Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Writing Prompt 14: Learned My Lesson Again

I don't know where to begin with this one, except that sometimes it takes me a few times to learn my lesson. What I'm learning right now is to stay out of other people's business. I f I see an angry beehive and I don't stick my neck in it, I probably won't get stung. Just let the bees buzz, right? But one of the lessons I often have to relearn over and over again is to stretch. I don't know why I don't like to stretch, but I find it a nuisance and I generally don't like to take the time to do it right. After destroying my legs over the weekend from too many lunges, I am finally able to sit down without cringing. Perhaps I should stretch more... or just stretch.

Another lesson-don't eat the cookies at VCS because you will get sick. I actually did learn this lesson and stopped eating them for a few months. But every Friday I am tempted yet again to get a cookie. Maybe this time it will be different, I think- the true confessions of a sugar addict.

Stop using your credit card.

Don't mix liquor with wine. If you start off the night with wine, stick with it. If you are having a cocktail, don't go to wine unless it is one glass with a meal. Your stomach discriminates. Do not mix.

No one likes a nag. If people don't want to change, they won't no matter how many times you try to trick them into thinking they really do want something that they don't. People show you who they are right up front. And while I believe in growth and change, it has to come from within. You cannot change anyone no matter how inspiring and loving you think you are. They have to want it for themselves and not just because you want it for them.

You are not a morning person.

Have a little faith. I am consumed by worst case scenario thinking. I am almost always in survival mode, ready for catastrophe to strike where I will then flourish, because I excel in chaos. The next shoe will not always fall. Peole will not always leave nor will they disappoint you. And if you pay attention they may just surprise you if you let them.

Stop going to LA.

When you can't see the forest because there are too many trees in the way, take a day off or at least a few hours. Go to the gym, go for a walk, have lunch with a friend.

You love the theatre.

 If a food looks hot, it is. Trying blowing on it first before shoving the entire spoon or forkful into your mouth and scalding the roof of your mouth, your tongue and your lips. It sucks to have a burned tongue or burned anything for that matter.

Take it easy. Take...it...easy.

No matter how much you think you can prepare yourself for disappointment, loss, hurt...you are only fooling yourself. Don't waste your energy. You cannot anticipate the effects of a feeling and sometimes it takes years to realize just what those effects are.

Remember to say thank you when you sneeze and someone says God Bless You.

2 comments:

daleboca said...

I like these. Most are applicable to me. We have some of the same shortcomings and strengths. Hey we should meet, we should maybe start a blog together. Be friends?

tony said...

i like that. do you like movies?