Why yes, yes I did until I became somebody else.
The older I get, the better I was
Athletic exploits, past romances, certain people; does time have a tendency to soften reality and give the impression that things seemed better than they really were?
I know someone who married his wife twice. Guess what? It didn’t work out the second time either. There must have been a reason they broke up in the first place, and apparently it didn’t get any better the second time around either.
It’s ok to fondly recall the past, but I truly believe we are better served to let the past be the past and start each day fresh, moving forward. People have a tendency to wallow in what was or labels that were attached to them even as far back as high school, and instead of growing, allowing this to limit their potential.
That’s letting others control your outcomes; playing to what others think.
I don’t know much, but I do know this
With age comes wisdom…sometimes; if it doesn’t kill you then it makes your stronger and wiser, right?
Do as I say, not as I do. Oh, I am still prone to do some pretty bone-headed things, especially when I hang with some of my male friends, but it’s never malicious; I should get points for that.
In my weekly (sometimes daily) redefining of my social strategy, I think I have come to the conclusion I like playing in social media way much more than I like working in it. Of course, that has probably defined me all of my life; I play much, much better than I work, I was just lucky enough to find a job that incorporates a lot of play into it.
I just wish you would grow up.
I tried, I really did but it was just not a good fit for me.
I’m afraid once you grow up, you grow old.
Don’t live life looking in the rear view mirror
It’s hard not to. There are certain moments you wish you could capture and just squeeze the living bejesus out of them and never let them go. Maybe if we can clear our minds and quit thinking about what’s next and fully live for the moment we can get close to maximum appreciation.
Do you ever go through a week and don’t recall one memorable moment; feel like you are sleepwalking through life?
Maybe it’s because I’m simple minded and easily amused, but I really look forward to each day because I know somewhere, somehow there will be some adventure or fun out there. Sometimes it occurs online and a lot of times it’s happening out in the real world. But if you look hard enough there is plenty of fodder to keep it humorous.
If you always think someone is out to get you and it’s never good enough, that’s just draining; no wonder you are worn out at the end of the day.
Want to know my secret of likability? I don’t bitch and moan much; if you are hanging with me I’m probably not going to have an ax to grind.
Maybe because I’m not not too controversial or a big fan of drama, I have a tendency to blend in instead of stand out. Kind of like watching grass grow or paint dry but at least I’m consistent. What you see is what you get…
Age is just a number
Yes, I know it’s only us old coots who say stuff like that, but I can tell you I don’t feel 87. I didn’t get the nickname Mr Happy for no reason and I’m certainly more apt to give you a smile. And it is very rare if you smile at someone, they won’t smile back.
My lesson for today? Attitude; it makes all the difference in the world and if you have the right attitude, you will always be somebody.
And guess what? Attitude is the one thing within your power to control; you might not be able to control much else around you, but how you react to these events are totally within your control.
Pretty prophetic, huh?
Why do you think it’s easier for some to have the right attitude and others never will? Can people really change?