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Monday musings…

Remember that not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
Dalai Lama

Looking back at some of things I wanted, oh so badly, that didn’t happen or I didn’t get, I have to agree with the Dalai Lama’s thought. In hindsight, I can see how silly and childish some of my wants were. There were some that were just mean and vindictive wants of a selfish person. Growing up was harder than it had to be because I was so focused on my wants, I see that now.

It is said that with age comes wisdom. I don’t know if wisdom is the word I would use to describe myself but I do have some smarts that have come with age. I can still be silly and, not childish, but childlike at times and I work at not being mean or vindictive. Of course, I still have wants but they are fewer and not all that important. I have what I need. Really more than I need.

When I get a want that’s just a wonderful happening of life!

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14 thoughts on “Monday musings…

  1. “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you find, you get what you need.” – Rolling Stones.

  2. I couldn’t agree more with Dalai, if I may call him that as if we’re pals.

    I too in hindsight can be grateful many of my desires were quelled and not quenched. Of course when you’re being denied you are like a child stamping its feet. Saint Teresa of Avila got it right way before the D.L….β€œThere are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers.” Loved your musing, as always. Susannah

  3. We do become wiser with age. Most of us anyway. Some never get any wiser. We have both done the same thing, but we both are at the same place now.

    Have a fabulous day and week, Patricia. β™₯

    1. Yes, most of us discover wisdom with age, and it’s better late than never. I have been having a great day. Perfect weather for my walk, and sitting on the balcony with Teddy and Jack.
      Thanks for linking my post to Aww Mondays. I always mean to do it, but even being old and wise I am forgetful.

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