Thursday, July 24, 2008

A Few of the Things I've Learned About Life

  • Don't plan, or even hope for, the perfect life, education, spouse, career, talents, etc., for your kids. They can stumble or soar through life the same way you did, by the choices they make and own, on their own. Ever watched some of the folks trying to get on 'America's Got Talent' or 'American Idol', whose parents pushed/convinced them they were the next Barbra Streisand or Rod Stewart? Poor untalented souls probably wanted to be a Neurosurgeon instead, if Mom/Dad would have really listened.
  • Perfectionists can be a real pain the the arse at times. It OK for them to want and insist on their own perfection, but to put down, demean, fire, or squash another Human Being because they don't meet that perfectionist's standards is a sad commentary for Humanity.
  • I am far from perfect and I love it! Gives me something to work on every day.
  • Hell is a yard full of weeds and an aching back!
  • Listening is more interesting than flapping your jaws constantly.
  • Hugs have became a reason for lawsuits. WTF!!
  • "Stuff" is not what makes life worth living, it's the people in your life.
  • Slobbery dog kisses can make your heart fill with joy.
  • The majority of all the people of the Earth are good, kind and lovable. It's the very small minority who create hatred, strife and fear. Why do we allow this?
  • My feet are ugly and there ain't a damn thing I can do about it!
  • You might as well have taken the $300 you spent for the "Miracle" wrinkle cream and flushed it down the toilet.
  • Honesty can't be taken away from you. On the other hand sometimes the truth does hurt.
  • The hard knocks in life can make your life better, if you let them.
  • Yesterday is gone, tomorrow doesn't matter, today is all that exists.
  • God has a sense of humor.
  • Life has been very good to me, even with the bumps along the way.
  • Everything is beautiful if you change your perspective.
  • Staying angry or holding grudges can be harmful to your health.
  • Saying "No" gets easier with age. (except for bad habits and over eating)



Michelle said...

Very well said!

Speedcat Hollydale said...

I love this post! Everything you have outlined is so true.

Unfortunately, I have really ugly feet too, and have even posted their hidiousness for the world to see. Trust me, if you saw "my" feet, you would thank the good Lord for the ones you have.

Life is funny that way. God teaches us something new, each and every day.

Smile and a hello from Minnesota!!
Eric "SpeedyCat"