Thursday, January 06, 2011
Life Is Not About The Hand We are Dealt. Life is How We Play The Game!
This year I didn't even write them down. I realized that I was a week into the new year and I had done none of the things that I told myself I would do.So why bother to write them down. What's more I discovered I didn't really care that I had not done any of these things so either I am getting very old or I am already developing some greater understanding and it is beginning to improve my life.
The things that we push ourselves to do each year and the self examination that we go through have started to seem so negative to me. Sure ... the year sucked but there was not much I could have done differently. Maybe it was just bad star alignment??? What ever it was my writing down some resolutions that I can look back on at the end of 2011 and chastise myself for not fulfilling is not going to make the year any better.
All we can do at the end of the day is be ourselves and do our best. We are are the sum total of all that we have experienced and learned in life. The good and the bad. Ultimately we are who we are and knowing who we are and what is of value to us is what will get us through the good times with great joy and the bad times with fortitude .
Carl Jung said "the word happy would lose it's meaning if it were not balanced by sadness". Really ... isn't that what life is all about? Finding some happiness in every day and knowing what happiness is because you have experienced some sadness.