Love Your Enemy (Repost)

Reblogged from anilraheja

love your enemy.
your biggest lesson.
your biggest learning.
your enemy.
your best teacher.
overcome.
hatred.
jealousy.
revenge.
everything that’s to overcome.
love your enemy.
like you love God.
love.
and then let it all go.
be reborn.
a new person.
then you can be.
at peace.
with each other.
with nature.
with God.
with your SELF.
at complete peace.
with no enemy.
ONE.

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Fighting For A Cause

I recently returned home from a trip I took to Boston, MA this past weekend. During my vacation, I did some traveling and saw various historical sights including Paul Revere’s house, the Old Corner Bookstore, the Old South Meeting House, and many other landmarks along the Freedom Trail. While sightseeing, the only thing I could think of was the countless numbers of people who fought for a cause to get us to where we are today.

We each have an agenda in our lives and some kind of goal we wish to accomplish within the next month, year, five years, decade, and so on. No one can push us in the direction of accomplishing our hopes and dreams, for we have to motivate ourselves to get to that point of accomplishment. This isn’t like elementary school anymore where your mom constantly hounds you to complete your schoolwork; this is the real thing. If there is something you would like to achieve, make sure you do so, because before you know it, time will be running out and regret is one of the worst things one can have on his or her conscience. Make your fight worth fighting for and know that many great people of the past have fought for what they believed in, so why don’t you? Achieve all that you set out to do and accomplish each and every one of your goals. Of course it may be easier said than done, but what’s the purpose of life if you don’t try to be the best you can and set out to achieve all that you wish for?

Living With An Illness

Years ago, I found myself crawled over in the middle of a restaurant with excruciating stomach pains. After having to be carried to the car by my dad, I went home to sleep off the pain. A few years passed before the pains returned, and when they did, I went to a gastroenterologist to find out what was wrong. Let’s just say that I was given just about every test possible, did blood work, found myself becoming acquainted with various medical machines, and even had to get a colonoscopy and endoscopy, only to find out that I have mild, nonspecific colitis. In layman’s terms, it’s a stomach illness that can cause terrible pains and often times makes the toilet your best friend. However the fact that it is nonspecific makes it difficult to understand the illness, so let’s just say I was a guinea pig to numerous medications, none of which helped.

When it comes to Illness, I’ve noted that from the moment the doctor first diagnoses you with an Illness, you begin to feel somewhat emotional, wondering, “Why me?” From even the most minor Illness to the most severe one, you question how this came about, and ponder why you have to be the one receiving this diagnosis. If you’re lucky, your doctor may tell you about a support group you can join, but often times he or she is too busy to start discussing matters like that.

It can be extremely frustrating when you feel as though you are paying every doctor and specialist to help you, but not one person can figure out how to do so, let alone figure out what the problem is. There are countless numbers of Illnesses without cures or treatments, and unfortunately, except for testing out various medications to find out which one works best, there isn’t much that anyone can do for you if the cause of your Illness is unknown. I know how trying such a situation can be, but believe it or not, there are plenty of other people out there who know exactly what you are going through.

I know that my stomach problem isn’t a life threatening Illness, but just like everyone else, I have two options. I can choose to sit around all day feeling sorry for myself, knowing that my stomach pain will return again sometime soon, or I can remain positive, and go out and enjoy myself. There are so many choices for us to make in our lives and the attitude we decide to have each and every day is one of those choices. Do I want to stay inside all day, drowning in my sorrows, or would I rather go outside and enjoy the beautiful day that I could become a part of?

We have each been blessed with the gift of life, and with that, we should be enjoying ourselves to the fullest. Get up and make the best out of your day, and remember that your Illness does not have control over you or your life. You do. We each have a buffet full of choices in life, but with the main meals being positivity and negativity, you had better choose positivity. And as a helpful hint, not only did I hear that negativity doesn’t taste very good, but I happen to have received an anonymous tip that positivity is the chef’s personal favorite.

Enjoy the Ride

I just finished watching an old movie based off the fate of the main character, and in the movie, the main character’s life is practically determined by whether or not she catches a train. We see what happens when she does in fact catch the train, and when she misses it, but the point being, it was all about fate.

In life, things tend to happen to us and those around us at times when we least expect them. Most of these occurrences cannot be prevented so many of us like to call these things fate. Well, at least only the good occurrences. For example, you’ll hear people constantly say, “It was fate that brought us together.” Or, “It was fate that I was at this particular place at this time.” However, you never really hear people use the word fate when it comes to negative situations. But whether you like to believe that everything happens for a reason, or that something good comes along after every time something bad occurs, there is a bigger point to be made here.

Not everything in life can be planned, scheduled, pre-determined, arranged, or any other word with the same meaning. Things are going to happen to us and to those around us, and sometimes it will be good and other times it unfortunately won’t be. So where does that leave us, you may ask.

We cannot control everything that happens in this world, but we can make the best of what we have been given. Let life run its course, as it is going to, but in the process of doing so, live it to the fullest. Do everything you want, and achieve all that you wish to accomplish. Who knows where fate or life may take us tomorrow, so for today, you might at well enjoy the ride.

The Hug Award

The HUG Award

Hope Unites Globally

I have been nominated by Jen from Step On A Crack…or Break Your Mother’s Back for the HUG Award.

Jen is one of the many people who brings joy and wisdom into the blogging community through her insightful comments and great pots. I would highly recommend checking out Jen’s blog because not only is it an awesome read, but if you haven’t already met Jen, then you’re missing out! Thanks again for this amazing award!

For more information on this award, please visit:http://ahopefortoday.com/2012/01/14/hope-unites-globally-hug-award-guidelines/

I would like to give the following blogs a very big HUG for their insight, encouragement, and wisdom. Each of these bloggers make the writing process beyond enjoyable, and they all provide us with the gift of their blog, and for that, I could not be more thankful.

http://poetryandpersistence.com/

http://lostupabove.wordpress.com/

http://braininjuryselfrehabilitation.com/

http://hodgepodge4thesoul.wordpress.com/

http://50yearproject.wordpress.com/

http://ginlemonade.wordpress.com/

http://mamasgottabake.wordpress.com/

http://somethingville.com/

http://findingmyworth.wordpress.com/

Thank you for all that you do.

Best, Dan