Todays is really a flashback “Thursday” since my Fridays from last year were not really of any interest to me to repost. Anyhow, it is close enough. To participate in Flashback Friday check out Fandango’s site: https://fivedotoh.com/2021/01/15/fandangos-flashback-friday-january-15/
FOWC with Fandango: press
What do you think of when you hear the word press? Do you think of a newspaper company printing out black and white pages at crazy speeds? Do you think about putting pressure on the button of the remote with your finger to turn on the television? Do you think about calling your best friend and delving into their private life to get at least one juicy detail? Do you think about a glass of wine and the work it took to make it? Or do you think about the people who cover all of the news on a daily basis?
Until I decide what kind of “press” I want to use, I am unable to write anything using this word. I feel like my own ambitions are pressing me to figure this out now!
Putting in Real Effort So you can Succeed!
©2021 CBialczak repost from 2020
Up against the cool stone wall
The buttress gives support
As surely as your best job done
Boss gives a good report.
If that wall falls in on you
So that it crushed your soul
Push it aside, find a new rock
And let those bad feelings roll.
You can’t live life so worried
That you aren’t doing the best.
There are plenty of others
Who have always done much less.
Would you be willing to give up everything you have if you could go back and start your life all over again? Why or why not?
Wow, this is a hard one but I have to say yes. I would wish I could keep a few things. I would wish I could keep my children. I wish I could keep my positivity.
Why would I be okay starting life all over again? I could use what I know now to do all the things I have learned are right and would attempt all of the things I was too scared to try. I would do some of the things I did in my life differently. I would go to college and major in something else. I would try to get my dream job even if I didn’t have the confidence to try.
Why wouldn’t I? I would be afraid that I wouldn’t be me in my new life. There are things I don’t regret. I would be scared that I made the wrong decision.
I think the biggest question is: when do we start again? At birth? At a certain age?
Once upon a time there was a boy who wanted to grow a beanstalk. He decided to research all of the things he would need to make sure his plant was healthy and grew as much as it could. The boy did his research and bought all of the materials he needed. He set up his planting area and tended to his planting. The beanstalk grew and grew. When it was almost big enough for him to climb, the giant came and chopped that beanstalk down. The boy was crushed. He cried and cried. All of his work, wasted!
The giant, who had learned about the beanstalk that was being grown, found the idea of this beanstalk atrocious! Without even thinking he went and he cut that beanstalk down. He didn’t think about the time the boy had put into planning his growing. The giant didn’t think of the pride that went along with the growth of the beanstalk. The giant hadn’t been thinking and unfortunately didn’t have anyone he could talk to. This led to what he did. He cut that beanstalk down.
Now the boy has moved on but the giant continues to cry. He is sad that the boy was upset. He is sad that the boy has gone away. He is sad he didn’t think first about what he was doing before making such a rash decision. The giant lives with this and because the boy has gone away, the giant is afraid that he will have to live with this sorrow forever.
Perhaps someday the giant can forgive himself for what he had done. Would you forgive him?
Once when I was younger
I had a special job.
My job was to remember
Not to be a snob.
I tried so hard to hide it,
That cocky attitude.
I found myself relentless,
Selfish, mean, and rude.
I want to change my ways now
So that I can feel more free
I want to say I’m sorry
Not for my sake, not for me.
I want to say I’m sorry
I know it was real hard
Whether working for small wages
Or just coming to my yard.
I want to say I love you
No matter what you do or say.
I will try hard to remember this
today will be your day.
Some roots grow high and roots grow long
Some roots are weak and others strong.
The strength of the strongest trees, too
Lead to longer tree lives, who knew?
When trees grow down into the ground
We see the top, the leaves are found
Blowing during the windy day.
That one tall tree is there to stay.
But what about the weakest one?
Will the wind decide it all done?
If there’s weakness, help with a stake
A sort of tightrope you will make.
The tree will praise you by new growth
Then go enjoy not one, but both!
Harness your patience
When the wind is very windy
And the snow won’t stop to snow
Its time to harness great patience
As any sun-lover’d know.
Don’t try looking out the door
Or down the paved driveway
You’ll get depressed and very sad
‘Cause the snow is gonna stay.
I wonder what people in heaven are thinking when they see almost 95% of a filled restaurant on portable devices, showing moving pictures, playing games, talking back to them? Do they find it strange that humans can no longer live for more than a few minutes without a portable phone out and in use? Do you think we look a little dumb?
Time to reflect
Some people call it a way to unwind
I can it sitting on my own behind.
Listening to birds as they fly through the sky
Waiting for night time and bats to fly by.
When all of the cigarette turns into ash
It is time to go put that old butt in the trash.
One butt goes up as another goes down
Looks like the drops of the tears of a clown.
So I just sit with no cigs and no drink
Sit here and wonder what else I can think.
When I was pregnant with my second child I wanted to get a stroller that was one of those side by side deals. My sister told me it was a bad idea because some of them were too wide for certain doors and spaces. I listened to what she told me and bought the back and front type. I had wanted to buy the one that had the front seat for the baby with the standing area for the toddler. My sister told me it was a bad idea because what if the toddler was too tired to stand and wanted to sit, what do you do then? So I listened and bought the “regular” back and front type. This was over twenty years ago and to this day when I see either of the other carriages, I wish I had bought it instead of my “regular” back and front one that was always to heavy, too bulky, and the two kids fought over who got the front!