Wednesday Moments

It’s been another great day again. Lots of progress made today, despite the Internet issues that have plagued a certain ISP in our area, and I’m pleased with the outcome. I had a short nap today, which helps renew the creativity and your spirit.

We have enough of the connection to make some correspondence today and finish some loose ends. Tomorrow we have a good day at home. Increasingly, we seem to want them more often. Contrary to popular opinion, I’d like a couple of major snowstorms. Even though it makes our yard into a mud pit, I think the ground needs it right about now. We’ve only had about 8 inches of show this year, and we need much more. And I’d much rather have it in the form of snow than in the form of inches of rain in the spring. It runs off more than soaks in. And it makes even more mud. Goldie has a track worn in the grass, and she follows her own path religiously. We plan to reseed the area in the spring, and we’ll baby the new grass until our lawn looks decent again. And Goldie will make it a challenge!

Have you ever known people who always seem to blame outside things for their lives not going well? A guy may say it’s his girlfriend’s fault, she’s such a nag. A woman may say, “I can’t let my son live in his car, he is just down on his luck, it’s just he’s in the wrong place at the wrong time.” A woman may blame her father for her problems in life. Why doesn’t anyone love her like her daddy did? Her life would be wonderful if only someone would.

George Bernard Shaw said, “People are always blaming their circumstances for being what they are. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, they make them.”

I know many people who wish for the weather to be better, or there were more job opportunities, or if the sun didn’t shine on this side of the house, things would be better. Hah! These folks need to take a long hard look at themselves to see why their luck is so bad, or why they continue to make choices that shape their lives. We never realize how it’s our choices, not the lack of opportunity, or the sun shining on the wrong side of the house that made things work out badly.

Truth be told, we need to fix our chooser before we can place blame outside ourselves. It’s a hard fact to accept. I knew I made the wrong choices, but I never realized why. That’s crazy, isn’t it? I am broken. I only knew what I learned by observing. Once I learned why and how to make choices based on real things, I learned to claim the power to control the quality of my life and to create my destiny and opportunities. It’s all been here, right before me. Kind of like Wizard of Oz. There’s no place like home. What a difference a change of attitude makes!

You can certainly go from stuck to feeling we have some say-so in our lives. It’s true. I’ve done it. I know others who have. You can, too. Think about this. And we’ll all come out on the other side, in a much better position.

Let’s be grateful for learning another way through life. Don’t criticize what you learned at home, they didn’t know any better. That said, aim to do better for your family, children, and grandchildren. Let’s examine how our choices have shaped our lives. Our futures will be bright when we make the changes necessary.

Have a beautiful night, and we’ll see each other tomorrow. Be safe.

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