Tuesday, January 18, 2022

I THOUGHT THIS WAS POIGNANT AND VERY ENLIGHTENING...


Artist Laurencia Victoria
(Thank you for the ID Anni)


It certainly gave me pause for thought.  Gregg found it online.  If anyone recognizes this piece, please let me know who wrote it, and I will give it well-deserved recognition.

Added note: thank you Sandra for telling me that this was from Will Rogers.


"This is too insightful not to share. I asked a friend who has crossed 70 and is heading towards 80, what sort of changes he is feeling in himself? He sent me the following:


1.   After loving my parents, my siblings, my spouse, my children and my friends, I have now started loving myself.

2.   I have realized that I am not “Atlas”. The world does not rest on my shoulders.

3.   I have stopped bargaining with vegetable and fruit vendors. A few pennies more is not going to break me, but it might help the poor fellow save for his daughter’s school fees.

4.   I leave my waitress a big tip. The extra money might bring a smile to her face. She is toiling much harder for a living than I am.

5.   I stopped telling the elderly that they've already told that story many times. The story makes them walk down memory lane and relive their past.

6.   I have learned not to correct people even when I know they are wrong. The onus of making everyone perfect is not on me. Peace is more precious than perfection.

7.   I give compliments freely and generously. Compliments are a mood enhancer not only for the recipient, but also for me. And a small tip for the recipient of a compliment, never, NEVER turn it down, just say "Thank You.”

8.   I have learned not to bother about a crease or a spot on my shirt. Personality speaks louder than appearances.

9.   I walk away from people who don't value me. They might not know my worth, but I do.

10. I remain cool when someone plays dirty to outrun me in the rat race. I am not a rat and neither am I in any race.

11. I am learning not to be embarrassed by my emotions. It’s my emotions that make me human.

12. I have learned that it's better to drop the ego than to break a relationship. My ego will keep me aloof, whereas with relationships, I will never be alone.

13. I have learned to live each day as if it's the last. After all, it might be the last.

14. I am doing what makes me happy. I am responsible for my happiness, and I owe it to myself. Happiness is a choice. You can be happy at any time, just choose to be!


I decided to share this with all my friends. Why do we have to wait to be 60 or 70 or 80, why can't we practice this at any stage and age?"


Thanks for stopping by today.


26 comments:

  1. Wow. Some very, very wise life philosophies. Still a work in progress here.

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    1. I would say the same for me too, each day is a learning experience :) Thanks Sue!

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  2. It's a perfect reminder, Denise! I love each point.

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    1. Thank you Martha Ellen, so glad you enjoyed :)

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  3. I have read this before but I have no idea who wrote it. A lot of good lessons there.

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    1. This was a first time I saw it Ann. Very much so, a lot of good lessons :) good reminders for each day.

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    1. Thanks Anni, I have added this to my post. So sweet of you to let me know who the artist is. Much appreciated!

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  5. so true, i found it in a magazine online and its says Will Rogers.

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    1. Thank you too Sandra, I appreciate you sending me this. I can always count on my blogging buddies for extra help :)

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  6. Agreed, Denise, that these are all wonderful things to bear in mind at any age. That said, 6 through 12 are my favorites, but then I did like them all and hope to be able to follow through with as many as possible.

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    1. Any age Dorothy, you're right. Nice to read your favorites. I have mine also but like you, enjoy them all :)

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  7. This is truly wonderful. I don't know the author but he has it right.

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  8. Excellent and my age bracket. Cheers Diane

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  9. There's two or three of these I really, really need to learn to do. Most I could be better at, but, I am better than I used to be. Are you confused? I love these...

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    1. Thanks Rose! Each day is a learning experience I find. What you say makes perfect sense :)

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