Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Email Trash Reveals Treasure

ALBUM DESIGN -- This beautiful blend by Amazing_CA is one of many CD covers
created by the fandom's talented graphic artists for Clay Aiken's greatly anticipated
album, A Thousand Different Ways.

'The Positive Side of Life'

Email Trash Reveals Treasure

Hidden within a quagmire of forwarded messages on a beeline to my email trash bin, this gem just happened to catch my eye. It has nothing to do with photo shoots, indoor waterfalls, elaborate sunsets, funky striped socks, or the prospects of when Clay Aiken's VOX will be warbling beautiful love songs to us from a new disc, the radio, or a concert stage.

Many of these sentiments merit a stand-alone entry, which may be realized if the watch and wait for A Thousand Different Ways becomes too prolonged. In fact, one already has.

I discovered this piece in mid-July when I was writing about the one-year anniversary of my mother's death. Since her life represented the exact opposite, I used "Many of us go to our grave with our music still inside of us" as a recurring thematic motif, a technique found in music as well as other aspects of life.

There may be more elaborations forthcoming; but for now, here is the syllabus outline.

The Positive Side of Life

Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the sun every year.

How long a minute is depends on what side of the bathroom door you're on.

Birthdays are good for you; the more you have, the longer you live.

Happiness comes through doors you didn't even know you left open.

Ever notice that the people who are late are often much jollier than the people who have to wait for them?

Many of us go to our grave with our music still inside of us.

PHOTO INTERMISSION: Today's clickalbe visual interlude features beautiful blends and graphics by Amazing_CA (1, 4, 5); ClaysTouch (2); and Cindilu2 (3).

If Wal-Mart is lowering prices every day, how come nothing is free yet?

You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.

Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.

Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened.

We could learn a lot from crayons: some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names, and all are different colors....but they all exist very nicely in the same box.

A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

Working for God on earth does not pay much, but His Retirement plan is out of this world.

Have a great week, all!


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Vox Vixen said...

So many good points. Staying positive is something I strive for every day. I'm not always successful, but I never take happiness for granted. :)


Hotforclay said...

Hi Caro! What a nice blog. Sometimes it's why when you have a bad day, it's really not so bad because that's how you can enjoy your "good" days!

WBCF08 said...

Your blog looks great!
Prays for the mentioned retirement account...
Love the pictures of our guy!

Sally said...

Your blog is almost as beautiful as you are.

Aspiegirl said...

Love the blog Caro. Thank you for sharing these little sayings with us a brightening our day.

Awesome pictures too.



Aspiegirl44 said...

Hi Caro. Awesome blog. I love all the positive sayings and the graphic arts are amazing.