2021 DMK Weekly Reflection

Simple reflection.

If you had 10 healthy and strong years left to live, what would you change about your life?  If you had 3 years left, what then would you do differently?  1 year?  Would you find the love of your life, start a business, get healthier?   Would these changes help you and make your future better?  Will they be easier to do when you're older?

Like a school assignment we wait to complete until the very end, so many of us put off what can be done today until tomorrow.  Only tomorrow is forever a day away.  We have our eyes set on "someday" only to have tomorrow come out of nowhere as the regrets of "yesterday". 

"If only I worked harder yesterday I wouldn't struggle today.  If only I looked for love yesterday, I wouldn't be alone now.  If only I took better care of myself, I wouldn't suffer from poor health."

Are your dreams, aspirations and goals worth it?

If not, keep dreaming until you find your inspiration. What we aspired to be, do and achieve tomorrow can often inspire us today.   However, too often we let these inspirations satisfy us without real actions.  Perhaps many of us never really intend on achieving our dreams.  We will never climb that mountain, seek higher education, invent, build, design or improve...but we want to.  Maybe for some of us it's the first step we can't take or for others it's the inability to stick with it.  Maybe the dream seems too much like a dream and not a real possibility.  Maybe the sacrifice that's needed to attain our goals doesn't seem worth it.  

No matter what the reasons we fail to achieve what we want, it's clear that the sooner we do it...when we are healthier, younger, able to take greater risks, the better. Think of your regrets of yesterday and the worst of them are the things you wished you had the courage, strength and wisdom to do when you had the chance.   

Here is your chance.  Find tomorrow before it finds you and you will avoid the regrets of yesterday - 


Stop overthinking 

Did you ever notice most of our thoughts gravitate towards the negative stuff? 

What does it take to survive loss and grief?

When I was a child, I watched a popular show about a little prairie girl, who grew up to be a mother, teacher and author. Her name was Laura Ingalls Wilder and the show was "Little House on the Prairie".  


An so goes the beating heart, is it yours that goes a lifetime? 
And yet, it is, so common form, it beats from dusk to dawn. 
Like every organ we celebrate, it is life, the theory goes. 
If we are to follow form, like organs then, we should live like kings of those.

What makes you different; makes you, YOU.

"Two roads diverged in a wood and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." Robert Frost (1874-1963)

This was taken from the popular poem by Robert Frost, "The Road Not Taken", 1920.  It's popularity most likely resonates with many of us, it's theme that we must follow our own path in life regardless of what others say, think or do.  Sadly, while we advocate such a freedom to revel in our own interests, skills and passions, we still fail to truly emancipate ourselves from following what is common to our society.  We not only fail ourselves when we follow the lead of others for whom we do not truly believe, but we fail those whom we love when we fear change and choices that may seem different or wrong to those who look for conformity as a means of control and self validation.