attitude · challenge · choices

Monday musings…

What we have before us are some breathtaking
opportunities disguised as insoluble problems.
John W. Gardner

I like this quote, though I can’t relate to it personally. I have a pretty simple life, without much that is breathtaking or insoluble. Of course, I have problems. But my problems are routine sort of stuff, nothing that I haven’t been able to handle. The opportunities that came my way have never been breathtaking. I have had opportunities but nothing outstanding.

I had more problems when I was younger. I was often unwise in the choices and decisions I made. I tended to act without much thought, and I rarely asked for or took any advice. I admit that I sometimes paid a high price for my actions. But in time, I learned my lessons and became a bit wiser.

As for opportunities, some were good, some not so good, and some simply hard lessons learned. Nothing that came my way was breathtaking though a couple were heartbreaking. When I grew up and matured, I became more aware of the importance of thinking things through and considering other people’s advice. So, still nothing breathtaking but no longer anything heartbreaking.

As someone once said to me,
Life is good if you don’t weaken.


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life · reading · sorry

Monday musings…

No problem is so formidable
that you can’t walk away from it.
Charles M. Schulz

I have a problem.
Not a big serious one, just something that bothers me.

I follow quite a few blogs and I try to read them in a timely manner. Sometimes other stuff gets in the way and I get behind with my visits to those blogs. Like now, I have over 100 posts to read. I haven’t had time to read many since June 19.

Some folks write several posts every day. How do they/you do that? I used to write one post every day and I had to push to get them done. Now I write twice a week. Some weeks it’s only once but I try for twice. I would like to add a day and maybe I will, who knows? Time will tell.

Anyway, I will read the blogs that are posted today and “walk away” from the rest. I feel bad about it, but it is what it is. I hope y’all understand.

#1 Photo by zoosnow on Pexels.com
#2 my Jack