If a machine, call a technician. Or get a new machine. If it is a government, complain and ask for change. Or vote in a new one. If it’s your office, store, factory or home – redesign it, fix it. Or get a new one (shameless self-plug). If a partnership, fix it. Or get a new partner. If a child, fix it. Or get a new …. WHOA, hold on now. Who would do that?
My point is not to give relationship advice, parenting advice or any other kind for which I hold no qualification – but rather to remind myself as I re-order some elements in my life, that I always have these choices. About everything: change something, change everything – or change nothing?
Is anything or ‘everything’ not working?
Yes. No. Partly.
Reinventing ourselves is our only choice. Can’t get a new ME. We are blessed or burdened with this one we have. Not perfect. Never hopelessly flawed. If things aren’t working, what can we do? Can’t get a new one. Better fix this one we have.
Or, we can do nothing – be content with what we have.
But we won’t be contented long-term.
Better start now.
written / published from Calgary, AB
morning walk with Gusta: 12C/54F, breezy sky – patchwork of clouds and blue – refreshing morning chill; Gusta anxious to get back for breakfast. Me too. Some days are great for a long sauntering wander, but not today … tic toc – I have many things to fix, and few to fixate on.
Comments, pro or con, are always welcomed are most often published the following day under COMMENTS RECEIVED.
Please use this FEEDBACK COMMENT form.
FEEDBACK / COMMENTS
I also publish FACILITYCalgary, a weekly newsletter, free every Tuesday: to sign up, CLICK HERE
If you liked any Musing column, it would mean a lot to me if you would respond. Comments are welcome, so please contribute to the discussion. To reply, use: firstname.lastname@example.org . You can also connect with me on LinkedIn . You can sign up your friends here at MarkMusing.com . This site is updated daily, each column is retained in the archive when the next day's column is loaded ...