Thursday, March 31, 2011

These Things I Know

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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14 comments:

Erin said...

I totally agree, life is short and you never know how much time you really have!

Jessica said...

Those are some good things to know. Especially the last one. Life is too short to spend it planning for the future instead of living in the now.

Miel Abeille said...

Wow! You picked some great songs to derive lessons from. I do the same. I think my fav is John Mayer's "Fear is a friend who's misunderstood."

Farmers Wifey said...

I agree....life is short..enjoy it!! Visiting from Mama Kats x

thesedaysofmine.com said...

Wow - love how you took song lyrics and showed us the life lessons in them. But I must admit that the Rolling Stones song is the only one I'm familiar with. I must really be a relic!

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Shell said...

Your #5 is so true!

BloggyDaddy said...

#5 is very fitting and so true. Here today can be gone tomorrow and before you know it you missed it.

Losing Brownies said...

Number two is so true!

Cheryl said...

All so, so true.

Sometimes I need that bubble, though, because if I think about all the horrible things happening to people in this world, sometimes it can be completely overwhelming, you know?

waytenmom said...

This is a very well-done post. I love song lyrics too and I am always squirreling them away until the perfect opportunity arises to use them!

Thanks, too, for stopping by my blog. I appreciate it!

Mrs.G said...

Love the list!All so very true!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.Now following yours.

Karen and Gerard said...

Good list! I especially like No. 4.

Stopping by from Writer's Workshop. Here's ours:
http://zemeks.blogspot.com/2011/03/hey-its-time-to-get-up-by-abby-writers.html

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Great songs! Love Elton!

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