Sunday, December 23, 2012
Orbits and Catch Phrases
As you go through life...you need to realize a few basic truths.
There will be ups.
There will be downs.
There will be times when you want to give up.
There will be times when you feel invulnerable.
There will be pain.
There will be relief.
There will be great sadness.
There will be incredible elation.
You can't control everything.
Think of yourself as a planet with several circling orbits. There are only three things you can control at any given time though. Yourself and the two closest orbits. That's it. Figure out what those orbits are and do your damndest to make them work. Do your damndest to make them whole. Do your damndest to make them fulfilling. Forget everything else because you can't control them.
I have a catch phrase that I use that annoys some people but brings an affirmative shake of the head to others when used.
"It is what it is."
I tell the people who hate it to find me a better one and I will start using it immediately.
They can't...because everything in the universe...is what it is.