Procrastination

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The wise does at once what the fool does at last.
— Confucious

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Procrastination, most everyone does it.  If there is something you don’t want to do, it can be done later, tomorrow, or next week.  But how many times have you discovered something that will make life better and you postponed that also?  Have you let procrastination get in the way of your mental and physical health?  Are you a fool?

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I have a tendency to be the fool.  I procrastinate even when I know what ever I’m avoiding will help me.  I can think of absolutely first rate explanations, no excuses, why I should start later.  I think it’s fear; fear of change, fear of failure.  How can I be afraid of changing my situation for the better?  Procrastination, a nasty little bugger!

Smile

emogi.

Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.

–Janet Lane

Open my eyes

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–Henri Matisse

I guess all I have to do is look.  They say the best things in life are wild and free.

Fix that Attitude

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The best way to knock the chip off your neighbor’s shoulder is to pat him on the back.

By : Author Unknown

Other people’s attitudes or “chips” can cause great pain.  I used to let them make me feel inferior or broken.   Now I try to accept who they are, pat them on the back knowing one day the light bulb will come on.  But more important, I try to not let them hurt me.  I am not inferior.  I am different, yes.  But so is everyone else in one way or the other.

One foot in front of the other

keep going

The best way out is always through.

~ Robert Frost

Forgive

We achieve inner health only through forgiveness

– the forgiveness not only of others but also of ourselves.

By : Joshua Loth Liebman

The small steps

clapWhat is the sound of one hand clapping?

–Confucius

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What is the sound?  I believe this is supposed to be focused around self promotion, bragging, inflated egos, etc.  But I’d like to take it in another direction.

One hand clapping, or one person congratulating himself can be a good thing in the life of the depressed.  There are things we do on a daily basis that the non-depressed take for granted.  If we were to tell them of being pleased that we were able to get out of bed, that we were able to interact at a social setting, or go to work 5 days straight; they would look at us in confusion.  Sometimes I think it is good to clap for ones self.  So, what is the sound of one hand clapping?  It is the sound of a 40 hour paycheck, finding out there’s someone else near you with depression or going outside for a walk.  It’s little steps that get us through the day.  The sound of one hand clapping is the successful completion of a normal day.

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