Monday, January 19, 2009

Too good to pass up!

There comes a point in your life when you realize

Who matters,

Who never did,

Who won't anymore ...

And who always will.

So don't worry about people from your past,

There is a reason why they didn't make it to your future.

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Borrowed from the blog of a friend...

A lesson that could have saved me much anguish in my 53 years, though it will still save me from even more!

Thank you, Liz!

Far too often I've wondered through the years what I had done, what was wrong with me...never realizing it wasn't me, it was them!

May the week be kind to each of you!

alan

12 comments:

Green tea said...

That is so true..
Something we should all have learned a lot younger Alan.

ryssee said...

I got your first message in two emails this week. Must be trying to say something to me.

Dr. Deb said...

Yup, often self-blame is misdirected.

Dr. Deb said...

Yup, often self-blame is misdirected.

Shinigami Liz said...

Um, glad you liked that, but just wait until I get around to rewriting it from the demoness perspective. But the thing about anguish is that you only get what you allow yourself to have. I learned that lesson when I was young and involved in zen alchemy that is typically way above the understanding of a child. It may have sacrificed a lot of my youth but made me prepared for a lot of the trials I would face and am currently facing as an adult woman. Still, having an insightful saying like that partial you copied is a nice reminder to read everyday when I see it hanging on my fridge.

mrsmadrigal said...

So true...These are the sorts of things we need to tell our grandchildren when they are ready. I know it may seem trite, but I still read Desiderata often. (It lost a bit of its impact with so many spoofs around). Still, my attempts at body surfing cause me to reflect on: "Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth."

Peta

von Krankipantzen said...

This is a great way to start the week and shows it is never too late to learn something and heal your past. WOO!c

Sassy said...

I learn, but still keep repeating patterns. Ugh.

Sassy said...

Guess I'm not really learning then, huh?

ryssee said...

Likin' the photo stream, by the way.

westtredneck said...

i've learned that in my young years and i want to keep that knowledge in my older years.

nerdgirlsspace said...

Wise words from a wise man!