I can't actually remember how I came across Currently from Oh' Boy 4th Grade, but there was obviously a reason I found it.
What is Currently? - From the Author
'Well I thought it would make for a
refreshing, fun, and thought provoking
THINK WRITE SHARE linky party.
So here is what you do...
Write down what you are currently
listening, loving, thinking, wanting, needing &
Some here's my currently...
Listening to CFA (Country Fire Authority) Updates (It's been very hot here in Australia today & there have been quite a few bushfires), with SYTYCD (So You Think You Can Dance) USA in the background (it's the last season & although I know it's well over in the states [Please don't tell me who wins], we are only getting to watch it here in Oz.
Loving the last few days of my holidays (I go back to work on Monday, after a 2wk break).
Thinking about Life.
Wanting the cool change to hurry up and arrive (as I said, it's been hot here today. 42C or 108F. Even now at 1am, it's still 32C or 90F).
Needing sleep (but it's 1am & I'm not tired thanks to the heat).
OLW - Breathe
About The Dash
I read of a man who stood to speak At the funeral of a friend He referred to the dates on her tombstone From the beginning to the end He noted that first came the date of her birth And spoke the following date with tears, But he said what mattered most of all Was the dash between those years For that dash represents all the time That she spent alive on earth. And now only those who loved her Know what that little line is worth. For it matters not how much we own; The cars, the house, the cash, What matters is how we live and love And how we spend our dash. So think about this long and hard. Are there things you’d like to change? For you never know how much time is left, That can still be rearranged. If we could just slow down enough To consider what’s true and real And always try to understand The way other people feel. And be less quick to anger, And show appreciation more And love the people in our lives Like we’ve never loved before. If we treat each other with respect, And more often wear a smile Remembering that this special dash Might only last a little while. So, when your eulogy is being read With your life’s actions to rehash Would you be proud of the things they say About how you spent your dash? - Linda Ellis http://www.lindaellis.net/~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~THE DASH poem — written by Linda Ellis one afternoon in 1996, has been enjoyed by millions over the years and is one of the most widely read poems in the world today. The Dash is responsible for changing attitudes and subsequently, thousands of lives around the world. The concept of the dash (that little line in between your dates of birth and death which represents all the days you’ll live on earth), the words and the meaning behind the poem leaves the reader thinking differently about life and what’s important.~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Friday, January 4, 2013
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