The Cube of Life

Throughout life, one hears/uses different analogies: “There are many fish in the sea”, “I’m going to be toast when I get home”, “Stick a fork in me, I’m done”, “You’re as annoying as nails on a chalkboard”, etc. the list could go for days. As I sit and think about all the analogies I have heard in my life, I think about life in general; life is like a Rubik’s Cube.rubik_cube

 

Everyone knows what a Rubik’s Cube is; some people have just glanced at one in the store, while others have spent time trying to solve one (some successful, others not so much). While looking at the cube, however, no one actually realizes that life is just like the cube. Just like a Rubik’s Cube, life has a lot of twists and turns along the way.

In order to solve the cube, one has to focus on one side to achieve the next. One is unable to move to the next stage of life, or next side of the cube, without completing whatever stage he/she is currently in. The first side of the cube is like the present, one has to place main focus on the present to get through to the future. Once that stage is complete, one moves into the next step of his/her future and leaves the past behind. Like with the cube you can make the wrong move and have to restart; just because you mess up that doesn’t mean you quit. As time goes continues, one eventually reaches the final step of the cube and completes the puzzle. Upon completion, you have the choice to restart or move on.

With life you keep moving forward, growing, and learning. Just like with the cube, have patience and never give up.

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Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015

As another year slowly comes to an end, many people start setting goals for the upcoming year. Everyone who makes a New Year’s Resolution plans to improve life in some form of fashion. However, many of the people who make these resolutions fail to keep to them. What can you do to keep your resolutions is the real question.

1) Be realistic.

2) Make sure the resolution is something YOU want and not just something others say you should want.

3) Have a plan of action.

4) Don’t have too many goals so you aren’t set out to fail.

5) Keep it simple

6) Don’t beat yourself up if the goal isn’t going as planned.

7) NEVER give up!

Now that your New Year’s Resolution is set and you know ways to keep the goals, celebrate! Goodbye 2014 and hello 2015! New year, new beginning, clean slate.

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Cajun Time

Christmas Eve is only three days away, which only means one thing for my family.  It means it is time for all of my family to gather around the living room and listen to Gram’s Cajun Night Before Christmas reading.

21569_103382296352858_1837629_nEven though the children and grandchildren are older, the excitement from the reading will never change.  Everyone still laughs at Gram reading, “Mo’ fas’er an’ fas’er de’ gator dey came. He whistle an’ holler an’ call dem by name: “Ha, Gaston! Ha, Tiboy! Ha, Pierre an’ Alcee’! Gee, Ninette! Gee, Suzette! Celeste an’Renee’! To de top o’ de porch to de top o’ de wall, Make crawl, alligator, an’ be sho’ you don’ fall.””  There is never a face in the room that isn’t smiling as Gram narrates while showing each picture.

Over the years, we have tried reading other versions of the Night Before Christmas, but there isn’t one that will ever compare to The Cajun Night Before Christmas.  Let this be the year you start a new tradition whether it be making ornaments, waking the children up with a Christmas bell before they can go see gifts from Santa Claus, or even the reading of The Night Before Christmas.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!