YIP YIP YIP!! UH HUH! UH HUH!
I’ve been so nostalgic lately. Just reminiscing about the past and just watching old tv shows that I used to watch as a kid. I missed being a kid.
I’ve been like this because very soon I’m going to become a FULL adult. No more, young adult, or threshold kid, but a full blown adult. Does my head in a little bit. It’s a huge transition. If I lived to 75 years of age, I will be starting the 2nd chapter of my life. And it makes me wonder, what will it look like.
Though I know, in a few years, I will be watching these kids tv shows again! most likely with the future kids that I may have.
On a good note though, I’m not sick anymore! Woo! I’m happy! ;D
My remedy for acid reflux/heartburn…. is to eat fruit and vegies, do exercise, stress therapy/CBT and sleep!
Right now, instead of sticking stars on the days when I have a “good day” (not feeling ill, eating ok, sleeping ok), I put stars on each day to denote something “fun” i’ve done on that day. So far, the maximum number of stars I’ve stuck next to a day is 3. Kind of puts perspective on the fact that as “grown ups” we do less and less fun things each day… that’s unless you count driving to work as fun, working as fun … etc….
I was in the backyard the other day, just skipping and running around, and I just felt like such a kid again. Like the times when I laid out my picnic rug (just a random piece of cloth) and pulled out my plastic picnic tea set. I think my dog even joined me at one stage, my cousin did too.
The times when we dressed up and wore my mum’s shoes …
The times when we were just out in nature doing fun things.
Now… I’m always locked in my house on my laptop, either reading, working, assignmenting or watching a drama or movie to wind down from a heavy day.
I heard you saying, “You could still go outside and play….??”
Errr… a mid twenties person setting up a make believe picnic set … ? LOL
I had to change over my personal blog to wordpress the other day… man… that was a change in itself as well. Though i did enjoy making it pretty. I like to make things pretty… I’m boring in that way… LOL
The change over made me re-read my old entries… I kind of realised what an angry old bag I’ve become. I used to write about fun stuff, and silly stuff that I used to do all day. Then as I aged, it was all complaints and just not being happy with anything …. I guess I walked in a really dark period of my life …
A period of time when I believe that I wasn’t good enough.
But I got over it and it took a LONG time to get over it. A lot of time spent reflecting, self-psychology, reading spiritual things, talking with people …
And now, I feel like I want to help others find their potential as well. That’s my soft spot!
Anyway… I just wanted to keep this short so I’ll finish up with a story.
ps. for my birthday, I’m going to dress up as a YIP YIP alien! and FILM IT!
A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life.
Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups – porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some
expensive, some exquisite – telling them to help themselves to the coffee.
When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said:
“If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress.
Be assured that the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee. In most cases it is just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink.
What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups… And then you began eyeing each other’s cups.
Now consider this: Life is the coffee; the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, and the type of cup we have does not define, nor change the quality of Life we live.
Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee God has provided us.”
God brews the coffee, not the cups………. Enjoy your coffee!
“The happiest people don’t have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything.”
Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.
Source – http://www.rogerknapp.com/inspire/godcoffee.htm