Thursday, May 27, 2010
Chatty venting . . .
If you really do put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.
If my blog is about any one thing - and it's not - but if there was an over riding theme - or idea - I want to get across to myself and to others - it would be to look for the positive side of life instead of the negative. To learn to love yourself. That is even a commandment - to love others as you love yourself. I mean how can you love others if you don't?
It is a choice.
You can chose to be negative, bitter, and unhappy - not liking yourself or your life OR you can chose to be positive, sweet, and happy. I don't know if the first way, if people actually get something out of their decision or not, but when I get that way and I do sometimes - I don't like it or myself. Now the second one - while not always easy - makes me feel better.
Every once in awhile I get on the band wagon here and I have to vent - sorry. I have two people in my life that chose not to change. At times shoot arrows in me and I have to spend time pulling those dang arrows out of me and trying to fix the hole! Do you get arrows shot at you?
Write the bad things that are done to you in sand, but write the good things that happen to you on a piece of marble. - Arabic Proverb
Speaking of shooting how apropos - Happy birthday James Hickok - wikipedia
James Butler Hickok (May 27, 1837 – August 2, 1876), better known as Wild Bill Hickok, was a figure in the American Old West. His skills as a gunfighter and scout, along with his reputation as a lawman, provided the basis for his fame, although some of his exploits are fictionalized. His nickname of Wild Bill has inspired similar nicknames for men known for their daring in various fields.
Hickok came to the West as a stagecoach driver, then became a lawman in the frontier territories of Kansas and Nebraska. He fought in the Union Army during the American Civil War, and gained publicity after the war as a scout, marksman, and professional gambler. Between his law-enforcement duties and gambling, which easily overlapped, Hickok was involved in several notable shootouts, and was ultimately killed while playing poker in a Dakota Territory saloon.