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Nov. 23rd, 2017

Things that I have learned

A lot of people acquire a lot of their traits and belief systems via their parents and influences from younger times. In that arena, I consider myself very blessed indeed, to have open minded parents, who don’t try to manipulate me, and have instilled strong values, decency and respect for others. I am deeply grateful for it. We also had no false idols, religion, money or anything else.

My FOMO, which was never particularly highly developed, has vanished altogether. Possibly due to really enjoying home, being in nice, relaxed and comfortable surroundings. I have thoroughly enjoyed the odd night in, snuggled up with the cats. Great for re-charging the batteries.

That money does not buy you class, an education or indeed any valuable human qualities. Or happiness. But it is useful for nice holidays.

Relaxation, and the value of doing nothing, it’s been an unexpected pleasure, and I feel heaps better for it.

That most people have absofuckinglutely not a scooby-doo about white privilege, or how much they are benefitting from it.

That it’s not true you get out what you put in. It’s rarely true.

The longest time between two twins being born is 87 days.


Things that I am still learning.

Walking away, although I am much better at it than I used to be.

Not getting upset when people are rude, thoughtless or nasty, but, again, I am getting better. (Although surely it should be a case of not having to?).

Just staying NO when I am not physically good, for whatever reason. I am entitled to do that, I should not be forced to keep up regardless. Getting better at that too.

Looking after me, and making me a priority, because nobody else will. However much that goes against the grain.

That slowly plugging away with animal rights, makes people stop and think about it.

My true value.


Things I ought to learn.

How to be softer and more vulnerable. That’s a particularly hard one for me, as I’ve always been the one looking after other people, taking care of bizniz.

That having just one more cat, however beautiful, and in need of a good home, isn’t a good idea.

And Italian. I ought to learn Italian!

Everything! My mind is a sponge, I want to absorb everything, I love to learn! Except maths.


Things that other people are still learning

The grass isn’t greener on the other side. In fact, if you own the grass, you are soley responsible for it. And slowly but surely, it will dawn on them how much there actually IS to do, how much was done for them, and perhaps they should’ve been more appreciative at the time. Or not, LOL!

That being snide about people behind their backs, is likely to come back and bite you in the arse. Or make you look foolish. Or both.

That for every action, there is an equal, and opposite reaction.

Repeatedly doing the same thing, and expecting different results, doesn't work.



Mucho pain today, too much walking yesterday, and a long day. My collar bone is very distended, and hurts a lot, and has affected my arm movement, and I’m sore, from my shoulder to my thumb. Plantar Fasciitis has flared up again. It’ll go, but whilst it’s around, walking is painful – which in turn has set my knees off, which in turn has aggravated my back. Individually, all very manageable, but when they all descend together, arghhhhhhhhhh.


Imelda May was fab, her live singing voice is powerful. The surprise addition of Bob Geldorf and Ronnie Wood sent the crowd wild. I love The Royal Albert Hall, such a stunning venue, but woeful overcharging in the cafe! £10 for a glass of Merlot, I almost died!

I wish I was home alone tonight in many ways. I have Chris visiting, he's so easy and such a delight to have around, that I don't mind at all. Looking forward to chatting as I haven't seen him in such an age. And he's living proof that you can find love well past retirement age, bless him!

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tntnikkibint
Nov. 23rd, 2017 08:57 pm (UTC)
Oi you... rest up for the next two weeks. I'd like you to be able to enjoy Oz pain free. Yes, that was an order. For once do as you are told.
melly_snm
Nov. 23rd, 2017 10:07 pm (UTC)
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Repeatedly doing the same thing, and expecting different results, doesn't work.
If humans should learn anything this is it!!! ( maybe I mean just me lol)

Also that someone else in your life doing the same thing and expecting different results - doesn't work!

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