Don't complain because you don't have what you want, be thankful you don't get what you deserve...
I have learned many things in life..how to walk, how to talk..how to run, things I quite often take for granted. You know, the simple things. I have learned to draw and paint, read and write, add..subtract. All those little things we learn as small people, little adults trying to be a part of something. We see ourselves as children sometimes even as adults. We walk the walk, and talk the talk...but are we really being 'grown' up..?
I watch my children, and wonder..what are they really thinking? Are we so very different, even though they have yet to learn what I have learned? The amazement of every little thing, they yearn for it. Puzzled sponges soaking up every bit of their surroundings. Creating new relationships with each other and other children. Socializing, interacting, reaching out for one another.
Are we so very different? I don't think so.
I have learned that life isn't about 'finding' yourself...it's simply about 'creating' yourself. I read that somewhere a long time ago, and it has been more than an inspiration to me. It has been the root of it all. We don't 'grow' up..we evolve. We become an older version of a child. We all do the very same things, yet as a child..it's much more simple.
It's much more appreciated and desired, what we learn as a child. Now, we don't ever think about the day we learned to walk..some of us don't even remember that. But I do..
I remember falling and cutting my hand..how it hurt, how my mother reached out for me and I cried. Those were my first steps..simple, but the start of it all.
I have learned that people don't let you down..it's our expectations of them that let us down. We expect so much from ourselves..and each other.
And when we don't get what we expected...we're heartbroken. Why?
We shouldn't be..we should be grateful we had a moment in that person's life. We should walk away knowing that it wasn't the greatest part of your life..but yet, memorable.
I have learned that life is much too short to be worrying about tomorrow. We are not promised tomorrow. We never were. In our hearts we expect the sun to rise. Expectations boys and girls..
Be careful what you expect, you may not get it..lol
Listening to: Radiohead
Reading: Twilight, Breaking Dawn
Drinking: V8 Juice..the Kiwi Strawberry Kind