Everything, all things, in our life are completely part of our life.
No less-so if we lost a foot, a pound, some hair or the spring in our step.
We might age like fine wines in oak barrels, or be rotting like stinky cheese – we are unchanged, completely whole.
Nothing is wrong, nothing out of place – except our thinking when given-into what someone, some group or ‘the world’ says to us or about us …
Our parts wrinkle, break, fail – but never fail to be part of our experience.
Today, like any day.
Tomorrow, the same.
Most of us notice no difference – each, like many yesterdays.
For some, what happens today will make a difference. Not just big obvious things – births, deaths, promotions or free lunches – but little mattering things, chance encounters that carve deeply into who we are. Some, white-knuckling through, while others sail.
We are all same.
Differences are not made of flesh or bone, not of colour or language – but of our experiences.
I’m going to experience my day.
You, go experience yours.
Let’s check-in tomorrow.
Let’s compare notes.
Let’s count fingers and toes.
I spoke with friend AH yesterday, quickly found my little woes and foibles are not even worth mentioning compared to his.
I’m just as sure, when he talks to others with real troubles, he minimizes his own, though they aren’t tiny.
Like me, he dramatizes a little.
We have some common-nature elements.
We look different, but in so many ways we are same-same-same.
column written/ published from Calgary, AB
morning walk: -3C/26F, partly cloudy, steady warming breeze .. and so nice a day ahead, love chinooks; Gusta enjoying the softer snow that plays like brown sugar in the streets now
Good Morning Mark – Funny, I was thinking about action as well today… Here is an interesting thought from Jack Canfield (American Author): “Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them”. Good food for thought – I will reflect on previous successes to help leverage aspects of my life that need attention in the future. Hope you have a great day!, MK, Calgary, AB
Comment on 'Peace' Re: FULL SPEED by AF, Lewiston, MT - Nicely written, AF. You obviously decide to be at peace. Peace is a decision. The peace of self-acceptance. That you are OK. Peace in your heart & mind. That the future will take care of itself by your care and peace of mind. JF, Calgary, AB … p.s. I am the best I have ever been Mark...and you make me even better. Extraordinary commitment to your thoughts and putting them on paper. Good on you. I enjoy adding to your musings and reflections. You are a good guy my friend. Maslow would put us near the top of his pyramid, just to keep an eye on us. :-D