Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Go With All Your Heart

Where ever you go, go with all your heart - Confucius
That may just be my battle cry,  if my mom were alive, she'd swear it was.  I'd be the first to admit, I dive head first into most things that I do.  When I am interested in something, I consume as many facts as I can find.
If I become your friend, then I am right there with you........sometimes I wish I didn't go with all my heart, but that is who and what I am.

Go with all your heart, if I were giving advice to some one, something like that is what I'd say.  Because life is short, because there are so many curves in the road, and mountains to have to go with all your heart, if you don' won't make the journey, and you'll surely not reach your destination. If your heart's not in it, no matter what you do or where you go, you'll just wind up on a path and life will beat you down.

I have told my nieces and nephews for years, college is not for everyone.....there is pride in working with your hands, there is pride in providing service , there is pride in creativity.  My father's favorite remark, do what makes you happy.....but don't sit on the fence!  Fence sitters to daddy were the saddest of the lot, get on one side or the other and go for it, he would say. He is probably the reason I go with all  my heart, lord knows I couldn't be a fence sitter!

So tonight, no matter where you are in life....." where ever you go, go with all your heart."  Maybe you think you're too old, or too young, or too sick  or too tired,  too fat, too ugly, too dumb, too broke.....if you don't go with all your heart now, when will you go?
"Where ever you go, go with all your heart".......and my blessings.
Good night, Sweet dreams.


  1. I totally agree with the fence sitter part..even the bible says you shouldn't be one! I went to a wonderful lecture about manufacturing in this country and how people feel it is not a noble profession to be a "factory" worker...but this country was built on industry and doing a good job, enjoying your work, and taking pride in it should be applauded. College is great, but I wish I had a plumber, roofer, carpenter, auto mechanic, and mason in my family..hey, you can get a Doctor anywhere in a hurry..but a leak in the faucet will have to wait!

  2. Love it this post rocks I also agree with what you said about fence sitters and have often said to one daughter or another just make a decision and go with it if it isn't the right path you will find out and be able to change directions if needed but do it go forward just sitting on the fence gets you nowhere.

  3. Yay for going at things with all your heart!! Take care

  4. This is very sweet. And encouraging. Fear ruled my world until a few years ago, so I did not allow my heart to be part of what I was doing. I ran on practicality and what I personally knew, not trusting in what others said. The notion of involving my heart isn't foreign to me now and I enjoy giving it my all. I do like your gentle reminders.

  5. That is really good advice Jilda. Hope you have an awesome weekend.