Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Old Irish Proverb

Life is funny...every day I am surprised by the contents presented to me. I was reflecting on this Old Irish proverb:

Work like you don't need the money,
dance like no one is watching,
sing like no one is listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
and live life every day as if it were your last.

It sounds like such a nice sentiment, but it had me wondering if you could really live life like this.

Work like you don't need the money...

If only...

If I could 'work' like I didn't need the money I would make MAJOR changes in my career path. This desk is killing me slowly and my spirit is begging me for something new. I am working on it. Sometimes the best thing you can do is be still and wait on God. Would it be terrible to ask Him to hurry up already...LOL!

dance like no one is watching...

I think I have this one covered and mastered it within the past six months. I took a few weeks off (besides Salsa class) and realized I was a bit rusty when I returned to the hardwoods a few weeks ago. My partners and I laughed it off and keep dancing. I realized I truly dance like no one is watching when this photo was posted a few days later:

I cracked up and thought the photographer was wrong for posting that one! Yes, KayC was checking him out while we danced. He moved wonderfully and trust me....it looks much better in person :) Ha!

sing like no one is listening...

My cousin is the 'singer' of the family. I can carry a tune and sound pretty good if the song is in my key. Usually younger people are the recipient of my songs (mostly younger cousins and my niece, mainly Disney songs) or the person I am dating may get privately seranaded. No complaints yet. Still working on it...

love like you've never been hurt...

I'm still a hopeless romantic, but....moving right along.

and live life every day as if it were your last...

This is a big one. I ask myself all the time 'would you be worrying about this if you only had a few days left to walk this earth?' Most of the time my answer is a resounding NO!

I try to be myself, to conduct myself in a way that is reflective of who I am regardless of the people around me. Most of the time it works out well but there are times when my feelings get hurt. Many nights I nurse wounds because I did 'the right thing' only to receive negative reactions and repercussions. Looking back, would I change any of it? Only a few things...but what is life without a few regrets?

I pose the question to you blog family. Do you live your life by the Old Irish Proverb?

Until Next Time,
Peace & Blessings...


  1. For once I can actually say that I do. And now that I'm a mommy, I live it to the 10th power. I want to enjoy every moment.

  2. I am trying to but it is going to be some time before I can say oh yes.

    That one on love is going to be the hardest.
    Hopefully, the working like I don't need money will come soon for me.

  3. Always provoking thoughts...hhmmm.

    I love these deep questions. Always makes me look at my lie right now...not what I want it to be.

    I am getting there in these moments.

  4. Work like you don't need that money...hmmm, well there ain't no need for me getting up so early then.

  5. Monique,
    I want to enjoy every moment as well. Congrats on the house!

    The True Urban Queen,
    Hello there! I agree, that is the hardest one. Still trying though, I refuse to give up.

    Sometimes I go deep, LOL! I need to lighten up a little though. Lighter posts are coming...promise!

    LMAO at you! I agree...110% When the time comes that alarm clock is the first thing to go!

  6. - the working for money part... almost! but what i do isn't like work, so does that count?
    - dancing... covered
    - singing, well....
    - loving...covered
    - living? absolutely!!

    ptb :p