Friday, November 11, 2011

Live Deliberately.

 Hello there. Can you believe that it is already 11/11/11? We won't have another day like this in another century. I remember when I was little, I would get excited when it was 03/03/03 or 09/09/09 and so on but next year will be the last of the chain. Have you ever heard that you can make a wish at 11:11 and it will come true? Since it's 11/11/11, it must be even more magical! What would you wish for?
I wish that I will live my life to the fullest and have no regrets. I wish that I can absorb everything life has given me and use it to its full potential, like helping others. This idea of living deliberately came from Henry David Thoreau.

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and be able to give a true account of it in my next excursion."-- Walden;  or, "Life in the Woods --Where I Lived, and What I Lived For"

I'm sure this dog is living deliberately.

Step 1 to living deliberately: Appreciate Nature.
Step 2: Capture the beauty.

With Love,