My Valentine’s Day 2008


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I’ve never been one for Valentine’s Day.  To me, it’s just another day fabricated by commercialism to sell more; sell more cards, candy, gifts and pressure.  To me, romanticism comes more spontaneously throughout the year.  Someone once said to me that each morning when he wakes up he says, “O.K. God, surprise me!” 

 

Although each day brings new challenges, there is one thing it won’t bring – perfection.  Today, I can expect a mixed bag of experiences with a wide range of emotions to match.  I found this quote today, and would like to share it with you:

 Every forward step we take we leave some phantom of ourselves behind         John Spalding 

If we’re feeling discouraged or negative about our life, one way to cultivate an attitude of gratitude is to look back and see how far we’ve come.  Remember, we seek progress, not perfection.  There is always something to be grateful for, including the ability to find something to be grateful for. 

 When life is so bad that I want to cry, I’ll try laughing instead. 

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About Mark Schmitz

Living in Phoenix, AZ since 1995, originally from Brown Deer, Wisconsin. I'm a Gemini born on May 26, 1961. Single, GWM who is HIV and healthy. Spiritually diverse, I'm just trying to stay on the right path to learn all that I came here to learn. That's what my blogs are about - and total honesty.

Posted on February 14, 2008, in Friends, Friendship, Holidays, Honesty, Humanity, Intimacy, Life, Love, Opinions, Perfection, Personal Growth, Relationships, Seasons, Valentine's Day and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I am commenting on the quote that you found and shared on this site…

    “Every forward step we take we leave some phantom of ourselves behind- John Spalding”

    This would explain why many people dwell in the past and have yet learned that the past is not to be forgotten nor lived in,but instead used as a tool to help them be complete in the present. One should not leave themselves behind in the past as a part of or even as a phantom self. In my opinion this quote is telling readers that Even though they believe they are moving forward in actuallity they remain held back regardless of the growth they have made. I think that if I left a small piece of me in the past and continued forward I would not be the whole me. Just a thought!

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