"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

My grandson deciding what to order in Aruba. He's such a cutie pie.

Here's a poem that has personal meaning to me and I'm sending it out to whoever else might enjoy it and get something out of it.

It's deep and it took me years to really 'get' it. There are many layers to this poem.

Goethe’s “Once One Is Committed." It’s true about everything - big or little.

Until one is committed
There is hesitancy, the chance to draw back,
Always ineffectiveness.
Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation),
There is one elementary truth,
The ignorance of which kills countless ideas
And splendid plans:
That the moment one definitely commits oneself,
Then Providence moves too.
All sorts of things occur to help one
That would never otherwise have occurred.
A whole stream of events issues from the decision
Raising in one's favor all manner
Of unforeseen incidents and meetings
And material assistance,
Which no man could have dreamt
Would have come his way.

Our life and what we do with it is a choice. Every day, every minute. Big choices and little choices. Don't waste it. Enjoy each and every moment - or as much as you can. I don't mean not to do your work or your job and just let it go and do fun things, I'm talking about having fun while doing your job and mundane things. It is possible, not always I know, but it is possible some of the time.

LOOK for the good in things.

PS Check out my song below! :)

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