Don't Scroll, Digest.
'Don't scroll, digest' could be a metaphor for life in general, in this instance it's not but it could be.
Maybe the more relevant line would be something like 'Stop and smell the roses' which is a more common adage. Interestingly, at least to me, is the fact that this was the paraphrased version of a line taken from the golfer Walter Hagen's autobiography.
The original line was: “Don’t hurry. Don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.”
There, now we've all learnt something, unless, of course, you've already read the book.
Itchy fingers led me to this post and the fact that I don't currently have access to any of my sites, which is a small bump in the road but one that I am sure will be rectified sooner rather than later.
After posting a daily quote across a number of platforms I like to take a few minutes and have a literary wander through some of the posts that are closest to hand.
Instagram is one of my favourite hunting grounds for interesting snippets of prose. Actually, most times it's the short videos that get my attention, as they can contain some worthy words. This was the case yesterday, or it might have been the day before, not sure.
I listened to a brief monologue and decide to write it down so that I could pass it on here. Ironically, after I had done that, I noticed that it was on the account of one of our members, so thank you, Roy (@roysinOnline).
"Don't talk about what you're gonna do.
Don't just dream about what you're gonna do.
Don't criticise somebody else for what they're not doing.
You be it.
Be about it.
Be about that action and go do it.
Keep your eye on your intention.
Don't let any outside distraction or your own insecurity stop you from your goals.
Know that you're about to make the world turn.
I see you.
You are everything the world needs.
This was spoken by Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter or just Beyoncé to her friends. What do they say, read it again?
Ten minutes out of my day is all that it took, if that. Five minutes of scrolling and five to take it down. If you're strong enough to pull yourself back from social media then it's worth taking a few minutes each day to see if there's something worth reading or listening to.
Who knows where it might lead or what it might lead to, life can change on the turn of a page.
Hope you're having a terrific Tuesday. I see you.