I recently read, and was inspired by, some sort of “40 Things” list that someone wrote up, and thought to myself, what could I possibly share?
There is a lot. Considerably more than 40 things, to be sure, but I though I would spare myself the hassle of writing my novel now, and you the hassle of reading my novel.
In the first 40 years I have learned a lot. Probably the most important of my lessons is this – the more I think I know, the less I find I know . That said, I don’t even entirely understand what that means, but suffice it to say… knowing more (about anything) isn’t necessarily helpful. It can actually be counterproductive.
But despite that, I have learned a few things and I plan to share those with those that care to read them… and I will share them here, on my blog as I go. I am going to write one post a day when I have a computer accessible, and I will revisit this approach on my 41st birthday…. look for that post, it will come sooner than you think!
Where I wanted to start is here – the eye of the beholder. You know the old saying “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”? What I have learned is that it is not only beauty that exists only in the eye of the beholder, but all things. You name it – success, happiness, wealth, wellness… the list goes on. You are a direct result of what you believe. That’s why looking in the mirror can be so difficult sometimes, because (from my experience) we are a creation of our own selves. I am, you are, and so are all the folks around you.
If you are up for a bit of fun and interesting, take a good look around you at the people that surround you and you will see this pattern emerge. If you don’t, look a bit harder – I have made observation one of my larger tasks, and I find it interesting… I hope you find it interesting as well!
Final thought for today – thank you all who have taken the time to wish me a happy birthday, and especially to my family that organized my SECRET 40th birthday celebration last night. It’s nice to have everyone in the same room every now and again!