Living a good life seems best antidote for negative thinking.
Not like that cliché ‘living well is the best revenge’. That reads more like a joke greeting card than it does of any explanation of humans.
“Live well and prosper.” – Mr. Spock (the Vulcan salute)
Isn’t living well being happy and keeping busy with what matters to us?
Celebration of life – often used in place of funeral, memorial service – party, wake, gathering. Friends and family pay respect to someone.
Why aren’t we celebrating life of live people more often? More fully?
Friends, family, total strangers – around this world – consider that 1/365th of them are having a birthday today.
Every day out of 7 billion, many people have a birthday.
19,178,082 celebrate today.
Lets celebrate all of them, laugh with them, enjoy with them – this anniversary of their birth.
Lets do it again tomorrow – for 19,178,082 who celebrate tomorrow.
I have a friend with a birthday today.
A daughter with a birthday tomorrow.
I think repeating greetings is OK – so, tune in tomorrow!
I’ve been celebrating life more than usual of late, writing about people who have died, and who are dying. It has become a thing, not preoccupation, but I admit to having parts of it preoccupy my mind.
Some people read deeply on eastern philosophy (they’ve been living and dying far longer than the rest of us) … to reconcile life and death, living and dying. They do the karma math, the balance their rationalizations to explain good lives.
Pablo Picasso said, “It takes a long time to become young.”
Celebrate your life.
column written/ published from Calgary
morning walk: -24C / -11F, still very cold but ‘warmer’ , light overcast, steady breeze, traffic busy. Gusta enjoyed a short jog up the hill … until it got too slippery, so we walked timidly down again with lots of slipping but no falls …
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