Turkeys, hams, chocolate, potatoes, gravy, more chocolate, wine, deserts, and finally, mercifully, Monday off to “digest” it all, and finish the newsletter. Two, Blockbuster meals in two days. That’s a lot of Tryptophan.
It’s been a whirlwind around the Egoff household the last couple of weeks – actually since we got back from holidays. Brian and I drove to Myrtle Beach for a few days of golfing, sun, surf and seafood. In my 14 trips to “The Grand Strand” I have never seen wind and waves like that. It was nice to get away mind you. If I didn’t drag him, kicking and screaming to a pre-loaded car, Brian would be content to live his life between his home, his school bus route and the golf course. Next year I think I’ll try and get him to Nashville – maybe a little later in the spring. “I hear there’s some nice golf courses there Brian”. That’ll get him interested.
It’s been a beautiful last few days. The neighborhood is showing signs of life as the crocus, hyacinth, and tulips head toward the sun’s warmth and begin poking their heads through the ground to usher us in to spring filled with renewed excitement, hopes and dreams.
As we continue our planetary journey toward summer by passing through the Spring Equinox the present is a great time to purge yourself on the different levels that we live. Is there clutter at the side of your house or heaped in a corner of a closet or the basement, deal with it. It’s the perfect time. Are you filled with negative thoughts. Are you angry or jealous or disappointed with your family, with your partner or even with yourself? Spring is the time to purge those levels as well, but maybe start with the clutter in your home. Make your project for April to be to get rid of stuff. What is in your closet, your cupboards, your basement? Do we really need all that of it? I can virtually guarantee that if you even purge a little bit you will feel so much better about about life, about yourself and about others.
I saw the following list as I was browsing for quotes and I think it’s worth sharing to everyone who reads my newsletter.
The Paradoxical Commandments
People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.
People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.”
– Kent M. Keith
The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.