Tag Archives: Meaning

60 Days of Doing What I Love

13 Jul

It has been sixty days since I started the 120-day “Do What You Love” Challenge. Sixty days! That means I am half-way through!

When starting the challenge, I was scared of not being able to complete it – I had never has a strict regular writing practice and was overwhelmed by the thought of having to write every day for four months.

In the first two weeks of the challenge, I rediscovered my passion for poetry. By the end of the first month, my enjoyment of writing overpowered my fears about it. Now, at the end of the second month, I feel like I have broken a wall of fear, of doubt and of denial.

Writing every day has now become a habit, like brushing my teeth. Today, I cannot imagine not writing every day, and a day without writing now seems like a day without purpose.

I wish I had started doing what I love earlier. The whole world seems to change when we are fulfilling our passions. Our vision of life shifts when we add just a drop of our loved activity into our lives. Things suddenly fall into places and our lives take on a new meaning.

We are happier. The center of our day becomes our loved activity, rather than the chores and tasks of every day life. These fall into the background, and become just small passing elements.

When, in our every day lives, we start doing what we love, we see signs everywhere confirming that we are destined to pursue this particular passion. And, for once, we follow them.

We stop caring about what other people are up to, because we know that we have found what is perfect for us, and that no other activity or job could make us happier, even if it makes us richer or more important or more popular.

We lose our bitterness towards the world, which previously did not fulfill us with its daily routine of work, eat, sleep. We realise that no exterior person or thing can give us happiness and fulfillment – we have to create it ourselves.

Once In a Blue Moon

29 Feb

We all know that the expression “once in a Blue Moon” means “very rarely”, but where does this expression come from?

Contrary to popular belief, the expression does not refer to the moon’s colour, but to the moon’s cycle. According to the Christian ecclesiastical calendar, a “Blue Moon” is the third Full Moon in a season with four full moons. A more recent definition states that a “Blue Moon” is the second Full Moon in a calendar month. Hence, it is very unlikely that any month will contain two Full Moons, because, on average, the interval between Full Moons is approximately 29.5 days, whereas each month is made up of about 30.5 days. By the second definition, a Blue Moon will occur every two-and-a-half years.

The third definition of a Blue Moon is my personal favourite. I learned it at school at the age of nine and have never forgotten it since. According to my primary-school teacher, a “Blue Moon” is a Full Moon which occurs on the 29th of February.

This definition would mean that a Blue Moon occurs every 120 years, and, apparently, the next one will be in 2048.

I don’t know about you, but I’m marking the date in my diary. Wouldn’t miss a Blue Moon for the world!

God is 100% with You

7 Jan

This is the first time in a very long time that I have been so excited.
It is the excitement of making the right decision.
It is the excitement of letting my heart make a decision.

Suddenly, life takes on a new meaning.
Suddenly, the day has a purpose.

This is the first time in a very long time that I have felt so joyful.
It is the joy of knowing that success is guaranteed.

Because when your soul is 100% in it, God is 100% with you.