Tuesday, June 26, 2012

What a beautiful day

Life is good. Today I am happy for my life, my health and my family.  Life has been a roller coaster with our sons.  Up and down, maybe a yo-yo.  It is hard to accept the fact you cannot change things in other peoples lives, even family.

My dad and mom were wonderful folks, but I would not listen to all their advice.  When you are 16-20 you are so smart, even an ‘ignorant’ teen ager has a mind, and though most cannot think a problem thru realistically, they do not know, until they try.  I guess it is like learning to walk, every living child has surely fallen at least once, but it did not cause them to stop trying.

I like to think I am mature enough in my 70’s to understand this, but I am not. I still want to fix a broken or ignorant life. I understand the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.  Therefore (unconscientiously only (LOL)) I am a nut case.

I catch myself trying to repair something that is broken, but ‘it’ doesn’t know that it is broke, maybe it does but doesn’t care.

I have mentioned that I tend to wear the keyboard #’ off my keyboard.  That is an example of knowing what causes it, but won’t change to fix it.  I type with the ends of my fingers, not the pads of the end digit.  I also tend to hit them hard, so my finger nails eat away the paint. yeah I know you never thought about that, huh?  LOL

But I am happy, at this stage (In the game of life) I am making a concerted effort to truly understand I cannot fix EVERYTHING. I remember once when my older son was going thru a terrible situation, I stood alone, crying like a baby and said out loud, I have always been able to fix ANYTHING and I cannot even help my son.

It is hard to face the fact we ARE LIMITED. I might gripe and fuss, but at the end of the day, I am, and always have been a happy positive person. Sherry once asked me what I would do if my ship would sink in the middle of the ocean. Without a second of doubt I replied, “I would swim home, grab something, but some how I would get back to you.”

Thanks for coming by the Log. BE POSITIVE!

Too many people are positive, (positive something is going to go wrong!!!)

Nite Shipslog



On an Electrician's truck:

"Let us remove your shorts."



It just needs the gangster with the ‘Tommy ‘ to step out! (No I don’t know, but the style is upper 1930’s. If you drove it to church they would think HEARSE!


Chatty Crone said...

Oh my goodness a topic near and dear to my heart. I don't know if everyone has this issue or can understand - I suspect so - but I sure do. You could knock you head against the wall it is so frustrating or you can LEARN how to let it go.

My c and s are missing off my keyboard.

Sandie C.

Lucy said...

I try to convince myself I can't fix everything but sometimes I forget. Have not succeeded yet to fix one of my kids problems. I think they have a problem even if they don't. That is where the problem starts. The problem I try to fix is not even in their mind as a problem. Now I listen if THEY call but in the end they manage to do what they want regardless of what I think.

Lucy said...

And I forgot to say it has taken me a lot of years now that I am in my eighty's but I THINK I have succeeded.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Yes, I learned that lesson a long time ago. There are many things that we can't fix. I try to turn all those kind of problems over to the dear Lord as he can do a much better job of it than I possibly could. There was a time that everything seemed to go wrong at once and I was pretty much a basket case for quite a while ...but then I got tired of feeling that way and now I do just about anything I can to stay positive, think positive and be positive. May you've heard that song about He lifts us up...He did and I'm thankful for it. It's a beautiful day here too. I've been out on the deck of the camper trying to get a craft project done for the Fourth and I needed a little break. Hope you all have a wonderful day!

shirl72 said...

We will always think that we can
solve everybody's problem. That's life.

It would be nice if we could have
someone else solve problems and take the stress out of Life. We
wouldn't have anything to worry
about if we had our problems solved.

Anonymous said...

will keep me much thinking. thank you.

please have you all a good wednesday.

betty said...

So do understand, Jack. I keep reminding myself that son is an adult and he needs to learn his own lessons, as painful as they can be, but I still want to fix everything I can for him. I wear off my "n" and "m" letters a lot on new keyboards :)

but I am glad today was a good day for you and that is indeed a blessing and a gift from God!


Paula said...

I've had so many things happen in my family the last few years that I never in my wildest dreams would have though would happen Sometime I think I put my head in the sand but I may as well I can't fix it. Its lightening, pray for rain for us, please?


This really hit home with me today. Especially the part about facing the fact we're limited. My doctor gave me some bad news. I will blog about it sometime down the road. In the meantime, I am learning everything I can about my condition. I like to think I have control of the situation, but the truth is I do not. You take care. GOOD HEALTH means EVERYTHING. You are blessed if you have that.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» isn't positive, but he thinks the Gangstermobile began life as a 1939 Cadillac.

Rose said...

I barely have any paint left on my keyboard!!!! I've replaced it a few times but I too type too hard and too fast that it eats up the paint or either they are making the keyboards with cheaper paint these days. I don't recall it happening years ago.

Regarding you son, that tugged at my heart as I have issues with my own son that I cannot fix and my heart is broken. I keep praying and will also pray for your son as well.

The hardest job is being a parent no matter how old the child is.

Hugs, Rose

~mel said...

So many time and situations I cannot count ~ I've said, "Lord, I'm turning it over to you."

My mom has earned every one of her gray hairs ~ half her head full I'm sure came from me! Now I'm the one with the grays ~ I guess what goes around, comes around. Life ... what a hoot!

I just pray that someday Sam has a little one who will give him as much grief as he's given me... then my prayers will be answered. lol AND to top it off ~ I still wouldn't trade that kid for any other! (even though I only have only one nerve left and he's on it)