NaBloPoMo: Day 4.

I am 4/31 of the way through this thing. That’s 12.9% – not bad, yeah?

Sarah’s horoscope yesterday said, “Today, moving forward has never felt so good – and has never been more possible.” How’s that for a swift kick in the arse? For those not following along – we are moving to the San Francisco Bay area this month. We do not know yet exactly when – but we do know it will be this month. We are, in fact, leaving this afternoon to get out there for a few days and will return on Wednesday (or so).

Today – moving forward . . .

That should be a mantra of most days. I had a history teacher in high school that was a very interesting man. In fact, I probably owe some of my interest in history to him. He was an advocate for the Native populations of America and the pioneer days (and spirit) of yore. He spoke once on a native tradition in which the tribesman awoke and the first thing they did in the morning was to say, “Today is a good day to die.” The intention was to make themselves aware of the finite realities of human life. If they psyched themselves up to know they may die that day, if and when it happened, then it would not be a shock to them or their loved ones. Obviously it would not be a shock to them, as they would be dead, but you get the idea.

I propose, along the same vein, in lieu of saying, “Today is a good day to die,” we say something akin to, “moving forward.” The implication is similar to that of “today is the first day of the rest of our lives.” Let’s take advantage of it and do what we can to move forward. What better way is there to facilitate change? Move forward, go ahead, don’t look back, change what is necessary to be a better person.


~ by shinshige on 4 January 2009.

2 Responses to “NaBloPoMo: Day 4.”

  1. Everyday is a good day to move forward, to embrace the possiblities, and to borrow a phrase from the US Army, be all that you can be.

  2. How many of you actually look at the “Possibly related posts” as they are generated below our entries? I find some of them fascinating. Go check out Day 19 – Embracing Life.

    And – I am a huge fan of being all you can be. . . Today is a good day to die.

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