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HAS LIFE BEAT THE FUN OUT OF YOU?!? - "Today's Wisdom"

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"If what you've done is stupid... but it works, then it really isn't that stupid after all."
 
Hello Fellow Seekers,  Happy Monday... yes HAPPY Monday!  Interesting how differently we look a Monday vs. say Friday or Saturday isn't it?  I'm on my back porch writing this and I couldn't help but notice that the birds don't know it's Monday.  They are just as happy and chirpy as they were on Saturday.  Hmmm, what could it be?  Ignorance?  Well, maybe... they do say "Ignorance is Bliss".  Hmmm, maybe it's Attitude.  Yep, I think that's it, a mixture of Ignorance and Attitude.
 
You see those birds... they just don't know it's Monday.  They are ignorant (ignorance... much different that "stupid" btw... nothing wrong with ignorance. Stupid's a different story... they say, "You can't fix stupid." ;^)  They just don't know that they're are supposed to be having a gloomy Monday.  Also, their attitude towards life is just what is was on FridaySaturday or any other day of the week.
 
If you're a long term reader of this little blog I do randomly, you know that the word and concept of "attitude" pops up regularly.  You know that I always try to focus on "positivity".  You hopefully remember, that we move towards and eventually become what we think about, focus on, and dream about.  And, hopefully by now, you understand and really believe that, "We, as human beings, behave and act NOT in accordance with the truth as the truth might REALLY BE, but we behave and act in accordance with truth as we THINK it to be and BELIEVE it to be."
 
So, ask yourself... Has life beat the fun out of me?  Do I beat the fun out of others with my actions, or do I foster an attitude of fun in others around me?  Just askin'.  Hope you do the latter.  For Mother's Day my daughter, Shelby, taught us all a lesson in fun.  Of course we went out to eat (mandatory southern ritual for any special event, happy or sad it seems).  Went to "The Loveless Cafe" in West Nashville and had a great attitude through the hour and a half wait too.  It was worth it.  But then when we came home with my 89 year old Mom and Jackie (Shelby's Mom and my wife of 27 years on the 24th this month), we did the silliest thing we've ever done on Mother's Day.  We had FUN.  We laughed and giggled like little kids.
 
It was very simple actually.  Shelby had drawn and cut out 10-12 "facial things" like glasses, hats, crowns, mustaches, beards, lips, etc.  She then attached them to little sticks.  When we got back home to Moms (too full, sleepy and tired to have fun) Shelby broke out these homemade "props" and we started holding them up on our head and faces and taking pictures.  We laughed until we cried at some of the silliness of it all and just how goofy and funny we looked.  We had a ball... and some fun pictures to remember the day.  Here's a collage of a few... 
 
So, my question to you is "Have you let life beat the fun out of you?"  It will you know, but only if you let it.  I was at a very fun get together BBQ thing that one of my favorite people in the whole world, Britnie Turner, threw at her new "digs" last week.  I got to talking about this subject with a few people there and used my favorite example of life beating the fun out of us.
 
Walk into a room full of 25-40 year old adults and ask, "How many of you can draw good pictures?  Raise your hand if you are a good drawer."  What happens?  Usually few hands go up.  You hear remarks like... "Not me."  "I'm a terrible drawer."  "I can't even draw a good stick man!"  Then walk into a room of 5-6 year olds, or better still imagine if you could magically "rewind" that same group of adults back to that age, and ask, "How many of you can draw good pictures?  Raise your hand if you are a good drawer."  Yep, you guessed it.  Almost all the hands will fly up.  Arms would be flailing around.  You will hear them say, "Me, Me... Pick Me!"  "I'm a great drawer!"  "Here let me draw you a picture of my dog!"... and so on.
 
OK, it's just ignorance and attitude.  I actually think that the combination of those two mindsets are the closest thing to "the fountain of youth" in life.  Ever see a sad crazy person?  Rarely.  Somewhere along the way we let life tell us what we were, or more importantly what we weren't... and we bought it!  It may have been some stupid teacher, or even an ignorant parent, friend or playmate that said, "You can't draw.", or "That picture looks stupid.", and we gave them the right to sanction us.  Maybe it was because they were bigger than us, or we thought they were smarter than us.  Ignorance, and Attitude.  We let them change us.  We bought it.  Too bad... we would all would have been so much more creative and successful if we had just not given them sanction over us, if we had just not listened, and we had... behaved and acted in accordance with the truth as we THOUGHT it to be and BELIEVED it to be.
 
So that my story for the day... and I'm stickin' to it.  Go out today and act like it's Friday.  Have some fun.  Make someone laugh so hard they cry.  And I guarantee you will laugh hard too.  You just can't help it.  Thank you for reading this!
 
Oh, and say "Happy Saturday" to the first bird you see today!
 
Much Obliged, Phil
Make it an exceptional day... It is yours to think, see, believe and make happen!
 
Phil Dildine, CCIM
Head Coach & Team Owner - CLOUD REALTY,LLC(formerly The Morris Companies, LLC)
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