Quote of the Day:
“It isn’t a question of doing more work. It’s more of your own internal critic that goes, “You could do better than that. Take the higher road, not the easy route.”
— Robin Williams
Two things before I write about the topic up for tonight.
- Today is my baby sister’s birthday. I did call and spent quality time on the phone with her since she lives in Lawrence, Kansas. So, everyone think good thoughts and happy birthdays for my sister. She is very special to me.
- I did not mention anything of the last two days about the death of Senator Ted Kennedy. I am greatly moved because this is the end of an era. I can remember the election of John F. Kennedy as president and the day he died. I was living in Florida and going to school. The teachers and students were weeping. The TVs in the classrooms were turned on to watch the events. Then there was Bobby. Another tragedy in our lives and to his family. When John Jr. died with his wife and sister-in-law. How much more could the Kennedy family take? Now the Senator has lived a good long life. He has lived with the tragedies that have occurred in his life. In watching life play out on the television, in the papers and on the Internet, I am very close to tears. A very important person to our lives has passed on to a better place and I send my condolences to his family and friends.
Now, is it better to take the easy way out or take the higher road?
I’ve gone both routes and both have worked.
However, I found I needed to look at every angle and the end results.
Would anyone, including me, be adversely affected by my actions?
Would the end results benefit me in the way I foresee them?
Have I looked at my situation from different perspectives which would change my actions?
I feel when I have answered these questions to the best of my ability and I’ve made my choice; I can rest easy in the actions I take to reach the end of my journey.
The one thing to remember in all of this is the journey. Have I enjoyed my journey whether easy or hard?
I have found in life experiences, the journey was always the best and made the destination more enjoyable.
P.S. I am going to take Saturday and Sunday off from writing so that I may catch up on e-mail. I do wish everyone to have a wonderful weekend.
“The NEW diary” by Tristine Rainer
“Walking on Alligators” by Susan Shaughnessy
“New American Standard Bible” – The Book of Psalms
“Hope for Today” by Al-Anon