Saturday, December 05, 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year


While this year has brought misery to many, we also have much to be thankful for at a time when some introspection might be a good thing. During the period I served in the Navy in the 1960's and 70's whenever we found our selves in a place we did not want to be, there was beer and numerous very loud renditions of the Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil's 1965 hit song "We Gotta Get Out of This Place." It definitely made us feel better and now over 40 years later there is a message here for all of us. Life is most definitely finite....so are you where you want to be doing what you want to do? Our existence on the planet is really defined by the freedom to do what we want to do when we want to do it. For some they may take a seven figure salary... for others the perfect balance may take less than $50,000.
We all to some measure are able to look around and be grateful for what we have. Maybe this next year we will spend more time with people we care about and less time time trying to change the people in our lives that ultimately just have non compatible agendas. It is a waste of energy and time. I am unbelievably grateful that I can get up every morning and look forward to doing what I do. I intend to celebrate that situation to ensure that I won't be singing anymore 60's hits... even though in retrospect it was kind of fun.






3 comments:

G.on.D said...

"I am unbelievably grateful that I can get up every morning and look forward to doing what I do."

Thank you John, it's a great way to live, to find how I can see that statement as true in all ways makes it possible to do it always.

Matilda said...

I enjoyed your message. Let's do plan to see more of each other in the New Year. My best to you and Barbara for a blessed and prosperous New Year.

Matilda

Huck says said...

Happy New Year to John and Barbara. Enjoyed your message John. You always see the big picture, even during you Navy days. Your feelings are shared by me and I intend to follow your advise. Hope to see you soon.