Wednesday, January 5, 2011

52 Pickup: 1/52

Remember, all 52 pickups are open to interpretation. My interpretation might not be the same as yours - make it yours, make it a mantra, make it life lived well.

This week the pickup is:

Say, hypothetically, every human could have their life summarized in a single sentence, what would your verse say? Better yet, how would it end? A question mark? A period. An exclamation mark! How would you punctuate your life?

The idea of living like an exclamation isn't new, it can be attributed to far to many authors to know a real source, but the sentiment remains the same: will you live excited, invigorated, celebratory, a person who makes things happen, or will you be a person who ho-hums along, who things happen to?

It's probably abundantly obvious by now, but, I love the exclamation mark. For me it's saying "yes" (or oui), it's opening your arms, your heart, even your head to the world. It's saying "isn't the world amazing" instead of "isn't the world difficult". It's saying "look at the opportunities for industriousness" instead of babbling about a recession. It is being willing to see beauty, even in tragedy. It is yes! Yes! Yes! It's fireworks and hoorays. It's clicking your heels together. It's skipping. It's saying thank you.

But then again you can't really have "be fabulous" as a New Year 's resolution and not like an exclamation mark, can you?

What's your punctuation? Are you an ampersand, always having/wanting/doing more? A colon, defining others? A period, short, sweet, and to the point. An ellipsis, unfinished or longing?

How do you live like an exclamation?


Brandi said...

Love love love this post, Tricia. I will definitely live life like an exclamation. Sometimes though, I think I'm dash -- stuck between two worlds, an anticipation. It's like running to the edge of a cliff and catching your breath before you go too far. At least, in my head.

Sandy a la Mode said...

i definitely think i am an exclamation point!! i always try to stay positive and bubbly!! plus.. i use a lot of exclamation points in every sentence (notice above), LOL!!! ok, see, i used more ahh!! anyhow, i really do feel it defines ME!

Janie | We Heart Paper said...

I certainly write with lots of exclamation points! Haha, but this past week, I've been feeling like "..." I love your 52 pickups. I'm thankful for inspirational posts!

Sandie {A Bloggable Life | 365} said...

I'm sure the fact that I majored in English has nothing to do with me loving this post ;)

Gosh, I think overall I feel like an exclamation point---excited, bubbly, spreading joy & sharing laughter. But I know there are days when I'm also a period (to the point), or ... (leaving an ending open to interpretation). And still I'm sure there are days I'm a ; too!

Oops. But there's that darn exclamation point again. Guess I'll stick with being bubbly after all!