Friday, June 3, 2011

Daily THOUGHT #9 "DAYS of Solitaire"

As I mentioned before, I want my blog viewers to get more involved! So for this Daily THOUGHT, I want you to tell me what you do in “DAYS of Solitaire”! Use this time to actually sit down and think about what you do with your spare time when you are by yourself. Are you trying to figure out ways to get something you want? Do you find time to help the community? Are you plotting against some good or evil? Or do you just enjoy peace and quiet?

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Tell me about the things that make you unique! Help me understand our people’s train of THOUGHT! Also use the time to think of some things that you would like to do during your “DAYS of Solitaire”. What motivates you to explore the many experiences that the world has to offer and how will you do it? Let me know, the most interesting responses will be added to WORLD NEWS on Saturday…


1 comment:

  1. What's Up Reggie? This is Jerome. I'm writing off the top of my head, so forgive me if I either get log winded or speaking in circles. Lol. When I'm having my days of Solitude, I think heavily a lot about where I am in life. Of course these things get tampered with when I'm watching things like the news or certain television shows. With all the negative propaganda that’s sold to society as constant stumbling blocks of an America in decline, it does nothing but make me realize even more that you can’t depend on anyone but yourself in life. Family, friends and associates all have to depend on each other in a world like this.
    To me, the use of personal time is a time of reflection. I reflect on what life used to be like, what all has happened since then, and what can still take place. Of course I plot against evil, and I try not to plot against good. What I mean by the latter is, sometimes it's easy for me to get caught up listening to what I think is the voice of God telling me what to do with my life, and then again there are times when I doubt what I heard. I remember in one of your other blogs you mentioned going with your gut feeling. Sometimes when I want to go with my gut feeling, I get tired very easily because my gut is so connected to my train of thought. I begin trying to get right into whatever it is that I want to do, having had little or no preparation time, and we both know how that can go. That's a failure waiting to happen.
    My point is this. The best thing I do with my time in solitude is to get to know myself. When I get past understanding my true strengths and weaknesses, I feel as though I can go on maybe a little further. How I get past those issues is an issue all itself though. We are taught at an early age about outlining life when you think about writing an outline for a paper. So to me, if I don't take the time to do what I feel at that time is more important for me to be happy, even in my alone time, I can end up very unhappy, or I can end up elated about the decisions I've made towards my happiness. When I set out to do something, I feel as though I can conquer the world, but I've learned through my me time that I have to conquer even my deepest inhibitions that deter me from truly living the life set before me. If that means those endeavors have to be carefully planned and thought out, that means I have to constantly work on my days of solitaire to conquer my inner self. Lord KNOWS I need work, and Lord knows I need Him.
    So that's another thing I think is important. No day can truly be fulfilled without Christ, so even when I'm alone, I have to remind myself to constantly go to God in prayer about my issues. I think since I HAVE so many off days, it's easier for me to equally have so many days of solitude. Though the world may view that stance as being inadequate or unproductive, all I know is I'm getting prepared one way or the other to approach life in a way that maybe I never have before. But without focusing on self-reliance, self-esteem, and self-motivation the world isn't gonna focus on you. So I guess I said all that to say that I focus on self improvement on my days to myself. Like you said in the previous blog, I am thinking of myself as the car, and I'm putting a lot of money into it before putting it on the road. When I DO get out there on that road I'm taking the scenic route and I'm only stopping to refuel. Long winded or not, I needed to type as much as I did because I'm in my moment of solitude right now, and I JUST got my fill-up. Thanks Brother. lol