Friday, September 7, 2012

Faithful Friday

I've been attending a class the last couple of weeks to help me better understand and speak Spanish (which is helpful living in Puerto Rico). One phrase I heard in the class reminded me of my AP Chem days with Mr. Hummer (back in high school, of course)-the phrase is "plug and chug." Other examples using "plug and chug" are found in may be familiar with the Pythagorean Theorem:

In Spanish, or any other language, we also use formulas to create sentence structure and conversations. Spanish sentence structure varies from English sentence structure, but each language is pretty consistent with itself. Realizing that this idea of 'formulas' actually applies to a majority, if not all, situations/experiences/matter/science lead me to the conclusion that there must be 'formulas' for life...more specifically how we live our life.

If you are familiar with the show My Name Is Earl, you may know Earl's philosophy (or formula for life) is: do good things good things happen, do bad things and bad things happen. Lying in a hospital bed, under the influence of morphine, Earl develops a belief in the concept of karmic retribution when he hears about karma during an episode of Last Call with Carson Daly. Although Earl's character is not perfect, nor is his way of viewing karma, the show gives a good example of how to apply a simplistic formula to our daily actions.

My formula changes nearly each day to be something like 'serving others' or 'improving myself for personal growth' to 'just let me get through the day'...and every variation in between. More often than not I get caught up in the volume of my voice as an indicator of success: the shorter my fuse, the louder I get. But I am trying to see a bigger picture and apply the pertinent details/emotions/actions into my formula instead of letting my fuse dictate my reactions. In general, I'm just trying to be a better person.

I remember that I pinned something very pertinent to this post, and it is actually a free printable made by Tai from Enjoy :)
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May you find a formula that works best for you (to live your life by) and find happiness in the journey! And have a fabulous weekend :)


  1. Hi Ashley, Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comments about my master bedroom. have a great weekend!


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