Sometimes life lessons come from unexpected sources. A lot of my so-called words of wisdom come from song lyrics. My favorite writers and artists are pretty smart. :)
Sadly, things don't always go my way. I'd like to thank the Rolling Stones for reiterating that fact and at least making that sad news into a catchy tune. I admit it...sometimes I'm selfish, spoiled, and petty. However, the older I get, I understand that even when my wants are thrown in the garbage, I always have what I need.
I don't know about everyone else, but I am not good with apologies. Accepting or giving. Accepting an apology is just an awkward situation. I'd prefer to push it off to the side and pretend it didn't happen (It's a lot easier on me that way). Giving an apology just requires me to let go of my pride. That's easier said than done, too.
How many people float through life with no clue what is really going on? It's quite easy to go on living when you're trapped in a magical bubble that contains you, your family, and your near surroundings. Sometimes, though, we have to open our eyes to the things going on around us. Yes, it makes me sad to watch television ads about starving children in Africa. Yes, I'm filled with dread when I hear about the turmoil in the Middle East and Japan. But I cannot close my eyes to the things I find displeasing.
It's no secret that life is short. Why waste time worrying about things that don't really matter?! Is that new pair of $2 flip flops worth it? Instead, could you donate $2 to feed the homeless? Do things that will make the world a better place...for you, for your family, for others.
I may not be alive tomorrow. Morbid, but true. We cannot spend our lives waiting for all the things we think will make us happy. I am so guilty of this. I make plans, plans for tomorrow, next month, and next year. We have to find a little happiness in each moment. Make the best of each day; you may not have tomorrow either.
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