Tuesday, May 06, 2008

More Than Words

If a picture's worth a thousand words, then the Weekly Words Challenge (WWC) must be worth MILLIONS! With so many words accounted for, who needs "voices" today... So we're giving it a rest. I should have the "technical issues" worked out with my Podcasting junk that I was using for the Month of May for my NaBloPoMo theme of "voices". Maybe I will do more of the "teen journal entries" then. Are you guys enjoying these?? Or would you rather see/hear some other content? I'll be glad to consider suggestions.

So we'll get on with the WWC, which is brought to us as always by our Triple-Incendiary Host, Tink. The words for this week are "Three" and "Fire". Now, I kind of had a hard time, so these are not all on target, but I hope you can squeeze some enjoyment out of them nonetheless...




But since I am usually a rambler, and a fan of "words", I must continue to bore you with my ponderings! I was reading my horoscope for the day... It felt quite on target!

I hope this "shift" really is coming, and I hope it is a very positive shift. Definitely could use that... And it's right about trying to speed up your productivity when you're going through one of these spells of "running out of steam", because the sloppiness does tend to increase when you think you're 'hurrying to get a job done'. So I'll take the good advice and try to chill, knowing that no matter what's going on, or what we're going through, "This too will pass"! That's good advice any day, even if horoscopes ain't yo thang!

As it goes on to say, "The truth is that you have more time than you realize." it hits the nail on the head, doesn't it? I mean, Time is our illusion, and if we sit around wasting it, stewing about how we are so busy we don't' have time for this or that, then sure we're going to run out of steam. We throw this "time" phenomenon around and use it as a scape goat.

Think about it, when you really enjoy something, or want to do something, you generally "make the time" to do it... so what's stopping us from getting everything we want or need done in this life? The answer is in one simple word... "Ourselves". We are the only ones impeding our progress. Time is limitless, if we let it-it will speed by us like a death train, but if we utilize every moment we are gifted, then we can accomplish some magnificent feats. It's up to us.

We have all the time we need... we just have to use it... Am I right?

So, my thoughts for the day are these:

There's nothing like a good nap, so if you feel like resting, rest. But don't sleep all you want to because there'll be plenty of time for that 'later'...

Use our time wisely and do your best to experience and accomplish everything that you really want to do, after all... you're supposed to be following my "no regrets" policy.

Even when you don't think you have enough time to relax and unwind, do it anyway. Just 15 minutes of stepping out for some fresh air, listening to your favorite tune and 'getting away from it all' (even if it's just in your mind for a few) can make all the difference to your daily stress levels.

Above all else, stop worrying, and don't let anything stress you. It doesn't help matters, and it only ages you.

Have a great week everybody!

8 comments:

JINKS said...

You are so correct Auntie J, we do need to do all that we can to keep the stress levels down. and love the clip...

Tink said...

I love you, you crack my shit up.

Great pictures as always. The cat, the scared dog, the waterlines, the view of the sun from the grass... all excellent.

Jay said...

Those clouds were really cool! Great shots! And the Kenny Rogers pic made me LOL. I actually thought about Springsteen and his song "I'm on fire."

Red wine is a great way to keep stress levels down. It makes me feel all warm and cozy and comfy.

R.E.H. said...

The last few shots of the menacing clouds were wonderful... you gotta love a good storm, for some reason.

Great pictures overall!

Newt said...

Cool WWC - Cool Clouds. What kind of dog is Sal? He looks just like my max who is a swedish vallhund. At first glance Sal looks like a german shephard but he looks smaller in size just like my max.

Speedcat Hollydale said...

I want to create a slide show ... never have!
I love your thoughts about getting in some personal relax time - even if it is for a short duration. Sometimes I just "forget".

Further on up the road said...

"Above all else, stop worrying, and don't let anything stress you. It doesn't help matters, and it only ages you."

Great advice... however I've always been the worrying kind....

kcinnova said...

A cat with fire in its eyes...*snicker* I, too, love clouds and a good stormy sky.
Someday I may figure out how to make a slideshow.