It’ll be made for you.
And it might not be the one you would have made for yourself, except you hesitated. Didn’t want to deal with it.
But if you put off making a decision you really need to make, because you’re afraid to make the wrong decision, you’ll be stuck with a result that you’ll have to live with for a long time.
It may be a decision you’d have made much differently, but were hesitant to decide one way or another.
So now you’re stuck with the consequences.
Consequences you caused because you wouldn’t make a decision. Isn’t it better to live with the consequences of a decision you made, instead of one you refused to have a say in?
We’ve heard that line from the song. You can probably sing a lot of it if you’re of the same age group I am.
Words matter. But actions DO speak louder.
Words are so easy to say. But if they don’t come from the heart, that’s all they are. Words.
What’s the next line of that song?
“And words are all I have….”
Sometimes that should be “and words are all I hear….”
Because words that are spoken and not backed up by actions have no meaning
It may not solve all of your problems, but it may annoy enough people to make it worth your while.
Does that maybe give you a new reason to have a positive attitude? It does for me!
Why spend your time and energy thinking something bad is going to happen any time. It may. But it may not.
But that’s not in your control.
So expect the positive instead of worrying about the negative. Your day will go much better!
…until we change them
Sure, some circumstances cannot be changed because of physical limitations. But you can still make changes in your life if you really want to.
Nothing is insurmountable.
It only takes a change of attitude, and one step forward, followed by another.
It might be bumpy. It may have potholes.
It may even be made of dirt, unpaved.
But that doesn’t mean you should stop walking it.
Because just around the corner you may find a portion that’s smooth, carefully paved, maybe even with a directional sign.
And you’ll be glad you didn’t stop walking.
Yeah, yeah, we all know that one. When life gives you lemons make lemonade.
What if we change it around a bit?
When life gives you lemons, make lemon meringue pie and smash it in its face.
…..cut them in slices and garnish your martini.
….chop them up and put them in your garbage disposal and your kitchen will smell wonderful!
Or, when life gives you lemons, ask for a return address.
We’ve all been given lemons. Probably many times.
What did you do with yours?
Because one day all you’ll have are the memories.
You’ll not be able to go visit them or take them to lunch.
You won’t be able to pick up the phone and hear their voice.
You’ll not be able to spend holidays with them.
You’ll see an item in the store that you know they’d love, but there’s no need to buy it because they’re not around to open any gifts.
You’ll still have lots pictures of them, if you’re lucky, but you can’t hug them or kiss them anymore.
Cherish every day. Because you don’t know how many days are left.
…if you keep one foot in the past.
If you continue to dwell on what was and what was lost, because it cannot be recovered.
If you continue to regret choices you made instead of looking ahead to make better choices for your future.
If you’re not willing to accept that your future can be so much better than your past.
Because it can be. If you let it.
Because most likely it won’t come around again. At least not in the same form.
Some things only happen once. If you don’t reach out and grab it, most likely it’s gone forever.
And you’ll be left always asking yourself…”what if…?”
And that’s a question none of us can really truly answer. Because we can’t know what we have no way of knowing.
…always enter your life when you need them the most.
You just may not realize it at the time.
You may not even want them around, but for some reason they just don’t go away.
And one day you discover how very much you needed them at that very time.
Maybe they stay in your life forever, or just take a stroll through for a short time.
But they were there when you needed them. And that’s what counts.
Or half full?
Whichever it is, you’d better pour more wine into it.
But then again, you’re less likely to spill it.
And if you do, it better be white wine because it’s less likely to stain.
And by the way, who drank half of it to begin with?
You have to get up and change it yourself.
You want to change the direction your life is going? Wishing won’t make it happen.
Waiting for something to happen won’t make a change. Because it’s all up to you.
It’s your life. You’re the only one who can make a change.
There’s no remote control for this one. You just have to get up and do it yourself.