There you have it. My Christmas gift to you. The only one that will never wear out, or go out of style.
Whatever you do, don’t give up.
As my family well knows, I have my highs, and my lows. And that is putting it mildly. The highs are full of activity and grand ideas. The lows are full of sulking, and silence. I am either the life of the party, or the one in the corner dressed in black not talking to anyone.
Sorry people I love. Just haven’t gotten the brain chemistry right as of yet.
Right now, being in a middle period, I am doing a lot of thinking of success. What it means to me. What I have, and what I don’t. And whether or not all of that makes a difference.
And I keep coming back to the title of this little bit of rambling.
Don’t ever give up. No matter what, because there is no real success or failure. Everything happens the way that it is supposed to.
Say what? Am I being real here?
You have better damned well believe it. Here is an example. I am making banana bread. If I don’t add a particular ingredient, will it be ruined? Or as they say here in Pennsylvania, ruin’t? The answer depends on your perception. If you look at the situation without emotion, the end product is a result of the process used to produce it. The bread turns out the way it is supposed to because of what I put into it.
Wrap your head around that one for a minute.
I am also bottling beer today. If I don’t put priming sugar in the wort before I bottle it, there will be no carbonation. It will be flat. And exactly the way it is supposed to be since I didn’t put priming sugar into it. Process. It is all about process. What you put in to something is what you get out of it. So there really is not success or failure, there is only your interpretation of the results.
Wow. That makes my head hurt.
Remember that all through this part of the year when we are rushing around, and not really paying attention to what is going on around us. You can spend all of your time not paying attention to anything, or you can be in the now.
So what does this have to do with succcess or failure? I have my ideas, but let’s hear some of yours.
My family and I wish you and yours a safe, and sane holiday season. And beyond that, we wish you and yours peace, prosperity, health, and love.