The Joy of Living

Most of us are living to prove ourselves to people; to prove and act to show that we are important, experienced, professional, worth praise and respect, super-fly, extra, intelligent, dope, fly, worth being looked up to, etc. 

Whatever way you want to put it, it doesn’t make a difference in making yourself matter. Nobody cares about who you think you are and thinking so only makes yourself a good comedy piece.

The only way to make yourselves worth being a part of the human race is by making a difference in peoples lives. Not on a global, national, or even on a state scale; but on a personal basis.

You wanna make yourself matter to anyone in this world? Make someone happy, lose the ego and live for people; not the joy of yourself through people, but through the joy of other people through yourself.

After that happens, then you will be super-fly. But you won’t even know it. That’s the joy of living: 

Death to the Ego through the gift of true joy through yourself. And life to the people around you through the loss of selfishness.

Tranquility

sawyerjamaal:

In monochrome moments

And fire lit freeze-frames

Is where I find myself the most.

The rain on the window keeps soft rhythm

While the fire crackles in response.

A cloudless sky hides behind those eyes.

So serene, this scene unfolds:

A roaring fire, harmonious rain, and a metronome heartbeat.

(via sawyerjamaal-deactivated2014062)

Sun, Water, Sand, Family, and Friends.

It must be summer. The first week went by really quickly. I got done with my last final at 9:30 in the morning on Tuesday. As soon as I left that parking lot, I called some of my friends to see if they wanted to enhance the last portion of my day to start out my summer. It turned out to be a great day. The rest of the week we all saw each other more and summer was defiantly here.

We had some great times that first week of summer. We went to coffee shops, watched the Manchester United vs Blackpool game, went to antique stores and even more. In this first week of summer I have had more fun than I’ve had in the last few months at least. Ever since school started this year, I have set aside friends and family and left only school and work in my daily schedule. That has been so destructive to my life in a way that words cannot describe (in short enough terms to keep you entertained). I finally let myself enjoy my life and I can’t get enough of it now.

I am finally starting to enjoy life again.

Drake

Bumped Your Arm? Here’s a Band-Aid.

We have all had a kid come up to you, or watch one go to their mother or father after falling down on the ground and ask for a Band-Aid. There isn’t any blood, or even a scratch, they just got bumped. But the kid gets the Band-Aid and they suddenly stop crying, go back outside, and run around like kids do.

Kids find comfort in having a Band-Aid after they are hurt. So do we.

Well, maybe not after getting bumped or bruised; but for our emotions. When friends or family moves away, get let go from a job, get a bad grade on a test, or whatever your case may be; we from time to time get emotionally bumped or bruised. Then we, like kids, search for a source of comfort.

You may find comfort from many things; friends, family, religion, chocolate, food, candy, social attention, music, or in the most unfortunate circumstance; addiction. But whatever you find comfort in during times of emotional discomfort, your are patching up one thing, with another. This can be very good, and this can be very bad.

If you have experienced some emotional discomfort, you might as well patch that situation with something that could be beneficial to you. Besides, why make a bad situation, worse by letting it lead to something that could be destructive to your future. If you are running to addictions to comfort you during times of trial, you are damaging your future and your family. But if you are emotionally damaged and respond in such a manner of which is productive, keep doing so. Make it a habit.

Whether is productive, or damaging, there is many ways to receive comfort for your emotional distress. Like a Band-Aid, there are many different colors, characters, or patterns for the kid to choose from. You just have to choose the one that looks the best for you.

So, would you like a Elmo or Dorah Band-Aid?

Drake

Question Of The Day #7

What inspired you today?

As I was driving to a local coffee shop this morning, I saw a MicroBus. (Aka, hippie van) and when I was driving next to it, I looked to see who was driving it. He looked like he was in his mid 20’s and I gave the guy a thumbs up, he looked over and smiled and put up the peace sign. He looked so happy, like he didn’t have any worry in his life. This man and his van inspired me to live today stress free as well. It’s worked so far, and it’s wonderful. I want to see how long this can last for me.

What inspired YOU today?