I've been thinking a lot lately about life. The big questions. What is it all about? Why do we have problems? What's the point in trying to be good all the time? Why can't I eat brownies and cheesecake every day? Why do the weeds grow faster than the lawn? Why does the car break down? Why can't I fall asleep when I want/need to? How do I turn off the voices in my head? Why do we have to work so stinkin' hard every day? Ah, the questions just keep coming. And the answers? Well, they're mostly the same. We are here to learn. Those tangled Christmas lights? That guy who just cut you off in traffic? The latest financial crisis? The health setbacks? The earthquakes and hurricanes? Yep, they're all there to help us learn. What do we do with what comes along? That's what really matters. Bottom line, folks, is that crap's gonna happen. But good stuff's also gonna happen, and the goal is to find the joy and the learning in every situation. Sometimes it's easy and sometimes it's hard and sometimes it seems like it would be a good idea to just give up and stop trying, but that's what the bad guys want. So... just keep swimming! Keep that chin up! And as my best friend and hubby always tells me, "just be happy!" (artwork by moi, available as part of THIS clear stamp set from Impression Obsession - CL310)
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"A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life." —James Allen
"All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on." —Henry Ellis
"Any idiot can face a crisis — it's the day-to-day living that wears you out." —Anton Chekhov
"Every man dies. Not every man really lives." —William Wallace