Sunday Evening Thoughts After Thanksgiving – “Am I living?” 11/25/12

Whew, is pretty much the first thing that comes to mind after the Thanksgiving
holiday.  It never fails that after all the friends, family, and food that you
are just exhausted in addition to being stuffed.  When Thursday arrived, there
were a lot of conversations about what we are thankful for, but this day
shouldn’t have been any different than the previous days.(Only difference is
plenty of family and friends around)

I welcome the holidays as it gives
me an opportunity to fellowship and engage in conversation with others.  It
never fails that face to face or with a simple phone call or text that I am
reminded me of how blessed we are. 

All it took was one Happy
Thanksgiving phone call to ask how I was doing and why haven’t I written
anything in awhile.  It was a good question and the only way for me to answer
was to say, “hmmmm, I need to be inspired by something.”  And just like that I
think my wheels were in motion and I started formulating a few thoughts.

In keeping with the theme for the weekend and the thoughts of being
thankful, I had to be honest about why I was really thankful every day.  It’s as
simple as waking up and having the opportunity to live.  Yup, knowing what it
means to live is what I am thankful for daily.

A good conversation with
D-Nice(another brother from another mother) about how difficult the holidays can
be sometimes missing loved ones that are no longer with us.  As sad as it may be
sometimes its important to remember that their memories and spirits live on in
us.  I have started to realize that we all have a purpose that we have to live
up to in life.

Look at where you are right now versus where you desire
to be in every aspect of your life and ask yourself these questions. 

Am
I living?  Or am I merely existing?  Do I know the difference between the two? 
What’s keeping me from really living?

Simple questions that when answered
could potentially change your attitude about the life you are aspiring to
live.

As you move forward to start a new week, remember that
#POSITIVEMOVEMENTSFORWARD will take you far in life.  Live life and be
phenomenal!

“When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of
person who can live at peace with others.” Peace Pilgrim
 
“Limitations
live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become
limitless.” Jamie Paolinetti
 
“The doors we open and close each day
decide the lives we live.” Flora Whittemore
 
“I don’t want to earn my
living; I want to live.” Oscar Wilde
 
“Live your own life, for you will
die your own death”
 
“Life wastes itself while we are preparing to
live” Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
“I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in
this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to
live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other,
then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped.” Frederick Perls
 

“Live life fully while you’re here. Experience everything. Take care of
yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up!
You’re going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the
opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and
eliminate it. Don’t try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being
human.” Anthony Robbins 
 

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About thejrchronicles

What can I say about me? I want to be very careful and not come off as conceited or anything, but I guess this is one of those times where I have to toot my own horn. OH BOY, where do I start. I guess the easiest way to put this in perspective is to say my experiences in life have allowed me to become very cultured up to this point and prepared me for the future. I was born in Mississippi, but had the opportunity to spend 12 years of my life living in Germany. For those of you that don't know, that was an interesting experience. If ya wanna know more about that one, just ask. Believe you me, I got stories!! Now, I guess I am grown and working in corporate america! Boy is that fun! I am enjoying what and do and look forward to being an influential leader in the business world someday! At least that's my plan! Being around people that genuinely care about me. When you go through a few rough times in your life, you immediately learn who your real friends are. Sometimes it takes a few rough spots in your life to happen before you truly know who you can count on. I enjoy being around people that enjoy being around me.
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