The Rhythm of Life

Is it okay that I don’t like rhythm? I can’t stand it. That’s not to say I don’t get down and groovy to the Rhythmic rhyme or reason of any good song. I love the rhythm of “Down” by Marian Hill and “Work” by Rihanna. However, just as any song that was my favorite one day, fades to barely passionate the next day, one routine quickly fades to the next, which fades to another, and fades yet again. My life is full of sharp turns, not emotionally, physically, or even financially. No no no, my turns have everything to do with my heart. In fact it’s ironic, the thing that keeps my blood flowing with rhythmic pumping, allows me to succumb to erratic change of desire. At least I know that I want to be great. I want to help the world, but I just don’t know how yet. I have many of interests, yet because of my distaste for patterns, order, or rhythm, I have no hobbies. I think schedules and monotony are beyond boring. I think they hinder me from doing what I love. However, I’m at a crossroad, because I feel like all the greats of history work long and hard at a certain craft or idea, like a hobby, but they also had short, brilliant lives. I just hope I do not fall victim to the rhythmic lure of the schedule of everyday life, but I am afraid to walk away from its familiar comfort.

via Daily Prompt: Rhythmic


I Hope you Enjoyed! Please share your thoughts and feelings. Do you feel the same? Do you have hobbies or do you prefer to live life on the edge?

Presidents’ Day: Interesting Facts About U.S. Presidents

Hello, everyone, and happy Presidents’ Day. I’d like to share some interesting facts about the people we are celebrating, if you are celebrating. I had a lot of fun finding and reading facts about the people who were in the highest elected position in America. It was interesting and, to me, well worth it. I hope you enjoy reading these as much I did, for a little break in the hassle of your day. (Below each president, except for William Henry Harrison, there is a quote that I feel is pertinent to our lives. If you want, please comment which quote, or fact you liked the best.)


1)  George Washington’s Birthday was February 22nd and this holiday was originally a celebration of his birthday! However, it has morphed into a celebration of all presidents.

2) George Washington was the only president to be unanimously elected to office.

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“Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all”

3) The shortest president was James Madison, the fourth president, standing at just 5’4″.

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“America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity. That part of America which had encouraged them most had advanced most rapidly in population, agriculture and the arts”

4)  Andrew Jackson, the seventh president fought in 103 duels, before becoming president, to defend his wife’s integrity.

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“Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.”

5) William Henry Harrison, the ninth president, died just 32 days after taking office. He died from a cold, which caught, giving his inauguration speech in the rain.

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6) John Adams, the second president, often skipped school to go hunting and fishing!

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“Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people”

7) Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth president, won a wrestling match in 1831 against a bully in Illinois, Jack Armstrong.

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“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends”

8) Ulysses S. Grant, the eighteenth president received $20 a speeding Ticket riding his horse too fast down a street in Washington.

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“The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity”

9) John F. Kennedy’s application to Harvard was pretty lackluster.

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“Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures” 

10) President Obama collects “Spider-Man” and “Conan the Barbarian” comics.

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“There’s not a liberal America and a conservative America- there’s the United States of America”

Thank you for reading! Have a great day!


Sources:

https://www.brainyquote.com

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/17/presidents-day-44-facts_n_4802776.html