Archive for November, 2013

It’s the little things
That make or break each day,
The things we do
The things we say.

So say thanks for the good
And forget all the rest
This holiday season,
I wish you the best.

From where within the world we see
Do we derive our liberty?
In plain sight does it dare to hide?
Is it something which we breed inside?

Does it sit within our soul?
Or is it beyond our control?
Does it rely on external agency?
Or do my own thoughts make me free?

Do I need someone’s permission?
Wouldn’t that force me into submission?
Doesn’t freedom make me free
Then why am I locked away, for none to see.

Crosby_Beach_What will you be remembered for?
They are watching, don’t you know?
Every time you walk inside that door,
They want to see just where you go.

Every action that you take,
Defines the legacy you leave
Each decision that you make
Creates the truth from make-belive

Think twice before you see it through
Is this the way you’ll be remembered
If this is the last thing you do
If tonight your life is severed?

Live every day to its potential
Live it the best you can
Every action is consequential,
Move forward, take your stand.

There is little in life that is more important the keeping a positive and happy outlook and spreading the happiness to those around you. It doesn’t take much. Greet people with a smile. Remember their names. Remind them not only of how important they are to you but why they are important as well. Compliment the Batista who serves you your morning coffee, buy the drink for the person in line who looks like they need a pick-me-up. Share a happy tale with the people around you. The difference you will make may not be noticeable to you, but you may have just made someones day. Perhaps drastically changed someones life. All it Takes is a kind word and a smile. No Zero Days. Make every moment count.

You may not always win. You might not always score. But so long as there is oxygen in your lungs, blood in your veins, and a beat in your heart, you haven’t lost yet. So long as you press on, working hard every day, you will get the prize in the end. Nothing happens overnight. It isn’t easy. If it was easy, everyone would do it. This is what separates you from everyone else. 99% of people strive to be average. If you are working towards a goal, any goal, you are already ahead of them. With every day you keep working, you are one day closer to the win. One step closer to scoring. The day you stop, you die, for your life ends the day you stop working towards improvement. Nobody is perfect. No one ever will be. But so long as you keep going, like a dynamo in the winter, you create the energy that fuels life, and bring light to the world. Remember, No Zero Days.

We all have those days when we are certain we are at maximum capacity. When we cannot possibly take anything on top of what is already going on in our lives. Those are the days when you need to step up and give it all you’ve got. The wheels don’t take days off. You will get more on your plate no matter how hard you try not to. Instead of running from it, go with it. Make a plan. Coordinate you day in such a way that you can pull it of. We are all capable of far more than we allow ourselves to believe. We can do it. One just has to trust in themselves. No Zero Days. One step at a time, anything is possible. You just have to take that one single step, every single day.

The first step to improvement is the recognition of who what to improve. You cannot fix a problem you refuse to admit exists. It is no shame to have shortcomings, everyone has them. They are different for each person, but they are there. Each and every one of us has something they can work on. Be it the inch of belly fat, or 2.5 in chemistry, it’s there. And it wont go away on its own. However, if you stop running from them, if you admit and embrace them as your own, you can overcome them. As long as you deny their existence, they will forever haunt you. Take a step, admit the shortcoming and work towards improving them. Every day will be far more fulfilling when you are busy with improvement as opposed to sulking in stagnation. No Zero Days. Take one step towards the solution right now. Take one step tomorrow. Every step you take is one step closer to accomplishment.

When the sweet goes sour
Through the darkest hour
And the wind knocks at your door,
Gotta bring the heat,
Make the lemon sweet
Keep on going out for more!

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So often we walk side by side,
Wondering what the other has to hide,
Before we even dare to say a thing.
Every time you turn away,
Every word you had to say
I didn’t think the truth could sting.

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We have migrated!

Sure, this post doesn’t fit into any category that was promised initially.  Then to be honest, the project doesn’t really start for another month. Thus, we don’t feel too bad about it. Plus, now we are on own domain. How Sweet is that?

 

You heard correctly, you can now find this blog at 365inletters.com .

 

I may or may not be a little too excited about this. Oh hell, no such thing as too excited.

 

All the best,

D.

Perhaps the world is giving you a clue,
But you close your ear and turn your head
Ignoring the message which is given to you
Seems you would rather stay in bed.

This pattern of behavior won’t get you far
that isn’t the way things are done around here,
So roll out of bed, and get in your car
Go for your dreams, get yourself there.

No more zero days! this you must yell
to all that you see from here to the end
But never forget a thank you to tell
the support around you, your every friend.

It is he who stood by you,
when the world seemed too dark
It was he who told you
Get up light the spark

He tells you today to go out
No Zero Days, get it all done,
Don’t worry, you got this, dont pout.
Soon you’ll look back and see it was fun.

Don’t let them tell you
You cannot do what you want to do,
You will never see it through,
That you shouldn’t dream so vast,
That you  will fail very fast

Dont let them tell you
That you are wrong in your beliefs
That your opinion causes grief
That you should give up while you can
That’s the way to win a fan

You must remember,
You are the one who makes your fate
let the haters spew their hate
While you climb up your own way
To the top, where you will stay.

Their words lose meaning
When they do not support your cause
Don’t let them stop you, do not pause
You must fight for what you dream
Keep on swimming against the stream

With your hard work and dedication,
You’ll be a star onto the nations,
A visionary in the dark
A lonely dreamer with the spark

You’ll rise up to higher things,
Only the victors get to sing
So keep on running to the top,
There’s no reason you should stop.

 

Every Step

Posted: November 11, 2013 in Poetry
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Every step you take
Is one step closer to the prize
Dont try to fake,
Keep walking till you die

Success is within reach,
You just have to keep moving
I don’t need to preach,
The winner is already grooving.

Don’t think about the past,
It’s over, gone forever
Today’s your chance to last,
Lets get it on, together.

A new beginning…

Posted: November 10, 2013 in Poetry
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As the sun dares to rise,
So comes a new day
There should be no surprise,
The pattern ‘s here to stay.

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Know thyself

Posted: November 9, 2013 in Poetry
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kintsukuroiKnow thyself and break the mold,
Climb to the top, take the gold.
Know what you want and you can win
The strength ain’t found, it sits within.
The dream within you shining clear,
Won’t stop, can’t stop from pain or fear.

Just keep momentum, keep on going
Know thyself, your strength is showing
Every step, each rep you make
Each mile is your win to take.
Hold your head up, look to the star
Keep on going, and you’ll go far.