Blogs by Bobbi Ann Duffy
That's How It Goes
6/21/2008 12:37:28 AM
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.
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Book Coming out in Summer - Tuesday, April 27, 2010
America For Sale - Thursday, January 21, 2010
Today's the Day - Monday, January 11, 2010
Merry Christmas - Friday, December 25, 2009
Gotta Minute? - Sunday, December 20, 2009
Gotta A Minute - Monday, October 26, 2009
God Save Me From Myself. - Sunday, October 04, 2009
Got A Minute? - Thursday, August 13, 2009
gotta a minute - Monday, August 03, 2009
Update - Monday, May 04, 2009
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
Celebration - Sunday, February 04, 2007
Help! - Tuesday, January 16, 2007
stupidity doesn't alaways count - Sunday, September 03, 2006
Between Storms - Thursday, August 24, 2006
What's Happening - Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Change of Direction - Monday, March 13, 2006
Things are Looking Better - Friday, March 03, 2006
Another Day in Paradise - Monday, February 27, 2006
Thank you all - Saturday, February 25, 2006
Sitting In the Rain - Friday, February 03, 2006
For love or money - Thursday, January 12, 2006