Live Avidly

I am avid about life
I am avid about humanity
and try to blend these passions
on my blog and in my actions

Listening to others, volunteering
Minimising my carbon footprint
Living by my core values
Lessening my self-pity and anger

Have thrown out worry, guilt and shame
for they seem a heavy waste of energy
Embraced diversity; been to university
but prefer to think for myself

Enjoy physical and spiritual health,
consider that great personal wealth
Friend’s contact when in need
allowing space for contemplation

With purpose defined
pursue it avidly
For words are completely worthless
without corresponding activity

What do you do avidly?
Is it healthy for your soul?
Does it make you content?
Will you leave this world a better place?

For when we have meaning
our focus is clear
as goodness radiates out
Kindness is what it’s all about!

Avid

10 comments

  1. Being an avid advocate for art; written or otherwise helps to make life worth living 🙂
    Continue to be yourself for you inspire and enlighten.
    Cheers to you my friend! ~Jules

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  2. Just watched a You-tube Movie Enola Holmes… creative, spirited, bold younger sister of the Holmes brothers… Be yourself living as you desire.

    (Ah, I’ve been here before… but you might enjoy the movie if you can get it.)

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  3. I am avid about life
    I am avid about humanity
    and try to blend these passions
    on my blog and in my actions

    Good words. Were I to steal them, I would have to add the word ‘improving’ before ‘humanity’. I am not avid about the current state of homo fatuus brutus :/

    Q: What do you do avidly?

    A: I am an avid learner. The more we know, the better we can appreciate life.

    Q: Is it healthy for your soul?

    A: Absolutely!

    Q: Does it make you content?

    A: Tricky. Most of the time, it does. But there are times when I learn about things that intensely sadden me. As an example, I learned yesterday about ‘The Avenue of the Baobabs,’ which is a group of 25 baobab trees that were once part of a dense tropical forest, but now stand in isolation along a dirt road in western Madagascar. At least 800 years old and 30 metres in height, these majestic giants have been granted protection from increasing deforestation, which has seen 50% of Madagascar’s forests hacked down since the 1950’s. 😦

    Q: Will you leave this world a better place?

    A: I hope to do so, if only a little bit. I constantly question everything I do, with that very thing in mind. Harking back to your first stanza, one of the things I’m avid about is encouraging the community here on WordPress.com. 🙂

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