Sunday, October 25, 2009

A Reminder

Sometimes I need to remember what it is I'm working toward on this journey. What it is I want out of my life. I wrote this and posted it here on my blog several months ago, but tonight I need a reminder....

I want to always surround myself with bright colors and beautiful things. I want to live life out loud, flamboyantly, and without explaining myself to anyone. I want every time I see the ocean to feel like the first time, so vast and immense, unending. I want to only see the good in people and not be hurt because of it. I want to stand alone in a field of wild flowers and be one with nature. I want to stand above the city overlooking the cityscape and take in all the life going on below me.

I want to feel the warm sunshine on my skin every single day. I want to always follow my bliss. If I have to cry, I want it to be from laughing too hard not from sadness. I want to play with the wild abandon of a child. I want to make a difference. When I have to make a big decision, I want to make it without hesitation or second guessing. I want to know what it feels like to be truly free. I want to act without thinking, leap without ever looking.

I want to always appreciate my friends. I want life to have background music. I want to fall completely and totally in love just like in the movies. I want to believe that the good guy always wins and that good will always trump evil. I want to live without being confined by time restraints, I always want to have the time for people and events I enjoy. I want to remember the exact emotions and feelings behind each photograph I have or take.

I want to find something I am passionate about and make it my career. I want to love going to work everyday. I want to help someone without thinking twice about it. I want to seize the day, every day. I want to never go to bed angry, at anyone. I want to find complete joy in the simple things in life, like blowing bubbles. I want to always feel the wind in my hair when driving. I want to dance every chance I get, with or without music.

I want to always see the positive even when the situation itself isn't. I want to explore new ideas without being judged. I want to be perfectly content. I want to be grateful for every single blessing I have. I want to always know the right words to say, at the right time someone needs to hear them. I want to be the very best friend I can be. I want to be true to myself. I always want to stand up for those who aren't able to stand up for themselves. I want to never fit in, instead I want to always be different from anyone else, standing out amongst the crowd.

I want to be completely at peace with myself. I want to believe in something greater than all of us.

16 comments:

Mrs. Potts said...

Absolutely wonderful post & what a great reminder for anyone who reads this!

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

this post makes a strong exclamation point to the title of your URL - knowing the difference.

cause that's exactly what you know - the difference.

the difference between happiness and sadness - you know what you want.

nory said...

I'm glad you reposted this because I'm not sure if I read this the first time?! Either way, great post and quite frankly something I think we should all try to live up too!

Elle Bee... said...

Thanks for this reminder Mandy, I think we all need one of these every now and then. xo

SoMi's Nilsa said...

I think we all need reminders from time to time. The best ones come from within!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

I loved this post, Mandy.

I want all of those things too. Especially the very last thing: "I want to believe in something greater than all of us." I want that often.

Kay* said...

your blog posts are always so thoughtful and remind ME of what's important. those are great things to want...

amanda said...

i'm slightly an emotional mess as of late...therefore, this post totally hit home. {as i'm sure you're aware}

i want to be surrounded by bright colors and beautiful things. always. and i truly want life to have background music. and oh my gosh, i want a move romance like no other. maybe too badly sometimes. . . .

Auburn Kat said...

I really try and see the positive too but at times it's sooo darn hard!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I want all of those things, too. Thanks for putting it into writing so eloquently.

Bayjb said...

I feel the same way as you do dear. Such a wonderful post. I love how you can so easily describe exactly what's in my head.

Katie said...

Yes!


Thank you.

Swishy said...

Reminders--especially ones like this--are always a good thing :)

lbluca77 said...

Aaaww! That was such a beautiful post. Everyone needs these kinds of reminders.

Cate said...

well put, every single word of it!

Vanessa said...

Your line about living life out loud really resonates with me. I made a photo not too long ago filled with speakers and a single sign that says "Live Out Loud" above them. I don't know who said that line first, but like you I want to be anything but mediocre.