If you do physical work all day long you will come home tired. If you get up late and lay around the house all day in your pajamas, eat junk food, leave the dishes in the sink, let the yard go to seed and then moan and complain that all you have is bad luck you will also be exhausted at the end of the day.
Laziness and work are both exhausting: work exhausts the body but laziness exhausts the soul https://bensupstairs.com/. The exhaustion that comes from laziness is disheartening and destructive while the exhaustion that comes from meaningful work is restorative and constructive.
When you finally decide to seek the 5000+ percent advantage and proceed forward toward your goals you will find the hard work you do, the difficult tasks you face, the problems you encounter and solve will make you tired, but it will be a good kind of tired; the kind of tired that lets you know you made real progress, that your presence on this planet makes a difference.
People with no purpose for living, no identifiable goals, no vision for a better life are miserable, pathetic, selfish and good-for-nothing. They don’t seek to improve themselves, they blame others for their plight, and should some opportunity come their way, they do all they can to find fault with it and sabotage it so they can return to their comfortable misery.
Those kinds of people have their own theme song called The Worm Song. It goes like this: “Nobody loves me, everybody hates me, guess I’ll go eat worms. Long thin slimy ones, short fat juicy ones, itsy, bitsy, squirmy little worms.”
How depressing is that?
You want the opposite of depression, you want joy, and that requires the pursuit of a meaningful life. That requires taking action toward fulfilling your God-given destiny. Do not be afraid of the work it will take to become the person you were meant to be.
Your soul is nourished when your mind and body work together to accomplish goals, improve skills, solve problems, fix what is broken, strengthen what is weak, and finish what needs to be completed.
Your soul is nourished when you have done something that cost you some real effort; that pushed you to the edge; that made you get out of your fetal crouch and stand tall and proud.
International Compost Awareness Week (early May) is a perfect time to read Pee Wee’s Great Adventure (ISBN# 0969788339) to groups of children during the various events celebrating the week. This book is the second installment in the series of three children’s books based on the character Pee Wee Worman – who teaches us about vermiculture, or composting with worms. Published by Recycling Resource Service, this book has taken even greater environmental steps during the production phases than the first book of the series (Pee Wee And the Magical Compost Heap). By using only 100% post-consumer paper that is both acid free and chlorine free the publishers are providing an excellent example of making choices that are better for the environment. Interestingly, even the ink been considered – only vegetable based inks were used.
Pee Wee’s Great Adventure continues with P.W. Worman, Nancy, her brother Scott and their friends Mathieu and Naseem. The story begins during a communal meal in the compost where Pee Wee is asked to tell about his origins, because he was not born in the compost pile. His tale of wild adventure and near death experiences will have little readers wide-eyed until Pee Wee reaches safety and finds a comforting home in the compost pile.
The story concludes with an entertaining song that employs the universally applicable tune of “The Hokey Pokey”, written by Jane Gilmore. I found it interesting that instructions on how to care for an indoor worm bin are included in the dialogue between the children, even though the story focused on Pee Wee’s journey to the compost pile.
The book is illustrated by Ryan Dening, with what looks to be pen sketches. Children will enjoy identifying the ground beetles, worms, flies, centipedes, millipedes, springtails and more. Scenes of back yards and detailed close-in views (making small things appear larger) will appeal to children. I particularly enjoyed the colorful cover with children doing various activities in what looks to be a park near a large city.
Pee Wee’s Great Adventure could be an inspiration for readers to start their own class or home project. Retailing at only $7.95 (Canadian), this paperback book is a bargain for frugal minded educators, parents and caregivers. There are two pages of detailed instructions for worm bins at the end of the book, followed by a two-page glossary. Finally, the author shares tips on what worms will eat, where to place the bin and how to use the castings.