I have made my fair share of mistakes. Some days I think I’ve done more than my fair share, but if it weren’t for the mistakes and lessons I’ve learned from them I wouldn’t be who and what I am today.
My early 20′s was an experiment in frustration and anger. I didn’t like myself back then; I don’t think I liked other people very much either. It started with a bad decision when I was 18 and just snowballed until I was depressed and didn’t know which way was up any more but with the love and support of my family and a wonderful councilor I fought my way up out of the pit I was miring myself in.
It wasn’t easy to get myself out of that pit but when I did? The sky was bluer, the grass greener and laughter was beautiful again.
I still didn’t like myself very much but I was able to laugh; that’s a huge thing when all you’ve been able to see is darkness and despair. (For some reason that sentence took me back to Hee Haw days, lol.)
I had to learn how to avoid or get out of hot button topics and it wasn’t until earlier this year that I was finally able to say to someone that the conversation would be changed or stopped. I don’t think I’ve ever felt so elated about something I’ve done as I did that day and it only took me 20+ years to do it!
Just to clarify, Miriam Webster defines a hot button as: an issue that causes people to feel strong emotions (such as anger) and to argue with each other.
Pretty much anything related to politics is a hot button topic for most people
Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record each and everyday, and you are a success. | Don Charisma.
I never realized that my life’s motto was actually part of a quote from somebody else!
I work with a bunch of people who somehow think that outworking the other shifts is what life’s all about, it isn’t. I’ll check the count sheet at the beginning of the shift and see how much others have done but I don’t particularly care because I know what I did the last time I was there and I know I can do the same, if not better and I just go about my business and doing my own thing.
Life’s about living the best you possibly can, the heck with what other people think about what you’re doing.
I have another book review for you :).
In case you haven’t figured it out I currently have a fascination with vampires which I doubt will go away any time soon since I’ve been fascinated with them since I was a teenager and I first read Salem’s Lot (which I still haven’t finished since my dad scared the bejeezus out of me while I was reading it!)
Bite Me, I’m Yours is here so go and enjoy.
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I couldn’t wait for success, so I went ahead without it. | Don Charisma.
You’ve gotta love Jonathon Winters!
My love of Mr. Winters aside this quote is so true!
I would imagine that waiting for success is akin to waiting for a watched pot to boil. In other words it’ll happen but the wait will seem to take forever because you aren’t occupying yourself with doing things to make that success happen sooner.
Of course, it might not happen if you don’t plug in the kettle or turn on the burner just like success won’t happen if you don’t do something in order to make it happen in the first place.
A few days ago I talked about books that got my attention from the opening words: Continue Reading »
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Loy Catong Beach Panorama | Don Charisma.
He always has the most wonderful pictures :). Expect more in the future.