Saturday, April 23, 2011

One of these days.....


I imagine it being read condescendingly. Its words taunting me for all to see.

While strolling through Grant Park I stumbled upon the following quote taped to a park bench:

"Time changes more than you ever will."


And it made me wonder how much I changed....if at all.

I think life just kind of happens to me and I sort of accept it. I really can't recall making any significant changes in my life.

Perhaps that's why I'm stuck and going nowhere fast.

I guess I gave up trying to alter things that seemed out of my control....or at least that's the lie I keep telling myself.

One of these days I'm going to outdo Father Time and make MORE changes than he ever could!

One of these days.....

15 comments:

Phoenix said...

One of these days, these boots are gonna walk all over you.
That quote kind of echoed in my head...
Maybe it's not to taunt, but to teach? To awaken?
Who knows? I'm sure there's a hidden light to it.

R. Burnett Baker said...

One of these days.... how bout tomorrow? You can do that, Dean, and you know you can. I'd say you're going somewhere, but just maybe not fast enough.

Then again, fast isn't necessary as long as you go!!

Rick

Marty said...

Good luck :-)

Chelle said...

Today is the day my friend! I have had the same problem and am trying to still get over it. Letting my circumstances control my life and roll with the punches. Ever since I have started reading the book I told you about, The Power of Positive Thinking, I have been trying to be more proactive in my life. Waking up in the morning and telling myself first off, today is going to be a good day, why? because I said so. Your mental attitude, I am learning actually IS a big factor in changing how you live and see life! Tell your self every day what you are Going to do, you are Going to have a good day, you are going to be sucessful, and so on. For me, I am adding in prayer and reading the bible. (the second not as easy as the first lol). But whatever it is that you can find to give you some time during the day to focus on, what are my goals, my passions, my feelings or whatever. A time to say, this is going to change because I want it to and say it will chang. Does that make sense? Sorry for the rant, just trying to help you out. I hope I have encouraged you. I'll keep praying for you my friend. We will both outdo Father Time. xoxo

Its Funny How World Works !! said...

Very thoughtful Indeed ! I am kinda on the same track as in mentioned in ur post.. Loved it !

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Well, now you WILL.
Set a goal, however small. Break it down into baby steps how you need to achieve it. Every day try to make some headway on one of the steps. Check in every now and then with an overview - and you'll see - you'll make the changes you want in your life!

Happy Easter, Dean!

Bouncin' Barb said...

If you don't give it a try, you'll never know!!!

bK said...

We're rooting for you, Dean! :D

David K Small, artist said...

Make it TODAY.

You have more control than you think. It begins with deciding not to settle. Make it happen.

Alain Khouri said...

Hi Dean

i'm fairly new to blogging and have been introduced to your blog by a friend, Melanie Lee. i am moved by your honesty and openness in sharing your feelings, your insights, your hopes, fears and dreams.

i am sitting here, a bit stunned, feeling feelings brought forth by 'He Broke It'. The butterflies eating at the heart is a powerful image, reflecting lightness of being and the pain of truth.

You ask can the heart can ever be mended and made whole? i ask the same. Deep down you believe it can and hope it will. i hope that it has.

You give me inspiration and hope. Thank you.

Alain

JuJu said...

I think it's that word, "ever." Never and ever always sound like ultimatums or something awful.

Did you rip that darn tape off and show it who's boss???

Dean Grey said...

Phoenix!

I think you're right!

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Rick!

Sometimes I feel like I'm going backwards.

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Marty!

I'll need it!

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Chelle!

Thank you for the positive reinforcement!

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Its Funny How World Works !!!

Thanks!

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Kelley!

Little by little I'll get there....I hope!

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Bouncin' Barb!

Very true!

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bK!

Awww, so sweet, Brody!

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David!

I'll try!

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Alain!

I'm glad you found me. Melanie rules!

I'm sorry to hear you can relate to "He broke it".

May both our hearts mend and be made whole!

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JuJu!

I was afraid if I tried taking the tape down that someone would think I was the one who put it up there!

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Everyone's encouraging comments are very much appreciated!

-Dean

Maggie said...

I think we change everyday. We might see things slightly different depeding the situation and that makes us change our views even a little bit. We can always change, you can change although you seem like a great person but I met you want to give more. :)

Mind Of Mine said...

It all depends on your perspective. Some people never make significant changes and they feel like life is passing them by.

Others(Like me) can't help feeling like they need to make changes when all they really want to do is have some stability. To find that one thing they are looking for.

Dean Grey said...

Maggie!

Perhaps I'm changing in small ways I don't realize then.

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Mind Of Mine!

I think we are like two peas in a pod, Ian. We're both searching for that "something" just going about it in different ways.

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Thanks to the pair of you!

-Dean