Posted in Submitted thoughts/stories, tagged disappointment, dream, faith, hope, inspiration, life, persistance, prayer, success on May 15, 2013|
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I grow old. And tired. Things change, this is certain. But I’d always hoped
they’d change because of me, not in spite of me. I look at where I was, where I
am, and where I hoped I’d be and realize that none of them are anything what I’d
dreamed. Maybe this is for the best. Perhaps disappointment is the best
inspiration. But right now it feels crushing. Waves of regret are all I can
feel. Regret and disappointment, not only in me but in others. The people I was
surrounded by, they were supposed to be more than this. They were supposed to
make me compete. Instead they stand idle with me.
Certainly my station in life cannot be blamed on them. As much as I would not consider my success theirs either. And maybe this is the problem. And maybe this is the beauty of it. And maybe I see more than there is. Perhaps I think too much,
dream too often, and act to little. I don’t know, and may never know. I read
once somewhere that the greatest torture a man can endure is at the end of his
life seeing who he is standing next to everything he could have been had he made
all the right choices. Right now nothing could seem more true. I can feel that I
was meant to be more than I am, I can see that I am not fulfilling my potential.
What I cannot understand is how I’ve strayed so far. Everything seemed so
I speak in ifs and maybes, uncertainty plagues this very ejaculation. As if to emphasize my point I say maybe this is the meaning of life. To never know, to always question, to perpetually seek and wonder. But I doubt it. I don’t think greatness comes to those who question everything but to those who answer it. And I suppose I haven’t come to my answer. But if I had things would be much less… enjoyable. For now I will bow my head, say my prayers, and carry on hoping for change brought by my hands, not to them. Until then I will persist. I must persist.
Submitted by David
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Posted in Random thoughts, tagged absence, book, dream, excuses, hello, promise, publishing, ramble, research, self publishing, writing on July 20, 2010|
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Hello! I feel terrible that it has been so long sine I’ve written! I’ve meant to for some time. I actually have six drafts started but I just couldn’t piece them together for a closing.
For tonight I am probably just going to ramble a bit so that I can send out a hello and get you caught up with me.
One thing that I’ve thought a lot about is publishing a book. I always wanted to when I was younger but I think my lack of confidence pushed that thought away. In fact, I did write one long ago but it wasn’t something that I had any intentions of sharing. Throughout the past year the urge has come back many times. And earlier this year I started researching some of the steps that I would have to take to accomplish this. I’m still in the research stage but in May I did start to write what I now envision this dream to be. We will see where I decide to go with this. So this might explain some of my absence but it doesn’t explain it all…
As of late I have spent much of my time going straight to bed after getting my little guy to sleep. I’ve pushed through the days and by the time 8pm rolls around I’ve had it. Throughout the day I’ve done what I can to not get sick and find things to eat that make my tummy happy because my little guy is going to be a BIG BROTHER!
I hope that my excuses are good enough that you’ll still want to visit aplaceforthoughts.com regularly! I’m still here.
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Posted in Quotes, Random thoughts, tagged beautiful, bee, birds, break, bright, desperate, dream, Edgar Allan Poe, grandparents, nap, neighbor, north, outside, Quotes, relax, stress, sun, tea on May 11, 2010|
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Late yesterday morning I had an opportunity to sit outside for a few minutes while having a cup of tea. I was in desperate need of a break and this was my chance; so I took it. My little guy had just gone down for a nap and although I had many things to do I decided the first thing I needed was a cup of tea. It was a cool day but the sun was bright and beautiful and I threw on a sweatshirt and went outside. I decided that my “break” was going to last as long as my tea did.
As I sat there I saw a neighbor smoking a cigar, another one walking her dog, two birds playing in the air, and a bee trying to decide how well it wanted to get to know me. (Thankfully, not well) The past few days my head has just been spinning in different directions and I felt it was time to try to let go of some of the stress. I decided to think of one of my favorite places – my grandparents camp up north. It wasn’t long before I could hear the sound of the waves crashing up against the dock, or that I could smell the crisp air with campfire trickling through it. I started to begin to relax. It was evident because my shoulders ached from the stress they were holding and I actually noticed the sun that warmed my face. I allowed myself to revisit some memories from up north and it felt good. It even felt good to remember some not so easy times when a trip up north gave me the peace I needed to rebuild my strength.
Do you have a place to escape? Whether it be a favorite place away, somewhere close by or even a room in your home? When was the last time you took the time to go there? Allow yourself the time to. Relax, unwind, breathe.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night. ~Edgar Allan Poe
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Posted in General, tagged dream, guest post, invitation, joy, memory, new post, participation, peace, quote, thank you on April 13, 2010|
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I wanted to take the time this morning to thank all of you for being here. Thank you for the support and faith you’ve shown towards this site and to me. If this is your first time here I’m glad that you came by. I hope you enjoy the site and that you’ll be back.
Many of my visitors have their own blogs but I wanted to take this opportunity to invite you to submit something to aplaceforthoughts.com by going to the submit your story tab at the top of this page. As you know many of my posts are fairly short so it doesn’t have to be much. But I invite you to share a little something. You can do so anonymously or as you and I could link your post right back to your site. You could even think of it as a guest post. Or if you’ve wanted to write something and get it off your chest but you don’t want everyone in your whole world knowing than this would be the perfect place to do so.
I invite you to share something that is in your heart. Perhaps a childhood memory, a dream or story of yours, or even just one of your favorite quotes and what it means to you. Remember that this blog belongs to you too.
Wishing everyone a day full of great joy and peace.
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