Thursday, February 9, 2012

Late night thoughts...

Tonight I got a late night bug where I felt like before I climbed into bed I needed to do as much as I could on my to-do list. Ever get like that? It happens to me a couple times a week and I feel like I am more productive from the hours of 11pm-1am than I am at any other time. Someone once told me it was the creative mind in me and that many artists find themselves doing the same thing. Whatever it may be, I am grateful for it because it gives me a time to think without the distractions of the world. My mind is clear and I can focus on the present matters or let my mind drift into the future and dream of my ultimate desires and aspirations. 

Tonight was a dreaming night.

I spent the last few hours talking with a friend about the meaning of different things in life and it really got me entranced in a deeper thought -one I haven't been to in awhile, but felt good to dig deep into my mind and bring those thoughts to the surface. I think these times of pondering help us take a step in and realize what we believe and live for. It is in these moments that the more sensitive side of me is revealed and the following creed is full of meaning, hope, and joy to my soul. I really soak it in.

Promise Yourself
To be strong that nothing can disturb
your peace of mind. To talk health,
happiness and prosperity to every
person you meet. To make all your
friends feel that there is something wonderful in
them. To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism
come true.

To think only of the best, to work
only for the best, and expect only
the best. to be just as enthusiastic about the success of
others as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press
on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a 
smile. To give so much time to the 
improvements of yourself that you have no
time to criticize others. To be too large for
worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the
presence of trouble.

-Author Unknown

Promise yourself to let your mind drift away every now and take time to ponder.

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