The Importance and Search for Harmony

This is a response to the one-word prompt “Harmony” by “The Daily Post.”

Life can be and is chaotic. It is long, filled with hardships, and often very unpredictable. Yet, at the same time life is not only these things; there is joy, meaning, and purpose to life. The key to living one’s life most effectively is to find the balance between the two aspects of life and to be able to balance them in your life. Life requires harmony.  It requires us to accept both the good and the bad in the world of life and to acknowledge that both exists.

We all want harmony in our lives, and we all seek it out, but perhaps that is our problem, that we put too much effort into finding harmony, that we can easily miss when it appears. Perhaps all we really need to do is in all everyday lives going about our “things” we just keep our “eyes” open for when harmony presents itself; so that we can actually take enjoyment of that harmony when we get it. Life, in order to have harmony, requires us to enjoy the “simple pleasures” and “small things.”

So what are your thoughts on the subject? Do you have harmony in your life; what does it look life? For me, harmony is taking things slow or trying too, and enjoying nature to put things into perspective.

Those Chuckle Moments

This is a response to the one-word prompt “Chuckle” by “The Daily Post.”

Every now and then I will be with a group of people (friends, family, or acquittances);  something will be said, something done, or have happened that just causes everyone to chuckle, to crack a smile and I just love those moments. It does not matter what it is or how things are going at the time (what the atmosphere is like) good or bad, but just having those “chuckle moments” means so much and gives a lot without taking anything away.

These chuckle moments are special for me because they are so spontaneous and almost natural in their occurrence. Because of this everyone experiencing a “chuckle moment” can’t help but be affected positively. It is only when one tries to actively “manufacture” a “chuckle moment” that there can and often is some kind of negativity involved.  For me, a good “chuckle moment” is whenever I am listening to someone give a lecture/talk or speech and they introduce usually ay “accident” some kind of joke or light comment. These help to relax the atmosphere and also help make a point.

What do you think about “chuckle moments?” If you like them, what are some of your favorite kinds? Do you have any specific ones you would like to share? Life can and often is hard on each of us that we need the “little things’ such as those “chuckle moments” to lighten the mood and keep things interesting and fun. So keep a lookout for those “chuckle moments” you never know when they will show.

Please share your thoughts, they are always welcome and very much wanted.

Going in Blindly

This is a response to the one-word prompt “Blindly” by “The Daily Post.”

Everyone, well maybe not everyone, but most everyone knows of the danger of rushing into something blindly and not knowing the “whole picture.” Yet, at the same time “going in blindly” is prevalent all across human civilization and history. It is especially prevalent,  in today’s modern word.

As soon as we see a problem, no matter what it is, there is at once calls to “go in and fix it” without really stopping to look at the problem and analyze it, to figure out why the problem exists. As humans, we do not like to wait to solve our problems, we just want them to go away. Thus, we will often go with the first most obvious solution to do so even when we have no reason to believe it will work, except that it offers the quickest and easiest “fix.”

As long as we humans remain an inpatient bunch; that can’t control our impulses, the problems that we as societies and as individuals face each and every day will continue to repeat and only get worse throughout time and history as has been the case so far. If we really wanted to “fix” our problems, we would stop looking for the quick and easy path and actually try to “solve” the problems that pop up as they pop up.

What are your thoughts one the subject?

Don’t Put Off Till Later

This is a response to the one-word prompt “Later” by “The Daily Post.”

In our busy days and lives, we all tend to put off some things for later that we see not as important/time sensitive as other things. This, unfortunately, is a mistake because all that does is add to more things that we will have to do at a later date/time. Putting off the “small” things till later does not lesson our “loads” or give us more time, but actually less.

At the time, we make the decision to “put off” something, it may deceptively seem like the best thing to do; when it is really not.  But that is how we humans seem to function most of the time, by always looking for the easy way or path of least resistance; or at the very least what appears to be so at the time. Because of who we are, we are very easily taken in by first appearances without looking deeper.

So the next time you are pulled to “put something off” till later, stop and think if that is really the best thing to do. Take a real long look at all you have on your plate, both at the moment and for the “later” time to see just how that will affect you and getting everything done. What are your thoughts and the subject? Please share.