Thursday, December 15, 2016

I Am Happy Doing What I Do!

When I'm singing, I'm happy.
I'm doing what I can do 
and this is my contribution to life
(Anita O’Day).

I think it is better to do what you truly love to do than to live with regrets of should’ve would’ve could’ve. It becomes hard to forget all the chances we never took and the opportunities we allowed to slip by.

I say, if something stays up in your mind and you love to do it, then do it. Sure, we must take cautionary views because we do not know what tomorrow will bring, but I think it is better to live through the day with chances being taken at doing something that is in your heart.


Your journey may bring you to a solitary state if it is not something that your family or peers agree with. Many people suffer the same, believing that they should make everybody else happy by doing what is expected of you by others. Instead of following through on your own dreams, they may make you feel that you have to fit into their plans for you somehow.
But a new year is about to start. A new era of going the extra mile to experience genuine smiles and less time seeing the stars lose their glitter.

Time to settle on the song and dance that makes you feel good. Time to free your mind of
doubts and dance in heaven. Time to apply your own ingenuity into the world without fearing it. Time to go to bed with dreams and wake up with achievements.

If you keep in mind that truth that everybody is wired different, you will realize that it is okay to have different thoughts for your now and tomorrow than your culture or tradition may have destined for you. Time to walk more on faith. Time to clear the path for more. Get your more and be you because there is nothing wrong with being you-tiful. 

I think 2017 is going to be a great year. How about you?

Disclaimer: This post was inspired by a writing prompt by MamaKat blog to write based on a favorite quote. 
In the midst of  listening to an Anita O'Day music collection, I came across that quote and the rest is history. 

24 comments:

  1. One should never do what others expect them to do! It's so important to follow your heart, otherwise you'll live with regrets!

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  2. Yes! You have to love yourself and be 100% happy with you! I love this and thanks so much for sharing your story and dreams. You go girl!

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  3. What a great post! 2016 wasn't the best year for us, not the worst either, so I'm hoping that 2017 is full of blessings, laughter and memories. Keep on keeping on, Stephanie! You're doing great!

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    1. Thank you Phoebe. That was so nice of you! Have a blessed weekend.

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  4. 2016 was tough! Good for you on following what you want!

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    1. Hope 2017 is better for you and by the way the best might still comes. 2016 is not done yet.

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  5. I can certainly hope that 2017 is a fun time for new beginnings. We are all so hopeful when a new year starts. This year was tough so I know that next year has nowhere to go but UP!

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  6. It's so empowering to see someone go after what they want. It really encourages others to go after what they want as well. God bless!

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  7. I think one should focus on what God says is His priorities for our lives, then everything else will find it's appropriate place in the scheme of things and things that don't matter can more easily be let go.

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  8. I agree it's the things you don't do that you regret. You keep living your dreams and believe in yourself. You have talent and will go far.

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    1. Thank you so much. I hope so and will continue pursuing it. God has been so good to me already. Holding on to his unchanging hand.

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  9. It's definitely hard to follow through with your dreams when others are telling you the opposite. Just as long as we listen to wisdom and don't do rash things.

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  10. What a great post! Keep doing what you love - it is so important! Stick to what you know and love and you'll get to where you want to be!

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