BE THE PERSON YOU WANNA BE: “RE-INVENT SELF”

Reinvention- what would I regret not having done in this lifetime? Something to ponder. Take a look. Thank you Aastha!

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It has taken me a long time to get here, a very long time indeed, 8 years and still going …

I have feeling of missing something, I am unhappy. Good job, loving family,  friends.. Then what is daunting me??  I need to find out what would make my life better.

That was the time when I was in constant quest and this needed to be addressed, But, the million dollar question was “What am I searching for ?”…

Being an engineer, the term “reverse engineering” came to my mind – If I have to figure out what is missing, may be I should first know, a few years from now, what is that I would regret not doing ?

Quickly, I made a list of all those small and big things I want to do. The list was neither small nor huge. Then I started to categorize these and finally arrived at a priority…

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On Children

19-young-children-priority-one-ai0186_0165On Children
 Kahlil Gibran

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.

Solitude…Every day beautiful people # 50 — a cooking pot and twistedtales

“Sometimes I like to be left alone.Not because I’m angry, not because I’m sad, simply because I need solitude.”Brigitte Nicole Sometimes, you just want that solace that can be found in the silence of being alone. You want it, just to be quiet, to mull things over and to hear clearly. Silence is golden when […]

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Inspirational quote

“You came so that you could learn about your dreams,” said the old woman. “And dreams are the language of God. When he speaks in our language, I can interpret what he has said. But if he speaks in the language of the soul, it is only you who can understand.”

-The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho

Are their any fans of the Alchemist out there? What do you love about this story?

Mo

P is for Perfectionism #atozchallenge

Great post from Jul Hoffman about the link between perfectionism and procrastination!
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Roundabout Forty

A Procrastinator’s Guide From A to Z

“We’re all damaged in our own way. Nobody’s perfect. I think we’re all somewhat screwy. Every single one of us.”
― Johnny Depp

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P is for Perfection.

Procrastination and Perfectionism go together like peas and carrots.  Like Ethel and Lucy. Like Sam and Dean Winchester.  Sigh…

I am wired to do everything the “right way” the first time around.  I don’t know if it was Nature or Nurture that made me this way, or a combination of the two, but that’s just how I am.  My brain says, “Do it the right way, and you’ll never have to do it again!”  Wouldn’t it be great if that actually worked?  The problem is, most tasks don’t have a “right way,” I am FAR from perfect, and when I can’t do tasks the “right way,” I don’t want to do them at all! It’s…

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ARGH!! *%)@#

Oh my, there are SO many items in my house that irritate me! Be gone! Pamela says it well! Take a look!
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Bee Organized with Pamela

Things You Hate:

While I realize hate is a strong word ~ let me explain.

Recently, I threw out this nutty whisk/tongs thing. It never gripped anything and plus it was a crappy whisk. Every time I used it I would get annoyed.

Tongs 6-15 Crappy Whisk Gone!!

My mom was caught in a sudden rainstorm and she discovered the umbrella in her car was broken. ARGH! How frustrating. She was soaked. You can bet she tossed that in the trash.

NEVER, EVER keep ANYTHING* in your home that infuriates you.

*Spouses, children and pets excluded.

Life is too short and your time is too precious.

Sunday Assignment:

Go track down one thing that you hate using right now and toss it out.

Bonus points if you can also let go of some clothing item that you every time you put on rides up, falls down or has a big stain on it.

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Blogging Fatigue

This post on Blogging Fatigue is really interesting, and the resulting comments are great!

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When we start blogging, we are enthusiastic about it and spend quite some time creating posts and reading other blogs. As time passes, the novelty of blogging usually begins to fade – we still enjoy it, but we are slowly becoming distracted by other things in our lives and don’t post as often or read as many blogs as we used to. A blog is in many ways more demanding than other types of social media, and so it’s often the one that we pause first when other things come up in our lives.

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