When Living Is Just A Thing We Do

There’s More To Life But You Have To Work For It

It’s interesting how we take the things we do for granted. Get up, get ready, go to work to pay the bills, spend precious time with our partners or friends, then go to bed and do it all over again the next day.

These are the times when living is just a thing we do.

I just want you to think about how we as human beings sometimes, most times, settle into life ruts, automatically performing the actions of living without benefit of a real purpose.

I’m sorry/not sorry, but living like this ain’t living. It’s become just another thing we do.

Perhaps right about now, you may be thinking about spicing up things a little bit.

You know, becoming an adrenaline junkie.

Jumping out of a plane without a chute and trying your hand at being Rocky the flying squirrel.

But the emotional side of you, your heart, longs to be creative in some fashion.

You want to sing and dance, you want to paint, write, or sculpt, you need this outlet in order to be happy.

And in doing so, when we begin to let the emotional side gain traction, it ties us up in knots and makes us feel unworthy, unhappy, frustrated, incomplete.

Yeah, it sucks, don’t it?

When it does, I have to slap the crap out of myself and recognize there’s a time to work to pay the bills and a time to create.

But the great thing is, each time I create something it adds to the legacy I want to be remembered by.

I may not be creating all the time because I have to make a living, but I am, at that special moment in time, creating something.

I want to be remembered as that writer who was a great father and husband.

Today I’m creating.

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A published author enjoying married Texas bliss. Dog person living with cats. A writer of Henry James' stories. Featured In MuckRack. Top Writer In Fiction.

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