Gosh! And a poem.

It’s been a month since I posted! Holy moley!

I’ve been busy. New job with Clinique, during one of the craziest months. I’ve been all over Central Florida for events and gift-with-purchase and the like. I haven’t been walking every day, but I did complete my 40 days. Maybe tomorrow I’ll get a chance to compile all the info and see exactly how well I did.

Read a poem today. I’m glad that there are talented poets out there who can say how I feel. Thanks, Pablo Neruda.

“He who becomes the slave of habit,
who follows the same routes every day,
who never changes pace,
who does not risk and change the color of his clothes,
who does not speak and does not experience,
dies slowly.

He or she who shuns passion,
who prefers black on white,
dotting ones “it’s” rather than a bundle of emotions, the kind that make your eyes glimmer,
that turn a yawn into a smile,
that make the heart pound in the face of mistakes and feelings,
dies slowly.

He or she who does not turn things topsy-turvy,
who is unhappy at work,
who does not risk certainty for uncertainty,
to thus follow a dream,
those who do not forego sound advice at least once in their lives,
die slowly.

He who does not travel, who does not read,
who does not listen to music,
who does not find grace in himself,
she who does not find grace in herself,
dies slowly.

He who slowly destroys his own self-esteem,
who does not allow himself to be helped,
who spends days on end complaining about his own bad luck, about the rain that never stops,
dies slowly.

He or she who abandon a project before starting it, who fail to ask questions on subjects he doesn’t know, he or she who don’t reply when they are asked something they do know,
die slowly.

Let’s try and avoid death in small doses,
reminding oneself that being alive requires an effort far greater than the simple fact of breathing.

Only a burning patience will lead
to the attainment of a splendid happiness.”
Pablo Neruda

One thought on “Gosh! And a poem.

  1. Wow, THIS is a post that I needed to read! What an incredible poem, thanks so much for sharing it. The thoughts running through my head this morning were all about how to step out of my comfort and routines and take a risk, about how scary and unknown it will be, about the confidence needed to do it… and then I read this and it helped to validate that I’m on the right path. Thank you!!! Good to see you posting again! 🙂


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