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That's How It Goes
6/21/2008 12:37:28 AM    [ Flag as Inappropriate ]

Being in the 6th decade of life, I've managed to learn a few things. Much of what I learned came from books but the most important things I learned came from experiences I shared with the rest of man(woman)kind.

For instance, I learned that being nice is a way of life, not just something we do to get gift, things or people's approval.

I learned that loving someone doesn't mean that person is going to love you in return.

I learned that young doesn't necessary mean stupid, and old doesn't automatically mean wise.

That doing you best is enough most of the time, but there are some situations that require more.

I learned that being alive is not the same as living.

That wanting something can sometimes be more fun than having because anticipation is sometimes more satisfying than just buying.

That things don't make you happy, you either are or you aren't it has nothing to do with what you own.

That happiness is a frame of mind, not the result of what you have, where you live or who your friends are, or how much you earn.

There are several billion people in this world, but only one me.

That knowing God doesn't require sitting in a building, and that sitting in a building doesn't mean you know God.

That knowing how to read is more important than having a passport. You can go everywhere in the world in book, and you don't have to get fifty shots to prevent exotic diseases to go.

Being bad may be fun, but being good has longer lasting effects.

Remembering that we're all human makes us more human.

Knowing the past is supposed to keep us from making the same mistakes again and again. Knowing the future is not only scary it takes away our free will.

Being a good citizen doesn't mean that you can't disagree with the government. It means you have to elect better officials.

War should be avoided at almost any cost, it's not healthy for children or the earth. It should always be the last resort, not the first.

There's no such thing as a magic pill for happiness, weightloss, or youth. Unhappiness is self-inflicted,
weight takes time to gain and twice as much time to lose, and aging gracefully is a lot easier on the spirit, nerves and pocketbook.

And finally (for this entry) Being yourself is more important to you than it is to anyone you meet. You only see them for a few minutes, hours, days or weeks. You have to face yourself every day. Remember it's always easier to tell the truth in word or deed than it is to remember all the lies you told and who you told them to.

Be Well

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• TGI Over - Thursday, April 16, 2009
• FREEDOM - Wednesday, April 15, 2009
• One More Week - Friday, April 10, 2009
• School Days Again!!! - Wednesday, April 01, 2009
• Need a Review - Wednesday, March 25, 2009
• Just Another Day - Wednesday, March 18, 2009
• In Memorium: Joel Raja Kuma J - Tuesday, February 17, 2009
• First Butterfly - Thursday, February 12, 2009
• Happenings - Thursday, January 22, 2009
• Working - Thursday, January 08, 2009
• Another Year - Tuesday, December 30, 2008
• Back in the Sunshine State - Saturday, December 27, 2008
•  That's How It Goes - Saturday, June 21, 2008  
• When Does Tax Season End? - Wednesday, March 12, 2008
• Where do I go from here? - Saturday, February 23, 2008
• All in a Day's Work - Thursday, May 10, 2007
• Change - Saturday, April 21, 2007
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