I have to say that after I read this quote, my first thought was “Hmmm, I hope he told this to Zelda.” My second thought was how complete. Whether wishing another well in his/her professional or personal life, whether young or old, currently contented or suffering from a case of the emotional itches that disrupt your day. For all the times I’ve written about ‘rules of management’, lessons learned from the workplace, etc – the truth is that no one has offered up the ultimate rule book on your life. You can choose all the time, a scary thought in and of itself, but also so full of promise. If you want to be a better boss, friend, spouse, parent, child – go for it. Feel some comfort in knowing that there is nothing stopping you other than your own discomfort, malaise or fear – and those can be stared down with a little fortitude (and perhaps a glass of wine).
To reflect upon your day and feel proud of how you met its challenges and embraced its joys in equal measure. And to know that you can re-create it however you see fit at any moment. These are gifts you can give yourself – you deserve them. Give generously. Have a great day.
14 thoughts on “A Tuesday Whisper. A Hope For A Lifetime”
Absolute truth. F. Scott knew a thing or two I guess. Best line for me? The first one. Living proof I am. 51 and have found this whole new world and jumped in with both feet and haven’t looked back since! Words to hope by; words to live by; and words to die happy by. Great post and have a happy Tuesday Mim.
oh, btw…thanks for liking my Superman Pop. He’s my hero and I don’t tell him enough. So, thanks.
He did – whether he was drunk when he wrote it, in the throes of some bacchanal – whatever. He nailed it with these thoughts. I too feel like this is all new. Retired at from a position after 22 years, started consulting, blogging, meeting a whole new world of talented people and friends I connect with…It took me a couple of months to get over the sea legs, but willing to try.
And I love that you still have your hero – I miss mine every day.
I’m sure you do. I know I will when the time comes. Did you notice the tags under the post Mim? That’s why I posted it last night. Just found out. Crappy way to end the day, but love him while I got him.
Oh shit, no Rhonda – I didn’t look at the tags until now..I am so sorry!! I am grateful you have him here now, so you can tell him over and over, and hold him for as long as you can.
This one really resonates with me. I’ve struck out on new paths in the past and am in the process of doing so again. It *is* liberating, and so important to remember that just because that’s the way things *were* doesn’t mean they have to stay that way. THANK YOU for the boost, Mimi!
I am excited for you Lori, and feel the the butterflies in my stomach on your behalf (this was you don’t have to feel them.. :-)). I know your new direction is going to be the right one – though I don’t know what it is – because it is what you need to do now. I just hope that it still allows us to be in touch (that was selfish wasn’t it? I’m sorry, tho’ it’s how I feel). You da bomb, babe!!! 🙂
I loved this post. If we take a minute to read it and really reflect, we have permission and the right to:
– correct a wrong,
– to fulfill a promise,
– to make a heart sing
– to self actuate
What a freeing thought. No, it’s not too late. It’s do over time.
I’m glad that these were your takeaways from this morning’s post. It’s never too late to ask for a do-over, and do it right. Have a wonderful day..
I too loved this post…
Thanks! It’s a reminder we all need from time to time and today was probably the perfect day to hear it.
I’m glad – and hope all is ok…Fill me in when you are able?
Loved the quote and the post Mimi…All new to me. Thanks.
Thanks David – For all the firsts you give all of us, I’m glad i was able to give you one..::-)