I posted this last year but it was a healthy reminder to me today of what a beast that distraction is. More now than anytime in history people are distracted all of the time. Unable to focus on simple tasks let alone their dreams. I needed to read this again and I suspect others will be blessed by it as well. Even though this was posted last year the message is still true.
Good news came today and with it came revelation. Life is beautiful and precious. I began to reflect on my life in general and especially this year and realized that the common denominator of much of my upset has been “Distraction” followed by its close companion “Opposition”-opposition chases our goals and dreams. “Oppositions” one and only goal is to defeat you. I hope everyone reading this has a dream. My dream is to see my stories on the big screen. I want to retire my husband and move so deep in the country that I can’t remember my own address. I want to be so wealthy that I can order everything online so that if I wanted to stay home for a year and not go anywhere I could. I want quiet only hearing the birds. I want to pamper my mom and other loved ones that I adore. I want a writing room with french doors looking out to a beautiful landscape. I want one room with only a giant Tepee in the center lined with pillows. I want a 1000 acres of rolling hills and woods lined with trails to go four-wheeling. I don’t want to be easy access which translates easy prey for “distractions” I want to enjoy peace and my fur-babies. I want a clutter-free mind so I can create and write undisturbed giving passionately to my craft. I do not limit my thinking, these things keep me pushing and pressing. I love life but do not like this technology addicted, sympathy seeking, excuse-making world so full of distractions. Heartless and unforgiving distractions. Annoying and rude distractions. Worrisome and nagging distractions. Big and small and everything in between “distractions. Repetitive and senseless and even created distractions.” I am over them all.
My dear sweet aunt recently passed away and her passing confirmed that life is truly short and meant to be celebrated and sadly I have let the nemesis called “Distraction” steal too many of my days. I have made my plan so many times to finish my sequel to “Dead Traffic” and every-time someone or something comes crashing into my life sucking the life’s blood out of my creative energy. My husband has said to me many times over the last couple of years “Baby these are just distractions to get you off your game”. He is right there have been more than normal distractions this year like two floods, crooks trying to steal our home, a tree fell on our house and all of these God proved faithful. Then, you have the family dramas and stupidity of others. We are going through another financial crisis and I recently fell messing my foot up. I have a choice to either succumb to all of the pressures and distractions or fight through them and surrender all of the upset and see these as “simply” more distraction. I choose life and life is not meant to be miserable, worried and full of anxiety about things that we cannot do anything about. Life is meant to enjoy fully and completely.
It is time to resurrect the sign. What I mean is I use to write signs and put them on my front door and a few years back my cousin was visiting and a flesh distraction came knocking at the door and she helped me make a sign that read “If you come whining, crying, asking, wanting, needing then don’t come knocking” this is a mild sign, a PG sign I have written ones that would be rated R. My mailman I am sure got amusement out of them because after my baby Randcy passed away seven years ago I took a year of signs and put them up for the world to see or anyone who was brave enough to knock on my door. It is resurrection time.
I am gonna kick distractions ass and I am going to write this week! I am at present rocking out (another of my passions) to Robert Plants “Carry Fire” that is what I am going to do. I am gonna get fired up again and burn the distractions up. I am not the savior of the universe I am a passionate chic who happens to feel everything, it has been a burden but only I can “cast it” which means to pitch or throw. I have talked a lot about forfeiting days. NO MORE given to all of the “distractions” that have plagued me all of my life and relentlessly lately. I am so done with stupid people who never learn. Like the saying goes you can’t fix stupid! I am retired from trying to. The world we live in today is filled with insanely stupid people and sadly I have wasted too many days on these stupid people that continue to do the same things over and over expecting the right result. I choose to be more relentless than the “stupid” and I WILL have the vision, NO LIMITS for the dream is the attitude that has kept me. Ironically “Gimme something good” is playing. Sometimes we have to go after it. No room for passivity which wishes something good would happen and is perfectly content to sit and wait and see if it will happen. Aggressive effort is the backbone of success. I heard a powerful woman say “We don’t need wishbone, we need a backbone.” Every dreamer had to push and press and keep the vision. They had to ignore the voices from others and even in their own minds discouraging them, they had to ignore the distractions, they had to press past the opposition. A Perfect Circles “Talk Talk” is playing very good tune and its show and tell time forget talk, let’s do what we are meant to do. Let’s achieve the dream, whatever that may be. I read a story once about a little frog (I love frogs) He was playing in a well which was his home. Playing splashing contented and comfortable feeling like he had it all. One day he got curious and ventured out of his little well and discovered a pond. He was amazed at the girth of this water hole. He immediately jumped in and thought how small his well was compared to what he now was in and he was very thankful he did not limit himself to the little closed-in well because now he was in an open pond.
This story symbolizes many of us. We get comfortable and forget there are bigger and better things for all of us, but only if we are brave enough to enlarge our vision and venture out. I come from a small town and it would be easy for me to adopt small-town thinking but as you read I am believing for a pond. I refuse to stay inside of a well. I will not let my address, education, mediocrity, people’s opinions or any other thing stop my limitless thinking. I embrace the vision. I recommend all who read this do the same. I have let my emotions control me a lot this year and I have decided to change my thinking and words, therefore, creating a good life for myself. Emotions are an enemy to us if we are not careful. Too often we speak out of emotion creating more havoc. I am a firm believer that our words do carry creative or destructive power. I am learning more and more that WE are CREATORS OF OUR DESTINY. I want to create good things. As the saying goes garbage in, garbage out. I have had a lot of garbage this year and it is time for me to take out the trash! So, my question I will leave you with today is what are you putting in and what are you putting out? Is it time for you to take out the trash?
Another Day, Another Page
By Kimber Renee