Sophie in her Buddha pose.
If you spend too much time thinking about a thing,
you will never get it done.
This quote is right on, and I have proved it many times. The latest is the bathroom. I had some work done by my handyman extraordinaire a few weeks ago, and it is ready for me to paint.
Every morning when I get up, I say today is the day to paint. Then I read the paper, do the puzzles, have breakfast, and go for my walk. When I get home, I think about painting, and then I find something else to do.
Maybe I should call the guy that did some painting for me a couple of years ago? That sounds like a plan! I am going to think about it. Then I am going to call him!
Photo by Eric Han on Unsplash
People say nothing is impossible,
but I do nothing everyday.
A. A. Milne
Yep, that’s me. I am very good at doing nothing. Well, I do think a lot. That’s doing something. Right? Mostly I think about what I should be doing. You know, stuff that needs to be done.
These thoughts are late because I was thinking. Not necessarily about what to write today but about what needs to get done. Like dusting and vacuuming and cleaning up the messy junk closet. There’s lots of other stuff that needs to get done, but I don’t want to think about that now, maybe tomorrow, or the next day.
So, you see, nothing is possible if you think about it.
But then thinking is something so maybe nothing is impossible.
Really a mob storming the Capitol? I don’t understand why people go to such extremes when they don’t agree with something. I can understand a peaceful demonstration but violence? All this is showing me is that sometimes follow the leader is a stupid game.
That’s all from me for today. I feel a rant coming on and that would put me in the ranks of the storming mob. So, see you another day. A calm peaceful day, hopefully.
Today on my walk I was thinking about the quote at In Other Words
“Individuals entering society must give up a share
of liberty to preserve the rest.”
There are many who think that liberty and freedom mean that they have the right to do as they please that rules and regulations are made to be challenged for any reason or for no reason. As something of a rule breaker myself I understand not liking rules but I do understand the need for them. I also understand that there are rules that are meant to be unchallenged and followed for the good of all people and that some rules are kept simply to keep life livable. I would not want to live in a place without any rules or that allowed no discussion of the rules and forbid the difference of opinion or the changing of something that proved to be unreasonable, impractical or unfair in some way. But there can be no freedom without boundaries. Ask anyone who has broken a law and is in prison. Freedom does not mean you can do whatever you want for whatever reason. I think George understood this and stated it quite well.
Besides thinking about liberty I thought about coffee. I am not or wasn’t, a coffee drinker.
Sweet iced tea and Coke is are my beverages of choice. However, I recently had a cup of Gevalia’s Mocha Latte coffee and I am hooked. I must have a cup every day. Unfortunately, not all stores sell it and those that do are often out of stock. This brought me around to thinking about how my liking something can cause it to disappear, happened with Oregon Chai Tea Latte. I love it hot or cold. I don’t like the liquid they sell just the packets of powder. Of course, it is easy to find the cartons of liquid but the packets are gone from the shelves. So sad. I know I can order the coffee and tea online but then I have to pay shipping costs and wait to get it delivered. Part of addiction is instant gratification, you know.
After all this heavy thinking while walking I came home and took a nap and woke up with a little headache. Probably because I don’t have any mocha latte coffee or chai tea latte.
I am linking to In Other Words