Wednesday, June 8, 2011

This Is Why I Don't Smile.

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 THIS IS WHY I don't SMILE.

In this world you have to be "Oh so smart!" or "Oh so pleasant!".

Life is a journey filled with paths not taken, dead end streets, high roads, etc. etc. etc. But the essence of life is not the actual journey, but what is built along the way.

Ever since I remember I have been asking questions. Why am I here? What happens when I die? How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? Well I'm all grown up and I am still asking questions, and have a feeling that I will be asking them till the day I die.

I believe in having thick skin and a soft heart, the thicker the skin, the softer the heart. I can take it from the best of them, and dish it out just as hard. But when it comes down to it, I can become a very caring and focused person under the most stressful conditions. Nothing is perfect; I understand that. I love my life; I count my blessings everyday.



"What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul." - Mark 8:36

"The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self." - Albert Einstein

"In the world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, the other is getting it." - Oscar Wilde

"Men are respectable only as they respect." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"You learn to like someone when you find out what makes them laugh, but you can never truly love someone until you find out what makes them cry." - Author Unknown

"Don't be reckless with other people's hearts, don't put up with those who are reckless with yours." - Mary Schmich

"I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble." - Helen Keller





Ten personal commandments, ideas I try to live up to....

1. Every once in a while you need to isolate yourself with you and your own thoughts. Think of your feelings for and your place within your family, friends, country, earth, and universe. It might be a little overwhelming but it will give you a perspective that you will need to help you understand what true purpose in life is.

2. Never, never, never burn bridges. Always strive to keep the people you know in your life. You don't need enemies, and if someone wishes to be your enemy don't acknowledge their hatred for you. Hatred and bitterness always subsides if not fueled.

3. You will never be happy in your work unless you do something for yourself, or for the people you love. Most life experiences are things we don't want to do to survive and get by, use them to your advantage to achieve what you really want out of life.

4. Don't wish to be another person. Be happy with who you are, you are unique and can achieve anything if you really want it. It took a big bang, exploding stars, the formation of the sun and the earth, evolution, exoduses, wars, and several moments of love and passion for you to get here. So much has happened to get you to this point, don’t think the world is not on your side.

5. Release some of that built up stress. Whether it be screaming, partying, dancing, laughing, exercise, etc., etc. Don't take yourself too seriously the only things really worth worrying about are the things people call you in the middle of the night for.

6. Never be envious of another person, and always be happy for another's well being and enjoyment. Your emotions are your ultimate possessions. Jealousy will only darken your own heart, and will hinder any achievement or material things you hope to attain.

7. Smile.

8. Those that are closest to you, although they do love you, will be the ones who will hold you back. Your friends and family just don’t want to see you get hurt. The unknown is always feared, if you never take risks you will never accomplish anything significant.

9. Failure is the greatest learning tool in life. All great minds have failed multiple times before getting it right.

10. You can never truly love another unless you love yourself. Also, when looking for a life partner try to hold out for that person that you would throw it all away for. For when the love of another is greater than the love of yourself, you will know your true purpose in life

The French people will say "La vie est un oignon que vous pelez tout en pleurant"- Life is like an onion; you cry while peeling.

So why do you smile?

EdithSmiles.



A Song Beneath The Song.

1, Home- Foo Fighters

I think this song is about growing up & facing the real world. Letting go of the past and venturing out on your own path. It is scary to leave the comfort that you know, but you must in order to live and become who you want to be. Home is like a security blanket, the comfort zone.

2 comments:

LE DYNAMIQUE PROFESSEUR said...

Thou art nominated bro :)

I agree with these commandments. I always say "Think of Failure as a stone: can either be a stumbling block or a stepping stone". To smile is to give thanks for the gift of life and to share it with other.

Thanks for sharing bro.

- LDP

NigerianOnDaDL said...

You are officially nominated.

Lovely tips. Thanks for sharing