What do you want?

jog-595995_960_720Without a defined reason or purpose, we go from day to day doing just enough to survive in the life we’ve created up until now.  But subconsciously, it isn’t enough.  Somehow you want something more you can’t describe.  Life seems scheduled and boring and unmotivated…and somewhere you’ve accepted that.  Perhaps its fear.  Perhaps its stubbornness.  Perhaps you’re lazy.  Only you know what it is.  But without purpose, you’re just maintaining a lifestyle.  Take a little time each day to figure out what you want.  Start asking questions.  Start doing more of the things that make you smile.  Figure out what’s keeping you from moving forward.  Otherwise, what’s the point?

A Gentle Reminder: Never Give Up

bench-560435_640It’s ok if it didn’t work out the way you wanted.  Despite the fallbacks, the most important thing you can do is to keep moving.  So what if you’ve tried it a few times and it didn’t work—that doesn’t mean you should give up.  It just means you need to change your approach.  It’s ok to fall—it’s not ok to stay there.  Get back up and try again.

Let Adults Be Adults

I was gently reminded today that the same people you’ve come to care for and perhaps even love, may be the same ones you have to walk away from in the end.  Steve Harvey stated that the same people you started your journey with, may not be able to go with you. pool-690034_640

When you really sit back and think about it, the people you meet in your journey are all in different stages of their lives.  Some are trying to figure out what to do with it, some don’t know what happened to it and others are wading through murky waters just trying to get some air.  Despite who you meet, you’ll have to deal with some sort of personal and emotional baggage.

At some point, you’ll have to understand that you can’t help every person you meet, you can’t argue over every bad decision a person makes, you can’t will a person to change or sit around patiently waiting for change to happen.  Hoping for the best won’t cut it and arguing over it isn’t always ideal.

The reality is, people will always be people; and people will always do what they want until it comes time for them not to.  Unfortunately, that’s usually after someone gets hurt.

Sometimes the best thing to do is sit back, remove yourself from the situation as best as you can and let adults…be adults.

Writing Exercise Prompt

minions-363019_640Dialogue a conversation you’ve been wanting to have with a fellow worker or person you’ve been needing to talk to.  Make it comedic.  Or, perhaps, dialogue a conversation you’ve had recently with someone that made your day or was just funny in general.