Don't Scroll, Digest.

Last Update: February 16, 2021

'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.

Twack Romero.







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Dhind1 Premium
Itis true life can turn on a dime, a turn of a page, a chance meeting or any number of random events. But what is done with that opportunity is up to us. If we look at it and say "oh that's nice, I bet someone could do something with that" then that is all it will ever be.

Alex
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Twack Premium
So true Alex, I think we all have a catalogue of missed opportunities, though I do think that as time goes by we get better at recognising them and at least give them a second look before deciding what to do with them.
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AlexEvans Premium
We are living in a now world, and research is telling us that attention spans are dwindling.

Google loves long form posts, hardly anyone reads long form. Scanning is the order of the day.

The ultimate conundrum.

I am of the veiw of taking your time, consume quality not snippets of quantity.
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Twack Premium
Absolutely. I know social media gets a bad rap but if used with a modicum of self-restraint, it can be a very useful resource. That doesn't mean I'm going to use it for research into my next post though.
I think we all know what we like and can, as you say, take our time but be discerning in where we choose to spend it.
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lesabre Premium
Hi Twack, everything seems to happen so fast, that unfortunately time to stop and smell the roses has become a luxury.

All the best,
Michael
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Twack Premium
It certainly can be, that's why I try to make it part of my daily routine while making sure I don't get carried away, too many rabbit holes if we're not careful.
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
Very true Twack.
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Twack Premium
It was on the money, so to speak and if you've ever seen any of the documentaries about Beyonce you'll know that she walks the walk.
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baughsten Premium Plus
Very kool.
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Twack Premium
Thank you Dan, I thought so too.
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