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Thursday, July 28, 2011

No Mas!

This past week, well really two weeks have been hectic here.  First, my step-dad passed away and I went home for the funeral.  There was lots of family drama from his side of the family, which I won't get into here but believe me...it was drama.  :-)  I returned home on Friday evening and spent most of this week getting over the drama and catching up on things, just not the blog.  *sorry*

A couple things "came" to me during this time and I thought I'd share them with you.

First,  we put off so many things that would give us pleasure because it's not the "right" time or some other silly reason.  So, I'm vowing not to put off things I'd enjoy.  I'm going to buy that boquet of flowers for myself cause I like having flowers around.

Next, we carry so many burdens and stress.  We let the negative things we have no control over weigh us down and take the joy out of life.  We let other people dictate our happiness.  Well, from now on, no more.  Or as the chihuahuas say, "No mas!"  :-) 

And, we need to take control of our lives.  Sure there are things we can't control, but there is so much we can.  We just don't.  We (I) just let things happen instead of planning.  And there's nothing wrong with being spontaneous but if we plan for things, we'll have more great happenings in our lives that we can look back on and remember instead of regrets.

So for me as a writer, this means I"m going to take a serious look at my writing goals, make some plans then get busy making those decisions happen.    I've been letting things slide in that area, waiting for them to happen but no mas, I'm taking the bull by the horns.  Ole'!

Here's the "No mas!" scene for those of you who haven't seen it.



What about you?

5 comments:

Indigo said...

This was a much needed read today. Thank you! (Hugs)Indigo

J.M.Cornwell said...

Wonderful clip. I haven't seen that before.

Now, if I could only follow my impulses and dreams, and not have work get in the way. Any suggestions, other than homelessness or marriage? No mas!

Susanne Drazic said...

Sorry for your loss and all the drama.

Jean said...

Thanks!

One suggestion I've seen and plan to try is to set an appointment with myself to do whatever it is I need to get done. For example, from 8-9 in the morning I'm going to write...no matter what. It's an "unbreakable" appointment, much like a dentist or doctor visit.

I'm also going to set goals and timelines to get 'em accomplished. What's the saying..."He who fails to plan, plans to fail." :-)

Sandra said...

This is all so true! Too true!

I put off a lot of things that would give me pleasure. Do it all the time. Now, I'm going for it - as along as it won't break the budget or get me arrested. Not enjoy life? No Mas!

"Next, we carry so many burdens and stress. We let the negative things we have no control over weigh us down and take the joy out of life. We let other people dictate our happiness."
Oh Lord! you know I need help with this part. Especially the last bit. I so often do just that. I need to get the self help books or talk to a counselor and learn how to stop letting others steal my peace and my strength. No Mas!

I hadn't seen the "No mas!" seen before. I'm saving that so I can watch it as needed.

Thanks so much Jean! I'm rooting for you on your road to "No Mas!"


Also, my sympathies on your loss and for your having to deal with family drama. *Hugs*

Sandra