Friday, July 22, 2016

Ending My Public Silence

Welcome to my first public blog!  I decided two days ago to start blogging for the first time.  I also decided to start right away and to not wait until everything was "just right" before beginning.

Blog to Action - Ending Silence
CC0 image courtesy C. Frank on Pixabay

Why now?  I started this blog primarily to:
  • remind myself more frequently that my time in this life is limited
  • help others recognize and remember that their time in this life is limited
  • take additional action with others to add more positivity into the world
One of my few regrets in life is that I did not appreciate sooner the fact that our time in this world is limited.  I have made good use of my time thus far, but I know that I have let far too much of it go to waste.  I could have done more to make the world a better place.  I still can do more.  I will do more.

If you are not already treating your time in this life as limited, I hope to convince you that your time is precious and motivate you to be more intentional about how you use it.  No matter what your age, I believe that it is probably not too early or too late for you to have a change of perspective if needed.

In these times of seemingly increased toxicity I want to encourage you to use more of your time to take positive action now to counter negativity.  Our actions may be big or small.  What we consider to be small may actually be big for others.  I believe that every positive action can make a difference.

For me, this blog is the beginning of an additional positive action.  I do not know the exact path that this blog will take over time, but I do hope that you will join me and continue with me on this journey.  Share this post with others.  Visit often to share your positive action ideas and experiences.  I will share my ideas for positive action with you based upon my own experiences, research, and thoughts about future possibilities to consider.

So today I'm ending my public silence and intentionally choosing to use more of my time to give positivity a stronger presence in this world.  So I say to you now and I hope that you are listening:

Time is precious.  Take positive action now.


  1. Sharing in the positivity. I saw the below poem recently and it appears to me that this is what you are doing. You are recognizing the song of your life and thus starting a blog.
    by Martha Postlewaite

    Do not try to save the whole world
    or do anything grandiose.
    create a clearing
    in the dense forest
    of your life
    and wait there
    until the song that is your life
    falls into your own cupped hands
    and you recognize and greet it.
    Only then will you know
    how to give yourself
    to this world
    so worthy of rescue.

    1. Thank you for taking time to comment and for sharing the poem with me. I appreciate it. I think that you're correct - it summarizes how I've been trying to live life. I just think it's now time for me to make my clearing a bit larger and perhaps in the process I'll encourage others to do a bit of the same.

      Thanks again and I hope that you have a great weekend!

  2. Wonderful, we need positive people to raise their voices to make this world a better place

    1. Thank you for the encouragement! :)

  3. Anonymous8/17/2016

    Yes, we need to stop hurrying, we need to look at the people around us, notice them and live in the moment :) If something makes us miserable, let's fix it...