seize the day

do every act of your life as though it was the very last act of your life  ~  Marcus Aurelius

January in England and nature is at its lowest ebb of the year.  The ground is hard, the sea is damn cold, everything and everyone seems to be moving in slow motion.

Even I’ve been feeling lethargic this afternoon, and considering doing nothing more productive than dozing while the TV plays in the background.

That just isn’t good enough for me.

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.  Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land.  There is no other land, there is no life but this.  ~  Henry David Thoreau.

Feeling bored, listless, lethargic, and filled with ennui is just a state of mind, and if I’ve learned anything in recent months is that you can change your mind, even your state of mind.

Instead of dozing, bored in front of the TV, I’m going to go out into the cold and take another walk.  At least that will damn well wake me up.

Some say that boredom the natural state of being for mature guys.  And, that most men don’t have the energy, brains, or motivation to find anything better to do than watch sports on TV.  All I know if that I’m not like most men; I’m a cool guy living a great life.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

a desert, a Mustang, who can be bored?

7 responses

  1. WTG Jack what great inspiration!

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  2. I’ve never imagined you as boring!!!! You bring so much light and thought to others, you are a giver. I appreciate that!

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    1. Thanks Kris ❤
      Yesterday afternoon I didn't feel so light nor giving.
      Today is starting off much, much better. ❤ ❤ 😉

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      1. Smiling at you and sending you lots of hugs and kisses! xoxoxo

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  3. Glad you’re the “cool guy”

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    1. Thanks Sweetheart 💖

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