be a history maker

>> Friday, January 15, 2010

my dad has been telling me something lately that has me pondering, "make an impact where you are"

the stroke of midnight has come and gone, but 2010 is still here, and every minute that goes by, holds the key to our future. every minute spent lounging in bed, idling the day away, every day we put off living 'til tomorrow is another stroke of midnight wasted. and i should know, i'm the queen of lounging, i could lounge away any day with no apologies, but being a big fan of truth and honesty, when truth comes to me...i'm held accountable to it.

'be a history maker, you might not be able to change the world in it's fullness, but touching one life, one soul is history in the making'

when that hit me, i grabbed it like it was a life saver and i was drowning....history won't sit around picking it's nose waiting for me...one blink, and i'm saying goodbye to another stroke of midnight, and welcoming 2011. being a history maker has everything to do with time, and even more to do with understanding that life is made up of chain reactions. cause and effect. it's can be as simple as making someone smile, one smile can change the course of the nation inside of that someone...let that sink in.... let's break it down.

molly wakes up on the wrong side of the bed, as she does every morning. she is sad, depressed, distracted and confused. molly stumbles out of her house intent on being productive, but unable to shake the depression filling her soul. someone encounters molly, that someone looks into molly's eyes and returns her look of sadness with a look of disgust because molly stepped on that someones shoes. molly, internalizing that look becomes tired of being a burden to those around her. the outcast hurries home where she takes her own life. whatever future she had within her womb is no more, and her nation dies with her.

sometimes all it takes is a smile...you know... just one smile to save an entire nation. but we often forget that history is not all about grand speeches and rallies, protests and unity, history is about actions. actions created our past, actions creates our present and actions will create our future.

my dad, in all of his wisdom is right. make a difference where you are, take a break from the big picture long enough to catch one someones eyes, and just smile.






6 comments:

Dave "Loose Cannon" Wills Friday, January 15, 2010  

Ah....
New Year and New Decade...

I truly admire and respect your conviction, decisions, determinations and aspirations for this new season.

I'd still love to see some more of your poetry. Well new pieces from the new you in this new decade. Especially since you have reconnected with your first muse.

:)

Girl in My Own World Friday, January 15, 2010  

Girl this is such a BEAUTIFUL post!!! So, glad that you are getting back on the right track. It takes a lot of courage - I know. I was once Molly. I am not anymore, but it is such a major journey and at times it can still be a battle. However, God has restored me back to who I once was with a new and more mature spin! I just have to keep believing it and I will be just FABULOUS!!! You are so right too. A smile can make all the difference in the world! :o) You are also right about making an impact where you are. You don't have to be before millions to touch just one!

ms.rubies Friday, January 15, 2010  

wow, thank you guys. dave and autumn! i can't even imagine how you both know it's me..LOL. thank you for your encouragement and your kind words, you know that means a lot to me. and yeah, molly use to be me too...

LionsVictory Friday, January 15, 2010  

I'm glad you've made a decision to go back to your first love. I'm trying to get back to him also...it's a journey in process!

♥PrettyPacino♥ Thursday, January 21, 2010  

I love this... I've been blog slippin, but I'm glad I came back in time to read your post about the new blog! Yours is one of the few blogs I follow and know I'm going to enjoy reading each post!

THis is really beautiful...and you're right. All it takes sometimes is a smile. We never know what's going on behind the mask that is someone's face, but the smile we wear and give freely to others can not only affect them, but can make us happier inside. Knowing that we might have saved a nation, just by exercising a few facial muscles! ♥

ms.rubies Friday, January 22, 2010  

lionsvictory, it definitely is a journey in process, one that is not easy, but really worth it in the end.

pretty, awww, that is soo sweet *tearing* thank you very much. yeah, one small action really can make a difference, and you have a gawgeous smile, so keep smiling!

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