Monday, October 12, 2015

Motivational Monday


WHEN I'M TAKING MY LAST BREATH,
I WANT TO LOOK AT 
HOW I USED UP THE BEST OF MYSELF.
HOW MUCH DID I
SWEAT,
PUSH,
RIP,
FALL,
HIT,
CRASH,
EXPLODE?...
MY DREAM IS TO BE SO WELL USED
THAT IN MY LAST HALF-SECOND,
I JUST BURST INTO DUST.
(Elizabeth Streb)

Now that's a motivational Monday kick-in-the-pants reminder if ever there was one. 

Let's live, people. Let's really live. 

36 comments:

Maria Zannini said...

If that were true, I think I should've been dust ten years ago. I'm paying for all the falling, hitting, and crashing now. LOL!

Have a great day, Madeline!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Yes it is!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Ha! :)

Have a great one, too, Maria.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Definitely!

Karen Walker said...

Wow, those are powerful words! thanks for sharing them.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I was blown away when I first read them, too.

Kai Strand, Author said...

I live more quietly than this, but the end result is similar. I hope to have no regrets and therefore try to make each decision, take each action, live each day thinking of how I impact others. I want to live on by positive resonance.

Chrys Fey said...

Wow! That is powerful. It gave me chills. I think we all want that.

Sarah Foster said...

What a wonderful quote! I could stand to live a little more (or a lot more).

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I love your comment, Kai. I, too, live quietly and quotes like this - as wonderful and inspiring as it is - can sometimes make me feel like I'm not being or doing enough. It really comes down to what "living" means to us. :)

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I hear you on the chills. :)

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

As long as you know what "living" means to you, for you. Check out Kai's comment above. :)

Julie Flanders said...

Like Chrys, this gave me chills! Love it! Thanks as always for sharing.

Murees Dupè said...

I agree. I need to change my attitude. I need to live everyday and not just say "One day I will . . . " I should absolutely live more. Thank you for reminding me.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

It really does make you think, doesn't it?

Emily R. King said...

I love that. So powerful!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

You're very welcome. :)

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I'm glad it spoke to you, Emily.

Shannon Lawrence said...

Oh, this is wonderful. Definitely powerful. With a bang, not a whimper.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

It's powerful, like poetry. :)

J.H. Moncrieff said...

Great advice. Hard to put into practice sometimes when we're caught up in the day to day.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I agree. That's why I enjoy coming across these quotes and writing these posts - I need the reminder myself. :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

That is a totally awesome quote!!! Where do you find them, Madeline! You seem to have a treasure box of quotes. :)
Thanks for sharing!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I just keep an eye out for quotes - lines, words, etc - that strike me as I read then I save them for a possible future post. In a folder, not a treasure box - unfortunately. :)

Crystal Collier said...

I'll second that! Too often we get wrapped up in the little things that don't matter. One of my favorite quotes is about my life being like a pair of shoes, meant to be worn out in the service of others.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

That a wonderful quote and idea, Crystal. Thanks for sharing it.

Christine Rains said...

Awesome. That is life well and truly lived.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Absolutely!

Anonymous said...

I dig this! Yes!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Excellent!

Annalisa Crawford said...

A wonderfully motivational sentiment. I try... But the mundane tends to get in the way.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

That mundane stuff is definitely tricky. We can only do what we can do. :)

SK Anthony said...

Well, that does work for motivation lol Well said ;)

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Sometimes my own words aren't necessary at all. :)

Kimberly said...

Wow, this is absolutely amazing and powerful in so few words.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I'm glad it spoke to you, Kimberly.