• Manata commented on the post, sunlight 9 years ago

    We carry around items. Phone. Wallet. Keys. Pens. These items serve a purpose and allow us to be as functional as possible. What we must learn to carry, more often than we do now, are the less-tangible items. Sunlight. Perspective. Confidence. These can help as much as things that will fit in your cargo pants.

  • Manata commented on the post, walk 9 years ago

    Not enough people enjoy the simple pleasure of walking for the sake of walking. We take a car to the store even if it’s just a block. We take escalators and people-movers. We are propelled artificially too often, and I think it contributes to an overall lack of well-being both physically and mentally. I don’t […]

  • Manata commented on the post, tale 9 years ago

    Modern medicine has come a long way, but let me tell you something that has been overlooked for far too long: The power of the mind. It has the ability to affect psychologically and physiologically. It has the ability to put you in a different place. It can be used for fun or function; telling […]

  • Manata commented on the post, patience 9 years ago

    I sat down and didn’t move for 20 minutes. I just watched. The whole time they watched me back, but I didn’t care. I started to feel uncomfortable at first, but then I realized that everyone did it. Sometimes you are the audience, sometimes you are the character. This time I was the character playing […]

  • Manata commented on the post, stroller 9 years, 1 month ago

    The biggest purchase I’ve ever made in my life is the stroller. I’ve bought a house, it made a home for me and my wife, and, of course, our soon-to-be born child — but it’s just bricks and wood. I’ve bought a car, it gets us around from point A to point B; but it’s […]

  • Manata commented on the post, cheek 9 years, 1 month ago

    We are breaking up and there was no way around it. Parting ways forever as lovers, but maybe, just maybe, we will remain friends, although I’ve never personally seen that work out. I’ll never again kiss those lips. But as friends, maybe her cheek. That will have to be enough.

  • Manata commented on the post, bleak 9 years, 1 month ago

    The outlook wasn’t a great one, but he was confident that he would make the best out of the situation. It could be worse, right? He tried to steel his nerves and convince himself of that. I mean it’s not like they were going to torture him by slicing his abdomen open and removing his […]

  • Manata commented on the post, blast 9 years, 2 months ago

    Everyone is trying to get get fit in order to look good in a bathing suit or have a sexy pose in a picture.. I’m not. I am trying to live life healthfully, eat smart, and exercise so I can watch my kids grow up. Ever since I changed my mindset, I’ve been having a […]

  • Manata commented on the post, delight 9 years, 2 months ago

    Today, I took my twin daughters into kindergarten. I can’t believe how big they have gotten. As we get older, we too easily forget to see the world for the big, exciting, wonderful place that it is. Take delight in the littlest of things.

  • Manata commented on the post, seconds 9 years, 2 months ago

    When driving, it’s the difference between life and death. When eating it’s the difference between fit and fat. It’s “seconds”! Groan. Oh, man, I don’t know why I decided to stay up so late last night. I can’t write today!

  • Manata commented on the post, flashback 9 years, 2 months ago

    I didn’t know what to do at first. I mean, what I had just seen truly rocked my world to it’s core. There was a moment of stillness; it seemed like it lasted for an eternity. Then it hit me. When someone flashes you, there’s nothing much left to do but….flash back. /pun :[

  • Manata commented on the post, escape 9 years, 2 months ago

    Stress and problems come in many different packages. But it only gets to you if you let it. The best part? There is one thing that can’t be taken away from you: Your opportunity for an escape. Shut your eyes. Breathe deep. Escape into yourself. Not to get away from your stress and problems, but […]

  • Manata commented on the post, cross 9 years, 2 months ago

    Sergeant said it was time to move. First I dusted off my boots, for I’d need them to carry me farther into the desert. Next, I dusted off my rifle, for I’d need to to keep me safe from those who mean me harm. Finally, I dusted off my cross, because you never know…you know?

  • Manata commented on the post, fences 9 years, 2 months ago

    As I was out walking in my favorite park, far from any other signs of humanity, I encountered a fence. As I walked along it, I eventually came to a sign that read “No Trespassing”. Remembering that song by Tesla called “Signs”, I was inspired. I jumped the fence to righteously shout at the owner. […]

  • Manata commented on the post, none 9 years, 2 months ago

    Nobody ever thought I could do it.
    Not one person.
    None.

    But I did — do you see it?
    I did it!

    Oh, no, you can’t.
    Because I’m gone.

    See, being gone is the thing they didn’t think I could do.

    But nobody can see it.
    Not one person.
    None.

  • Manata commented on the post, nun 9 years, 2 months ago

    You could be a monk, or a nun, and live in a convent — but that doesn’t make you a better believer. We are all flawed, even clergy. When you realize that, THAT’s when you are a better believer.

  • Manata commented on the post, near 9 years, 2 months ago

    If I were in a movie, I’d want it to be a low budget sci-fi flick and resurrect Ed Wood, Jr. to direct it. That would be as near perfect as one can get.

  • Manata commented on the post, maid 9 years, 2 months ago

    It wasn’t long before she realized that he didn’t marry her for her conversation — they never talked. Or her cooking — he always complained about it. Nope. He just needed someone to keep his underware clean and his dishes washed. He had married a maid, not a wife.

  • Manata commented on the post, strung 9 years, 2 months ago

    Bummer. It’s still “strung”. I wonder when it updates. I guess I’ll try later this afternoon. I hope it lets you post more than once per day…