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Trying to remember that there is always a reason, always something that makes you smile during the day- recognizing the event, person or situation that made you smile will make your day seem that much better.

Friday, June 10, 2011


"I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life,
To put to rout all that was not life
and not when I had come to die
Discover that I had not lived."

~Henry David Thoreau

I have this quote posted on my computer at work and in my den.  I read it at least fifty times a day.
How many days can you say that you live them to the fullest?
How many times have I rolled my eyes and said that I just needed to get through it?
I try every single day to let go of the little things, but I am human and I fail sometimes.
I reflect every night before I go to bed on the day.
Did I 
do enough?
Say I love you enough?
Laugh enough?
Cry enough?
Recognize and let go of emotions enough?
smile enough?
make others smile enough?
Thank someone?
Help someone?
Listen to someone?
Some days are better than others.  
I said a long time ago, my goal in my life is to make one person smile, every single day.
I laughed so hard that my stomach hurt
I indulged in something 
I said I love you to my husband
I celebrated an amazing accomplishment that my mother had
I swore about a few things
I worked hard
I cried
Sucking the marrow out of life to me means recognizing and feeling emotion to one's fullest ability
It means having no regrets for tomorrow, not necessarily because there is nothing wrong, but because you can't hold onto it.
It means laughing, crying, yelling, hugging, kissing, breathing.  
It means cleansing your soul and stopping to listen to what the angels are telling you.
It means simply being- accepting your faults and moving on.
It's an ideal way of thinking, don't we all wish that we could live every single moment this way.  While that is not always possible, one thing I know, as I lay my head down to sleep tonight and welcome the fairies and wishes into my dreams, today I did the very best that I could with everything available to me and today, I truly lived.


  1. Fantastic post! I love HDT, he was very wise.

  2. Great post Col but I am sure that not too many actually live life to the fullest allowing the little things that they cannot change to influence their life. We need to try harder to do better.

  3. Great post Col. Makes you stop and think for sure.

  4. great post! your goals for the day are similar to mine. The Oak Ridge Boys have a song on one of the CDs I have that is about making a difference. I think about that song nearly every day - I want to make a difference in someone's life as often as I can.

  5. Great Post!! I wish I did as much as you in a day, unfortunately I am not that conscious during the day or at night to attempt to live it to the fullest. I do try for those days that matter most to me but other than that I tend to sleep walk through life. Thanks for sharing :D