes and full on crashes with tragedy. It can come in the form of losing a love one, to financial ruin, all the way to an accident that leaves you with a disability. Whatever form it chooses to come in and no matter what the outcome, it has inevitably shaped your life in one way or the other. However, no matter how terrible the tragedy, we know that moving on is the most important part that comes out of an ordeal. No matter if it left you with a ding, a dent, or even missing something that you had before, you have the responsibility and ability to live your life despite all of these events.
I say all of these because we all have those years. You know the ones I’m talking about, where your loved one leaves you, you loose your job, and your cat runs away- those kinds of years just happen. Once again, it’s something you can get through and should. Realizing that, in your life, moving along no matter what has happened is the only way to keep living to your fullest is perhaps the most important and responsible realization you could ever make.
And, yes, I said responsible. Allowing something to beat you into a deep, dark corner not only hinders your entire life, but it also does nothing for those who are around you. This can be anyone from your child to your dog (yes, pets get depressed too). It’s your responsibility to yourself, and to the ones you love, that you drag yourself back up and keep going on.
That’s the part I’m really talking about: the going on thing. As horrible as it is, you can see those people who have experienced something terrible in their life, and they’ve never been able to move past it. It can be the job they lost twenty years back, the loved one that left them, or something looming from their past. Unable to continue on, their life has taken a side seat next to their sorrow. They have, in all senses, become defined by their tragedy. Don’t let that be you.
That quote up there is going out straight to you, person who has faced the terrible aka ‘the suck’. Yes, it has happened, but no you don’t have to let it grasp hold of your entire life. Push past, even if you have to fake it till you make it, and keep getting on.
To sum it up: no matter how you’re feeling today, just know you can make it through anything that comes your way.
In addition, for those of you who are just having one of those years, and you just want to hear someone who understands that happens sometimes, I introduce you to the Weepies and their song ‘ Not Your Year”. I know this song well because I too have had hard times, and it was just nice to hear someone who understood it.
Anywho, that’s my take on things. If you’ve got a favorite ‘get back up and at ‘um’ or ‘nothing’s gonna stop me’ quote or song, feel free to post a link in the comments!
– The Procrastitorian