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Bit of Happy #97: Color Outside Of The Lines!

9 Feb

“Why are we so afraid to color outside of the lines? Take a risk; don’t be afraid to draw the oceans red or the skies green, because this shows creativity. And where would the world be without it?”
-Anonymous

A quote that sits on my desk framed in bright colors, swirling lines and imaginative possibilities, I am reminded each and every day to ask myself… where would I be without creativity?

What do we have without creativity? Straight lines, bland patterns and shades of gray.

How do we live a life without creativity? By taking no chances, no risk and leaving no room for opportunity.

And how exciting would a world lacking any type of vision or imagination be?

With this quote top of mind, it reminds me to live with a little spontaneity, to appreciate the little things (that sometimes end up being the most important) and to wholeheartedly walk through life with an open mind. Open to possibility. Change. Opportunity. Imagination. Creativity.

This quote is telling all of us to… TAKE A CHANCE! Color the sky green and the ocean red. Make the most of what you are given, and yes, sometimes that does involve getting creative! I love this quote because it encourages us to live a little on our daring side. It shows us the importance of looking beyond the surface. It tells us to step outside of the box!

Our mind closes in to what we consider comfortable, and this quote is telling us to do the complete opposite. To push beyond those limits. To do what is unexpected. To find a new way of doing things.

Instead of falling into the monotonous ways of every day life, try looking at things from a new perspective. Look around as if it were your first time seeing the world. What would you change?

The answer to that very question has a lot of power. What you will do with that answer is completely up to you. It will probably take a lot of creativity. A lot of imagination. A lot of going beyond what is considered your comfort zone. But how will you look back on your life after 100 years if you don’t make that change, take that opportunity, reach your dreams?

That’s what I thought. So, what now? Well, if you ask me… I say, pick up that crayon (or colored pencil, paint brush, marker, you get where I’m going with this, lol) and start coloring!

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Bit of Happy #17: What are you settling for?

6 Oct

“Don’t settle for the one you can live with. Wait for the one you can’t live without.”
-Victoria Richards

Settling for anything in life – whether it is for love or something else – is a battle lost. Knowing you deserve better and not going out and achieving it or learning the proper skills to obtain it, well, you might as well be bleeding out in a bunker. (Okay, maybe that’s a little graphic. I was just trying to go along with the ‘battle’ theme.) Anyway, I’m telling you to stand up and fight for what you can’t live without; don’t settle for what’s comfortable – what you can live with.

If you are miserable at your job and know you can do better – don’t settle. If all you want to do in life is travel the world – don’t settle. If you deeply care about someone, but know you aren’t in love with him or her – don’t settle.

Settling is the easy way out – the mundane way out. If you’re too afraid to take the risk, then stay at your crappy job within ten miles of same location and staying with someone who you aren’t in love with for the rest of your life. You might learn to become completely satisfied with that. And if that works for you, great.

But instead, I’m asking you to do something a little more challenging. I’m asking you to go out and take the road less traveled. I’m asking you to take a chance. I’m asking you to chase after whatever it is that you can’t live without. Really… What’s the worst thing that could happen?

Do you find this quote inspiring? Is your perception different than this entry?


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