I wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season in any way or manner that you feel suits you and yours, but please respect everyone. To those who have issues with “Happy Holidays,” just remember that you are pushing “Merry Christmas” onto others by spreading your dislike for “Happy Holidays.”
When you feel the need to help, mentally prepare yourself. Think of the condition of the one in need. How would you feel in their place? How would you see the world through their eyes? Who would you want around you?
Over the years, I have learned something many do not understand.
If you are sitting somewhere with someone who is a friend of any measure and you hear them say “I really need to rid my life of the selfish people I continually support,” and your first thought is, or even worse, you actually ask, “Am I one of those people?” Yes, you are one of those people. You are a selfish person. There is no way around it. You instantly thought of yourself before asking if there was a way you could help. I know a lot of people in the former state.
If you ever become a dad, or are now, love your children, ask them questions, give them answers, make them smile whether you feel happy or not. They will be around longer than you will and you want them to think fondly of you when you have gone. I’m 60 years old now, have never had children, but in my photo restoration business, I get to somewhat live a better life by viewing all of the photos of happy, cohesive families in the photos that I get to work on. I love it, but I always finish with a pile of photos I have taken of my friends, places and things in my life. Not of any of my family. They just never came together to give love, just to take.
Don’t let fear be the force that holds you back from the goals you cherish.
“As three dogs living together in a huge back yard like this, we get along with each other well. We eat from the same bowl, we drink from the same water bucket, we walk on the same grass. We live TOGETHER.”
“The only real change seems to come from those who choose to disprove that real change can’t happen.”
Many times I have heard, “Why do I need a piece of paper to show that I’m married?” I’m sorry, but that just sounds pathetically selfish. Being married means you consider your mate more important than yourself. If you don’t, then marriage is not for you and will be a complete failure for you if you enter into it. You must consider your spouse as important as you consider yourself. In my opinion, more important. I do mine.