kis·met \ˈkiz-ˌmet, -mət\ - noun; often capitalized
1. fate.
"We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language.
That may be the measure of our lives." - Toni Morrison

"Growing up Southern is a privilege, really. It's more than where you're born; it's an idea and state of mind that seems imparted at birth. It's more than loving fried chicken, sweet tea, football, and country music. It’s being hospitable, devoted to front porches, magnolias, moon pies, coca-cola... and each other. We don't become Southern - we're born that way." - Unknown

18 September 2009

go out and do

"At such times his thoughts would be full of valorous deeds: he loved these dreams and the success of his imaginary achievements. They were the best parts of life, its secret truth, its hidden reality. They had a gorgeous virility, the charm of vagueness, they passed before him with an heroic tread; they carried his soul away with them and made it drunk with the divine philtre of an unbounded confidence in itself. There was nothing he could not face. He was so pleased with the idea that he smiled, keeping perfunctorily his eyes ahead; and when he happened to glance back he saw the white streak of the wake drawn as straight by the ship's keel upon the sea as the black line drawn by the pencil upon the chart."

- Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim

Have you ever had moments like this, where your thoughts and dreams are so full of self-confidence that you feel as though nothing can go wrong? You feel like you can go out and conquer anything. It's a wonderful thing to experience, yet so many of us never act upon these feelings and allow wonderful opportunities to pass us by. Now, I'm not condoning going out and being wreckless, but go do something fun and spontaneous this weekend; something you've always wanted to do, but for whatever reason, always pushed aside.

Have a happy weekend!

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