Today I had part 2 of a nuclear MIBI. It is amazing what they can do these days. For part of it I am sitting comfortably in a chair and they inject me with something. It apparently fools my heart into thinking I am exercising. I just remain sitting and soon I begin to pant a little, getting a little short of breath. I felt light headed, with a mild head ache. It is strange to be just sitting there and suddenly you start breathing a little heavier just as if you were exercising. Hey, if that can trick my heart into thinking I am exercising, hmm, maybe it also does it to the rest of my body and I could use it to loose a few pounds. lol.
A few days ago I read something interesting. It was a story of a lady in her 80’s graduating from university. Geesh, memory guy here I can’t remember much of the story other than she was following a life time dream. I say good for her. I can’t remember if it said anything about her going to work in her chosen profession but that totally beside the point. She was living out, fulfilling a life time dream and good for her. She should be an inspiration to us all.
I have to wonder how many people are living unfulfilled lives. Possibly even unhappy lives because life, circumstances or what ever seemed to get in the way of them following and possibly living their dreams. I even have to wonder how many people really don’t even know what their dream life or job would be. I am sure for most it would include having more money. There is the old saying money can’t buy you happiness. Well I can understand what that is meant to mean but I still can’t help but think, while it may not buy me happiness, it would take away a lot of the pressures and stresses in life. But that may not be true either, we need a certain amout of pressure in our lives to help us or force us to grow and people. There has to be a balance there some where.
I can’t help but admire that lady getting her university degree while in her 80’s. She had a dream and fulfilled it. I am sure that life must have thrown a few curve balls her way or I can only imagine she would have fulfilled that dream earlier. It just re-enforces in my own mind it is never too late, have a dream, hang on to it and work towards it. You can and will get to it, ANYTHING is possible.
I would ask any that may read this to just stop and think about this single thought. “I have the entire rest of my life in front of me, what do I want to do with it?”
I was passing by and thought I’d share with you a new article I wrote today.
Is the Death Penalty un-Islamic? http://bit.ly/aSRCCX
Please read and if possible share your thoughts as its something unique.
Hi Kashif. I popped over to your site and read the article twice. It is quite lengthy and goes into much detail with the quotes from the Qur’an and supporting explanations. I think your point was very well made. I am not at all familiar with the teachings of the Qur’an through which I am sure there is much I could learn. I will try and stop over again and leave you a comment there.
I thank you for sharing
ok Bill. Thanks. I appreciate it.
I want to do exactly what it is I am doing…besides taking care of my kids I’m doing the work that allows me to express very well what I believe in. I suppose some people settle for hobbies when their work is only out of necessity or convenience.
When I studied Shiatsu there was a disabled woman, who walked with the aid of crutches, studying to be a Shiatsu therapist, a fairly demanding job physically. She was 70 years old. I taught one of my Grandmothers to skateboard when she was 70.
Perhaps the woman simply did it because, being young at heart (no pun intended) it was what she wanted to do THEN.
I mean it when I say good for you man and way to go Grandma. I think there are few that really know what they want in life as you do.
A sermon I once heard was about stress. “Imagine how a harp would sound if there was no stress on its strings.” I suppose distress is the enemy, but a little stress gets our “mojo movin'”
As long as I can write, I am living my passion. As long as I can love, I am living my purpose.
I have found there are various ways of doing both! 🙂
Very good point about the harp strings. I had never thought of it that way. You keep on writing you are a blessing to us all.
Lose 2 stones. Does that mean I’ve got to get on and do it, or does it mean I don’t want it enough? Maybe it is better simply to make the best of each day as it comes. Btw you are an inspiration, many thanks.
“I have the entire rest of my life in front of me, what do I want to do with it?”
I’ve been of the belief that I’ve been living it–bringing to other’s lives, especially the life of a child and to those who have journeyed as I have. It’s what I’ve had a passion for, what I’ve been called and driven TO do.
Now–I’m not so sure. I don’t know if it’s my passion that’s been upended–but I gotta tell ya…It’s a bit unnerving to have that secure and passionate belief shaken and stirred…. Now–I’m still of that belief on a good day, in a secure moment. But more moments today seem to be upsidedown and insideout….perhaps it’s not so much a question of what I’m doing but where I’m doing it.
I don’t know.
And that’s the answer to the question posed.
I just don’t know.
Today IS (one day OF) the rest of my life, and I do need to decide and chase with my whole heart. Afterall–when it’s all said and done it won’t be where I’ve chased it, it’ll be that I did…right?
Yup….upsidedown and insideout! 😛
I haven’t left a message in a bit of a while, but I’ve been following along just the same. I just signed the retirement papers (again!!) last week. It feels so good to have the “page” empty every morning. I can fill it up just as I wish…Anyways, I read a very interesting statement in our parish bulletin this week: Happiness is not having more, but wanting less. Seems so simple…I’ve got to remember that especially as the Christmas season draws near. Thinking about you and all here often. Praying for you always, Wiseman.
Yes it’s very inspiring to know about the 80 year old lady achieving her dreams at that age when mentally you tend to become weak . But she was determined which is why she could surpass all the problems she probably would’ve had in her way . Anyway, thanks for this inspirational post :-)Take care
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Bill, as always you come up with intriguing blog topics – thank you for the food for thought. You seem to be upbeat lately. 🙂
We’ve had Thanksgiving.
I wantcha to know you were prayed for.
Ain’t it cool that you don’t get to control anyone but you? *laughing*
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that’s what maybe also i would do if it would take me a lifetime to fulfill a dream. it’s never anyone’s concern but your own if you want to succeed in life. its you and you alone can make it realize no matter how the outside force help you, if you’re not interested it will never work out, right?