Monday, December 26, 2011

Live It Up

We die daily. Happy those who come to life as well.

George MacDonald
Hello Ally
Every day is a disaster, to one degree or another. Things explode, or they implode. Things break down and refuse to get fixed. Other things don't work right. Things don't go the way you want them to or expect them to. You tried, you failed. So what's the solution? The solution is: it's another day, another chance, a reawakening.

I used to have an early morning radio program in New York City. I went on the air before most of my listeners were awake. As they came to they relied on me to tell them what day it was, what time it was, what the weather forecast was for the day, to be cheerful and entertaining, to welcome them into a new day, etc. I would also remind them frequently that they had another chance to do great things. I would pepper my announcements by saying "Thank heaven we have another day on our hands." Then, since I was in a big city with a lot of commerce going on, I would say things like "Make that sale!" "Win that case!" "Pass that test!" "Sign that contract!"

People would often write and tell me how much they appreciated those gentle boots in the rear as they were getting ready to leave the home and head out into the roaring jungle.

When you finally get going this morning or tomorrow, or any time remember that you have another day on your hands, and make a mole hill out of that mountain you made last time.
I am still waiting for that magnetic force that moves your fingers toward your keyboard to start making clicking noises that mean you are creating the fascinating piece of writing that will make you the next Guest Author.

DB - The Vagabond
Never Give Up
Look here. I have 10 Guest Author entries since I started offering this invitation. Now I want yours. If you haven't posted one here yet, please do so.

This is an invitation for anyone and everyone to post an entry of their own on my journal, Vagabond Journeys

The end of the year holidays are upon us and since it is a time for celebrations, remembrances, resolutions and plans for the future I know that people have things to say.

Not to take away from the postings on your own journals, but to add to the joy of my own celebrations is why I invite you to write for mine.

I want to read what your thoughts are about this magical time of the year. This invitation is open to everyone: Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Pagans, Agnostics, Atheists and the Uncertain.

Tell me your thoughts on Chanukah, Christmas, Ashura, Kwanzaa, the Winter Solstice, New Years Eve. or any subject you wish or associate with this holiday season.

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pacifica62 said...

I thought you were writing about my life in the first couple of sentences. As I get older I can understand and appreciate the solution. Tomorrow is another day. Wd are not the miserable failures we sometimes picture ourselves to be and a faint glimmer of hope about the possibilities for tomorrow will keep us going. Things look better after a good night's sleep. We do not all have radio announcers that give us our daily pep talk and build up our self esteem. Most of us have to do that ourselves, but nice to offer some words of encouragement to others as well. Thanks for a job well done, congratulations on a promotion or special event, praise for winning or passing. Reawakening does make mole hills out of mountains.

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

That is the beauty of a new day, it is like a blank piece of paper, a clean slate. An opportunity to live another day, to have an impact on someone else. Whether the impact is positive or negative is up to us.