DAY 19, JANUARY 20, 2023, A DAY IN MY LIFE…SNIPPETS OF ME By Pat Garcia @pat_garcia @RRBC_Org @RRBC_RWISA @Tweets4RWISA #RRBC_Community #RWISA #RRBC #ADayinMyLife

DAY 19, JANUARY 20, 2023

Living your life fully doesn’t mean being busy. There are many busy people, but if you look at their faces, they are miserable. Their eyes aren’t glowing. Happiness has eluded them. If you get the chance, look into their eyes, that is, if they will let you. 

Busyness disrupts the soul and the spirituality of any person. It breaks the contact with the heart, and we disconnect from our core selves. That’s my belief. 

So as I started out with the A DAY IN MY LIFE…SUBTITLE: SNIPPETS OF ME CHALLENGE, I wanted to measure my soulful spirituality to see if I was just being busy to be busy or if I was still on my journey, seeking to evolve into all that I am supposed to be on my journey. 

I’m not going to tell you what I have found out, but I will say that I like who I am and who I am becoming. 

Being and Becoming are separate processes that continually grow until you are dead. When you have totally become, you are no longer here. 

Life is a journey that leads you to be fully alive (I’ve used the word ‘alive’ here to better define ‘Being’); fully becoming and what holds these two concepts together is LOVE. You can’t choose to be or to become as a single element without the other. If you’re all about being, your egocentricity stands out, and you walk over people. Living only a becoming life makes you otherworldly; your head is in the clouds, and you’re ignoring people. 

Only through living a fully alive, fully becoming life do we find our significance and are thereby prepared in our hearts to reach out to others.

Jan Masuhr on Guitar, Pat Garcia, Soloist

Reach out and touch
Somebody’s hand
Make this world a better place, if you can.

Take a little time out your busy day
To give encouragement
To someone who’s lost the way
Or would I be talking to a stone
If I asked you
To share a problem that’s not your own

We can change things if we start giving
Why don’t you
Reach out and touch
Somebody’s hand
Make this world a better place
If you can.

If you see an old friend on the street
And he’s down
Remember, his shoes could fit your feet
Try a little kindness, and you’ll see
It’s something that comes
Very naturally.

We can change things if we start giving
Why don’t you
Reach out and touch
Somebody’s hand
Make this world a better place
If you can.

*Lyrics are taken from Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson; Initially sung by Diana Ross.

Now, the way I’ve said this might not be grammatically correct, but it’s my belief, and it springs from my heart. 

My List is getting smaller.

  1. I’m revising the first 10K of my new novel. It usually takes me at least four to six days to fix 10K. I like to send her what I call my final draft so that she understands the direction I’m moving in. 
  2. I have a letter to write. I had decided to wait until after the Challenge, but my gut is telling me to do it now, which is what I will do. 
  3. Answering emails and text messages, Daily
  4. Attend my writing classes and do my homework,
  5. Catch up on blogs (I caught up on visiting all the blogs, Yeah, Yeah, YEAH!)
  6. Send one of my stories to the person who will do the critique I won for winning the WEP. 
  7. RWF Board Meeting via Zoom (Completed. There’s a story behind my being on the board. I’ll tell it before the Challenge is over.)

Have a lovely day.

Shalom aleichem

Pat Garcia

Author: patgarcia

Writer, Blogger, Poet, Singer, Musician

12 thoughts on “DAY 19, JANUARY 20, 2023, A DAY IN MY LIFE…SNIPPETS OF ME By Pat Garcia @pat_garcia @RRBC_Org @RRBC_RWISA @Tweets4RWISA #RRBC_Community #RWISA #RRBC #ADayinMyLife”

  1. When you spoke about people being busy, I remembered my pet peeve. I hate when I meet people in the street and they’re in hurry and too busy to stop and talk. Even my cousin, who doesn’t work and has grown children, is too busy to talk to me in the supermarket. She’s the one who put me in the corner, next to a huge breakfront, at her Thanksgiving dinner. I finally remembered the name of that type of furniture. I’m never too busy to talk to someone even if I have something I need to do.

  2. Pat, thought-provoking post, as yours always are. Made me think of a woman I know, who always claims proudly that “she cannot sit still,” as she flits from thing to thing. Being around her is so exhausting as she never focuses on anything. I think she does herself a disservice, and would benefit from taking a breath and reflecting. Sometimes, though, I feel I should be “busier,” as I slowed down so much during the pandemic and haven’t really gotten “out there” again yet. Thanks for the words of wisdom – you are a wise woman!

  3. I LOVE this post, Pat! Love is the one thing that brings fulfillment. We fill up with life, and when we pour it out in love toward others, we become a fountain, flowing with joy and energy. Busyness for its own sake blocks the flow and turns the fountain into a stagnant pool. And the balance between being and becoming is vital to growth and life. Great song, too!


    1. Hello Joy,
      Thank you. You are a talented soul too and it’s a pleasure getting to know you.
      Have a lovely Saturday.
      Shalom aleichem 🤗

  4. Beautiful song, Pat! I practice mindfulness and being in the moment, even though I live a very busy life. As busy as it is, it is only one moment at a time. That being said, I understand what you mean because before understanding mindfulness, I was never present, just moving from one task to another. Being and becoming bring richness to life, and I’m so glad I’ve discovered that.

    Yvette M Calleiro 🙂

  5. I love this post, Pat. You are SO right. We can let ourselves get too busy to live, or too busy to remember why we are here in the first place. Thank you for this beautiful reminder! Have a blessed day!

  6. I so agree, “Busyness disrupts the soul and the spirituality of any person.” After weeks of nose-to-the-grindstone work, I’m taking a day off with a friend.

    Here’s to shorter lists and a wonderful weekend, Pat! 😀

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