Better to be Hanging Than Hung, Doing than Done, Going than Gone-My Thanksgiving Quote.
So often I ask someone “How are you?” and their reply may be a deep sigh and “I’m hanging in there” or “I’m doing”, and I ‘m going”.
So as I reflected on those responses I decided to apply the “glass half-full” approach (mostly for my own mental health). The idea of hanging on sounds better when you realize that you could be hung by the negative circumstances surrounding you.
If you are still going one despite efforts to keep you back by others than that is far better than being gone. Why?, because when you cease to exist it does not always provide a solution to the issues.
In addition, if you keep doing, if you keep working on your purpose then it gives you an opportunity to flame your passion. The reason you started “doing” in the first place. Are you already done? I don’t think so.
So, right now my life is saturated with it’s own unique drama. Yet as I think of all that I can be THANKFUL FOR, it edges out a whole lot of room for HOPE.
Have a blessed Thanksgiving. And if you don’t celebrate the holiday, that is okay but do give THANKS wherever you are.
Baby boomers are making changes. Often those changes are by choice or forced. By experience alone we are becoming experts in change. Those changes include lifestyle, career,physical hobby, and other unique changes.
Yet, I am convinced that we are only able to do this because we still hold on to our dreams. We refuse to let go despite the many adaptations we learn to do. Actually those dreams can give us purpose and a way to deal with unwanted changes. I like to call it HOPE.
Recently I was in the doctors office awaiting a report. I decided after putting a prayer in, to reflect on one of my dreams. Would I give that dream up? Or would I keep going but with adaptations. I knew that I would try with all my might not to stop having hope that my dreams would come true.
Ok, I admit that there are times that I want depression to win in bursting that dream bubble. “Why not just give up”, says an unfriendly voice. Or it may even come from someone you like or love. Ha, you just never know. But if you listen closely there will always be a voice of encouragement. Sometimes it may be just reading about a baby boomer who is talking about a dream that came true. Or it may be something simple like a loved one not having pain that day.
Well one of the premier social networking sites, Boomster.com is running a “one of a kind” contest that involves our dreams until March, 15, 2009.
So go check it out and join the contest today!
May all your dreams come true.