Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. ― Helen Keller,
Image by Jennifer Fifield
Full Blog Series: The Joyful Path
New Year’s Day, I had the idea to begin a blog series, The Joyful Path, that would serve as a meditative, peaceful space – featuring some of life’s simple and lovely things. It made me quite happy to know I would be embarking on such a positive project. And… maybe my followers would enjoy it as well. Whether it’s a gorgeous flower, a child’s silly smile, or the unique orange shade of a sunset, I plan to complete 108 posts this year that feature photography, poetry, or quotes. Wishing you peace this new year! — Jennifer ♥
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mahatma Gandhi
When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always. – Mahatma Gandhi
This had to be the absolute last time. He would land this one and this would be it. He just needed to get through it one more time. And it would be the very last time. Ever.
The excitement of this thought pulsed through him. He had to make this one count.
He realized that his shoulders were sky-high, so he dropped them, and took in a deep breath – the diaphragmatic kind. The kind they say you should do when you are flipping the fuck out.
He clicked the back button of his iPod to find what he needed. The initial melody always made him think he had picked the wrong song. But when the piano ended, the words he needed were right there.
This time would be different. It would be exciting. It would nourish him. He would try harder. He would remember the others. He would remember the struggle.
The lyrics began to seep deep inside of him, Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity, to seize everything you ever wanted. In one moment, would you capture it, or just let it slip?
He pushed “up” on the volume button so that he could belt the words. So that he could slip into his state of readiness.
There was no way he was not getting this. This was all his.
He screamed, You better lose yourself in the music, the moment, you own it, you better never let it go, you only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow, this opportunity comes once in a lifetime.
As he approached, he bellowed the last – and his favorite – part, Success is my only motherfucking option, failure’s not.
Let’s do this.
By Jennifer A. Fifield
Italicized song lyrics by Eminem, Lose Yourself
Understanding ourselves and the world we live in.
STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS - THE STRANGE AND PHILOSOPHICAL. ABSTRACT DIGITAL ART RENDERINGS - Ash Lucid!
We're all on a road to somewhere.
Tales from the mouth of a wolf
Warden of Words // Shaper of Stories
We are at war. Life is a battle. Every day we fight for joy, peace… love. This is correspondence from the front line.
Life under the thinking tree
images | illness | distinction.
Books, Beauty, Learning Japanese
Life and my insights
Deux Américains à Toulouse
Scribblings and scrawls of a hopeless romantic soul
Expeditions - explorations - adventures
Making the world a richer place, one story at a time
What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?
Underfoot Poetry - a poetry blog
Poems by Celia Hales in the Style of William Shakespeare & John Donne
"The silence of the night awakens my soul"
A Library of Literary Interestingness
South meets East: Poetry and Musings - words of the seasons
Scribbles on Cocktail Napkins