Sunday, July 15, 2007

You get out of life what you put into it

"Life may not be the party we hoped for. But while we're here, we should dance."

That's my quote for the season, at least, if not the year. It was at the bottom of one of those e-mails reflecting on treasuring every moment you have -- one of my constant themes, and one I need to be reminded of over and over, lest I get so caught up in deadlines and to-dos that I forget there are more important things.

If you don't like what you're doing, change something: your attitude, your situation, your job. Another one of my favorites: If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.

Yeah. So. We're doing that...changing...more to come on that, but it's a good thing.

WE make our own destiny. We get to choose how we get out of bed in the morning: unhappy because parts of the body hurt, or happy because parts of them don't hurt. I can love the gray hairs and aging skin -- because I'm alive to have them!

Bad things happen to everyone. The party isn't much fun sometimes, to be sure. But by golly, I'm going to dance anyway, because I can. Because this is all I have, this moment.

Hope you dance too.


Anonymous said...

I love it! I am going to post this for my student's. Thank you ; )

Anonymous said...

Love your words of wisdom.

Anonymous said...

I can honestly say this touched me deeply. I love it. It is something I will forever carry with me from now on, God bless you.