Life is Fleeting…

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IMG_4459We can’t go anywhere without reading a quote of some sort telling us to Live, Love or Laugh, do this, say that. Facebook is notorious for messages, so much so that even I have stopped reading all of them because my time has become so precious. My house is filled with messages…”Inspire” ~ “Freedom” ~ “Life needs more green lights!” Quotes are little snippets of thoughts that are supposed to makes us stop and think, even if for a nano second. Are the quotes becoming too frequent to absorb? Have we become desensitized to inspiration because of them? Does anyone actually contemplate their meaning anymore? Do we stop and smell the roses at all or are we all just drones who work 9-5, eat sleep and do it all again day in and day out. Where has the Whimsy gone? I want Whimsy! “What is yours will not pass you by” <~~~~ bullshit! It’s passing us all by because we all have our heads down in our message screen oblivious to the world around us! No one wants to take chances anymore. When was the last time you had eye contact with someone that made your stomach flutter! When was the last time someone said something to you that actually made you think? We are all too tired to even be tired anymore.

If you want to be inspired, spend some time in admiration of the elderly. They were once sitting right here thinking where has the time gone? I’ve been wondering how my kids could possibly be teenager! Where has the time gone? I am heading toward being ‘the elderly’ as I speak! Time flies when you’re having fun and news flash…even when you aren’t! So be in the moment and be grateful for each one you have!

I have really been affected by a couple of elderly men who come into my work and spend time chatting with me. They feel like real men who have lived, loved and laughed I am certain of it. They remind me each time I see them that life is fleeting and we don’t know when our time will be up. One has his lovely wife still with him, the other was not so lucky. Both get the biggest smile I can give when I see them walk through the door. They’re grateful to be here, living another day with their health and enjoying each moment. I have always loved older men, something about them that melts my heart. They have this silent, knowing look about them. They don’t need to boast or brag about what they did or who they are or what they’ve got. They are content with keeping from where they came to themselves. I can tell by the look in their eyes that they have a secret ember flickering inside that once lit up a room!

Anthony always starts our visit off with “you’re beautiful” and then he reaches out and touches my hand gently and smiles. I love Anthony! He told me to go for what I wanted, not to worry or think about it, whether it was a man I had my eye on or a new path in life! He brightens up my day and reminds me I can do anything I set my mind to. He said “If a man doesn’t treat you kindly and take his garbage out then move on after you konk him over the head!” <~~~~ his words not mine. Anthony is 83;) “Treat’em rough and tell’em nothing!” was advice from my Nana to me in regard to men! I think Anthony would have gotten a charge out of my Nana. I think the elderly and by elderly I mean over 80, think we aren’t made like they used to be. They have the wisdom to be calm and mellow. I agree. Times were tougher, you had to suck it up to survive. You didn’t give up because it wasn’t a choice. You did what needed to be done or you were done. Character building days!

I think we have a lot to learn from those who were in our shoes not too long ago. If you take the time to find out what they wish they had done different or what they wouldn’t have changed, we might all live a little more and worry a little less!

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Life is fleeting…find your passion and start sharing it before you find yourself with the feeling of regret and wonder of what would have been if you had just taken that step.

Here are a few of my favourite quotes that have made me think in the last little while.

“You’re imperfect and you’re wired for struggle but you are worthy of love and belonging.” ~Brene Brown

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…and just one more that made me giggle~

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Svaha ~

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Last Night…


My daughter and I were solo last night so we tucked into bed and got cozy to watch one of our favourite girl-shows, Being Erica’. It seems every time we decide to watch it, it completely parallels my life…the Universe has a way of reminding me that I am not alone. Last nights episode was about finding the perfect man! (funny…right?) Lesson learned, next weeks post will be a reflection of that show!

Last night I had soft little girl feet touching mine, an arm wrapped around me, lights were off and all I could see my was daughters beautiful face illuminated by her iPod while she read me little quotes, we giggled together for hours! It may have just been one of those “I guess ya had to be there” moments in time but I wasn’t ready to post about my s-i-t-u-a-t-i-o-n right now so here goes! My daughter has such a quirky great sense of haha! Part of the fun was hearing her dialog and 2 cents after each quote.

Here are a few quote from Teen-Posts

“The awkward moment when your internets down and you realize your life sucks”

“The awkward moment when you want to scare someone but they take too long to come out”

“When I text someone in the same room as me and I stare at them until they get it”

“I consider myself as a crayon, I may not be your favourite colour…but one day you will need me to complete your picture”

“My teacher pointed to me with his ruler and said “at the other end of this ruler there is an idiot” I got detention after asking “which end”

“Sitting in class wondering who would die if one of the fans fell down”

“Changing your entire message because you don’t know how to spell one word”

“If I had a British agent I’d never shut up”

Stay connected to your kids, it’s important to see what they’re into, and fun to be a kid again along side of them!

Enjoy your Monday everyone!

 

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Svaha Spirit Series ~ Inspiration

As you all know my life is full of twists and turns, some I write about and some I keep to myself and those involved. I embrace each one with an open heart and curious mind. I love life and the change it brings. Unpredictable at the best of times!

After reading Bonnie’s post on Friday Celebrating Women, I was inspired to type International Womans Day on my keyboard and came across this video. Watch it for how ever long you choose, it doesn’t matter if you only watch for 2 minutes, you will get something to take with you for the day that will make you smile! I watched it with a horrible head cold, sensitive eyes looking like crap sneezing, coughing, aching, and I still left feeling mentally inspired! There were too many quotes that grabbed me so I won’t even try to pick a favourite, take a look!

Svaha ~

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