Saturday, November 9, 2013

Happiness

Blogging Friends.... Thank-you for your sweet comments on the other day's post!! I truly appreciated them!! Sorry for posting this one day late. Time escaped from me, and flew away like some carefree bird!! I have been experiencing Writing Withdrawals, which means that Rose stories shall come!! I promise!! Even though I just want to create fictional children's stories, my newfound addiction....
 
Grieving the death of Dream. Something which I am still working through and processing....
 
I thank God every day that Robert Downey Jr. is "hard to kill". {His words!!} Every. Freakin'. Day. Really. I do.
 
These were words which I expressed in an e-mail to my dear friends twain days ago. But not for Robert Downey Jr.'s impressive acting abilities. No. Because in comparison to his profound wisdom--which I find myself constantly gleaning from--Iron Man is but merely a minuscule part of the picture. And this goes for his other characters, as well. Robert Downey Jr. lived life as an addict, then somehow survived when all given logic screams through a blow horn that he shouldn't have. Terrifyingly enough. And I need him. Yes, I need him. He imparts to me keeping my word. {"Discipline is doing what you say you're gonna do and not doing what you say you’re not gonna do."} I have a love-hate relationship with that quotation, by the way!! Honor. {"That's life. To me, that's honor. I don't want to be a person who doesn't have any honor."} He has more quotations expressing the importance of this word!! A non-judgmental/non-comparison attitude. Which we could all use more of!! {"To judge or compare is a really dangerous pastime."} But mostly? Robert Downey Jr. imparts to me humility. {"Minuscule is good! Trust me, it's much better than thinking everything you do is important and meaningful. That is not good."} Well, yesterday afternoon was no different. See, I watched some Robert Downey Jr. YouTube videos while my Mom and brother saw "Thor" in one of our local theaters. Yes!! Two hours alone!! Now, lest anybody wonder. I did not blow two hours watching Robert Downey Jr. on YouTube!! Although, I have before!! Anywho. While showing a rare serious side of himself during an artsy documentary-like video with his lovely wife, Susan, Robert Downey Jr. said this.
 
"You know what makes me happy? When I'm not so self-consumed that I'm genuinely interested in my surroundings. To me, happiness is the absence of self-obsession." --Robert Downey Jr.
 
Very good. Very, very, very good. Upon hearing those words, I immediately clicked pause. Robert Downey Jr. had just moved me to tears. Happy, touched tears. Because you know what? To tell myself this. "I'm a good writer. Why am I not published?" {Which I have!! Repeatedly!!} is the absolute opposite of what Robert Downey Jr. meant by saying this. Correct? I think so!! See, I may wish to see my children's books be sold on store shelves. Or Amazon, for that matter. And honestly? I have even told myself this. "I'm a good writer. Better than most published authors.". Wow. That sounds real humble, doesn't it? No. It sounds pretty self-consumed to me. You know what? Based on observation, humility and gratitude are in the same ship together. That being mentioned. Although I still find myself grieving Dream, and Life feels unjust at times, I'm eternally grateful for you, my dear Blogging Friends, my faithful Readers!! Yes, eternally grateful.
 
And thank-you, Robert Downey Jr. for yet another lesson in humility. I needed it more than you'll ever know.
 

8 comments:

Molly The Wally said...

Wise words from RDJr for sure. We should all take note. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

Raelyn said...

Molly....
Thank-you for the comment, Friend!!
"Wise words from RDJr for sure. We should all take note.". I can't but agree!! ;op

Soggibottom said...

Must be that Molly the Wally and I follow each other around :-) Yep, have a very good day my friend... lots of luvs Freya Rose Blossom X

Raelyn said...

Freya Rose Blossom....
Thank-you for the comment, Friend!!
"Must be that Molly the Wally and I follow each other around". Yep!! You are Molly's little shadow!! Hee, hee, hee.... ;op

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Yes, sometimes it is just nice to switch off, relax and smell the coffee (and perhaps eat a bit of chocolate too, hee-hee).
Lynne x

Raelyn said...

Lynne....
Thank-you for the comment, Friend!!
"Yes, sometimes it is just nice to switch off, relax and smell the coffee (and perhaps eat a bit of chocolate too.". Wait. Chocolate?! Are you trying to enable the addict? Well. I'll have you know that I did have some chocolate yesterday!! Hee, hee, hee.... ;op

Sherri said...

I really like that RDJ comment. So true!

Raelyn said...

Sherri....
Thank-you for the comment, Friend!!
"I really like that RDJ comment. So true!". I can't but agree!! ;op