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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Changes

1a.m. Friday morning. It is cold. Cold with a capital C. Oh heck, make that a capital OLD too. I don't just mean it's December and cold. I like it on the cooler side. I wear shorts for a good part of November. Now? Now my breath freezes on my mustache as I empty the garbages. No grumbling tonight about pesky customers interrupting my chores. Tonight I welcome the chance to step inside and warm up a bit.

A guy was just in, cell phone in hand, buying cigarettes. He was evidently answering a text when he came in. As he's ordering his brand his phone alerts him that the next phase of life is awaiting his attention when he is ready. He's annoyed though. Annoyed that his pregnant wife, or girlfriend or somesuch, contacts him so much. Annoyed that so many people feel free to constantly intrude upon his time. Annoyed that while he illegally talks or texts while he drives he must be ready at a moments notice to hurl the offending phone down so he doesn't get in trouble. Annoyed I tell you! Annoyed, annoyed, annoyed.

I guess he didn't read the manual. It's hidden deep in the small print, but I'm pretty sure the manual explains that it's ok to put the phone down. I think there are even instructions on how to make the phone silent. Or even, gasp, turn it off. I mean if it's that annoying and you are rude and miserable to everyone else around you, do something about it.

Every one has something they'd like to change about themselves. Physically, spiritually, psychologically; I don't know, there are so many things people are dissatisfied with. Maybe the shape of your ears has always bothered you. Are you at peace with the Universe? Do you lack confidence? I have heard or read more than a few times lately that there is and always will be only one you. Simple yet so true. I don't think enough people think of life in this way. No one is born as special as you are. No one can possibly have the same effect on the world as you. We are all worthy of change. We are all worthy of bettering ourselves. You have to start with believing this. Don't let anyone or anything keep you from truly understanding this and making it an integral part of yourself. So many things in this life can keep a person feeling unworthy of good things for themselves. Don't fall into this trap. Remember every day, every hour if you have to that you are good and worthy of love, peace of mind, happiness; what ever it is you feel you are missing in your life.

Twenty one days. That's what people say. Three weeks to make or break a habit. As a friend of mine has said recently, why wait until the New Year to make a resolution. Why not make one now? Be different. You'll be well on your way come New Year's Eve.

Well, this post is late enough. See you in a bit. Peace.

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